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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Ellon, Aberdeenshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Road accident claims in Ellon

Ellon road users have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured due to another party's negligence.

Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car collision, this guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Ellon

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place injuries

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.

Public place accident 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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Ellon 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, Ellon 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 Ellon, Aberdeenshire 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

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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FAQs

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert