Personal Injury Solicitors In Edinburgh
The prospect of seeking legal help can be extremely daunting, especially if you have recently suffered an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault. We are a highly-experienced team of personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh with a proven track record of helping people just like yourself to get the compensation you deserve.
No Win No Fee Claims Guide
Making any form of a claim can seem complicated, but our team of expert no win no fee claims solicitors are here to help. We have put together a simple, straightforward guide to help take you through the process. We will help you to understand how making a personal injury compensation claim works, the time involved and how the amount of compensation you receive will be calculated. We also explain the ways in which working with professional no win no fee claims solicitors can help you to get the best possible compensation payment.
If you have suffered an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault, you will know just how stressful they can be. You may be in a significant amount of pain, and there is also the worry of financial hardship if you have to take time off work to recover. If worry about your financial situation, or a lack of funds, is slowing your recovery from your accident, we want to help.
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to make the process of making a personal injury 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 would like more information about making a no win no fee personal injury compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can even arrange a free call-back service or a home visit if you prefer.
Personal Injury Claims Following An Accident At Work
Although all employers have a responsibility to keep their staff safe and the workplace free of hazards, sometimes things get missed. If you have been injured in an accident at work, our no win no fee claims solicitors are here to help get you the compensation you are entitled to.
For you to make an accident at work compensation claim against your employer, your accident must have been something your employer could have anticipated and they must not have taken enough steps to prevent it. You must also have been at work at the time and carrying out tasks you have been assigned or doing something you would normally be expected to do.
This just means that you cannot claim if you were injured as a result of using machinery or equipment without the knowledge or consent of your employer and that you can only claim against them for accidents that happen at a time when they are able to influence the environment you are in. Thus you could not claim for an accident during your commute, as they were not able to take steps to protect you at this time, but you could claim for an accident when you have been asked to visit a client’s premises, as your employer needed to make sure that the environment they were sending you into was safe.
Making Compensation Claims With Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Edinburgh
We want your claim to be as simple and straightforward as possible. We know that the period after your accident or injury is likely to be a deeply stressful period, so our no win no fee claims solicitors are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to ensure that you are able to get expert legal advice when you need it. You can call us on 0800 567 7074 (for landlines) or 0121 565 4317 (from mobiles) or apply online to arrange a free call back at a time that suits you.
Our highly trained teams of personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh take the time to listen to what has happened to you and ensure that we fully understand the details of your accident or injury. Over the course of a short conversation, we will ask about the circumstances surrounding your accident (including who you believe was to blame), the exact nature of your injuries and also the ways in which has impacted your life. This means that we can give you accurate, personalised advice from no win no fee claims solicitors.
Our experienced team of no win no fee claims 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.
Our team of personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh are ready to help you. Call now, to begin your claim.
Our No Win No Fee Claims Solicitors Can Help You With Your Car Accident Claim
Working with our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh can take all of the stress out of making a personal injury claim following a car accident. Many insurance companies take advantage of people who have been injured by making unreasonably low offers of compensation. Our dedicated team are able to give you the expert advice you need to know that the compensation amount you have been offered is both fair and reasonable.
How Much Compensation Am I Likely To Receive Following My Personal Injury Claim?
Although it might seem like a simple question, it is not possible to give an accurate estimate of how much compensation your personal injury might attract without knowing the details of your case. This is because there are so many different factors which will have an impact. In general, however, compensation claims can be divided into two parts.
The first aspect of our compensation is there to recognise and acknowledge the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your personal injury. This is set nationally by the Judicial College and is governed by a set of guideline amounts that each type of injury is likely to receive in compensation. These amounts are usually ranges, and the ranges can be quite broad, to allow for the high degree of individual variation in your specific injuries. Our experienced team of no win no fee claims solicitors are able to give you a much more accurate view of how much you are likely to receive for this part of your compensation claim.
The second part of your compensation claim is there to compensate you for any expenses or costs you have suffered associated with your injury. The aim here is that you should never be left financially or materially worse off following your injury than you would have been had the injury not happened. This can be a much larger payment than the first part of your compensation, as it can include the loss of earnings you may experience if you need to take off work to recover. It can also include modifications to your home or vehicle, if very serious injuries mean that you need these to resume your normal life. You are also able to request the money you need to access rehabilitation and any medical assistance that is not easily available on the NHS, such as physiotherapy if there are long waiting lists in your area.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming everything that you are entitled to. Our expert personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh have years of experience making sure that you are claiming for everything you deserve, giving you the best possible compensation claim to help you get your life back on track following your accident or injury.
Can I Expect To Get My Compensation Quickly For My Personal Injury With Personal Injury Solicitors In Edinburgh?
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.
Some cases can be settled very quickly indeed, with many taking just a couple of months and the very fastest needing only a few weeks. For cases to be resolved this quickly, they will usually be for more minor injuries and, therefore, smaller compensation amounts. If you are claiming a smaller amount of money, there is less incentive for the other side to reduce your claim through lengthy negotiations. Personal injury compensation claims that are resolved this quickly as also the ones where the other side accept liability almost immediately, removing the need for evidence gathering and offering proof, both of which take time.
If your personal injury claim involves a very serious injury or if it is not completely clear exactly who was responsible for your accident, your case is likely to be much more complicated and may take significantly longer to be resolved. If your claim cannot be settled out of court, it will take even longer.
What If I Can’t Afford Legal Help With My Personal Injury Claim?
We believe that everyone is entitled to seek compensation following a personal injury, and we don’t believe that a lack of funds should prevent you from getting the legal advice that you need. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
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 circumstances under which it is not possible for us to offer a no win no fee agreement. If your accident or injury comes into this category, we will let you know as soon as possible and will discuss alternative funding options with you.
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, there’s no need to wait. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now and let our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors help you get the compensation you deserve.
Will I Have To Pay For My Personal Injury Solicitors In Edinburgh If I Lose?
No. You will definitely not be asked to pay anything at all if we are unable to get you the compensation payment you deserve. We offer our services on a no win no fee basis to ensure that everyone has access to support from our highly trained no win no fee claims solicitors. Otherwise, only the very rich would be able to make these kinds of claims without worrying. We believe that you deserve justice for your accident or injury, and a no win no fee agreement is the fairest way for us to help you.
What Is The Deadline For Making A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?
All compensation claims are expected to be completed within two years of the accident or injury that led to them. It is essential that you seek expert legal advice from our no win no fee claims solicitors as early as possible to ensure that you do not run the risk of missing out due to this deadline.
In a few cases, there might be an advantage to waiting before making your compensation claim following your accident. This is usually the case when it is not clear that you have had all of the symptoms that you will experience or when it is not certain how complete your recovery might be. Talking with our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh should still be your first priority, however, as we can then give you the legal advice you need to make the best decisions for you.
Could I Lose My Job If I Make An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
Many of our clients are worried that making a compensation claim for their will lead to them losing their job. We understand this concern, but it is important to understand that this would be illegal. Your employer is not permitted to punish you in any way for making an accident at work compensation claim. This includes changing your job role in a way that disadvantages you, not considering you for opportunities you would otherwise have had or firing you directly.
Good employers would never want to punish an employee for seeking the compensation they are entitled to. The compensation you deserve is there to help you get your life back on track after your accident, not to punish your employer, and almost all employers understand this.
Making an accident at work compensation claim doesn’t just help you. Your colleagues can also benefit from you making an accident at work claim, as it will often encourage an employer to be more careful with their health and safety rules and can improve overall safety and working conditions.
Particularly if you work for a small business, you may be concerned that your accident at work compensation claim could put them out of business. Thankfully, you don’t need to worry about this, as all businesses are required to take out Employers Liability Insurance, which covers them for any accident at work compensation claims, including your accident at work claim. This allows you to make a claim and get the compensation you deserve, without worrying that you might put the firm you work for out of business.
Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to begin your accident at work compensation claim now. Our team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are available 24/7 to ensure that you get the help you need, when you need it.
How The Compensation Claim Process Works
Making any personal injury claim for compensation follows the same, simple process.
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.
Working on your behalf, we write to the person responsible for your accident (this person is often known as the respondent). In this letter, we explain that you are claiming compensation for your injuries and that you believe that they were at fault. We ask them to accept responsibility (the legal term for this is accepting liability) for what happened and give them a deadline by which to inform us if they disagree.
If the other party refuses to accept liability, we will attempt to prove that you are correct. We will seek out evidence and supporting testimony and we will make the strongest case we can. For accidents at work, it is usually very easy to demonstrate that your employer did not take sufficient steps to protect you.
When liability has been agreed, we are then able to begin negotiations to agree the compensation amount that you will agree. The other side will often put forward a ‘lowball’ offer, which is far less than you are entitled to, in the hope that you will either accept it, or that you will reduce your expectations of the amount you are likely to accept. Our years of experience mean that we are able to identify these kinds of techniques and make sure that you don’t fall for them. Although we will offer you guidance, we will always follow your lead. We will notify you of every offer that is made (even those we think you should reject) and the final decision over whether to accept or reject any offer will always be yours.
The vast majority of personal injury compensation claims are resolved without having to go to court, through the process described above. If it is not possible to reach an agreement as to how much compensation is fair, or if the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame, your case might need to be resolved by a judge. This is not as daunting as it might sound, especially as we’re with you the whole way through.
Free Personal Injury Solicitors In Edinburgh Help And Advice
Our clients are sometimes uncertain about whether to make a personal injury compensation claim, following their accident. This is understandable, as the process can seem daunting. Our hard-working team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help and guide you through the process step by step.
If you are ready to make a personal injury compensation claim, the first thing to do is to call our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ready to help you begin your claim. Call us free on 0800 567 7074. If you are calling from a mobile, please use 0121 565 4317, which is included in the free minutes if you have a contract. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
In order to give you the best possible advice, we will need to understand the full details of your accident. It is important that we know the circumstances surrounding your accident, who you believe was responsible for it, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your life has been affected by what has happened to you. Once we understand all of this, we are able to give you the accurate, personalised advice that you deserve.
You will only need to pay any fees to us once your compensation amount has been agreed and paid. Our fees are set as a minor portion of this amount, meaning that you will always receive the bulk of your compensation payment. This ensures that you have the financial support you need while you recover from your accident.
I Suffered An Accident. Can I Claim Compensation?
If you have suffered an accident, you may be unsure as to whether you are entitled to claim compensation. In most cases, you will be able to make a claim, but there are a few conditions that must be met.
The first thing is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of your accident. If you have not sustained some kind of injury, whether physical or mental, you are not able to make a claim. Although near misses can be alarming, you are not able to make a personal injury compensation claim if the accident or injury was avoided, no matter how narrowly.
The next thing to consider when trying to work out whether you are able to make a personal injury compensation claim is who was to blame for what happened to you. In order to make a claim, there must have been someone at fault. They do not need to have been the immediate cause of what happened, but they do need to have been responsible for your welfare in some way. If your accident occurred at work, this can be very easy to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care, meaning that they have a legal obligation to ensure that you are safe.
It is also necessary that the other person could reasonably be expected to have anticipated what happened to you. This is not the same as saying that they must have seen it coming or that they knew that this would happen to you. Just that they must have been able to predict it, if they had put sufficient effort into thinking about health and safety matters.
The final requirement is that they must have failed to take enough measures to keep you safe. Even if they have taken some measures, you are still able to claim if these were clearly inadequate.
If you have suffered an accident and it wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to compensation. Our personal injjury specialists want to help you get the payment you deserve, so call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
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