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.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured people in Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury 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 several other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also 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
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:
Road accident claims in Inverbervie
You have a right to claim compensation if you were injured in an accident on Inverbervie's roads due to a careless driver.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a car accident on Inverbervie's roads, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Inverbervie
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by tools in use, a fall from a ladder or an electrocution accident. Public place cases for injuries like fractured wrists happening on spillages are also quite common with trips having happened on Main Rd and on High Street.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian, for example, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.
Read more about Clinical negligence claims
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by enzymes.
Read more about Industrial disease claims
Inverbervie 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, Inverbervie 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 Inverbervie, 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.
How do I start the process?
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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Has Quittance won many injury claims in Inverbervie?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors that helps people injured in Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Inverbervie?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Inverbervie?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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.