Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

Our services

We have helped injured people in Elgin, Moray and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Elgin road accident claims

If you are injured in an accident on Elgin's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

No matter if you have been hurt in a collision on Elgin's roads, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, the Quittance useful guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Elgin

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Grampian, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

See: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by latex.

See: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the vital difference an injury claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by major injury. The panel of expert lawyers work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have helped people affected by major accidents.

See: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Elgin No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Elgin injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Elgin, Moray and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

What should I do next?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of winning claims in Elgin?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Elgin, Moray and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Moray get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to accidents on the road.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Do you need to instruct a local Elgin legal firm ?

The location of the firm is not especially critical as injury cases are usually handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near Elgin as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

More details - Do you have a local medical centre?

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Elgin - What to consider

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could vary between £21,505 and £31,625 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Elgin

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Elgin are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 155 accidents (105 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Moray local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 121.

Quittance's network of professional road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in fighting for optimum awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Elgin.

Elgin work accident statistics

The most recent 2019

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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