Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

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.

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

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:

How much can I claim?

Lhanbryde road accident claims

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Lhanbryde and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Regardless of whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a collision, our expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Lhanbryde work accident claims

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a warehouse worker or a doctor, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win, no fee claim.

Read more:

work accident claims

Lhanbryde clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Lhanbryde, including NHS Grampian (Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire).

Read more:

Claim clinical negligence compensation

Lhanbryde public place accident claims

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident happened in a playground or in a nightclub, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

Read more:

Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.

Read more:

Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Lhanbryde No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Lhanbryde injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Lhanbryde, Moray and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Lhanbryde and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

Call me back
  • Tick icon FREE consultation
  • Tick icon Find out if you can claim
  • Tick icon No obligation 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.

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

Author:
Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor