INJURY CLAIMS SCOTLAND

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident that was not your fault? You might be eligible for a car accident compensation claim.

Whether you are simply looking for friendly advice after being involved in an accident, or are all set to make a personal injury claim, our team of injury claim specialists in Scotland is here for you. With years of injury claim know-how and experience, our panel of solicitors and trained team members will listen to what you have to say, and guide you through the entire car injury claim process.

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You should always get help from a legal professional who specialises in injury claims. Making a personal injury claim can often seem like a daunting task, but the team at Free Legal Justice is here to support you every step of the way. Our injury claims team is happy to offer every potential client the chance to have their injury claim evaluated before they decide to make a claim. As a victim of a car accident, we want to give each person a voice, and the chance to discuss their case fully and freely with a legal professional that specialises in injury claims. Our expert team will deal with your case sensitively and discreetly, and will protect your privacy and security throughout the entire process. Our team is here to listen to you and will give you a free assessment of the merits and value of your car injury claim after the first free consultation, with no obligation to appoint us as your lawyer.

Free Legal Justice has been working with car injury claims for a long time. We know and appreciate that accidents, both minor and serious, can affect people in different ways. Free Legal Justice takes each case seriously and deal with each client on an individual basis, giving 100 percent of our efforts to ensure that you receive the rightful compensation you deserve.

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Who Can Make A Car Injury Claim?

It isn’t just drivers who can claim for injuries sustained on the road – car accidents can cause injuries to all sorts of people, including passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you have a potential compensation claim.

Can I Make A Car Injury Claim On Behalf Of Someone Else?

If the person who suffered injuries in a car accident was younger than 18 years old, or considered a ‘protected party’ who is mentally incapable of making their own decisions, then a parent, guardian or close family member may make a compensation claim on their behalf. If a family member has died as a result of a car accident, you may be able to claim on their behalf. If the deceased has a valid will, the executor of the estate will be responsible for pursuing any claim on behalf of the dependents. If the deceased did not have a valid will, the law sets out exactly who can make a claim following the death of a loved one.  Making an injury claim for fatal injuries can get very complicated, so it is important that you seek the help of an injury claims solicitor before you make your claim.

One of the Free Legal Justice injury claim team members in Scotland will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your case, and will be happy to give you more guidance on the process of making an injury claim on someone’s behalf.

How Long Do I Have to Make My injury Claim?

Generally, you need to make an injury claim within three years of the date of the accident, or of the date that you became aware of your injuries. There are exceptions on this prescription period, for example you may be allowed a longer time period if you are claiming on behalf of a child or protected person. Similarly, if the car accident was the result of criminal activity such as a hit and run, time limits may vary if the claim is instituted through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

How Do I Make An Injury Claim that happened in scotland?

If you think you might be eligible for an injury claim, it is important to take steps as soon as possible to start your compensation claim. The first step in finding out if you have a valid car injury claim is to speak to one of Free Legal Justice’s friendly team of injury claim experts in Scotland. Our injury claim specialists will help you through the entire claim process, from beginning to end. Free Legal Justice will help you to collect all the necessary details and information about the car accident, and quickly be able to assess the best way to help you make your injury claim and get the justice you deserve.

If you contact a member of our injury claims team in Scotland now, you will receive free professional advice on the merits of your injury claim, so that you can understand your legal position before you take steps against those who caused you injury. To correctly advise you on the merits of your car injury claim, your friendly Free Legal Justice claims handler in Scotland will need as much information as possible about the accident. We ask that you have as much information as possible ready for your free consultation with one of our injury claims experts, including details such as:

  • How the car accident happened, and nature of the injuries suffered or damage caused as a result of the car accident;
  • Your car registration details;
  • The name, registration number, and contact number of the individuals involved in the car accident;
  • Any police reference numbers or emergency service attendance details; and
  • Location of where the car accident happened.

As a standard part of the injury claims process, we will refer you to an independent doctor for a medical examination. The medical officer will conduct a full assessment and write a report based on the injuries that you have suffered because of the car accident. This independent medical report will be used in support of your injury claim and will help us to value the amount of compensation that you are rightly entitled to.

Once a solicitor from Free Legal Justice has started your injury claim, we will also ask you to share any possible evidence that you may have gathered from the scene of the accident with us. This evidence will support your injury claim, and may include:

  • Details of any witnesses at the accident scene;
  • Photographs of the accident scene and the damage to the cars involved in the accident
  • Photographs of any injuries;
  • Details of medical appointments that you have attended;
  • Details and receipts of any medication that a doctor has prescribed to treat your injuries.

In addition to this, it is important that you keep a record of all other medical reports, documentation and receipts which could be used in support of your injury claim. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information right now. With a single call to Free Legal Justice, our injury claims team in Scotland will be able explain the merits of your injury claim based on the information that you can provide. Get in touch with a Free Legal Justice claims handler as soon as possible- the earlier we have the details of your car injury claim, the quicker one of our injury claims solicitors in Scotland can get started on your case, and help you get the justice that you deserve.

what are scotland injury claims worth?

The amount of compensation that you might receive in an injury claim can vary considerably depending on the nature and severity of your personal injuries. Whether you think your injuries are very minor or extremely serious, Free Legal Justice has a panel of specialists in Scotland who are experienced in claiming for everything from minor to severe injuries. Our injury claims solicitors will be able to assess the value of your injury claim once we have received the details of what happened in the car accident, who got hurt, and how they got hurt.

As a victim of a car accident where another person is legally to blame for your injuries, you may entitled to a compensation claim for the costs of any medical bills, loss of income due to your injuries, as well as the cost of repairs for damages caused to your car. There are many components that can form part of your claim, and the total amount will vary based on the seriousness of the injuries and the overall impact of the injuries on your life.

A car injury compensation claim includes a claim for general and special damages. General damages can be described as compensation for personal injuries, while special damages are compensation for all the out of pocket expenses incurred by the victim of an accident. One of our injury claims experts in Scotland will explain to you in detail what you can include as general and special damages should you decide to proceed with a car injury claim.

General Damages In An Injury claim

The general damages portion of your injury claim will be calculated by comparing the official Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases against the full medical report compiled by an independent doctor. This is a guideline which sets out how much victims of accidents can be claim as general damages for different levels of injury. The final amount of compensation will be dependent on factors such as how serious the injury was, complicating factors surrounding the injury, as well as the length of the recovery period.

There are many types of personal injuries that can be included in car injury claims. Some of the common injuries that the Free Legal Justice team in Scotland deal with on a daily basis include whiplash, head and brain injuries, loss of limbs, breaks, fractures, and loss of life.

Head Injuries

Any injury to the head is a serious issue, because if your head is injured then your brain might also be affected. The compensation that you will be entitled to claim for a head injury will depend on how serious the injury is. To demonstrate, a person suffering from a minor head injury, with no injury to the brain, may be entitled to claim compensation in the region of £3,000 to £6,000. On the other hand, the person has suffered major damage to the head and the brain has also been affected, the compensation claim can total over £20,000. The most serious head injury cases would be where the victim is left completely unresponsive and has suffered permanent brain damage. Such serious head injuries could fetch a compensation of over £200 000, and will be assessed on a case by case basis based on the full medical reports and documentation provided.

Mental or Psychological Injuries

Again, the amount of compensation that a victim may claim for any mental injury will depend on the severity of the mental or psychological injuries they have suffered. If you have suffered temporary psychological harm, and your life is expected to return to normal soon, your compensation claim can be any amount between £4,000 and £10,000. If the mental and psychological injuries are more severe or permanent, the compensation claim can reach up to £50,000.

Upper Body Injuries

If you have suffered rather minor injuries to the upper body area, including the neck and shoulders, you may be able to make compensation claim in the amount of up to £6 000, depending on the state  of your injuries. If you have serious upper body injuries, for example dislocation, fractures and loss of limb, you could have a claim of around £29 000. The biggest compensation payout that you can receive will be for severe, permanent injuries such as paraplegia, where the amount of compensation can be anything between £35,000 and £100,000.

Back Injuries

Back injuries can be extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting to deal with. If your back has been injured as a result of a car accident, you are at risk of spinal damage and it is important that you get a medical assessment to assess your injuries. A back injury can result in decreased mobility, or even result in you becoming paralysed. Minor back injuries can reach up to £9000 in compensation, while severe permanent back injuries, such as damage to nerve root or spinal cord, can give you a compensation claim of up to £120 000.00.

Hands, Arms, and Wrists

It can be tricky to calculate the potential loss suffered as a result of a wrist or hand injury. Less severe hand and wrist injuries can leave you with a compensation claim of between £3,000 – £5,000, whereas a permanent injury or disability can stretch up to £30.000.

Lower Body Injury

Injuries to the lower body area include any kind of injury to your knees, ankles, legs and hips. As with the other forms of personal injuries, the amount that can be claimed for lower body injuries will fluctuate depending on the nature of the injury. On the lower end of the spectrum, compensation claims for minor lower body injuries can reach up to £10,000. If you have suffered lower body injuries that lead to permanent disability, consistent and permanent pain, or loss of limb, your compensation claim could reach up to £25,000.

Your injury claims solicitor will be able to estimate the value of your compensation claim once you have delivered all the details of the accident and medical reports about the personal injuries that you suffered due to the accident. The examples of injury claims provided above are not in any way fixed compensation amounts, and should merely be used as a reference for the type and quantum of personal injury compensation available to accident victims. The value of each client’s potential injury claim will be carefully assessed by the Free Legal Justice team upfront in a free, confidential consultation with no obligation to appoint us thereafter.

Special Damages in an Injury claim

The special damages portion of your injury claim will include any additional expenses that you’ve incurred as a result of the car accident. This is a rather broad category of damages, and can range from loss of past and future income, to costs of therapy and remedial sessions, additional traveling expenses, childcare expenses, nursing and care expenses, and even certain household adaptations that you have had to make to help you live with your injuries. Keep record of any kind of additional costs you have incurred related to the car accident, and our injury claims solicitors will explain to you which of these amounts will form part of your special damages claim.

It is important to know that special damages can only be claimed with proof of the expenses that you have already incurred or will incur in future, for example by presenting receipts, reports, payslips and other documentation relevant to the damages. Our injury claims team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions you have about the calculation of your general and special damages.

If you have any questions about the calculation of your general and special damages, get in touch with Free Legal Justice as soon as possible by filling out the online form and waiting for us to call you  back for free, or by calling us on 0800 567 7074. Our injury claims team in Scotland is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are happy to answer any questions you might have about your potential injury claim, without any cost or obligation on your part. If you are unable to get to one of the Free Legal Justice offices, one of our friendly injury claims solicitors in Scotland will be able to do a home visit, so that you can discuss your case freely from the comfort of your own home.

How Much Will It Cost Me To Make An Injury Claim in Scotland?

Our injury claims solicitors in Scotland are happy to conduct all of our client’s car injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you will not pay a thing unless your compensation claim is successful. Free Legal Justice will carry all the upfront costs necessary to make your injury claim, meaning that you will only be charged a success fee if we help you to win your case. For victims of accidents, No Win No Fee agreements are a great funding option for our clients to pursue compensation claims, without the risk of being out of pocket.

No Win No Fee Agreements for scotland injury claims

A No Win No Fee agreement lets you continue with an injury claim on the condition that if the claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us any fees. Basically, it is a way for you to take the necessary legal steps to claim compensation for your injuries, without any financial worries weighing over your head. Our highly skilled injury claims solicitors in Scotland are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients with valid personal injury claims, because they are extremely confident in their legal capabilities and have a track record of successful claims behind them.

A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-savvy way to claim compensation for personal injuries. Once you have discussed the details of your case with a member of the Free Legal Justice injury claims team, and given them the go-ahead to continue with your compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis, your work is basically done. You can then sit back, relax, and let your dedicated injury claim solicitor in Scotland do all the hard work for you!

A No Win No Fee agreement lets you continue with an injury claim on the condition that if the claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us any fees. Basically, it is a way for you to take the necessary legal steps to claim compensation for your injuries, without any financial worries weighing over your head. Our highly skilled injury claims solicitors in Scotland are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients with valid personal injury claims, because they are extremely confident in their legal capabilities and have a track record of successful claims behind them.

A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-savvy way to claim compensation for personal injuries. Once you have discussed the details of your case with a member of the Free Legal Justice injury claims team, and given them the go-ahead to continue with your compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis, your work is basically done. You can then sit back, relax, and let your dedicated injury claim solicitor in Scotland do all the hard work for you!

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How Much Will I Be Charged If My Injury claim Is Successful?

The good news is that you will never pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that we only get paid if your claim is successful.

Our injury claims solicitors in Scotland work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received for your claim. Your designated solicitor will make sure to discuss the success fee upfront, and this success fee will be agreed in writing between the parties before you make your injury claim. If we help you to win your compensation claim, Free Legal Justice will charge you the success fee as payment for the legal services that we have provided. Your trusted injury claim solicitor in Scotland will be able to answer any questions that you might have regarding the success fee.

What Happens If My Injury Claim Is Unsuccessful?

Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your injury claim being unsuccessful. If we can’t help you to win your injury claim, then Free Legal Justice won’t charge you any fees for the work done by your dedicated injury claims solicitor. Our promise is that you will not need to pay Free Legal Justice a thing if we are not able to help you win your case.

To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over your financial risks, the Free Legal Justice team will help you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance when we take on your injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis. This insurance covers you in the rare event that you are unsuccessful with your claim, should the court rule that you need to pay a portion of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.

how long do scotland injury claims take to finish?

There is no fixed time period for an injury claim. Every car accident is unique, and every injury claim process that follows the incident is different. Our solicitors are able to resolve some injury claims in a matter of months, while other matters can take over a year to resolve. Our qualified injury claims solicitors in Scotland have experience in hundreds of injury claims, and will be able to give you a better idea of how long your claim might take to resolve once they have received the details of your accident.

Generally, the length of time necessary for our team to resolve your injury claim is determined on a case by case basis and depends on how complicated the facts of the claim are. Car injury claims can become more complicated when injuries are very serious, if the parties don’t agree over the facts, or if it is a ‘hit and run’ accident, making it more difficult to prove legal responsibility.

No matter how the accident happened or who you think is to blame for the accident, it is important that you speak to a legal professional from Free Legal Justice as soon as possible to determine whether you have a valid car injury claim. Our experienced injury claims team in Scotland handle each car injury claim through a fast-track assessment process; so that our clients can get the maximum compensation they deserve as soon as possible.

Our team of injury claims solicitors will be able to let you know how long they expect your claim to take once you’ve given them the details of your case. The sooner we make your car injury claim, the sooner you will get the justice and compensation that you deserve. Contact Free Legal Justice in Scotland for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our injury claims team members.

why choose our scotland injury claims solicitors?

The Free Legal Justice team in Scotland is here to guide you through every step of your injury claim. We appreciate that each car injury claim is unique and each victim of a car accident is affected in a different way.  We aim to give each car injury claim the same care and attention, and our injury claims solicitors devote all their efforts to ensuring that clients are kept informed and updated on the progress of their case. In a short matter of time a member of the Free Legal Justice team will be able to give you free legal advice on the merits of your injury claim, and give you an estimation of the maximum compensation possible based on the facts of your case.  Our passionate injury claims team in Scotland is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you might have about the claims process.

Whether you have whiplash, are suffering lower back pain or are partially disabled because you were in a car accident, our team is here to help. Our car injury claim team is devoted to getting our clients the maximum compensation that they deserve as soon as possible, so that their lives can return to normal. With a free consultation and absolutely no financial risk, you have nothing to lose- get in touch with one of our experienced legal experts in Scotland to chat about your car injury claim.

Contact Free Legal Justice in Scotland 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 injury claims handlers on 0800 567 7074. 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 injury claim handlers in Scotland today, so that you can start your injury claim and get the compensation that you deserve.

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