Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was 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 no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, where the injury occurred or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Road accident claims in Inverurie
You may be able to claim compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Inverurie's roads as the result of a careless driver.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, we can assist. Our road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Inverurie
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you a landscape gardener hurt on site or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
Official statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the workplace. These types of accident are typically related to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by tools in use, a fall from a height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken shoulders sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred on West High St and on Northern Rd.
Clinical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.
More claim types
Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing effect on an individual and their family.
Compensation should ease the financial load on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitors have helped claimants recover damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic include paralysis and birth negligence.
Inverurie 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, Inverurie 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 Inverurie, 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.
What should I do next?
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
How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Inverurie?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to slips and trips at work.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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.
What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Inverurie?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Will I need to choose a local legal firm?
Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not especially critical as cases are managed remotely.
You will need to instruct a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical exam.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for loss of smell could vary between £20,185 and £26,620 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
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.