Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

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Each year, we help injured claimants in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • 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 points to consider?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, the location of the injury or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Oldmeldrum

If you suffered an injury on Oldmeldrum's roads because of a careless driver, you have the right to claim injury compensation.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian on Oldmeldrum's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, our specialist team can help. The Quittance useful guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Oldmeldrum

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a crush injury or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported data demonstrate that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work as a whole in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by moving machinery, a fall from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public place claims for injuries such as sprained arms happening on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on West High St and on the Square.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team recognise the difference injury compensation makes to the lives of people impacted by serious injury. We fight hard for compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's network of solicitors have aided people receive damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include multiple fractures, birth negligence and bowel cancer.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Oldmeldrum 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, Oldmeldrum 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 Oldmeldrum, 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

Why Quittance?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Oldmeldrum?

We are a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

Read Oldmeldrum solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews can certainly be informative when trying to decide which lawyer to choose.

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Are Oldmeldrum claimants restricted to only local personal injury 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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Oldmeldrum

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Oldmeldrum are relatively commonplace with a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 570.

Our network of road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in securing optimum awards for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Oldmeldrum.

Work accident statistics in Oldmeldrum

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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