Accident Claims In Glasgow
What Is An Accident Claim In Glasgow?
If you are considering making an accident compensation claim following an accident in Glasgow, our dedicated team of accident claims solicitors in Glasgow are here to help. We have years of experience in helping people just like you to get the full amount of compensation they’re entitled to, all with a minimum of stress.
Common Accidents In Glasgow
At Free Legal Justice, we know that an accident can be extremely stressful. Not only do you have to deal with the pain and suffering from your injuries, but you may find yourself in financial hardship, if you have to take time off from work to recover, or if you have to pay out for additional treatments or help.
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to make the process of making an accident claim as easy as possible for you. We know that the idea of any form of legal action can seem like another stress and worry at an already difficult time. We work hard to make sure that you can relax and concentrate on your recovery, as we take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with getting you the compensation you deserve.
If you are considering making an accident claim, call us or claim online today to see how we can help. We are available 24/7 and can arrange a free call back service at a time convenient to you if this is helpful.
Working With Personal Injury Solicitors To Make An Accident Claim In Glasgow
Our personal injury specialists work tirelessly to take almost all of the stress out of your accident compensation claim. The process of making your claim starts with a single call. Our team of expert solicitors are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Whether you prefer to call us or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing, we are here to help. If you prefer a face to face conversation, we also offer a free home visit to discuss your accident compensation claim.
Our teams of personal injury solicitors claims are highly-trained, and know how important it is to take the time to listen to what happened to you. We want to make sure that we fully understand the details of your case, especially the circumstances surrounding your accident, who you believe is at fault, the full extent of the injuries you have sustained and the impact this has had on your life. Once we have all of this information, we are able to give you personalised care and advice that we believe you deserve.
Our personal injury specialists are also able to handle all of the admin and paperwork involved in making your accident compensation claim. All legal action can require a significant amount of paperwork, including letters and forms that must be submitted within strict deadlines. Once we are employed as your solicitors, we are able to complete almost all of this. We are also able to offer free home visits, to help you complete any of the paperwork that we can’t fill out on your behalf.
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Accidents In Glasgow?
The amount of compensation received for different types of injuries varies hugely and is completely dependent on your specific accident. This makes it incredibly difficult to answer the question of how much compensation you are likely to receive. This is why we recommend that you call us and discuss your case as soon as possible. There are some general principles behind the amount of compensation you receive, however.
Compensation claim amounts for all personal injuries (including accidents) are divided into two main parts. The first part of the claim is based on the amount of pain and suffering you have experienced. Because this is such a subjective assessment, there are guidelines put forward by the national governing body (the Judicial College). These give a range of amounts that are usually paid out following each specific injury. The ranges can be very wide, however. This is because they are designed to ensure that the exact nature of your injury can be taken into account. Unfortunately, this can make it very difficult for anyone without experience to know where in that range their injury is likely to fall. Our highly trained personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience in making accident claims and are able to give you an accurate assessment of where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
The second, and often much larger, part of your compensation claim is to compensate you for any costs, expenses or losses associated with your accident. The aim of compensation is to give you as close as possible to the same situation as you would have ad if your accident had not occurred. This means that you are able to claim for any loss of earnings if you are unable to work as a result of your accident, or even for the loss of the earnings you would have been likely to receive if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your previous work. You may also be entitled to claim for additional medical support, the help of a carer if this has become necessary and even some modifications to your home or vehicle if they are necessary to allow you to resume the life you had previously.
Working with our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors means that you have the benefit of our years of experience, allowing us to claim for many expenses that you might not have realised could be included in your compensation claim. We want to get you the financial support you need to help get your life back on track.
Does It Take Long To Make An Accident Compensation Claim In Glasgow?
It can be hard to know how long a particular accident compensation case will take, as some can be settled very quickly, while others will take much longer to be decided. We know that you want to put your accident behind you as quickly as possible, so we do everything that we can to resolve your claim as quickly as possible.
Some of the very quickest cases to resolve can be completed in as little as a few weeks. These are always very simple cases in which the other side has accepted liability very quickly and without the need for extensive evidence-gathering. These cases are usually for the less serious injuries, as the compensation amounts are smaller ad there is less incentive for the other side to draw out negotiations to encourage you to accept less compensation than you are entitled to.
If you are unlucky enough to have a very complicated case, for example if multiple people were to blame for what happened, or if your accident resulted in very serious injuries and there are complex negotiations as to the amount of compensation that is appropriate, your case can take significantly longer to be resolved. Cases that have to go to court are the longest compensation cases.
Can I Get Help With My Accident Claim In Glasgow On A No Win No Fee Basis?
We offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients, as we don’t believe that anyone should have to put themselves at financial risk or make large, up-front payments in order to access the legal they need to get the compensation they deserve.
With a no win no fee agreement, we are able to work on your behalf, without you having to make any payments to begin. We will only receive our payment once you get the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to secure this for you, you won’t owe anything. Importantly, our fees are set at a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you can rest assured that you will always receive the vast majority of the money awarded.
There are a very few situations in which we are unable to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. In the unlikely event that you all into this category, we will discuss the variety of different funding options with you to find the best way for you to get the help you need at a price you can afford.
If you are thinking of making an accident compensation claim, call now or claim online and let us help you to get the compensation you deserve for your accident.
Will I Be Left With Large Bills For My Accident In Glasgow If I Lose?
We can guarantee that you will never be asked to make any payments for a no win no fee accident claim in which we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve. This is the great advantage of working on a no win no fee basis. We are able to help you get justice for your accident or injury without putting yourself at any financial risk. You can pursue your no win no fee compensation claim with confidence, secure in the knowledge that you will never be left worse off as a result of pursuing your claim.
What Is The Deadline For Making An Accident Compensation Claim In Glasgow?
Compensation claims for accident should be made as soon as possible after the accident or injury that led to them. Except in extremely exceptional circumstances, all claims should be made within 2 years of the accident. If you are coming close to the two year time limit, it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible.
It can sometimes be worth waiting a little while before starting your compensation claim for your accident or injury. This is useful when the injuries you have sustained have not yet fully healed and you may be uncertain as to how bad they will get. This doesn’t mean that you should delay talking to our personal injury specialists, however. The earlier you discuss your case with us, the better we will be able to advise you and the higher the chance that we can get you the compensation you deserve.
How Making An Accident Compensation Claim In Glasgow Works
Making any accident personal injury claim for compensation follows the same, simple process.
You will want to make sure that you have access to the correct legal advice and assistance. Our specialised personal injury claims solicitors are able to provide you with all of the help and support you may need and are available 24/7. Call us or claim online to discuss your accident and to begin your accident claim.
Acting as your solicitors, we will inform the person responsible for your accident that you are making a personal injury compensation claim. In this letter, we will ask them to accept that they were at fault (this is called accepting liability) and we will give them a deadline by which to respond.
If they do not accept that they were at fault in your accident, we will provide evidence to support your claim. This could be in the form of photographs, documentation or witness statements as well as many other options. Almost all workplace accidents result in the employer admitting at least some liability.
Once the other person has agreed liability for your accident, we are able to negotiate with them to agree an amount of compensation that is acceptable to both sides. It is very common for the other party to make a ‘lowball offer’ initially. This is when they offer an amount of compensation that is very much lower than you are entitled to, in the hope that you will accept it, or to adjust your expectations I the hope that you will accept a slightly higher offer than that. We will offer you our expert advice as to whether the offer being made is fair or not, but the final decision as to whether to accept or reject an offer will always be down to you.
It is almost always possible to reach agreement for compensation, especially with accidents that took place at work. If we are unable to convince the other party to accept liability, or if it is impossible to agree on compensation, your case may have to go to court to have a judge decide how much should be paid.
How To Start Your Accident Compensation Claim In Glasgow
Many clients feel daunted at the idea of making an accident compensation claim. They are unsure as to whether to go ahead with making a claim at what is often a difficult time. Fortunately, our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. Our years of experience mean that we can make the process of making an accident compensation claim as simple as possible.
The first step, if you are thinking of making an accident compensation claim, is to make sure that you have access to the help that you will need. Call us or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation with our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors. Our accident specialists are available 24/7 to ensure that we can give you the support you need at a time of your choosing.
During the conversation about your accident compensation claim, we will ensure that we understand all of the details of what happened to you, and that we have the full picture of the events. We want to be sure that we know all of the circumstances surrounding your accident (especially who you believe was to blame), the full details of all of your injuries and the impact that these have had on your life. When we have all of this information, we are able to give you the kind of personal care and advice that you need, particularly in terms of how much compensation you are likely to receive.
How Do I Know Whether I Am Entitled To Compensation After My Accident In Glasgow?
Following an accident, many people are left unsure as to whether they are entitled to make a compensation claim. There are a few simple requirements for making an accident compensation claim, but they are very straightforward and most people will find that they do qualify.
The first and most basic requirement for you to make an accident compensation claim is that you must have suffered an accident. You are not able to make a claim for a near miss, where you narrowly avoided an accident. You are also only able to claim if were in some way damaged or harmed as a result of what happened. If you were very lucky and avoided all injury, you are not able to make a compensation claim. Your injuries can be mental as well as physical, but you can only claim for what you actually experienced.
It is also necessary for someone else to have to been to blame for your accident, for you to be able to make a compensation claim. This person or organisation does not have to have been the immediate or direct cause of what happened, but they do need to have been in some way responsible for your welfare and making sure that you are not put at risk. For accidents or injuries that occur at work, it is very easy to fulfil this criteria, as your employer has a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety.
The other party must also have been able to anticipate what happened to you, if they had thought about it sufficiently. This does not mean that they must have had the idea already, or that they must have known that this would happen. Just that a reasonable person who put some effort into thinking about health and safety matters (and who took the time to research appropriately) would have realised that this was a risk.
The last part of the requirements for making an accident compensation claim is whether the other party took sufficient action to help improve the situation. Even if they did put some measures in place to improve the health and safety situation, you are still able to make a claim if these were not sufficient.
If you have experienced an accident that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our expert team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day, so call us or claim online today. We can even call you back at a time that suits, you to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Should You Do After Your Accident In Glasgow?
The most important thing after any accident is to make sure that you are safe from any further harm and that you have access to the medical assistance you need. Only once you have made sure that this is sorted should you consider taking a few simple steps to help support your claim, if you feel that you are able to do so.
One of the easiest and most important things that you can do following your accident is to write down exactly what happened. This should include anything relevant in the lead up to your accident, including anything that might have increased the risk of your accident. Any details that you remember should be noted down, whether you think that they are relevant or not. This record means that you will have supporting evidence and helps to prevent you forgetting important details that might later be useful to support your compensation claim.
If there were witnesses to your accident, it is also extremely useful if you make sure that you have their names and contact details. You are welcome to ask them to write down everything they can remember about the circumstances surrounding your accident, but this is not essential as our dedicated team can easily do this for you if we are able to locate your witnesses.
Photographs or videos of the place where your accident happened can also be very helpful, especially if you are able to highlight anything that made the area unsafe and made your accident more likely. Obviously, it is essential that you are careful when trying to obtain pictures and that you don’t put yourself at risk to get them.
Although taking these steps can help to provide additional evidence to strengthen your accident compensation claim, it is not necessary for you to have done any of them. The period immediately after your accident is already stressful enough, so please do not feel under any pressure to arrange for these tasks to be carried out. The most important thing that you can do to help you get the compensation you deserve is to call us or claim online to arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to you. This will ensure that you get the best possible legal advice and assistance on a no win no fee basis.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me With My Accident Claim In Glasgow?
We want to take as much of the stress out of the period following your accident as we can. This is why we have our lines open 24/7. You can call us at any time or claim online and we will arrange a call back for you at a time to suit you. This means that you know that you have access to expert legal advice, whenever you need it.
During this short conversation, our dedicated team of personal injury claims specialists will make sure that we understand the full details of your accident. This allows us to provide you with the best possible advice. We will need to understand the circumstances surrounding your accident, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This will allow us to give you personalised guidance as to the likelihood of your accident claim being successful and also how much compensation you can expect.
We are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork and admin required for your claim. We understand that our clients don’t want to spend their time completing endless forms and legal documents. We keep your workload to an absolute minimum and can even arrange home visits to help you through the small amount of paperwork that will need your personal signature.
If you are considering making an accident compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
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