No Win No Fee Scotland
Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident, through no fault of your own? Do you want to know what you can do to receive fair and just compensation for injuries that you have sustained in the accident, but the thought of landing up with a big legal bill puts you off doing anything to claim this compensation?
The Free Legal Justice team in Scotland is here to help. We have good news- 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. Free Legal Justice wants to help everyone that has been injured to claim rightful compensation and get the justice they deserve- without the financial stress of legal fees. For this reason, Free Legal Justice works with “No Win No Fee” agreements. After a first consultation and discussion with one of our highly skilled personal injury solicitors in Scotland, we will be happy to offer you a No Win No Fee agreement once we have assessed your personal injury compensation claim.
How Does A No Win No Fee Agreement in Scotland Work?
A No Win No Fee agreement lets you continue with a compensation claim on the condition that if the claim is not a success, you won’t owe your legal team 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, we only get paid if the claim is successful and you receive your compensation pay-out. Our highly skilled solicitors in Scotland are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation for personal injuries, because they are extremely confident in their abilities and in their success rates.
A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-savvy way to claim compensation for personal injury. Once you have given a member of the Free Legal Justice team in Scotland 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!
How Much Will I be Charged If My No Win No Fee Claim Is Successful?
The good news is that with a No Win No Fee agreement you will never pay us any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that our solicitors working on your case will only get paid if they can help you win your case.
Our accident claims solicitors in Scotland work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received in successful claims. Your designated No Win No Fee solicitor will make sure to discuss the success fee with you upfront, before you decide to make your No Win No Fee claim in Scotland, and this will be confirmed in writing between the parties. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your compensation claim, the No Win No Fee team in Scotland will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that we have provided. Your dedicated No Win No Fee solicitor in Scotland will be able to answer any questions that you might have on the success fee.
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, our team can help 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 Scotland 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, Free Legal Justice can help you claim rightful compensation for your injuries, and get you the justice you deserve. Our dedicated and friendly No Win No Fee Scotland team is here to answer any questions you may have about what happened, why it happened, what your next steps are, and whether you can claim compensation for the personal injuries you have suffered. Best of all, this professional advice effectively comes free of charge!
A few examples of personal injury matters that the No Win No Fee Scotland team 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 Scotland team 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 Scotland 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 accident claim handlers in Scotland.
What Should I Do If I have Been in An Accident In Scotland?
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. Accidents of any kind can leave you with serious injuries, and various levels of physical pain and suffering. If you are able to do so, check for injuries amongst anyone else involved in the accident to find out if they need medical attention or not.
If there are any serious injuries in connection with the accident, you should call an ambulance to the scene immediately. If your own injuries don’t seem to be serious initially, make sure that you still visit a doctor as soon as possible, and keep good records of any doctor appointments and diagnoses that you receive. Sometimes an injury can develop at a later stage, and you need to make sure that you limit any possible damage. The medical report will also be important for when you contact the No Win No Fee Scotland team to discuss your claim.
Call the Police Or A Manager
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 severe damage to the cars and they are blocking traffic in any way, you will need to call the police to the scene so that they can manage the incident. Keep records of all these details, as our No Win No Fee Scotland team will ask for any reference numbers or police docket numbers when they discuss your claim.
If an accident happens and you sustain an injury at work, 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. You can ask someone else to report your injury at work for you, if you are unable to do so yourself. The No Win No Fee Scotland team 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 during this time. Tensions are high, and everyone is very stressed 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, the No Win No Fee Scotland team 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 No Win No Fee compensation claim.
How Do I Start The No Win No Fee Claims Process?
Once you feel able to, it is a good idea to speak to a legal professional who specialises in No Win No Fee personal injury claims in Scotland. Making a personal injury claim against those who caused you harm may seem like a daunting task, but the No Win No Fee Scotland team at Free Legal Justice is 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 No Win No Fee claims team appreciates that accidents, both minor and serious, can affect people in different ways. For this reason we take each case seriously and deal with each client on an individual basis, giving 100 percent of our efforts to ensure that clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve. We will treat your No Win No Fee compensation claim discreetly and sensitively, and our No Win No Fee Scotland team will place your privacy at the top of their priority list.
The first important detail that we will check is 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, we have to be able to prove that someone else is to blame for the harm caused to you. 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 No Win No Fee lawyers in Scotland will help you to claim the maximum amount of compensation possible from them. If your claim is successful, you will receive a cheque for your compensation and get the justice you deserve.
Why Choose Our No Win No Fee Solicitors In Scotland?
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 No Win No Fee Scotland 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 scary, and we want to lend a helping hand to guide you through the compensation claim process. To get in touch the No Win No Fee Scotland 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 in Scotland about your No Win No Fee 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 No Win No Fee Compensation Claims?
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 injuries 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 will be able to make an accident claim on their behalf. There are also specific rules for claiming on behalf of a deceased person. Our No Win No Fee Scotland claims team is happy to discuss your claim for free at any stage, and our legal experts will happily advise you on the potential of your claim, without any obligation to appoint us as lawyers thereafter.
How Do You Calculate Compensation Amounts in No Win No Fee Claims for my scotland accident?
Your legal right 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.
No Win No Fee 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 No Win No Fee solicitor in Scotland 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 of how much can be claimed as general damages for different levels of injuries in accident 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 how long you will take to recover from your injuries.
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 scottish General Damages In No Win No Fee Claims
Head Injury Claims
A head injury is a very serious issue and must always be dealt with carefully. If you have sustained any form of head injury, there is a risk that you have suffered 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 there is however serious harm caused to the head and the brain has also been affected, the victim may be entitled to over £20,000 in compensation. In the most serious cases of head injuries, where the victim is left completely unresponsive and has suffered permanent severe brain damage, a compensation claim can total over £200 000.00.
Mental or Psychological Injury Claims
As with other forms of injury, the amount of compensation awarded for mental and psychological harm will depend on how serious the injuries are. If you have suffered psychological harm that is ruled as temporary, and things in your life are expected to return to normal soon, your compensation claim total anything between £4,000 and £10,000. Where your 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 Injury Claims
If you have suffered minor injuries your upper body, including your neck and shoulders, you may have a compensation claim of up to £6 000, depending on the level 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 Injury Claims
Back injuries are risky, 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 damage. Back injuries can decrease mobility, and in severe cases they can result in the victim being paralysed for the rest of their life. Accident 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 Injury Claims
It can be difficult 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 Injury Claims
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 accident claims solicitor in Scotland will be able to give you an estimate of the value of your No Win No Fee 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 in Scotland.
Special Damages In No Win No Fee Claims
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 No Win No Fee compensation 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 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 No Win No Fee solicitors in Scotland.
About Our no win no fee solicitors at Free Legal Justice
The Free Legal Justice team in Scotland 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 personal injury experts 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 our no win no fee solicitors in scotland
Free Legal Justice has a specialised No Win No Fee Scotland team that handles thousands of No Win No Fee personal injury claims each year. Our dedicated personal injury solicitors in Scotland work 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 personal injury solicitors in Scotland;
- 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.