Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How we can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • 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. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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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.

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

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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Laurencekirk road accident claims

Road users should be able to claim compensation if they are injured on Laurencekirk's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, our guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Laurencekirk

Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whatever your job - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Clinical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. To make a complaint against NHS Grampian, for example, you can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to farmers lung.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by the Courts when calculating compensation. The Quittance team fight to get the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs. Our network of law firms communicate with Courts, insurance providers and medical practitioners to ensure families impacted by major accidents receive legal and medical support.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Laurencekirk 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, Laurencekirk 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 Laurencekirk, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Helping people like you

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance handled many Laurencekirk claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to public place accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

What should you consider when comparing Laurencekirk solicitor reviews?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Laurencekirk?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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 network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Laurencekirk

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Laurencekirk are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were 23 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 422 slight accidents in 2013 in Aberdeenshire (Total events were 619 council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

Quittance's panel of certified no win, no fee legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in Laurencekirk.

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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