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.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

We have helped hundreds of people in Keith, Moray and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.

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

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, whether a minor was injured or whether causation can be established.

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 Personal Injury Claim Checker.

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

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:

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Road accident claims in Keith

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, in Keith or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

It does not matter whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a crash, our expert team can help. Our useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Keith work accident claims

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a firefighter or a retail worker, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Read more:

Work accident claims

Keith clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want answers rather than starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Keith public place accidents

Whether your accident occurred in a supermarket or in a public park, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

Compensation for serious injuries

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on an injured claimant. We work for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers engage with medical experts, Courts and insurers ensuring claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to chemical poisoning.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Keith No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Keith injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Keith, Moray and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Keith and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Keith?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Keith, Moray and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Moray get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Keith personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews is a great place to start if you are thinking about which solicitor to work with.

Read Quittance reviews

Do I need to choose a local Keith injury lawyer?

Going for a local firm is not important as cases are normally conducted remotely.

You will need to select a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as you will usually need to go to a medical assessment.

Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Keith

The panel of skilled no win no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best damages for anyone hurt in a road accident in Keith.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Keith are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 3 fatal accidents, 47 serious accidents and 105 slight accidents in 2013 in Moray (Total events were 155 local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 121.

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

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor