Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How we can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury 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:
Peterculter road accident claims
Peterculter drivers and other road users have the right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Peterculter's roads, we can help you take action. Our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Peterculter
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever your job - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Reported data underline the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries like bruised backs experienced on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Dyce and on Countesswells Rd.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
You could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. You can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Grampian.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
We understand the vital change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury.
Our network of solicitors work to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes damages for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of lawyers for many years have helped families impacted by severe accidents.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Peterculter 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, Peterculter 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 Peterculter, 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.
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
How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Peterculter?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as 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.
What should be considered when comparing Peterculter solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.
Are Peterculter claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.
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 medical network.
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.