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

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help injured people in Insch, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.

A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Insch road accident claims

If you are hurt in an accident on Insch's roads as the result of another road user's actions, you have a right to claim injury compensation.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a crash, or were injured in a motorbike accident, the Quittance road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Insch

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever your job, whether you suffered a sprain or have been exposed to asbestos, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by tools in use or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken arms happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with falls having happened on High St and on Commerce Street.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to farmers lung.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the vital change an injury claim will make to severely injured claimants. By reducing the pressure serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, an injury claim allows individuals to concentrate on rehabilitation.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Insch 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, Insch 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 Insch, 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.

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Insch?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Insch, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Insch?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Insch solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative if you are contemplating which lawyer to pick.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Insch

Our group of expert road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating the highest compensation for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Insch.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Insch are quite common. Government statistics reveal 23 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 422 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeenshire (Total events were 619 local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 570.

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.

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.

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