Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Moray and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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:
Moray road accident claims
You should be able to claim injury compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Moray's roads due to another driver's carelessness.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, or were injured riding a cycle on Moray's roads, we're here to help. Quittance's guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Moray
Have you have had an accident 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.
No matter what your employment status, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place accidents
Officially reported statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are often the precursor to injuries classified under another heading such as being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something or an exposure to fire accident. Public place claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures sustained on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened on Victoria St and on High St.
Litigators can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More injury claim types
We understand the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.
Compensation will lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.
Our network of expert solicitors work with insurers and Courts to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious range from degloving injuries to benzene poisoning.
For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Moray 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, Moray 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 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 a claim?
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 is your track record of winning claims in Moray?
We are a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors that assists claimants in Moray and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Moray get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Do you have to choose a law firm in Moray?
You do not need to select a law firm near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Moray solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.
Online reviews can certainly be instructive if you are deciding which lawyer to sign up with.
Read more : Reviews
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 serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £53,075 to £105,875 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What are the road accident statistics in Moray
Our network of accredited litigators have vast experience in negotiating maximum compensation for claimants hurt in a car accident in Moray.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Moray are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 155 accidents (105 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Moray council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 121.
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.