A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of injury lawyers help claimants across the UK to retain more of their compensation.

Whether you live in Kintore or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Key criteria

Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In order to win a Kintore personal injury case, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your lawyer should look at how your injury claim will relate to the points.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Kintore

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kintore are reasonably common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in Kintore.

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Work accident claims in Kintore

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from hotel workers to it consultants, to claim injury compensation.

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Other injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

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.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to acute silicosis.

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Serious injury

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.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Kintore

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation. For example, you can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, to raise a complaint against NHS Grampian.

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Kintore No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Kintore and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Kintore and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected because of their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim?

Finding the best PI solicitor to assist you is your most important step towards successfully claiming the most compensation.

With approximately 19 offices within 25 miles of Kintore (according the SRA) - how do you make sure you choose the most appropriate legal practice to take on your case?

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.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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