Making a personal accident or injury compensation claim can seem both stressful and difficult. Getting expert legal help from our experienced team of no win no fee solicitors in Aberdeen can make all the difference. We have a proven track record of helping our clients to get the compensation they deserve.
Personal Injury Solicitors Guide
We understand that most people will never have made a personal injury compensation claim before. Our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors have put together this simple guide to help you understand what to expect and how to go about making a personal injury compensation claim. We will also show you how working with our team of personal injury solicitors will help make sure that you get the best compensation payment that you can.
We understand that your accident or injury is likely to have been extremely stressful, in addition to the physical pain you may still be in. If you need to take time off work to allow you to heal, you may even be in financial hardship as well as the physical difficulties you are experiencing. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help.
Many of our clients worry that making a compensation claim for their accident or injury will be stressful, time-consuming or difficult. With our help, it doesn’t need to be any of these things. Our personal injury solicitors have years of experience helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve.
If you have suffered an accident or injury and are thinking of making a claim for compensation, call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. We are here 24 hours a day to help you get the justice you deserve.
Making A Compensation Claim For An Accident At Work
Being injured in an accident at work can be much more worrying than other types of personal injury, as you may be worried that your employer will blame you or that you will lose your job. Our personal injury solicitors have years of experience helping people just like you to get the compensation they need whilst keeping the job they love.
When you make an accident at work claim, you will be asked to demonstrate that your employer could have foreseen what happened to you, that they did not take enough steps to protect you and that your accident or injury took place on work premises or whilst carrying out tasks associated with your job.
This is actually a very straightforward rule. You can’t make a claim against your employer for accidents that took place in an area where they have no influence or control, such as during your commute. You also can’t make a claim that your employer did not keep you safe if they (this might be your direct line manager, your boss or anyone else in a position of authority in the company) were not aware of what you were doing and did not give you permission to do it.
Making Compensation Claims With Our No Win No Fee Solicitors In Aberdeen
Our personal injury solicitors want to make your personal injury 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 personal injury compensation claim with a single phone call. We are available for you to call on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing.
Our expert team of no win no fee solicitors in Aberdeen 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 experienced team of personal injury 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.
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.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors Are Car Accident Specialists
Working with our no win no fee solicitors in Aberdeen 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 Is Awarded On Average For Personal Injury Claims?
The amount of compensation received for different types of injuries varies hugely and is completely dependent on your specific personal injury. 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 our no win no fee solicitors in Aberdeen 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 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 personal injury case. Our years of experience helping people just like you with their personal injury 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 injury. The aim of financial compensation following your injury is to get you back as close as possible to where your life would have been had your injury not happened. This could involve compensating you for loss of earnings if you have to take time off work to recover from your injury, 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 no win no fee solicitors in Aberdeen allows you to be sure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses that you have incurred following your accident or injury. Our team work hard to get you the best possible compensation payment to give you the financial support you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
Can I Expect To Get My Compensation Quickly For My Personal Injury With No Win No Fee Solicitors In Aberdeen?
It can be difficult to be sure exactly how long a particular personal injury 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 personal injury behind you and move on.
Cases that progress quickly will tend to be resolved within just a few weeks. These are usually very straightforward claims for smaller amounts of money in which the other party is willing to accept liability. In these circumstances, there is often very little point in the other party arguing for too long over the exact amount of compensation due, as it is rarely worth their while. It is better all round for the matter to be resolved quickly and with as little difficulty as possible.
If your personal injury compensation claim is complicated, it can take far longer to be completed. Complicated cases are often those in which it is not obvious who was to blame for your accident, or where multiple different parties share the responsibility. Claims are also usually more complicated if the injuries are very serious, as there may be significant medical evidence to be read and understood before it is possible to agree on a compensation amount.
Can I Get Help With My Personal Injury Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
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.
Our no win no fee agreements mean that you can get the best legal advice and assistance, without having to pay anything up front. You will only pay for our services once we have obtained the compensation you deserve. If we are unsuccessful in obtaining compensation for you, you won’t have to pay anything. We also cap our fees as a minor percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always be significantly better off as a result of winning your compensation claim and that you will always receive the lion’s share of your payment.
Under some circumstances, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. If this is the case for your accident or injury, we will make sure that you know as soon as possible and we will suggest alternative funding options.
There is no reason to delay making your personal injury compensation claim. If you have suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today.
Will I Have To Pay For My No Win No Fee Solicitors In Aberdeen If I Lose My Compensation Claim?
We guarantee that you will not be asked to make any payments whatsoever if we are unable to win you the compensation you deserve. The most important thing to understand about making a no win no fee compensation claim is that it is utterly free from risk for you. If we don’t get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay a penny. This means that you can be completely sure that you will never be left worse off as a result of seeking justice for your accident.
Is There A Deadline For Me Making A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?
It is important that you make your personal injury compensation claim as soon as you can after your accident. All claims should be made within 2 years of the incident that caused your injury, unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you are approaching this point, it is important that you talk with our personal injury solicitors today. They will be able to advise you on how best to proceed.
There can sometimes be an advantage in waiting a little while before making a personal injury compensation claim. Some injuries may take a while to fully appear or they may take far longer than expected to heal. It is always worth having conversations with our no win no fee solicitors in Aberdeen as early as possible, however, as this gives you the best chance of forming a strong case and getting the compensation you deserve.
Can I Lose My Job As A Result Of Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
The short answer to this question is no. Your employer is not allowed to punish you in any way for making an accident at work compensation claim. They are not allowed to fire you, pass you over for promotion or to change your duties to less desirable ones as a result of your making an accident at work compensation claim.
Most employers would not want to punish their employees for claiming the compensation they need to look after themselves following an accident at work. They understand that this money is needed to help you with your recovery and to ensure that you are able to continue with your life as before.
If your employer has not been taking health and safety seriously enough, making an accident at work compensation claim can help to keep your colleagues safe as well. Once they realise that your accident is a serious incident, and that you are making a compensation claim, they will usually begin to pay much more attention to the safety of you and your colleagues.
All employers are also required to take out Employers Liability Insurance, to ensure that you do not need to worry about causing the company serious financial difficulties as a result of your accident at work compensation claim. Your company will not be forced to fold or to downsize as a result of you making a claim.
To start your accident at work compensation claim, or to get help if you are unsure, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now. We are available 7 days a week to help you with your claim.
How Do I Make A Compensation Claim?
Making a compensation claim for your accident or injury follows a relatively simple, straightforward process.
The first thing to do before starting your personal injury compensation claim is to make sure that you have arranged the legal support and advice that you will need. To discuss your claim and your options, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online. Working with our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors gives you the best possible chance of getting the compensation payment you deserve.
Once we are able to act on your behalf, we write to the person at fault in your accident. We let them know that you are making a compensation claim following your accident, and we request that they acknowledge that it was their fault (this is known as us asking them to ‘accept liability’). We will give them a deadline by which they must respond.
If the person at fault in your accident denies that they were to blame, we will collect all of the evidence we can find and present them with a strong case as to why they are liable. This can include pictures, videos and statements, as well as more technical and legal backing documents if needed. Once presented with this evidence, almost all employers will accept that they are liable.
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 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.
You Won’t Need To Pay Anything To Get Advice From Our No Win No Fee Solicitors In Aberdeen
The idea of making a personal injury compensation claim can seem daunting, with clients unsure as to how to begin. Luckily, our highly-experienced team of personal injury solicitors are here to help.
If you are thinking of making a compensation claim for your accident, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. Call us free on 0800 567 7074 (if using a mobile, call 0121 565 4317 for calls included in your minutes or charged at a local rate) or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. We can call you back at a time of your choosing, or even arrange a home visit if that would make your claim easier for you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make sure that you can access the help you need 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.
It is only once the compensation has been agreed and paid that we take any fees. Our fees are set as a minor percentage of your compensation amount, meaning that you will always receive the lion’s share of your payment. This allows you to relax, knowing that you have the financial support you need while you recover from your accident.
How Do I Know Whether I Am Entitled To Compensation After My Accident?
If you have suffered an accident, you may be wondering whether you are able to make a personal injury 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 requirement is that you must have been harmed in some way as a result of your accident. You can be compensated for any injuries, physical or mental, that you sustain following your accident, but you are not able to receive compensation for a near miss, where you avoided injury. If you are struck by a falling object, for example, you are able to make a claim. If you narrowly miss being struck because you jumped out of the way, you are not entitled to compensation.
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.
The other party must also have been able to anticipate what happened to you, if they had thought about it sufficiently. This does not mean that they must have had the idea already, or that they must have known that this would happen. Just that a reasonable person who put some effort into thinking about health and safety matters (and who took the time to research appropriately) would have realised that this was a risk.
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 are considering a personal injury 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 on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We’re available 24/7 to give you the help and advice you need.
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