Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
How Quittance can help
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Kingswells, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, whether a minor was injured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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 Kingswells
You may be able to claim compensation if you have been injured on Kingswells's roads as the result of a careless driver.
It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car collision, our team are here. Quittance's expert guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kingswells
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whatever your job is, whether you broke a bone or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in 2015. Slips and trips are often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by tools in use or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken arms occurring on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred on Kingswood Drive and on Kingswells Avenue.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian.
Find out more: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
Quittance's team recognise the critical difference compensation will make to the lives of people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors communicate with insurers and the Courts, helping to ensure claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims
Kingswells 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, Kingswells 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 Kingswells, 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.
Why choose us for your claim?
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
Frequently asked questions
What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Kingswells?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Kingswells, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants in Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on public transport to workplace accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, 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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Kingswells
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.
Will I need to go with a local injury lawyer?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not very critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.
You will need to instruct a solicitors practice that provides a national network as claimants will usually have to attend a medical exam.
Further reading - What is the process for attending a medical?
What are the road accident statistics in Kingswells
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kingswells are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal 4 fatal accidents, 100 serious accidents and 291 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeen City (Total events were 395 local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 310.
Quittance's panel of professional personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Kingswells.
What are the Kingswells work accident statistics?
The most recent 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.