A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Ellon or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

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

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.

To win a Ellon personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Find out how much you can claim

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Ellon

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Ellon are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 570.

Quittance's panel of certified solicitors have years of experience in getting the best damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Ellon.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Ellon

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from nurses to fisheries officers, to get the compensation they deserve.

For more information: Accident at work claim

Other claims

Ellon serious injury compensation

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people affected by serious injury. We fight to achieve the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.

Our network of law firms have helped claimants collect damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include radiation exposure, serious psychiatric harm and head injuries.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to chronic silicosis.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety data underline the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often related to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or a toxic substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as bruised legs sustained on spillages are also quite common with recent slips having occurred on Market St and on Blairdaff.

Clinical negligence in Ellon

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want answers rather than injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian, for example, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

For more information: Medical negligence claim

Ellon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Ellon and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Ellon, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

Have you handled many claims in Ellon?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Ellon, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from public place accidents to factory accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Selecting the best legal team to represent you is your most important step towards negotiating the best settlement or award for your accident.

With 19 offices within 25 miles of Ellon (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database) - how can you make sure you instruct the ideal one to work with?

Does the choice of solicitor affect the compensation I will get?

The amount of general damages awarded is set out by the Judicial College. Certainly the experience of the solicitor can be a factor in achieving a greater amount of compensation, but compensation is constrained by these guidelines.

The compensation you keep can vary considerably depending on your choice of firm (2015 research). If you win a No Win, No Fee claim, you will be charged ATE insurance and a success fee by your solicitor. For serious shoulder injuries, for example, general damages vary from ?10,340 to ?15,510 depending on this success fee.

Are Ellon claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Ellon - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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