Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured claimants in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether causation can be established.
Why not 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 Online Claim Checker:
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 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:
Fraserburgh road accident claims
You have the right to claim compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Fraserburgh's roads due to another road user's negligence.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Fraserburgh's roads, Quittance's useful guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Fraserburgh
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures demonstrate that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in 2015. They are sometimes the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being struck by moving machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like sprained wrists happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened on St. Modans Place and on Mid St.
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
We recognise the difference a successful claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By relieving the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, compensation enables people to prioritise their rehabilitation.
Read more: Serious injury compensation
Fraserburgh 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, Fraserburgh 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 Fraserburgh, 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 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.
Why choose us for your 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is your track record of claims in Fraserburgh?
We are a nationwide network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, get compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to car accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Will you need to instruct a local Fraserburgh solicitor?
The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not very relevant as injury cases are managed by phone, post and email.
However, you should go with a company that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will have to attend a medical assessment.
Read more - Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Reviews for lawyers in Fraserburgh
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.