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

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Grantown on Spey, Highland and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

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

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim 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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Grantown On Spey road accident claims

Drivers can start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Grantown On Spey's roads as the result of another party's actions.

No matter if you were a passenger in a car accident on Grantown On Spey's roads, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, our expert guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Grantown on Spey

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace in 2014/15. They are frequently the cause of injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a harmful substance accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on potholes are also common with slips and trips having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation. To raise a complaint against NHS Highland, for example, you can write to NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The lasting impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by the Courts when working out what a claim is worth. We fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes compensation for medical and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist law firms communicate with medical providers and insurers to ensure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Grantown on Spey 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, Grantown on Spey 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 Grantown on Spey, Highland 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

Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?

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 Grantown on Spey?

Quittance is a national network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Grantown on Spey, the Highlands and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants across the Highlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including factory accidents and motorbike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Grantown On Spey solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start when weighing up which solicitor to choose.

Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Will you need to instruct a local Grantown On Spey injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not very relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

More : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £42,531 for a severe pain disorder could vary from £25,519 to £36,151.

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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.

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