Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How we can help you
Every year, we help injured people in Kintore, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I 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 points to consider?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:
Kintore road accident claims
You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Kintore's roads as the result of a negligent driver.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, or have been involved in a hit-and-run on Kintore's roads, our expert team are here. Our useful guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kintore
Have you been injured at work and your employer was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Officially recorded data expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident in the workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are quite often lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by material under pressure, being trapped by something collapsing or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on West High St and on Northern Rd.
Lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to acute silicosis.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant effect on a claimant. A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured person and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery. Quittance's network of expert lawyers work with insurers and medical professionals to ensure families affected by major accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include brain tumours, lung disease and serious pharmaceutical error.
Read more about Serious injury compensation claims
Kintore 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, Kintore 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 Kintore, 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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 you have of claims in Kintore?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Kintore, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to part-time worker injuries.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
You do not need to select a law firm near you.
In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Kintore personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers can differ.
Reviews can certainly be a good place to start when considering which lawyer to work with.
The disparity in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different firms is enormous.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £18,502 for a broken leg could vary from £11,101 to £15,727.
More information How to compare personal injury fees
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.