Personal Injury Solicitors Stirling
Have You Or A Loved One Been Injured In An Accident That Was Not Your Fault?
If you would like to receive fair and just compensation for injuries that you have sustained in an accident that wasn’t your fault, but the worry of landing up with a big legal bill puts you off doing anything to claim this compensation, we have good news for you.
Our personal injury solicitors in Stirling 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 everyone 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 comes with no obligations to appoint one of our highly skilled personal injury solicitors in Stirling thereafter.
Find Out How Our Stirling Personal Injury Solicitors Can Help
For a completely free assessment of the value of your potential compensation claim, contact Free Legal Justice in Stirling 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 Stirling 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 personal injury solicitors in Stirling.
What Should I Do If I have Been Injured In An Accident In Stirling?
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, should you need it. 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 Stirling 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 will however need to call the police. If the car accident is a hit or run accident, you should also call the police, as this is now a criminal case. Lastly, if there is serious 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 Stirling team will ask for any reference numbers or police docket numbers when they discuss your claim.
If an accident happens while you are at work and you sustain an injury, you should complete the workplace accident report book immediately, and 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 happened. You can ask another person to report your injury at work for you, if you are unable to do so yourself. Your personal injury solicitor in Stirling will use this report in support of your compensation claim.
Watch What You Say
It is important to watch what you say in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Tensions are high, and everyone is stressed at the scene of an accident. One of the biggest mistakes people make is saying too much after an accident has happened. 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 personal injury solicitor in Stirling will ask you to share any evidence or details about the accident and your injuries with them, for 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 people 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.
What Do I Need To Prove In A Personal Injury Claim?
The first important point that your personal injury solicitor in Stirling will confirm is the date of the injury or accident. Generally, your 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 point to confirm is that someone else needs to be responsible for your injury or illness. 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 personal injury lawyers in Stirling will help you to claim the maximum amount of compensation possible from them by using a No Win No Fee arrangement. If your claim is successful, you will receive a cheque for your compensation and get the justice you deserve.
You Have Nothing To Lose With Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Stirling
You have nothing to lose- the first consultation with Free Legal Justice costs absolutely nothing and places no obligations on you to continue with a personal injury compensation claim thereafter. We know that being injured in any type of accident is scary, and we would like to lend a helping hand to guide you through the compensation claim process. To get in touch with us, simply fill out our short online form, or call Free Legal Justice today to speak to one of our personal injury solicitors in Stirling 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 compensation that you deserve.
What Will A Personal Injury Solicitor In Stirling Cost?
We have good news- there are different funding options available to help you to make your compensation claim, without the worry of being left out of pocket. 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 Stirling, 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 Agreements Work For Personal injury claims in stirling?
A No Win No Fee agreement lets you continue with a compensation claim on the condition that if the claim is unsuccessful, 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 the injuries you have suffered with the assistance of one of our personal injury solicitors in Stirling, without any financial risk weighing over your head. In short, by continuing with a No Win No Fee claim, Free Legal Justice will only get paid if we can help you win your case.
With a No Win No Fee claim, Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your claim being unsuccessful, and we will pay for the upfront costs of running your case. Our highly skilled personal injury solicitors in Stirling are happy to offer these conditional fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation for personal injuries, because they are extremely confident in their legal abilities and in their success rates. Of course, this also means that we won’t take on a personal injury claim if we don’t think we can win your case. It would not make sense for us to do otherwise, and this demonstrates our honesty and commitment to you.
Stress Free Personal Injury Solicitors Based In Stirling
A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-savvy way to claim compensation for personal injuries. Once you have provided the Free Legal Justice team with 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!
When Can I Use A No Win No Fee Agreement?
Free Legal Justice is happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements for a variety of personal injury claims. Whether you were injured at work, in a public space such as a shopping mall, while walking in the street, as a result of food poisoning, or a car accident, Free Legal Justice can help you to claim rightful compensation for your injuries, and get you the justice you deserve. We will usually only offer a no win, no fee agreement if, after analysing all the information available, we believe that you have a strong case and are likely to win your compensation claim based on our assessment of the merits of your claim, as well as based on the ability of the defendant to pay your claim if you are successful. Our dedicated and friendly personal injury solicitors in Stirling are here to help answer any questions you 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 our personal injury solicitoprs in Strling offer No Win No Fee agreements for include:
Accidents at work;
Injuries in public places;
Industrial disease ;
Dog bites; and
Faulty product claims
How Much Will I be Charged If My No Win No Fee Claim in stirling 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 personal injury solicitors in Manchester working on your case will only get paid if they can help you win your case.
Our personal injury solicitors in Manchester work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received in successful claims. Your designated personal injury solicitor in Manchester 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. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your compensation claim, your personal injury solicitor in Manchester will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that they have provided. Your dedicated personal injury solicitor in Manchester will be able to answer any questions that you might have on the success fee.
What Happens If My Compensation Claim in stirling Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your 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.
How Do You Calculate Compensation Amounts in No Win No Fee Claims?
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.
Special Damages For Personal Injury Claims In Stirling
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 Manchester 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 be awarded will be affected by factors such as how serious your injury was, complications surrounding your injuries, and how long you will take to recover from your injuries.
|Compensation Amounts In Personal Injury Claims In Stirling|
|Severity of Injury||Details of Injury||Examples of Average Compensation Awarded|
|Extremely serious||Victims are unresponsive as a result of serious brain damage and may be in a vegetative state||Between £240 000 and £345 000|
|Moderate to serious||Serious 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 serious||Facial disfigurement; serious scarring or burns||Between £25 400 and £83 000|
|Moderate to serious||Simple fractures to multiple fractures and breaks in the facial area||Between £7 500 and £41 000|
|Mild||Less serious scarring to minor scars||Between £1400 and £11 700|
|The most serious||Completely blind and deaf||Around £340,000|
|Moderate to serious||Restricted vision or loss of sight in one eye||Between £7,700 and £46 000|
|Mild||Temporary loss of vision due to smoke, liquids or other substances; Struck/hit in the eye||Between £1,800 and £7,500|
|Temporary||Full recovery takes a few weeks||Between £1,800 and £3,300|
|Serious||Serious/multiple fractures to the nose resulting in permanent damage||Between £9,000 and £19,500|
|Moderate to serious||Injuries not requiring surgery||Between £2,000 and £26,990|
|Mild||Simple non-displaced fractures with full recovery||Between £1,400 and £2,160|
|Serious||Paralysis, limb numbness, restriction in movement because of the injury in the neck and shoulder||Between £10,500 and £42,000|
|Moderate to serious||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|
|Serious||Serious 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 to serious||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 serious||Amputation of both arms, the amputation of a single arm, or partial amputation of one or both arms||Between £82,000 and £255,900|
|Serious||For major restriction and disability present in one or both the arms||Between £33,400 and £111,600|
|Less serious||Restriction in movement and/or disability in the arms with substantial recovery||Between £16,000 and £33,400|
|Extremely serious||Amputation of one or both hands; loss of use of hands||Between £120,000 and £171,900|
|Very serious||Total or effective loss of one hand from crushing and then amputation; partial amputation||Between £52,800 and £77,400|
|Moderately serious||Finger amputations, crush injuries to the hand, penetrating wounds, deep lacerations||Between £24,700 and £52,800|
|Extremely serious||Amputation of one or both legs (full or partial amputation)||Between £83,500 and £240,500|
|Moderately serious||Injuries to the leg which has caused lifelong restriction in movement and disability||Between £23,600 and £82,100|
|Less serious||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 serious||The most serious ankle injuries that may cause deformity, degeneration of joints, and potentially amputation||Between £42,500 and £59,400|
|Moderately serious||Fractures, extensive treatment, disability because of ankle injury||Between £11,700 and £42,700|
|Mild||Ankle fractures, ankle sprains||Up to £11,730|
|Extremely serious||Amputation of one or both feet||Between £71,600 and £171,900|
|Moderately serious||Serious 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|
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.
what information do solicitors in stirling require to start personal injury accident claims?
To correctly advise you on the merits of your personal injury claim, Free Legal Justice will need as much information as you can provide regarding 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 Stirling, 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;
Medical Report Is Needed
As a standard part of the personal injury claims process, your personal injury solicitor in Stirling will send you for an independent medical inspection, during which 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 formulating your compensation claim and preparing your case, your personal injury solicitor in Stirling 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.
Contact Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Stirling Today
Don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information right now. If you call our helpful Stirling 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 Stirling can get started on your case, and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
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