Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured people in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
Why not speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Road accident claims in Stonehaven
Stonehaven road users may be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt because of another party's actions.
It does not matter if you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision on Stonehaven's roads, this guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Stonehaven
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Reported figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to injuries classified under another heading such as being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also common with falls having occurred in the local area.
Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to siderosis (welders lung).
More about Industrial disease compensation claim
More claim types
We recognise the vital change an injury claim will make to seriously injured claimants. Quittance work to get maximum compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.
Our network of specialist law firms for many years have aided people affected by serious accidents.
More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Stonehaven 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, Stonehaven 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 Stonehaven, 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.
We are here to 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Stonehaven?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of claimants across Aberdeenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike accidents and accidents in the office.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is 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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Injury lawyer reviews in Stonehaven - What to look for
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between law firms is surprising.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £55,230 for severe complex regional pain syndrome could conceivably vary from £33,138 to £46,945.
Do I need to instruct a local solicitor?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a firm that has medical facilities near Stonehaven as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.
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.