No Win No Fee Solicitors In Scotland
If you have suffered an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Our expert team of no win no fee solicitors in Scotland are here to help make the process easy and to help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Solicitors Guide
Personal injury compensation claims can appear complicated and intimidating to begin with. We want you to feel fully comfortable with the process, so our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors have put together this straightforward guide, showing you how simple it can be. We explain the process so you know what to expect and explain how working with expert personal injury solicitors can help to make sure that you get the full compensation amount that you deserve following your accident or injury.
We understand that personal injuries can be very stressful, and the period afterwards can be even worse. Not only are you likely to be in significant physical pain, but you may also have financial concerns and difficulties if you have to take time off from work to allow you to heal properly. Our team want to help you get the compensation you need to help you get your life back on track.
A personal injury compensation claim can seem like adding additional pressure to a stressful situation, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience dealing with claims just like yours, and we can take all of the stress out of your compensation claim.
If you have suffered an accident or injury and are thinking of making a claim for compensation, call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. We are here 24 hours a day to help you get the justice you deserve.
Compensation Claims For Accidents At Work
Our personal injury solicitors have many years of experience helping clients just like you to get the compensation they deserve following an accident at work. Accident at work compensation claims can sometimes be more straightforward than other personal injury claims, as your employer has a legal obligation to keep you safe in the workplace. It can be extremely helpful to have the assistance of personal injury solicitors, however, to ensure that the process is as professional as possible and to help minimize conflict with your employer.
To make an accident at work compensation claim, you will need to show that you were at work at the time of your accident or injury, that you were performing tasks you were asked to or that you would normally be expected to, that your accident could have reasonably been anticipated and that your employer did not take enough steps to protect you.
This makes sense as a rule. You are only able to claim against your boss if they didn’t take steps to protect you and they can only protect you during the period that you are at work. They can’t keep you safe during your commute, so you can’t make a claim against them if you have an accident on the way to work, for example. They can also only keep you safe if they know what you are doing and if you follow the rules they have laid out for you.
Working With Our No Win No Fee Solicitors In Scotland On Your Claim
Our personal injury solicitors are here to help take the stress out of your personal injury compensation claim. Our dedicated team of no win no fee solicitors in Scotland are here 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, to ensure that you have all the access to expert legal advice, when you need it. There are three ways to contact us. For those with landlines, call free on 0800 567 7074. For mobiles, use 0121 565 4317. Alternatively, you can fill in our online claims form and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient to you.
Our teams of no win no fee solicitors in Scotland 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 experienced team of personal injury solicitors are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork, admin and forms that are required for your personal injury compensation claim. We will write to the person responsible for your accident making the case for them to accept liability and settle out of court. We will also carry out the negotiations on your behalf. For the few documents that you will need to complete yourself, we are happy to arrange a home visit to help you in the comfort of your own home.
If you are thinking of making a personal injury compensation claim, we don’t want you to feel alone. Call us now or claim online to get the help you deserve.
Car Accident Claims Are Easy With Our Personal Injury Solicitors
If you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you might have been offered compensation by the insurance company. These offers are often far, far less than you are entitled to. Our dedicated no win no fee solicitors in Scotland have years of experience, allowing us to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Compensation Amounts For Personal Injury Claims
Although we understand the desire to know the average compensation payments for a personal injury, every compensation payment is different, and the ranges can be very wide indeed. This is because the compensation you receive is directly related not just to the injuries you have received but also to the impact this has had upon your life.
Compensation claims can best be thought of in two parts. The first is there to make up for the pain and suffering you have endured, at least as far as this is possible. This follows national guidelines set down by the Judicial College. Under this framework, each injury has a range of compensation and payments for that injury are expected to fall somewhere within that range. The range can be very broad, however, to account for the vast individual differences in each injury.
Your compensation claim will also include an amount based on the impact that your injury has had on your life. This is designed to make sure that you do not lose out financially as a result of your injury. This can include the cost of any medical treatment that you may have had to pay for privately, for example if there is a long delay to access physiotherapy via the NHS you can be reimbursed for this if you pay privately. If you are unable to work during your recovery, you can also apply for money to compensate you for the money you would have earned had you still been able to work. If your injuries are very serious, you may be able to claim for any modifications you need to your home or vehicle to make sure that you are able to continue to live the life you want.
Working with our dedicated team of no win no fee solicitors in Scotland 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.
How Long Does It Take To Make A Personal Injury Compensation Claim With No Win No Fee Solicitors In Scotland?
Some personal injury compensation claims can take much longer than others, based on the exact details of the case. We work tirelessly to ensure that your case is resolved as quickly as possible, to allow you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life.
Cases that are resolved quickly tend to take only a few weeks or months. Cases that are resolved quickly are usually very straightforward, where the other person accepts liability and where they are also keen to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. Claims for less serious injuries also tend to be resolved more quickly, as the payments are smaller and it is less worth the effort of insurance companies fighting over every penny.
Personal injury compensation claims which take longer to be resolved tend to be the very complicated ones. This could be because the injuries involved are very serious, requiring lots of evidence and testimony to understand the appropriate amount of compensation. Alternatively, it could be because the other person refuses to accept liability, or liability is shared between multiple parties. Complicated claims like these will usually take far longer to be resolved.
What If I Can’t Afford Legal Help With My Personal Injury Claim?
We don’t believe that anyone should have to worry about how to afford the legal advice thy need to get the compensation they deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
When you instruct us as your solicitors on a no win no fee basis, we are able to act on your behalf, without you needing to pay anything at all until you receive the compensation you are entitled to. If we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe us anything. This means that you are able to seek the compensation you need without worrying that you will be financially worse off as a result.
In a very few situations, we are unable to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. Although this is rare, we will make sure that we tell you immediately if you fall into this category. If you are unlucky enough to have your compensation claim be ineligible for no win no fee agreements, we will discuss a variety of alternative funding options with you to help ensure that you get the legal help you need at a price you can afford.
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, don’t hesitate. Our expert team are waiting to take your call. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 now or claim online and let our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors help you with your claim.
If I Lose My Compensation Claim, Will I Have To Pay For My No Win No Fee Solicitors In Scotland?
You will definitely not be asked to make any payments whatsoever if we are unable to obtain compensation on your behalf. We believe that this is absolutely essential in making sure that justice is available to everyone who suffers an accident or injury that wasn’t their fault. We want to make sure that you can seek the compensation you deserve without having to worry about the cost. If we cannot win your compensation claim, you won’t have to pay anything at all.
Is There A Deadline For Me Making A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?
Compensation claims for personal injury 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.
There can sometimes be an advantage in waiting a little while before making a personal injury compensation claim. Some injuries may take a while to fully appear or they may take far longer than expected to heal. It is always worth having conversations with our no win no fee solicitors in Scotland as early as possible, however, as this gives you the best chance of forming a strong case and getting the compensation you deserve.
Can My Employer Fire Me For Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
You should never have to worry about losing your job as a result of making an accident at work compensation claim. Your employer is not allowed to take any action to punish you for making a claim, and this includes you losing your job. They are also not allowed to change your job to one that is less desirable or exclude you from opportunities that you would otherwise have had.
Good employers would never want to punish an employee for claiming the compensation they are entitled to following an accident at work. They appreciate that you need the compensation you are awarded to ensure that you are able to continue life as before and to help you get back to where you were.
Many people who have suffered an accident at work just like yours find that making an accident at work compensation claim actually encourages their employer to take safety matters much more seriously. This can lead to a variety of safety measures being implemented at their workplaces which improves conditions and safety for themselves and for all of their colleagues and co-workers.
You may also be relieved to know that the business you work for will not have to close down as a result of your accident at work compensation claim. Even for very large claims (where the business may not be able to afford these payments), the payments themselves will be covered by the Employers Liability Insurance, which all employers are required to take out.
If you are thinking about making an accident at work compensation claim, there’s no need to wait. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now to see how we can help.
What Is The Compensation Claim Process?
The process of making a personal injury compensation claim is the same for almost all types of personal injury.
Your first step will be to make sure that you have the legal advice and support you will need. Our dedicated personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience making personal injury claims just like yours. You can get in touch by calling us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claiming online and we will get back to you at a time that suits you.
As your personal injury claims solicitors, we will send a letter to the person to blame for your accident, explaining that you are making a personal injury compensation claim and that you believe that they were to blame. We will give them a deadline by which they must either accept liability (this means accepting that they were to blame) or tell us why they were not to blame.
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 we have established and agreed who was to blame, we will then conduct negotiations on your behalf to agree the amount of compensation that you will accept. It is very common for the other party to offer a very low amount of compensation to begin with, to see whether you will accept this (a practice known as making a lowball offer). We will always advise you as to whether we believe that the amount of compensation being offered for your injuries is fair or not. Whether to accept an offer of compensation will always be your decision. If you reject an offer, we will explain this to the other party and provide the reasons we believe that you are entitled to a higher amount.
In almost all cases, it is possible to reach an agreement to settle your case. This is especially true for accidents at work, as it is not in the interests of the insurance company to force your personal injury compensation case to court. If it is not possible to agree liability or to find a compensation amount that both sides find air, it may be necessary to ask a judge to decide how much compensation you deserve.
Our No Win No Fee Solicitors In Scotland Are Free
Many of our clients are concerned at first, often feeling unsure as to whether to make a personal injury compensation claim or not. Our professional team of personal injury claims solicitors are experienced at helping people like you to successfully get the compensation they deserve after an accident.
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, the first step is to call us to see how we can help. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to make sure that you can access the help you need at a time that suits you. If you are calling from a landline, you can call free on 0800 567 7074. If you prefer to use your mobile, you can contact us on 0121 565 4317, which is included in many people’s free minutes. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that suits you.
When you call us, we will make sure that we understand the full details of your claim. We will need to know what happened, who you believe was to blame, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. Once we know all of this, we are able to talk through the claims process with you, giving you the personalised advice and care that we know you deserve.
Only once the compensation has been agreed and paid do we take our fees, which are a percentage of your compensation payment. You will always receive the vast majority of your payment, to help give you the financial support you need to be able to concentrate on your recovery after your accident.
Can I Claim Compensation After My Accident?
If you have suffered an accident, you may be wondering whether you are able to make a personal injury compensation claim. In most cases you can, but there are a few things that must be true for your claim to be successful.
The most basic requirement for making a personal injury compensation claim is that you must have suffered an accident and had some form of damage or loss as a result. Your injury could be either physical or mental, but you cannot make a compensation claim if you have not experienced any negative consequences from your accident. Although experiencing a near miss can be alarming, you are only able to claim for accidents that actually happened, not those which you narrowly avoided.
The second requirement is that someone must have been responsible for avoiding your accident, or making it less serious. For accidents at work, this can be very easy to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care. This means that they have a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety. In other situations, the person who is responsible (the legal term is liable) may be the owner of a building, or anyone else who had control over the situation or location.
The person or organisation at fault in your personal injury accident claim must have been able to anticipate, at least to some degree, what happened to you. They do not need to have actually predicted it, but it should have been something that was sufficiently plausible that a reasonable person in the same position could have anticipated it.
Finally, they must not have taken sufficient measures to protect you. This could be in terms of putting in measures to avoid your accident, or in terms of making sure that the consequences are as mild as possible.
If you have suffered an accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, we are here to help you put together the best possible compensation claim. Call our experienced team of expert personal injury claims solicitors on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to see how we can help.
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