Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident in Glasgow, through no fault of your own? Need a solicitor? Contact Free Legal Justice today.
If you have been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault in the last three years, you likely have a personal injury claim. Often victims of accidents want to know what they can do to receive fair and just compensation for their injuries sustained in the accident, but the thought of landing up with a big legal bill puts them off doing anything to claim their rightful compensation.
Free Legal Justice has a team of Glasgow solicitors that are here to help you. You need not worry about finances- there are different funding options available to allow you to make a compensation claim against those who have caused you harm, without the stress of being left out of pocket. Our Glasgow solicitors want to help every person that has been wrongfully injured to claim the financial compensation they deserve- without the financial stress of legal fees. For this reason, our Glasgow solicitors work with “No Win No Fee” agreements. After a first consultation and discussion with one of our claims team, one of our highly skilled Glasgow solicitors will be happy to offer you a No Win No Fee agreement once we have assessed your personal injury case.
How Does A No Win No Fee Agreement In Glasgow Work?
A No Win No Fee agreement lets you continue with your compensation claim on the condition that if the claim is not a success, you won’t owe our Glasgow solicitors any money. Put simply, it is a way for you to take legal steps necessary to claim compensation for your injuries, without any financial danger weighing over you. In short, your dedicated Glasgow solicitor will only get paid if the claim is successful and you receive your compensation pay-out. Our highly skilled Glasgow solicitors are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation for personal injuries, because they are extremely confident in their legal abilities and in success rates.
A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-savvy way to start a legal case. Once you have given a member of the Free Legal Justice team in Glasgow the details of your compensation claim, as well as the go-ahead to continue with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, your work is basically done. You can then sit back, relax, and let Free Legal Justice do all the hard work for you!
What Will My Glasgow Solicitor Receive If My Claim Is Successful?
The good news is that with a No Win No Fee agreement you will never pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that the Glasgow solicitors working on your case will only get paid if they help you to win your case.
Our Glasgow solicitors work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received in successful claims. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your compensation claim, the No Win No Fee team in Glasgow will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that we have provided. Your designated Glasgow solicitor will make sure to discuss the success fee with you upfront, before you decide to make your No Win No Fee claim, and this will be confirmed in writing between the parties
What Happens If My Claim Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of the No Win No Fee claim being unsuccessful. If your compensation claim is not fruitful, you won’t owe us anything. To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over your financial risks, your Glasgow solicitor will ensure you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance. This insurance covers you in the event that you are unsuccessful with your compensation claim, and in case the court rules that you need to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
When Can I Use No Win No Fee Agreements?
Free Legal Justice deals with many personal injury claims in Glasgow on a No Win No Fee basis. Whether you suffered your injuries at work, in a public space such as a shopping mall or in a street, as a result of food poisoning, or in a car accident, our Glasgow solicitors can help you claim rightful compensation for your injuries, and get you the justice you deserve. Our dedicated and friendly Glasgow solicitors are available to answer any questions you may have about what transpired, why it transpired, what your next steps are, and whether you can claim compensation for the personal injuries you have suffered. Best of all, this legal advice effectively comes free of charge!
A few examples of personal injury matters that our Glasgow solicitors handle includes:
- Accidents at work claims;
- Injuries in public places;
- Injuries sustained in car accidents
- Workplace illness and industrial disease claims
- Sports injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Faulty product claims
If you have suffered injuries as a result of another person’s actions, speak to our No Win No Fee Glasgow solicitors today, and take the first step towards the financial compensation you deserve. Contact Free Legal Justice at any time of day, on any day of the week, by filling out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling the friendly No Win No Fee Glasgow team on 0800 567 7074 now. If you would like to discuss your case from the comfort of your own home, please request a complimentary home visit from one of our friendly Glasgow solicitors without delay.
What Should I Do If I have Been in An Accident In Glasgow?
Check For Injuries
If you’ve been injured in any form of accident, the first and most important thing to do is to seek urgent medical attention. Misfortunes of any kind can leave you with injuries, and various levels of physical pain and suffering. If you are able to do so, check for injuries among anyone else involved in the accident to assess whether urgent medical attention is needed.
If there are any serious injuries in connection with the accident, you should call the emergency services to the scene immediately. If your own injuries don’t on the face of it seem to be serious, our Glasgow solicitors recommend that you visit a doctor as soon as possible regardless, as sometimes an injury is hidden or late in developing symptoms. Make sure to keep records of any medical appointments and diagnoses that you receive. The medical report will also be important for your Glasgow solicitor to be able to calculate your compensation claim accurately.
Call the Police Or A Manager To The Scene
If you have been involved in a car accident, it might be necessary to call the police to the scene of the accident. It isn’t always necessary to do so, and will largely depend on the situation at hand. If someone is seriously or fatally hurt, you need to call the police. If the car accident is a hit or run, you should also call the police, as this is now a criminal case. Lastly, if there is major damage to the cars and they are in a position where they are blocking traffic in some way, you will have to call the police to the scene so that they can move the wreckage and manage the incident. Keep records of all these details, as our Glasgow solicitors will ask for any reference numbers or police docket numbers in support of your claim.
If your accident happens at work and you sustain an injury, you should complete the workplace accident report book immediately, as far as possible in your own words. You will also need to report the accident to your manager so that your employer is aware of what has transpired. If you are unable to do so yourself, you can ask someone else to report your injury at work for you, but make sure that you record what happened in your own words in some form of email and communication. Your Glasgow solicitor will use this report in support of your No Win No Fee compensation claim.
Watch What You Say
It is important to watch what you say in the aftermath of an accident. Tensions are high, and everyone is very frazzled at the scene of an accident. One of the biggest mistakes people make is saying too much after an accident. The less you say, the better, as you don’t want to implicate yourself in any way, or affect any future compensation claim you might have.
Gather Information and Evidence About The Accident
Finally, you should gather as much detail and evidence from the scene of the accident as possible. As a normal part of the claims process, your Glasgow solicitor will ask you to share any evidence or details about the accident and your injuries with them, to use in support of your claim. If you can, take photos of the scene of the accident, damage at the scene, and any injuries suffered. Be sure to take down the contact details of all the individuals involved in the accident, as well as the details of any witnesses. Witness statements may come in handy for a future compensation claim, and can help to strengthen your personal injury compensation claim.
How Do I Make A Compensation Claim In Glasgow?
Once you feel able to, it is a good idea to speak to a legal professional who specialises in personal injury claims. Making a personal injury claim against those who caused you harm may seem like a daunting task, especially when it is someone you know, like your boss or the driver of a vehicle. We understand the stress and nerves that you may be feeling, and Free Legal Justice will be available to support you every step of the way. We aim to help clients get through this difficult time by removing all the stress, risks and administrative burdens from the legal claims process. Our claims team appreciates that accidents, both minor and serious, can affect people in different ways. For this reason our Glasgow solicitors each case seriously and deal with each client on an individual basis, giving 100 percent of their efforts to ensure that clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve. Our Glasgow solicitors will treat your personal injury claim discreetly and sensitively, and will place your privacy and security at the top of their priority list.
The first important detail that our team will check is likely to be the date of the injury or accident. Generally, any personal injury compensation claim has to be made within three years of the date of the accident, or within three years of the diagnosis of the injury.
The second important point is that someone else needs to be responsible for the harm or injury that you have suffered. To be able to claim compensation for personal injury, you have to be able to prove that someone else is to blame for the harm caused. Once we have made sure this is the case, and we have a clear idea of who is responsible for the injuries you have suffered, one of our highly skilled Glasgow solicitors will help you to claim the maximum amount of compensation possible. If your claim is successful, you will receive a cheque for your compensation and get the justice you deserve.
Free Legal Justice has been dealing with personal injury claims for many years, and our goal is to help every client get the greatest compensation that they deserve, in the shortest time possible. Free Legal Justice’s Glasgow solicitors have a solid history of experience and successful compensation claims, so you can rest easy knowing that your case is in safe hands.
You have nothing to lose- the first consultation costs absolutely nothing and places no obligations on you. We know that being injured in any type of accident is traumatic, and we want to lend a helping hand to guide you through the compensation claim process. To get in touch the Free Legal Justice team, simply fill out our short online form, or call Free Legal Justice today on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. No matter what type of accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, we want to help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
Who Can Make A Personal Injury Compensation Claim In Glasgow?
Anyone that has been injured as a result of the actions of another person, or as a result of a breach of a duty of care by another person, may have a potential compensation claim. In the case of car accidents, it isn’t just drivers who can claim for injuries sustained on the road. Car accidents can cause harm to all sorts of people, including passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders, and each of these individuals may have a personal injury claim.
If the person who suffered injuries was younger than 18 years old, a parent or guardian may be able to make a claim on behalf of the child. If someone has suffered a fatal injury, it there are also specific rules for claiming on behalf of a deceased person. Our Glasgow team will be happy to discuss your claim for free at any stage, and our Glasgow solicitors will happily advise you on the merits of your claim, without any obligation to appoint us as lawyers thereafter.
What Is My Glasgow Compensation Claim Worth?
Your legal right to compensation is based on getting you back to where you were before your accident. In personal injury claims generally, compensation amounts are calculated based on how serious the individual’s personal injuries are, and the type of care that they may need in the future to be able to recover from, or deal with, their injuries. In a No Win No Fee claim we will also include out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
Personal injury compensation claims can include what we call general and special damages. In summary, general damages are compensation for the personal injuries you have suffered, whereas special damages are compensation for additional expenses incurred as a result of the accident. Your appointed Glasgow solicitor will go through the calculation of general and special damages with you in detail once you have decided to make a No Win No Fee claim.
There are specific rules as to how general damages are calculated in relation to different levels of injuries in compensation claims. Your general damages will be calculated by matching your independent medical report with the official Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. The amount of compensation that you will receive will be influenced by factors such as how serious your injury was, complications surrounding your injuries, and length of recovery time.
To claim for special damages, you need to provide proof of the additional expenses or costs you have incurred to date, or will incur in the future, as a result of the accident. The category of special damages is extremely broad, and can include anything from travel costs, costs of medical and rehabilitation appointments, childcare, loss of income, and broader medical expenses such as prescriptions, physiotherapy, counselling, physical home adjustments, and the cost of any special equipment that you might need during the recovery process.
Examples of General Damages In No Win No Fee Claims
A head injury is a very serious incident and must always be dealt with cautiously. If you have sustained a head injury, there is a risk that this has caused some form of brain injury and you should make sure that you seek medical attention immediately. In personal injury claims, the amount of compensation that you will be entitled to claim for head and brain injuries will depend on how serious the head or brain injury is. A person suffering from minor head injury, with no injury to the brain, may be entitled to claim compensation of between £3,000 and £6,000. If severe harm is caused to the head and the brain has also been affected, the claimant may be entitled to over £20,000 in compensation. In the most grave cases, where the victim is left completely unresponsive and has suffered permanent severe brain damage, a compensation claim can total over £200 000.
Mental or Psychological Injuries
As with other forms of injury, the compensation awarded for mental and psychological harm will depend on how serious the person’s injuries are. If they have suffered temporary psychological harm, and their life is expected to return to normal soon, the victim’s compensation claim can total anything between £4,000 and £10,000. Where mental and psychological injuries are deemed to be more severe or permanent, the compensation pay-out can be up to £50,000 in valid personal injury claims.
Upper Body Injuries
If you have suffered minor injuries your upper body, including your neck and shoulders, you may have a claim of up to £6 000, depending on the severity of your injuries. If you have suffered severe upper body injuries, such as a dislocation or fracture, you may be able to claim compensation of up to £29,000. The largest compensation claims will be for severe, permanent injuries such as paraplegia, where claims can total anything between £35,000.00 and £200,000.
Back injuries are dangerous, painful and draining. If your back has been injured in an accident, there is a high risk of spinal damage and it is important that you get a medical assessment immediately to prevent any further potential injury. Back injuries can decrease mobility, and in severe cases they can result in the victim being paralysed for the rest of their life. Claims for minor back injuries can reach up to £9000 in value, while the most serious and permanent back injuries to the nerve root or spinal cord can result in pay-outs of up to £200,000.
Hands, Arms, and Wrist Injuries
It can be tricky to calculate the loss that a person might have suffered because of a wrist or hand injury. Less severe hand and wrist injuries could leave you with a compensation claim of between £3,000 and £5 000, while permanent injury or disability accident claims can lead to compensation pay-outs of £30,000.
Lower Body Injuries
Injuries to your lower body include all kinds of injury to ankles, knees, hips and legs. The amount that can be claimed for lower body injuries will again depend on factors such as the nature and seriousness of the injuries. Compensation for minor lower body injuries can reach up to £10 000.00. If you have suffered lower body injuries leading to permanent disability, loss of limb, or consistent pain, you might be entitled to compensation of up to £25 000.00.
Your expert Glasgow solicitor will be able to give you an estimate of the value claim once you have provided us with all the details of your case. The different amounts of compensation mentioned above are to be used as a broad guideline to compensation only, and must not be seen in any way as fixed compensation amounts for No Win No Fee personal injury claims.
Special Damages In No Win No Fee Claims In Glasgow
To claim for special damages, we will need proof of those additional expenses or costs you have incurred as a result of the injuries that you have suffered. This includes those expenses that you have already incurred, as well as those that you will incur in the future. Special damages which are often included in personal injury claims include:
- Loss of future and past income
- Damage to any possessions;
- Insurance Excess costs;
- Prescription medication costs;
- Medical care, including physiotherapy & rehabilitation costs;
- Travel expenses, including travel to medical appointments and parking costs;
- Any loss of job opportunities, promotions, bonuses or pensions directly related to the injury; and
- Costs relating to the adaptation of your home, necessary to be able to live with your injuries.
For a completely free assessment of the value of your potential compensation claim, contact Free Legal Justice at any time of day, on any day of the week, by filling out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling one of our friendly accident claims handlers on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317. If you would like to discuss your case from the comfort of your own home, please request a complimentary home visit from one of our friendly Glasgow solicitors.
About Free Legal Justice Solicitors In Glasgow
The Free Legal Justice team only works with No Win No Fee personal injury claims. Our skilled personal injury solicitors have broad knowledge and experience in all kinds of personal injury claims, and they know exactly how to help our clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve. Our Glasgow solicitors will ensure that your compensation claim is handled diligently, efficiently and discreetly. We aim to make the whole compensation claim process as easy and stress free as possible for you. You can rest easy knowing that you have an expert personal injury solicitor working hard to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Free Legal Justice Solicitors In Glasgow For Your Accident and Injury Claims?
Free Legal Justice has a specialised panel of Glasgow solicitors that handle thousands of No Win No Fee personal injury claims. Our dedicated team works around the clock to help clients get justice, and receive the maximum compensation that they deserve.
By working with Free Legal Justice on a No Win No Fee compensation claim, we promise that:
- You will receive free legal advice from one of our expert Glasgow solicitors;
- If you are unsuccessful in your compensation claim, we will not charge you any legal fees;
- You won’t pay a thing from your own pocket;
- We will help you to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible with no deductions from us ;
- We will manage your case for you, keep you updated, and will try to make the entire compensation claim process as stress-free as possible for you.