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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

We have helped injured people in Lossiemouth, Moray and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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?

Road accident claims in Lossiemouth

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Lossiemouth, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

whether you were hurt in a car crash, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, our expert team can help. Our expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Work accident claims in Lossiemouth

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

No matter what you do for a living, whether you have been hit by a falling object or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Lossiemouth clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Grampian.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Lossiemouth public place accidents

Whether your accident occurred in a supermarket or in a playground, you may be able to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

Other types of injury claims in Lossiemouth

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major impact on an affected individual.

A successful claim will ease the financial burden on a claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of expert law firms have helped families claim compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic include poisoning, eye injuries and deep vein thrombosis.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Lossiemouth 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.

Lossiemouth 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 Lossiemouth, 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 Lossiemouth 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:

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Frequently asked questions

Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Lossiemouth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Lossiemouth, Moray and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants across Moray seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as clear and straightforward 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

What should you look for when comparing Lossiemouth solicitor reviews?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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 mild asthma, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £8,580 to £15,510 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Will you need a local lawyer?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not particularly critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to attend a medical exam.

See : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

What are the road accident statistics in Lossiemouth

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Lossiemouth are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were 3 fatal accidents, 47 serious accidents and 105 slight accidents in 2013 in Moray (Total events were 155 local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 121.

Quittance's panel of skilled no win, no fee injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the best compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Lossiemouth.

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

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor