What Is An Accident In Scotland Claim?
Many people are put off from getting legal advice and help by the thought of high fees and a complicated process. With our team of friendly accident claims solicitors, 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
An accident is extremely stressful, both during the event itself and in the period that follows. Not only are you likely to be in significant pain as you recover, you may also face financial hardship if you need to take time off from work to allow you to heal. Our personal injury claims solicitors are specialists in getting you the compensation you need to give you the financial cushion to get you through this period.
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 compensation claim, our claims team is here to help. We are available 24 hours a day, so call us or claim online today.
Working With Personal Injury Solicitors To Make An Accident In Scotland Claim
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.
Our expert team of personal injury solicitors understand the importance of listening. We make sure that we listen carefully to every aspect of your case, including who was at fault, the circumstances surrounding your accident, all of the details of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. This degree of personalised care means that we are able to give you the most accurate information and advice that is specific to you.
Our team of personal injury specialists are also here to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms associated with your accident claim. Acting as your solicitors, we are able to fill out and submit almost everything without you having to worry about time-consuming admin. For those tasks that we do need your signature, we are even able to arrange a home visit, if you feel that this would make things easier.
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 Am I Likely To Receive Following My Accident In Scotland?
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 claims can be thought of as being divided into two distinct parts. The first part aims to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your injuries. Because this is such a subjective thing, the governing body (the Judicial College) has set guidelines for how much compensation should be awarded for different injuries. They provide a range within which compensation payments should fall for each injury, but these ranges are often very wide. This is to allow for the individual nature of your personal injury. Our expert personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience, allowing them to give you the most accurate estimate of where in this range your injury is likely to fall.
The second part of your accident compensation claim is the more variable part. This is designed to make sure that you are not left financially worse off as a result of your accident. Ideally, this should mean that you are left in the same position as you would have been if your accident had not happened. This includes compensating you for the loss of earnings if you are unable to work for a period while you recover, and even for the loss of potential future earnings if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former line of work. Additionally, you can claim for any expenses you might have incurred as a result of what happened to you, including any additional transportation costs, care you may have had to pay for and rehabilitation help that you have needed to access privately, such as physiotherapy. In the case of very serious injuries, you may also be able to claim for modifications to your home and vehicle to allow you get your life back as close as possible to where it was before.
Working with our dedicated team of 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 accident and that you are making the most appropriate compensation claim for your personal circumstances.
How Quickly Can I Expect My Accident In Scotland Compensation Claim To Be Resolved?
It can be difficult to be sure exactly how long a particular 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 accident behind you and move on.
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 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 Can’t Afford Legal Help With My Accident In Scotland Claim?
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.
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 small number of cases, we are not able to offer a no win no fee agreement. If you are unlucky enough to fall into this category, we will work with you to try to find a suitable alternative funding option to ensure that you can get the help you need with your accident claim.
If you are thinking of making an accident compensation claim, call us or claim online. We are available 24/7 to give you the support you need after your accident.
Will I Have To Pay For My Accident In Scotland If I Lose?
No. You will definitely not be asked to pay anything at all if we are unable to get you the accident 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 personal injury 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 Time Limit For Making An Accident In Scotland Compensation Claim?
The deadline for making an accident claim following an accident is two years from the date of the accident. Although this can be extended in very exceptional circumstances, almost all cases are resolved within this time limit and exceptions are very rare. If you are approaching this date, it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors without delay.
Sometimes it is worth delaying starting your compensation claim a little while. This is to allow the full extent of your injuries to become clear, as some injuries are not immediately apparent or they may take longer to heal than expected. You should still get expert legal advice from our personal injury specialists as soon as possible, however, as this gives us the maximum time to put together the best possible case for you.
How Do I Make An Accident In Scotland Compensation Claim?
Making an accident personal injury compensation claim is simple.
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 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 an 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 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 party has accepted that they are liable and that they will need to pay compensation following your accident, we then need to begin negotiations to decide the exact amount of compensation that is fair. Although we conduct the negotiations on your behalf, you are always in control. We will inform you of every single offer that is made, even if we recommend that you reject it. We will give you our honest, unbiased advice, based on our years of experience, as to whether you should accept or reject any specific offer, but we will always support your decision. If you reject an offer, we will explain to the other side why, and the reasons that we believe you deserve a higher amount.
It is almost always possible to reach an agreement, not only in terms of who was to blame for your accident, but also in terms of how much compensation you are entitled to. In the very rare situations that it is not possible for find agreement, we will help you through the court process. You may need to attend court, explain what happened and why you believe that you are entitled to the amount of compensation you are seeking. Although this might seem daunting, we will guide you through it and offer support at every stage.
Starting An Accident In Scotland Compensation Claim
The idea of making an accident compensation claim can seem overwhelming, especially if the period after your accident is stressful and difficult. Our team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help, making sure that you are confident in your decision to begin your claim.
The first step in making your accident compensation claim is to call us or claim online and we will call you back at a time that is convenient to you. Our expert team of accident specialists are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to ensure that you can get the help you need.
During our call, we will make sure that we understand all of the details of your accident claim. It is important that we know all of the circumstances surrounding your accident (in particular who you believe was to blame), the impact that it has had on your life and the full extent of your injuries. This information allows us to give you an accurate estimate of your chances of winning your case, and the amount of compensation you can expect if we do.
Can I Make a Claim For My Accident In Scotland?
If you have suffered an accident, you may be wondering whether you are able to make an 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 first essential requirement is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of an accident that you have experienced. Narrowly avoiding injury can be alarming and worrying, but you are only able to claim compensation for the damage you have actually sustained.
The next consideration when wondering whether you are able to make an accident compensation claim is to think about who is responsible for your 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.
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 were the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call our expert team of accident specialists or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
Steps You Can Take Following Your Accident In Scotland To Support Your Compensation Claim
If you have suffered an 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.
The first thing is to make sure that you have a clear understanding of what happened and why. In order to make sure that you remember everything in detail, it can be extremely helpful for you to write down everything you can recall about the circumstances surrounding your accident. If possible, write down every detail, including the names of everyone who saw what happened. It is hard to create a comprehensive list of which details might be relevant for your accident, but each accident and injury is unique. Anything you can think of is worth noting down.
It can also be very helpful for you to have a record of the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your accident. When you come to make your compensation claim, the testimony of people who saw what happened can be very convincing and will provide a great deal of support when we demonstrate who was to blame for what happened to you.
Collecting photographs or videos of the area in which your accident happened can also be very helpful, but you should only do this if it safe to do so. Anything showing relevant details, including anything that might have caused or exacerbated (made worse) your accident is particularly valuable to show.
Whilst these can all help to support your claim later, none of them is essential and you are still able to have a successful accident compensation claim, even if you have not been able to achieve any of them. The most important thing you can do to help guarantee the success of your claim is to call our expert team or claim online to see how we can help.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help?
We are able to take almost all of the stress out of your accident claim. The process of making your accident claim starts with a single call. Our team 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 claim.
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors understand the importance of listening. We make sure that we listen carefully to every aspect of your case, including who was at fault, the circumstances surrounding your accident, all of the details of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. This degree of personalised care means that we are able to give you the most accurate information and advice that is specific to you.
Our teams take over all of the time-consuming and complex admin, meaning that you don’t need to waste your time filling out forms, writing to the other party or trying to conduct the compensation negotiations. This takes all of the stress and burden off of you and allows you to concentrate on other things. For the few pieces of paperwork that do require your personal signature, we are able to arrange a home visit to help you with this, if you would prefer. This way, we ensure that your accident compensation claim places as little burden on your everyday life as possible.
We believe that everyone is entitled to expert legal advice to help with their accident compensation claim. Call us now to see how easy it can be.
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