Personal Injury Solicitors Edinburgh
No one wakes and expects to be injured. An accident can occur quickly and without warning, and it can be a huge shock to the system when an accident happens. Your whole body is vulnerable to all kinds of injuries every day, no matter where you go and what you do. Accidents can be minor and involve a small cut or bruise that one hardly notices, but other accidents are extremely severe and can completely transform the way that you live your life.
If you would like to receive fair and just compensation for injuries that you have sustained in an accident, but you worried that you will land up with a big legal bill, Free Legal Justice has good news for you. Our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh are here to help. Free Legal Justice offers different funding options to allow you to make a compensation claim against those who have caused you harm, without the stress of being left out of pocket. The clue is in our name – Free Legal Justice wants to help each person that has been injured to claim lawful compensation and get the justice they deserve- without the financial stress of legal fees. Your first consultation and discussion about the merits of your potential personal injury compensation claim is free, and you will have no obligation to appoint one of our highly skilled personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh thereafter.
Speak To Our Solicitors In Edinburgh Today
To speak to Free Legal Justice in Edinburgh today, simply fill out our short online form and wait for us to call you back, or call our personal injury claims team today on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317. No matter what type of accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, Free Legal Justice wants to help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve- as soon as possible.
How Do I Make A Personal Injury Claim in edinburgh?
Once you feel ready to, it is a good idea to speak to a personal injury solicitor in Edinburgh about the merits and process of your compensation claim. Making a personal injury claim against those who caused you harm may seem like a daunting task, but Free Legal Justice’s personal injury team in Edinburgh is available to support you through every step of your journey. We do what we can to help clients get through this difficult time by removing all the stress, risks and administrative burdens from the legal claims process. Our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh appreciate that all accidents, whether minor or severe, can affect people in different ways. For this reason the Free Legal Justice team takes each case seriously and deals 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 compensation claim discreetly and sensitively, and our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh will place your privacy at the top of their priority list.
Gather All Your Evidence For Your Edinburgh Accident Claims
The first important detail that we will confirm is the date of the injury or accident. Generally, a personal injury compensation claim will need to be instituted within three years of the date of the accident, or within three years of the diagnosis of the injury.
The second important aspect that our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh will confirm is that someone else should be responsible for the harm or injury that you have suffered. To claim compensation for a personal injury, you will need to prove that another person is to blame for the harm that has been 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 personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh will help you to claim the maximum amount of compensation possible from that person. If your claim is successful, you will receive a cheque for your compensation and get the justice you deserve so that you can continue on the road to recovery.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Edinburgh Have Helped People Just Like You
Free Legal Justice has handled numerous personal injury claims for many years, and our goal is to help every client get the utmost compensation that they deserve, in the shortest time possible. Free Legal Justice’s personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh have a firm history of experience and successful compensation claims, so you can rest easy knowing that your compensation claim 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.
Who Can Make A Personal Injury Claim?
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. In the case of work accident claims, any worker that has been injured during the scope of work as a result of his or her employer’s negligence, or the negligence of another worker, may be able to make a compensation claim against their employer. If someone has suffered an injury in a public place as a result of the negligence of the person responsible for that public place, then the injured person will likely have a valid personal injury compensation claim.
Edinburgh Injury Claims For People Under 18 Years Old
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 Edinburgh 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 one of our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh thereafter.
Work-Related Personal Injury Claims for Edinburgh clients
A work injury happens when an employee experiences an accident during the course of work, which leads to some form of physical or mental occupational injury. Accidents at work are caused by a combination of unsafe behaviour and unsafe working conditions. When accidents happen, it is crucial that an employer has adequate safety processes and policies in place to deal with the incident. If a colleague is to blame for an accident at work that has caused your personal injury, it is likely that you are entitled to make a personal injury claim against your employer. This will be a claim for compensation for the injuries you have sustained and pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the accident.
Workplace injuries can occur as a result of a single incident, from extreme wear and tear or severe strain. Some common causes of personal injury claims include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Fall from height
- Being caught in heavy machinery
- Walking or standing for longs periods of time
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Stepping on sharp objects
While any person at work can be at risk when of suffering a work-related injury, some employees are more likely to suffer harm and severe injuries than others. This includes those individuals working in hospitals or other care workers, those working in manufacturing and construction industries, as well as those in the retail industry including waiters, cashiers, chefs, shop assistants and bar staff.
Who Was Responsible For Your Edinburgh Work Accident?
It is not always obvious who caused an accident at work, or who is responsible for whatever caused the personal injuries that you have suffered. In most cases, your employer will ultimately be liable for the harm you have suffered, and will have beached the duty of care that they have towards you because they failed to ensure your health and safety at work. If an employer does not comply with this duty, and their failure to do so results in an accident or injury at work, there will be sufficient grounds for the employee to make a personal injury claim.
Employee Work Accident Claims In Edinburgh
If your injury was caused by the negligence of another employee, you should not worry that this person will be personally liable to pay you your personal injury compensation. As a result of a principle known as vicarious liability, your employer will be responsible for all actions of their employees, whether negligent or otherwise. This means that the employer will be liable for any injuries that a staff member has suffered at work. Employers are required by law to take out liability insurance to cover claims by employees that have suffered injuries at work.
Common Work-Related Personal Injury Claims in Edinburgh
Free Legal Justice sees numerous accidents at work which result in our clients instituting personal injury claims against their employers. The list of different of personal injury claims that employees can suffer for accidents at work is extremely long. Some of the more common reported injuries that Free Legal Justice has dealt with over the years include:
- Puncture wounds
Any part of your body could be damaged because of a puncture wound, caused by stepping on a sharp object in the workplace, or by a power tool or other dangerous machinery making contact with hard or soft tissue of your body. A puncture wound can limit the employee’s ability to walk, run, stand, lift and carry things. If a puncture wound is in a dangerous place like an abdomen, head or chest, it could cause much more life-threatening injury.
- Sprains and strains
A worker can easily twist his or her ankle or wrist in the workplace. A twisted joint can result in a strain or a sprain. Naturally, the severity of your personal injury will determine your recovery period. Generally, the initial treatment of a sprain includes resting and protecting the area for at least a week until swelling goes down. This is followed by a period of one to two weeks of light exercise rehabilitation to restore range of motion, strength, and flexibility. In personal injury cases surgery may be required, and it can take several more weeks to several months for your life to return to normal.
- Chemical spills and burns
Harmful substances and fire can cause severe burn injuries to the internal and external parts of your body. Employees in the health, science and manufacturing industries are at risk of harmful substances and employers should take careful health and safety measures to ensure that accidents of this nature are prevented in the workplace.
- Bone fractures
There are 206 bones in the body that can easily be broken in an accident. Your feet, ankles, hands, wrist, fingers and toes all have tiny bones that can easily be broken because of an accident in the workplace. If a worker is accidentally caught between parts of dangerous equipment or is crushed under the moving parts of defective machinery, that employee can sustain a severe ankle injury. If a worker is injured because of a car or other workplace vehicle, he/she can suffer multiple fractures in one accident.
Some fractures may require surgery for treatment of the injury. Depending on the nature and severity of a personal injury, it can take as long as two years to completely recover fully from the pain, and to revert to your full motion range and strength of the body part. In other cases, people are able to resume their normal daily routine within three to four months.
- Cartilage damage
When an employee suffers a severe fracture or sprain, they could injure their cartilage as well.
Amputations are disastrous, and can occur if an worker is caught in heavy machinery or dangerous equipment, or if they are injured in an accident involving a moving vehicle at work. If the accident is severe and results in multiple fractures or crushed limbs, injuries can necessitate medical amputation.
Road Accident Personal Injury Claims Edinburgh
Road accidents are one of the main causes of personal injury in the United Kingdom as a whole. According to the statistics released by the Department of Transport, there were 157 630 reported personal injury road accidents in the United Kingdom for the year ending June 2019.
In simple terms, a road accident is any type of incident that involves a car. Road accidents can happen for a variety of reasons and can lead to a variety of accident claims. A road accident could involve a situation where two cars collide with one another, or where a car collides with a motorbike or bicycle, and also include incidents where a pedestrian is injured by a car.
Car Accident In Edinburgh Cause Stress and Suffering
Being in any form of car accident is a traumatic experience for everyone involved. Besides the emotional stress and shock, damage to the cars and possessions, a road accident often results in injuries to one or more parties. Injuries caused by road accidents can range from whiplash, to severe head injuries, broken limbs, and in extreme cases, death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, you may have a valid No Win No Fee road accident claim, and be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable No Win No Fee claims experts are here to help you institute a compensation claim if you have suffered any injuries and financial loss as a result of another person’s actions. At Free Legal Justice, we know that being injured in any type of road accident is scary, and our No Win No Fee accident claim team is here to lend a helping hand to guide you through the road accident claims process. Free Legal Justice will take over all the hard work from you once you begin the No Win No Fee claims process, leaving you with less paperwork and minimal stress.
Edinburgh Public Place Personal Injury Claims
Free Legal Justice has many years of experience in personal injury claims for accidents that have happened in a wide range of public places, including theme parks, shopping malls, restaurants and bars, parks, schools, theatres, carnivals and music concerts.
If you have suffered a personal injury whilst in a public place, and you believe this injury was due to negligence of another individual or body, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Councils, shop owners, businesses and public bodies all have a duty to take reasonable measures to prevent the public from being injured on the premises under their control.
Council Accident Claims In Edinburgh
If the accident that you suffered was on a council owned property, such as a public walkway or a council house rented out to a member of the public, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the local authority if the accident was due to their negligence. When we look at injuries occurring in public spaces, the accident generally involves a slip or a trip on a road or a pavement, which means that the local council will be responsible.
When instituting a personal injury claim against a local council for failing to maintain a road or sidewalk, we will need to prove that the local council was negligent in its duty to the public by failing to keep the pavement safe. This involves proving that, based on the circumstances of the case, it was not reasonable for the local council to let the public space to fall into a state of disrepair that it could result in a person being injured.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Edinburgh Will Help You
Free Legal Justice will guide you through your entire compensation claim, and can help you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered in a public place. Contact Free Legal Justice today for a free, no obligations discussion about your personal injury claim. A member of the Free Legal Justice team will be able to estimate the value and merits of your personal injury compensation claim once they have been through the details of the incident with you. Contact Free Legal Justice today to discuss the best way to get the lawful compensation that you deserve. The sooner you get in touch with the Free Legal Justice team, the sooner we can get you the justice you deserve.
What Is The Cost Of A Personal Injury Solicitor In Edinburgh?
Free Legal Justice offers all our clients with valid injury claims the option of proceeding with their case based on a No Win No Fee agreement. Under a No Win No Fee agreement, if your case is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a thing to your personal injury solicitor in Edinburgh for the work that the Free Legal Justice team has done on your case. For thousands of clients, this means that they will finally have access to the justice they deserve, and a fair chance to make a claim for rightful compensation, without any financial risk.
What Happens If My Personal Injury Claim Is Successful?
The good news is that you will never pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance for proceeding with your personal injury claim. A No Win No Fee agreement means that we will only get paid if your personal injury claim is successful.
If our personal injury solicitors help you to win your personal injury claim, Free Legal Justice will receive a success fee of an average of 25% of the compensation received as payment for the work that we have done to help you win your case. Your devoted personal injury solicitor in Edinburgh will be sure to discuss the success fee with you upfront, and the agreed success fee will be confirmed in writing before we institute your injury claim.
What Happens If My Edinburgh Personal Injury Claim Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice bears the risk of your personal injury claim not being successful. In the unlikely event that your compensation claim is unsuccessful, we will not charge you any legal fees for the work done by our skilled personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh.
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. If the case does go to court, this insurance covers you in the unlikely event that you are unsuccessful with your claim, and in case the court rules that you need to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
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 personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh 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 personal injury claims handlers, so that your personal injury solicitor in Edinburgh can start your injury claim without delay.
What Information Do I Need To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
To correctly advise you on the merits of your personal injury claim, Free Legal Justice will need as much information as possible about the accident that caused your injuries.
You should keep all information and documentation at hand ready for your free consultation with one of our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh, including details such as:
- how, where and why the accident and resultant injuries happened;
- the name and contact number of the individuals involved in the accident
- the name and details of your employer if the accident happened at work;
- detail of your job description and daily tasks if the accident happened at work;
- nature of the injuries suffered or damage caused as a result of the accident;
- details of any medical reports;
- names of any witnesses to the accident;
As a standard part of the personal injury claims process, your personal injury solicitor in Edinburgh will send you for an independent medical inspection, where a medical officer will conduct a full assessment and write a report based on the injuries that you have suffered. This medical report will be used in support of your personal injury claim and will help to value the amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
During the process of setting out your claim and preparing your case, your personal injury solicitor in Edinburgh may ask that you to share any evidence that you have collected from the scene of the accident with us.
This evidence will be used in support of your claim, and may include:
- Names and contact details of any witnesses and any witness statements drawn up;
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Photographs of your injuries;
- If your accident happened at work, you should keep a copy of the official accident report book;
- If your accident was a workplace accident, details of the safety measures, policies and processes in place at your work, details of the safety training, protective gear and first aid equipment at your place of work;
- If it happened at a public place, the accident report book of the shop or public venue where you suffered the injury, the details of safety precautions, signage and procedures in place;
- Details of medical appointments that you have attended to diagnose or treat your injuries; and
- Details and receipts of any medication that a doctor has prescribed to treat your injuries.
Don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information right now. If you call our helpful Edinburgh team, you can receive free advice on the merits of your personal injury claim based on the information that you are able provide. Get in touch with Free Legal Justice as soon as possible- the sooner we have the details of your claim, the sooner one of our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh can get started on your case, and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
What Compensation Will I Get For My Personal Injury Claim?
In any type of personal injury claim, the amount of compensation that will be awarded will vary from one case to the next, and will depend completely on factors such as the severity of the injuries, the length of time needed to recover from injuries, the impact on the specific individual’s life, and any complicating factors surrounding the injuries. Free Legal Justice has resolved various kinds of compensation claims over the years. We know what compensation to expect for different categories of injuries and accidents. Your appointed personal injury solicitor in Edinburgh will be able to give you an estimated value of your personal injury compensation claim once they have carefully assessed the details of your case as well as medical reports of your injuries. In the meantime, for a broad guideline on personal injury compensation amounts, we have compiled the amounts for different levels of injury in the table below.
|Average Compensation Amounts In
Personal Injury Claims In Edinburgh
|Severity of Injury||Details of Injury||Examples of Average Compensation Awarded|
|Extremely severe||Victims are unresponsive as a result of severe brain damage and may be in a vegetative state||Between £240 000 and £345 000|
|Moderately severe||Severe disability due to brain damage, loss of feeling in limbs, personality change and/or a mental disability||Between £180 000 and £240 000|
|Mild||Minimal or no brain damage but might still have long term effects||Between £13 000 and £36 000|
|Extremely severe||Facial disfigurement; severe scarring or burns||Between £25 400 and £83 000|
|Moderate to severe||Simple fractures to multiple fractures and breaks in the facial area||Between £7 500 and £41 000|
|Mild||Less severe scarring to minor scars||Between £1400 and £11 700|
|The most severe||Completely blind and deaf||Around £340 000|
|Moderately severe||Restricted vision or loss of sight in one eye||Between £7700 and £46 000|
|Mild||Temporary loss of vision due to smoke, liquids or other substances; Struck/hit in the eye||Between £1800 and £7500|
|Temporary||Full recovery takes a few weeks||Between £1800 and £3300|
|Severe||Severe/multiple fractures to the nose resulting in permanent damage||Between £9000 and £19500|
|Moderate||Injuries not requiring surgery||Between £2000 and £26990|
|Mild||Simple non-displaced fractures with full recovery||Between £1400 and £2160|
|Severe||Paralysis, limb numbness, restriction in movement because of the injury in the neck and shoulder||Between £10 500 and £42 000|
|Moderate||Semi-permanent damage; damage that restricts movement in arm and elbow||Between £6 700 and £10 800|
|Mild||Damage to soft tissue that should recover within the year or slightly longer||Up to £6 700|
|Severe||Severe injury to the upper or lower back; paralysis or any relating issues to organs in the lower parts of the body||Between £33 000 and £137 000|
|Moderate.||Covering a wide range of back injuries such as compression of the lumbar vertebrae, ligament or soft tissue damage, any constant pain and/or any discomfort||Between £10 500 and £33 000|
|Mild||Strains and sprains, soft tissue injuries, a slipped disc, muscle pain||Up to £10 670|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of both arms, the amputation of a single arm, or partial amputation of one or both arms||Between £82 000 and £255 900|
|Severe||For major restriction and disability present in one or both the arms||Between £33 400 and £111 600|
|Less severe||Restriction in movement and/or disability in the arms with substantial recovery||Between £16 000 and £33 400|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of one or both hands; loss of use of hands||Between £120 000 and £171 900|
|Very severe||Total or effective loss of one hand from crushing and then amputation; partial amputation||Between £52800 and £77 400|
|Moderately severe||Finger amputations, crush injuries to the hand, penetrating wounds, deep lacerations||Between £24 700 and £52 800|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of one or both legs (full or partial amputation)||Between £83 500 and £240 500|
|Moderately severe||Injuries to the leg which has caused lifelong restriction in movement and disability||Between £23 600 and £82 100|
|Less severe||From simple leg fractures, breaks or soft tissue damage which has affected the muscle to leg fractures with an incomplete recovery||Up to £23 600|
|Extremely severe||The most severe ankle injuries that may cause deformity, degeneration of joints, and potentially amputation||Between £42 500 and £59 400|
|Moderately severe||Fractures, extensive treatment, disability because of ankle injury||Between £11 700 and £42 700|
|Mild||Ankle fractures, ankle sprains||Up to £11 730|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of one or both feet||Between £71 600 and £171 900|
|Moderately severe||Severe injury to one or both feet that causes restriction, fractures or disability||Between £11 700 and £59 700|
|Mild||Covering injury to a foot with high chance of recovery||Up to £11 700|
Get in touch with Free Legal Justice today by filling out the online form, or by calling us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317. One of our friendly personal injury solicitors will be happy to conduct a home visit, to discuss your toe amputation claim from the comfort of your own home.