Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Newmachar, Aberdeenshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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 (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Road accident claims in Newmachar

Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to claim compensation if they are injured on Newmachar's roads because of someone else's actions.

Whether you have been involved in a motorcycle accident on Newmachar's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Newmachar

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever your job, whether you fractured a bone or developed RSI, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place injuries

HSE statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by a falling object, when helping another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken toes suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred on Oldmeldrum Rd and on Dyce.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from respiratory diseases to acute silicosis.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the critical change compensation makes to the lives of people affected by serious and catastrophic injury. By limiting the stress severe injury places on an injured person and their family, a successful claim enables people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of lawyers have aided claimants claim compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious include concussion and birth negligence.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Newmachar 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, Newmachar 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 Newmachar, 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

We are Quittance Legal Services

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

Have you handled many claims in Newmachar?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Newmachar, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car passenger accidents and accidents at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

Will you need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is less important as injury cases are normally handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near you as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.

More : Do you have a local medical centre?

What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Newmachar?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

The contrast in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different lawyers is quite surprising.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £43,891 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms could conceivably vary from £26,334 to £37,307.

See : Compare solicitors quotes

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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

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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