Personal injury solicitors
If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
We have helped injured people in Forres, Moray and across the UK get the compensation they deserve.
The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.
Please select how you were injured:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
What if I was injured as a child?
Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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.
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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Forres road accident claims
Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 36 road accidents in Moray. There were 18 slight accidents, 15 accidents and 3 fatal accidents in 2021.
If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Forres and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or you were involved in a hit-and-run, our useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.
Forres work accident claims
Per 100,000 workers, there were 206 non-fatal work accidents and 2.43 fatalities in Moray in 2021.
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a warehouse worker or a surveyor, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Forres clinical negligence claims
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Forres, including NHS Grampian (Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire).
Forres Occupiers liability injury claims
UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.
Whether your accident occurred on a slippery floor at a supermarket or at a public swimming pool, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Compensation for serious injuries
A catastrophic injury describes any case where a claimant's quality of life is has been so affected that they must make long-term or permanent changes to their daily life. Examples include brain injuries or amputations.
Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Forres and cross the UK.
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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Forres?
Whether you live in Forres, Moray, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a car crash or due to clinical negligence we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Forres personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews will help you to choose the best solicitor for your needs.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.