Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
How we can help you
Every year, we help injured people in Lhanbryde, Moray and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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 reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also 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:
Lhanbryde road accident claims
You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you are hurt on Lhanbryde's roads because of a careless driver.
Regardless of whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a collision on Lhanbryde's roads, this expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Lhanbryde
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
However your injury occurred, whether you are an ambulance driver injured in the line of duty or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Officially recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the forerunner to accidents categorised as something else like being hit by another person, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like strained muscles happening on potholes are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Station Rd and on St Andrews Road.
Medical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation. You can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian.
Read more: Clinical negligence claims
Litigators can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to MEK poisoning.
Read more: Industrial disease claims
Lhanbryde 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, Lhanbryde 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 Lhanbryde, Moray 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.
How do I start the process?
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 does Quittance have of handling claims in Lhanbryde?
Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Lhanbryde, Moray and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Moray seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on public transport to accidents in the workplace.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
What should be considered when comparing Lhanbryde solicitor reviews?
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Are Lhanbryde claimants restricted to only local solicitors?
Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For ankle injuries causing some permanent problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £11,110 to £21,505 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What are the road accident statistics in Lhanbryde
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Lhanbryde are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 3 fatal accidents, 47 serious accidents and 105 slight accidents in 2013 in Moray (Total events were 155 local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 121. Incidents in the Lhanbryde area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A96 and B9103 junction and on the single carriageway of the A96 and B9013 junction.
Quittance's panel of knowledgeable litigators have a wealth of experience in securing the highest compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Lhanbryde.
Lhanbryde 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.