Accident Claims Scotland
What Is An Accident In Scotland Claim?
Many people are put off from getting legal advice and help for their accident claims in Scotland by the thought of high fees and a complicated process. With our team of friendly accident claims specialists in Scotland, you can get the help you need without making any up front payments. Our years of experience mean that we are experts at getting you the compensation you deserve.
Common Accidents In Scotland
Our dedicated team of accident claims solicitors are here to help you get compensation for your accident. We know that the period immediately after an accident can be particularly stressful, as you take the time to recover. For many of our clients, this can also be a period of financial hardship, if they are forced to take some time off work to allow them to heal.
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.
How To Make A Compensation Claim For Your Accident In Scotland
Our specialist personal injury solicitors want to make your 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 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.
During this short conversation, our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors will make sure that we understand the full details of your accident or injury. 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 personal injury claim being successful and also how much compensation you can expect.
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.
Our team of personal injury solicitors are ready to help you. Call now, to begin your claim.
Typical Compensation Amounts For Accidents In Scotland
Everyone who is considering making an accident compensation claim wants to know how much compensation they can expect to receive as a result of what has happened to them. Our dedicated team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors will give you the best possible estimates as to how much you can expect to receive, based on the information you give us.
Compensation claims can be thought of in two parts. The first part is to compensate you (as far as this is possible) for the pain and suffering that you have endured. This is done via guidelines produced by the Judicial College (a governing body) which set ranges of payments that should be expected for each specific injury. These ranges can be very broad, making it hard to know where in this range your personal experience is likely to fall. Our years of experience allow us to give you a more accurate estimation, based on the precise nature of your injuries.
Your compensation claim will also include an amount based on the impact that your accident has had on your life. This is designed to make sure that you do not lose out financially as a result of your accident. 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.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming everything that you are entitled to. Our expert accident claims solicitors 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.
Can I Expect To Get My Compensation Quickly For My Accident In Scotland?
Some accident 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.
For cases that can be resolved quickly, they are likely to take only a few weeks or months. These cases tend to be for more minor injuries and where the other person accepts liability easily. When smaller sums of money are involved, the other party is likely to want to resolve the case simply and quickly, without arguing in great detail over each offer of compensation. It is in their interest to resolve the case as quickly as possible to reduce their costs, as well as your stress.
If your case is more complicated, for example if the other person refuses to accept that they were to blame or if there are multiple people who were all partially to blame for what happened, it might take much longer for you to get the compensation you deserve. Cases that have to go to court can last significantly longer than those that do not.
What If I Am Worried About How To Afford My Accident Claim In Scotland?
We want you to have access to the expert legal advice you need to have the best chance with your 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.
When you take on a no win no fee personal injury claims solicitor, you don’t have to pay anything until we get you the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to secure your compensation payment, you won’t have to pay anything. This is important, as it means that you will never be left financially worse off for seeking the compensation you are entitled to. We also cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always know in advance how much you will receive when you are offered a compensation amount and you will always receive the vast majority of any money paid out.
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 comes into this category, we will let you know as soon as possible and will discuss alternative funding options with you.
If you are unsure about making an accident compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin the process, call us now or claim online today. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help you get justice for your accident and help you get the financial support you need to help get your life back on track.
Will I Have To Pay For My Accident In Scotland If I Lose My Compensation Claim?
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.
Is There A Time Limit Before I Have To Make An Accident Claim In Scotland?
Making an accident compensation claim is something that the courts expect you to do promptly. In most cases, this should be within two years of the date at which you were injured, although this can very occasionally be extended if you were not able to realise that you had been injured at the time at which it happened. We recommend that you do not wait long before beginning your compensation claim, as this does reduce the time available for negotiations. If you are in any doubt at all, contact our personal injury solicitors today to discuss your case.
Depending on your accident or injury, it might be worth having a small delay before making your accident compensation claim. This is because some injuries do not appear until some time after the accident and others may vary wildly in how long they take to heal. You shouldn’t delay getting the legal help you need from our personal injury specialists, however, as we will use any additional time to make sure that we are putting together the best case we can to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
How Do I Make An Accident Claim In Scotland?
The process of making an accident compensation claim is the same for almost all types of personal injury.
Getting legal advice before starting your accident compensation claim can dramatically increase the likelihood of you receiving the compensation you deserve, and can also help you to make a claim for the full amount that you are entitled to. Our personal injury claims specialists are available 24 hours a day or you can claim online and we will call you back at a time to suit 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 refuse to accept liability, we will show them evidence to support your claim. This can include any evidence you have gathered, such as the contact details of witnesses or photographs and videos of the location in which your accident occurred, as well as evidence we collect ourselves. It is very difficult for employers to claim that they were not responsible for accidents that took place at work.
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.
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 Accident Compensation Claim In Scotland
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.
If you are considering making an 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.
As part of the conversation, our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors will listen to the full details of your accident. This includes everything that happened around your accident (especially in the period just before it, as well as who you believe was to blame), the ways in which your life has been impacted by what has happened and the full extent of your injuries. This allows us to give you personalised advice about the likelihood of winning your case, as well as the amount of compensation you might receive.
Can I Claim Compensation After My Accident In Scotland?
Many of our clients can find it difficult to be sure that they are able to make an accident compensation claim. There are a few simple requirements that must be fulfilled in order for you to make an accident compensation claim.
You are only able to make a compensation claim for things that you have actually suffered. You are only able to make an accident compensation claim if you have experienced an accident, not if you suffered a near miss. Similarly, you are only able to make a claim for the damage you have actually sustained, not the damage that you could have suffered, or for injuries that you narrowly avoided.
The next criteria for making an accident compensation claim is that there must be someone else who was responsible for your accident. There must be someone else to blame. This doesn’t need to be a specific person, it can be an organisation, such as the council, or a company, such as your employer. The important thing is that there must have been someone with a legal responsibility to look after your safety. Your employer has this responsibility for all accidents that take place in the workplace.
It is also essential that the other party could have reasonably been expected to anticipate your accident. This is not the same as saying that they must have known that it would happen, but it must have been something that could have been predicted with enough thought and careful attention.
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 are considering an accident compensation claim, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help you get the payment you deserve. There’s no need to wait. Call us or claim online today. We’re available 24/7 to give you the help and advice you need.
What Can You Do In The Period Immediately After Your Accident In Scotland?
The most important thing you can do immediately after your accident is to make sure that you are safe and to seek any medical attention you may need. We want to make sure that your recovery is as fast and straightforward as possible. Only once this has been taken care of should you start to think about possible ways to support your accident compensation claim.
The first thing anyone who has experienced an accident should do, once they are safe, is to make a written record of what has happened. This should include any details that you can remember. The more detailed your account is, the better it will be as evidence. You should try to include details, even if they seem irrelevant, as they may help you remember more later.
Another helpful thing to do is to make sure that you have the names and contact details for any witnesses who might have seen what happened. These pictures can also help to provide additional evidence if the person responsible for your accident disputes your account.
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 these steps can provide additional supporting evidence for your accident compensation claim, they are not essential and it is perfectly possible to make a successful claim even if you have not been able to do any of them. The most important step is to make sure that you call us or claim online today. Taking this one simple step will allow you to get the expert legal advice you need from our experienced team of expert accident claims specialists.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me Following My Accident In Scotland?
We are here to help eliminate the stress involved in making an accident compensation claim. The most important thing is that we are available to you, 24 hours per day. This means that you can always access the legal help that you need. If you have a question about your accident compensation claim, or if you are considering starting a claim, call us or claim online and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
During the short conversation that begins your accident compensation claim, our team of claims specialists will listen carefully to what has happened to you, making sure that we fully understand the details of your case. This includes what led to your accident, the full details of your injuries and the way in which these have impacted your life. We can then give you the kind of personalised advice and service that you deserve.
Our expert teams are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your accident compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.
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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