Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Portlethen, Aberdeenshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a 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 (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether there was a criminal incident or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Portlethen

Portlethen cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision on Portlethen's roads, our expert team are here. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Portlethen

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

Whether you a builder hurt on site or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Health and Safety data reveal that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent accident at work as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of accidents classified under another heading like being hit by another person or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken shoulders experienced on raised flagstones are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Rowanbank Rd and on North Deeside Road.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Grampian, you can contact Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Portlethen 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, Portlethen 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 Portlethen, 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

Advice and help

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 claims in Portlethen?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people in Portlethen, Aberdeenshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants across Aberdeenshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert 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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Will you need to select a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not relevant as injury cases are usually handled by phone and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that has a national network as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Portlethen - What to consider

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £133,931 for severe tinnitus can range from £80,359 to £113,841.

More information Compare solicitors

What are the road accident statistics in Portlethen

The panel of professional road traffic accident solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Portlethen.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Portlethen are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police 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.

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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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