Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped hundreds of people in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, 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
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 Kemnay
You have a right to make a claim for compensation if you sustained an injury on Kemnay's roads due to a careless road user.
Whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run on Kemnay's roads, or have been hurt in a car accident, we're here to help. The Quittance useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kemnay
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you a builder hurt on site or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Government data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common accident at work as a whole in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being struck by moving machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on obstructed pathways are also common with incidents having occurred on West High St and on the Square.
Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from chemical poisoning to benzene poisoning.
Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More claim types
Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on a claimant and their family. By limiting the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on a claimant, an injury claim enables them to prioritise recovery.
Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Kemnay 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, Kemnay 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 Kemnay, 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.
Take the first steps towards compensation
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:
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Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of injury claims in Kemnay?
We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the 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.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
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.
Kemnay personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly help build a picture when weighing up which solicitor to go with.
Read more Solicitor reviews
What are the road accident statistics in Kemnay
The panel of trained legal advisors have vast experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Kemnay.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Kemnay are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show 23 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 422 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeenshire (Total events were 619 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 570.
Kemnay work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019
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.