Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
We have helped injured people in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK get the compensation they need.
How did your injury happen?
The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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.
Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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.
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
Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Inverurie are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 187 road accidents in Aberdeenshire in 2021 (85 slight accidents, 88 accidents and 14 fatal accidents).
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Inverurie and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
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.
Work accident claims in Inverurie
In 2021, there were 193 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Aberdeenshire.
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a firefighter or a temp worker, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win, no fee claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Inverurie
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Inverurie, including NHS Grampian (Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Inverurie
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether you have been injured on council property or in an office, and someone else was responsible, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury compensation
Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as spinal or brain injuries, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Inverurie and cross the UK.
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Has Quittance helped many claimants in Inverurie?
Whether you live in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.
Whether your injury occurred due to a manager's negligence, in a bicycle accident or during a negligent medical procedure our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.
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.
Inverurie solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.
Online reviews and word of mouth will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.