What Is A No Win No Fee Claim In Scotland?
You are able to make a no win no fee compensation claim in Scotland if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Making a no win no fee compensation claim can seem daunting, but we are here to help you through the process. With our no win no fee arrangements, you are able to get the compensation you deserve, without the worry of expensive legal fees. Call now or claim online to find out how we can help.
Common Accidents In Scotland
Experiencing an accident is stressful, especially if your injuries take a long time to heal, or if you have to take time off work while you recover. Not only is there considerable pain and discomfort, there can also be an emotional consequence from what has happened to you and you may even be placed in financial difficulties if you have additional expenses or are unable to work following your accident. Our team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help.
We want to take the stress out of this situation, and to allow you to seek justice for your accident without having to worry about the cost. Our personal injury claims solicitors are experts at getting you the compensation you deserve, all on a no win no fee basis.
If you are considering making an accident compensation claim, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
How To Make A 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 your free, no obligation consultation, our personal injury solicitors take the time to listen carefully to what happened to you, making sure that we understand the circumstances that led to your accident, the ways in which this has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. Once we have this information, we are able to give you the personalised service and advice that you deserve.
Our team of personal injury specialists are able to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms required to make your accident compensation claim, making sure that we only ask you to do anything when it is absolutely necessary. This can help to reduce the stress you are feeling, as well as to ensure that you have the time you need to heal. If you would prefer, we are also able to arrange home visits to complete the small amounts of paperwork that require your direct signature.
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 Is Awarded For Accidents In Scotland?
The amount of compensation you are likely to receive for your accident might seem like an easy question to answer, but all compensation payments are specific to your personal situation, so the only way to get an accurate assessment is to discuss your accident with our highly-trained legal professionals. There are some common aspects across all compensation claims, however.
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.
The second aspect to consider when thinking about how much compensation you might receive is any costs, expenses and losses you might have suffered as a result of your accident. The purpose of this aspect of your compensation claim is to make sure that you are not disadvantaged financially as a result of your accident. This can include loss of earnings if you cannot work while you are recovering, adjustments and modifications you need to make to your home or vehicle if your injuries are particularly severe, and the costs associated with any rehabilitation, including treatments that you have needed to take privately, for example physiotherapy. Any other costs associated with your accident can be included here.
As may now be obvious, the amount that you are able to claim in the second part of this compensation is often far greater than that available if you were just taking the Judicial College guidelines into account. Our dedicated team are able to ensure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses you are entitled to, because we believe that you should never be left worse off as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault.
Will My No Win No Fee Compensation Claim In Scotland Take Long?
Every accident compensation claim is different, and some will take longer to settle than others. We understand that our clients want the claims process to be over as quickly as possible, to get them the financial support they need and also to allow them to move on without worrying about their pending accident compensation claim.
Some cases can be resolved in a matter of just a few weeks or months. These tend to be the easier claims to process, where the other party does not try to claim that the accident wasn’t their fault and where they are keen to agree the compensation amount as quickly as possible. Less severe injuries also tend to be quicker to resolve, as the amounts of money involved are smaller and the other party is less likely to want to put in the additional effort to argue about how much you deserve.
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.
Can I Get Help With My No Win No Fee 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.
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.
For a very few clients, we may be unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unfortunate event that your accident falls into this category, we will inform you of this straight away and will discuss possible alternative funding options to give you a cost-effective way to get the help you need to get the compensation you deserve.
If you are considering making an accident compensation claim, there’s no need to wait. Call us 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 Accident In Scotland If I Lose?
We will never ask you to pay anything for our services if we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve. The most important part of making a no win no fee accident compensation claim is that it must be risk free. This means that you can seek justice for your accident or injury without worrying that you will be left in a worse situation as a result. We believe that this is important to ensure that everyone has equal access to the legal support they need.
Is There A Time Limit On Making A No Win No Fee Compensation 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.
It can sometimes be worth waiting a little while before starting your compensation claim for your accident or injury. This is useful when the injuries you have sustained have not yet fully healed and you may be uncertain as to how bad they will get. This doesn’t mean that you should delay talking to our personal injury specialists, however. The earlier you discuss your case with us, the better we will be able to advise you and the higher the chance that we can get you the compensation you deserve.
How Does Making A No Win No Fee Compensation Claim In Scotland Work?
Making an accident compensation claim for any accident or injury you may have sustained follows the same basic process.
It is helpful to make sure that you have the legal support you will need before you begin making your accident compensation claim. Our dedicated personal injury claims specialists are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with the claims process. Call us or claim online now and we will arrange to call you back 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 the other side tells us that they do not accept liability (this is known as them disputing liability), we will put together a file of evidence to support your claim. This will include any evidence you have found, as well as anything we gather. It can include a visual record of the event, if one exists, witness statements and expert testimony as to accepted safety guidelines for your industry. Once presented with this information, almost all employers will accept liability.
As soon as liability has been agreed, it is time to decide how much compensation should be paid out. This is agreed through a process of negotiation. Throughout these negotiations, you remain in full control. We will inform you of every offer that is made, and give you our expert opinion as to whether the offer is fair or not, given the exact circumstances surrounding your accident. This means that you can be sure that the offer you accept is reasonable and fair, given your specific injuries and the way in which your injuries have impacted your life.
Almost all personal injury compensation claims are resolved through the above process. In very rare cases, the other party will either not accept that they were at fault, or they will refuse to offer a fair amount of compensation given your injuries. In these situations, we may need to go to court to allow a judge to decide your case. If this happens, we will support you throughout the process.
How To Start Your No Win No Fee Compensation Claim In Scotland
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.
When you are ready to begin making your accident compensation claim, or if you would like to discuss it further before making the first step, you can call us or claim online and take advantage of our free call back service at a time that is convenient for you. Our dedicated team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make sure that you have access to the help you need.
We want to make sure that we fully understand what has happened to you. This means that we will listen to all of the details of your accident, including the ways that your accident has impacted your life, the full extent of your injuries and all of the circumstances surrounding your accident, including who you believe was to blame. This information is essential if we are to give you accurate estimates of the amount of compensation that you are likely to receive, as well as the likelihood of winning your case.
How Do I Know Whether I Am Entitled To Compensation After My Accident In Scotland?
It can be difficult to know whether you are entitled to make an accident compensation claim. There are few conditions that must be met for you to make a compensation claim.
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 an accident compensation claim if the accident or injury was avoided, no matter how narrowly.
The second aspect to consider is who you believe is to blame for what happened to you. If you want to make an accident compensation claim, you will need to claim against a person or organisation. You will need to show that they had some kind of responsibility for your welfare. In the case of an accident or injury at work, your employer has this kind of legal responsibility. As a result, you are almost always able to make a compensation claim for accidents that occurred in the workplace.
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 last thing to check is whether they have taken sufficient steps to remove the risk, or to minimise the consequences if this is impossible. Even if some safety measures were taken, you may still be able to claim if these were not sufficient.
If you have suffered an accident and someone else was to blame, whether through their negligence or carelessness, you are entitled to compensation. If you are considering making an accident compensation claim, don’t delay. Call us now or claim online to discover how we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
What Steps Should I Take Following My 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.
One of the simplest things that you can do to support your accident compensation claim is to write down everything you remember about your accident. This includes the period leading up to the accident, anything that you believe may have contributed to your accident and the aftermath, as well as the event itself. Writing it down as soon as possible after your accident means that you can be sure that you won’t forget any relevant details and that your account will be as complete as possible.
The next thing to think about is whether you are able to contact any of the witnesses to your accident. If possible, you should have a list of names and contact details of anyone who saw what happened and anyone who can support your belief as to who was responsible for your accident. You can ask them to write down what they remember if you wish, but we are happy to do this for you if you prefer.
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 accident occurred, provided it is safe to do so.
Although taking these steps can help to provide additional evidence to strengthen your accident compensation claim, it is not necessary for you to have done any of them. The period immediately after your 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.
How Personal Injury Solicitors Can Help With Your No Win No Fee Claim In Scotland
Our team of expert no win no fee personal injury claims solicitors understand that the period following your accident is likely to have been exceedingly stressful. We want to make the process of making an accident compensation claim as easy and straightforward as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer you the advice and assistance you need. You can claim online, and we will arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to you.
During this short conversation, our dedicated team of personal injury claims specialists will make sure that we understand the full details of your accident. 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 accident claim being successful and also how much compensation you can expect.
We 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.
Making an accident compensation claim doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, and with our help, it won’t be.
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