Whiplash Claims Scotland
What Is A Whiplash Claim In Scotland?
Whiplash is a common injury following a car accident, although you can develop whiplash from other kinds of accidents. Whiplash is a painful injury of the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the neck and shoulders. It can take several months to fully heal and may require attention from a physiotherapist or other medical professional to ensure a rapid and complete recovery. Making a whiplash injury claim in Scotland can be stressful and time-consuming and it is important to get the best possible help to ensure that you receive the right amount of compensation for the accident or injury you have suffered. Call us or apply online to discuss your claim and find out how much compensation you may be entitled to in your whiplash injury claim in Scotland.
Common Whiplash Accidents In Scotland
Whiplash accidents can be extremely stressful. Not only are whiplash accidents painful, they can also lead to financial hardship as you may find that you need to take time off work to allow you to heal. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors are dedicated to helping you to get the justice you deserve for your whiplash accident.
We know that the idea of making a whiplash accident compensation claim can seem overwhelming, but our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors have been helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve year after year, with almost no paperwork to complete by you.
If you are considering making a whiplash accident compensation claim, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
Personal Injury Specialists Can Help With Your Whiplash Claim In Scotland
Our specialist personal injury solicitors want to make your whiplash accident compensation claim as stress free as possible. We offer a 24/7 service to make sure that you are able to access the help you need when you need it. You can start your whiplash accident compensation claim with a single phone call. We are available for you to call or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing.
It only takes a short call to start the process of making your whiplash accident claim. During this call, our expert team of personal injury solicitors will listen carefully to everything you tell us, making sure that we understand the full extent of your injuries, the causes of your accident and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This allows us to give you the kind of detailed and personalised advice we believe you deserve.
Our highly-experienced team of personal injury specialists are also ready to take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with your whiplash accident compensation claim. We know that many clients hesitate before making a claim, because they are concerned that it will be complicated and time-consuming. With our help, everything will be taken care of. We can even arrange a home visit to help you with any paperwork that you do have to sign yourself, if this is something that would help you.
If you have suffered a personal injury and are considering making a whiplash accident compensation claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive For My Whiplash Accident In Scotland?
The amount of compensation received for different types of injuries varies hugely and is completely dependent on your specific whiplash 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 claims for all accidents and injuries, including whiplash accidents, are in two main parts. The first is to compensate you for the pain and suffering that you have experienced. The guideline amounts for these are ranges set by the Judicial College, and are set nationally and reviewed regularly. These guideline ranges for any particular injury can be very broad, which allows them to take into account the individual nature of your specific whiplash accident case. Our years of experience helping people just like you with their whiplash accident compensation claim allows us to give you the best possible estimate of where in this range your injury is likely to fall.
The second aspect to be considered when deciding a compensation claim is any costs or financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your whiplash accident. The aim of financial compensation following your whiplash accident is to get you back as close as possible to where your life would have been had your whiplash accident not happened. This could involve compensating you for loss of earnings if you have to take time off work to recover from your whiplash accident, or even paying a larger sum for the loss of potential future earnings if you are unable to return to your former career as a result of your injuries. You may also need to pay for additional transportation costs, fees for additional medical treatment not easily available on the NHS or making modifications to your home in severe cases if that is needed to help you to continue to live independently.
Working with our dedicated team of whiplash accident claims specialists means that you can rest assured that your compensation claim includes all aspects of your financial losses as a result of your whiplash accident and that you are making the most appropriate compensation claim for your personal circumstances.
Will It Take Long To Complete My Whiplash Compensation Claim In Scotland?
It can be difficult to be sure exactly how long a particular whiplash accident compensation case will take, as some take far longer to finish than others. We realise that it is important to finish your case as quickly as possible, to allow you to put your whiplash accident behind you and move on.
Cases that are resolved quickly can take as little as just a few weeks. For a case to completed this fast, it has to be very simple and the other party will have accepted that they were to blame for your accident or injury almost straight away. This removes the need for time-consuming tasks such as gathering evidence and demonstrating who was responsible for what happened to you. These cases are usually for less serious injuries involving smaller sums of money, as this reduces the incentive for the other party to put significant effort into reducing your claim through negotiation.
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.
Is No Win No Fee Available For A Whiplash Compensation Claim In Scotland?
We want you to have access to the expert legal advice you need to have the best chance with your whiplash accident compensation claim, without needing to put yourself at financial risk or making any up front payments. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to most of our clients.
Our no win no fee agreements mean that you are able to instruct us to work on your behalf, without making any payments up front. We will only take payment once you have received the compensation payment you are entitled to. If we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe us a penny. Even more importantly, our fees are set as a percentage of your payment, meaning that you know exactly how much you will need to pay before accepting any offer of compensation and you will always receive the majority of your compensation.
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 whiplash accident 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 thinking about making a whiplash accident compensation claim, we want to help you. Call us or claim online now and let our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors help you get the compensation you deserve.
Will I Be Left With Large Bills For My Whiplash Accident In Scotland If I Lose?
We can guarantee that you will never be asked to make any payments for a no win no fee whiplash 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.
How Long Can I Delay Making A Whiplash Compensation Claim In Scotland?
Compensation claims for whiplash 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.
In some cases, it can be important to wait a little time after the accident or injury before making the claim, as long as you stay within the two-year time limit. This is useful when the injuries you have sustained have not fully healed and where there is a chance that they could take longer to heal or be more serious than you realized. Taking advice from our personal injury specialists is not the same as starting a claim however. If you have suffered an accident or injury, contact as soon as possible to discuss your options and have the best chance of making the best possible case.
The Process Of Making A Whiplash Compensation Claim In Scotland
Making a whiplash accident compensation claim for your accident or injury follows a relatively simple, straightforward process.
Most people who have suffered an accident or injury will want to take legal advice before starting their personal injury compensation claim, and we believe that this is a very good idea. We are available 24/7 to ensure that you can access the help you need whenever suits you. You can call us or claim online to make sure that you get the support and assistance you need for your whiplash accident claim.
As your solicitors, we are able to write to the person you want to take legal action against on your behalf. We notify them that you are making a whiplash accident compensation claim and that they are considered at fault. We ask them to accept that this is true and give them a deadline by which they need to respond.
If the other party does not accept that they were to blame for your accident, we will prove this to them. We will provide them with evidence and supporting documentation to demonstrate that we can present a convincing case in court. It is extremely rare for an employer to continue to dispute liability beyond this point.
When the other side have agreed that they are liable for your personal injury compensation claim, we will then begin to negotiate the settlement (this is how much money you will be given). We will make sure that you know about every offer that is made, and also whether we believe that it is a fair offer or not. The decision as to whether or not to accept an offer of compensation will always be yours, but we will help you and give you the information you need to be confident in your decision.
It is very rare for it to be impossible to reach agreement on the settlement amount for a personal injury compensation claim. In cases where the other person refuses to accept liability, or if we are not able to reach agreement as to a fair amount of compensation, we may need to go to court to get you the compensation you deserve.
How To Start Your Whiplash Compensation Claim In Scotland
We understand that they idea of making a compensation claim can seem daunting. Many people are unsure as to whether to go ahead with a whiplash accident compensation claim, worried that it could be time-consuming and difficult. Our experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. We have helped hundreds of people to get the compensation they deserve, just like you do.
If you are considering making a whiplash accident 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. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that suits you.
When we talk to you about your whiplash accident, we are trying to ensure that we understand all of the details of your whiplash accident compensation claim. Important details include who you believe was to blame for what happened to you, the ways that your whiplash accident has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. This allows us to give you accurate estimates of the likelihood of winning your case, as well as a personalised estimate as to how much compensation you are likely to receive.
How Do I Know Whether I Am Entitled To Compensation After My Whiplash Accident In Scotland?
If you have suffered a whiplash accident, you may be wondering whether you are able to make a whiplash accident 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 whiplash accident compensation claim is that you must have suffered a whiplash 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 whiplash 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 next consideration when wondering whether you are able to make a whiplash accident compensation claim is to think about who is responsible for your whiplash accident. There must be someone else to blame for what happened to you, and this is the person or organisation that you will claim against. In the case of an accident or injury at work, your employer will almost certainly be the person at fault. This is because they have a legal responsibility to keep you safe and your injury demonstrates that they were unsuccessful in this task.
You will also need to be sure that what happened to you wasn’t a freak occurrence. It doesn’t need to be something that happens regularly, but you can only claim for something that could reasonably have been foreseen, without sufficient care and attention.
The final thing to think about is whether they took sufficient measures to protect you, or to minimise the severity of any injuries you might experience. Even if they took some basic measures, you are still able to claim if these are not considered sufficient.
If you have experienced a whiplash accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us or claim online today and we will arrange a free call back at a time to suit you. Our whiplash accident specialists are here to help.
What To Do Immediately After Your Whiplash Accident In Scotland
If you have suffered a whiplash accident, the most important thing is always to make sure that you get the medical treatment you need. Once you know that you are safe and being taken care of, there are a few things that can help to get you the compensation you deserve.
It is vital that you have a clear and consistent memory of what happened before, during and after your whiplash accident. This means that we need to have as many details as possible. Because you never know what the person who was responsible for your whiplash accident is likely to say in their defence, you will want to have all the details to hand, even ones that may seem irrelevant. In order to help you with this. We advise that you write down everything you can remember, as soon as possible after your whiplash accident. This should include all details that you think are relevant, especially focusing on anything that made your whiplash accident more likely.
It can also be extremely helpful for your whiplash accident compensation claim if you have noted down the contact details for anyone who witnessed your whiplash accident. Having access to supporting evidence from others who witnessed your whiplash accident can be a powerful tool in convincing the person responsible for your whiplash accident that they should settle your whiplash accident compensation claim before it gets to court, as well as for convincing the court to rule in your favour if the case does go all the way to court.
You may also want to try to obtain photographs or videos which might be relevant to your case, especially of the location in which your whiplash accident occurred, provided it is safe to do so.
Although taking these steps can help to provide additional evidence to strengthen your whiplash accident compensation claim, it is not necessary for you to have done any of them. The period immediately after your whiplash 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.
Personal Injury Solicitors Can Help You With Your Whiplash Claim In Scotland
Making a whiplash accident claim can seem daunting, and many of our clients are worried that they might struggle with the paperwork or that it will be very time-consuming. At we, we want to take the stress and worry out of making a whiplash accident compensation claim. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, meaning that you can always get in touch with us if you need us. 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.
When we first discuss your claim with you, our dedicated team are trained to take the time to listen carefully to your story. This allows us to fully understand the causes of your whiplash accident, the extent of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. By making sure that we have a complete picture of what happened, we can give you the personalised advice as to the amount of compensation you can expect and the likelihood of your claim being successful.
Our highly-experienced team of whiplash accident claims solicitors are also ready to take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with your whiplash accident compensation claim. We know that many clients hesitate before making a whiplash accident claim, because they are concerned that it will be complicated and time-consuming. With our help, everything will be taken care of. We can even arrange a home visit to help you with any paperwork that you do have to sign yourself, if this is something that would help you.
If you have suffered a whiplash accident and are considering making a claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.
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