Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured claimants in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, whether a child was injured or whether liability can be proved.
It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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
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:
Road accident claims in Peterhead
You are entitled to claim injury compensation if you are injured in an accident on Peterhead's roads due to another driver's negligence.
It does not matter whether you have been involved riding a cycle on Peterhead's roads, or were hurt in a crash on the motorway, Quittance's expert guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Peterhead
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by tools in use or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken ankles suffered on pavement cracks are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened on Prince St and on Clerkhill Rd.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for answers as opposed to a compensation award. You can write to Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian.
More about Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The lasting impact of serious injury is recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are working out what a claim is worth. By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury puts on a claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows people to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. The panel of solicitors correspond with doctors and health professionals, insurance companies and Courts ensuring families affected by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include benzene poisoning, deep vein thrombosis and eye injuries.
More about Catastrophic injury claims
Peterhead 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, Peterhead 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 Peterhead, 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.
Helping people like you
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
How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Peterhead?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire and across the UK, get compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on the road and accidents at work.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free 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.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Check Peterhead solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.
Reading reviews can certainly be informative when mulling over which lawyer to pick.
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What are the road accident statistics in Peterhead
Our network of expert no win, no fee solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Peterhead.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Peterhead are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 619 accidents (422 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Aberdeenshire local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 570.
What are the Peterhead work accident statistics?
The most up to date 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.
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.