Have You Or A Loved One Been Injured In An Accident In Scotland That Was Not Your Fault? Need A Solicitor? Contact Free Legal Justice Today For Free Legal Advice.
If you have been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault in the last three years, you likely have a personal injury claim. Often victims of accidents want to know what they can do to get fair and rightful compensation for the injuries they have sustained in an accident, but the thought of landing up with a huge legal bill puts them off doing anything to start their claim.
Free Legal Justice has a panel of Scotland solicitors that are here to help you. You need not worry about finances- there are different funding options available to allow you to make a compensation claim against those who have caused you harm, without the stress of being left out of pocket. Our Scotland solicitors want to help every person that has been wrongfully injured to claim the financial compensation they deserve- without the financial stress of legal fees. For this reason, our Scotland solicitors work with “No Win No Fee” agreements. After a first consultation and discussion with one of our claims team, one of our highly skilled Scotland solicitors will be happy to offer you a No Win No Fee agreement once we have assessed your personal injury case.
How Does A No Win No Fee Agreement in scotland Work?
A No Win No Fee agreement lets you continue with your compensation claim on the condition that if the claim is not a success, you won’t owe our Scotland solicitors any money. Put simply, it is a way for you to take legal steps necessary to claim compensation for your injuries, without any financial danger weighing over you. In short, your dedicated Scotland solicitor will only get paid if the claim is successful and you receive your compensation pay-out. Our highly skilled Scotland solicitors are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation for personal injuries, because they are extremely confident in their legal abilities and in success rates.
A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-savvy way to start a legal case. Once you have given a member of the Free Legal Justice team in 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!
What Will My Scotland Solicitor Receive If My Claim Is Successful?
The good news is that with a No Win No Fee agreement you will never pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that the Scotland solicitors working on your case will only get paid if they help you to win your case.
Our Scotland solicitors work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received in successful claims. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your compensation claim, the No Win No Fee team in Scotland will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that we have provided. Your designated Scotland solicitor will make sure to discuss the success fee with you upfront, before you decide to make your No Win No Fee claim, and this will be confirmed in writing between the parties
What Happens If My Claim in scotland Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of the No Win No Fee claim being unsuccessful. If your compensation claim is not fruitful, you won’t owe us anything. To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over your financial risks, your Scotland solicitor will ensure you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance. This insurance covers you in the event that you are unsuccessful with your compensation claim, and in case the court rules that you need to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
When Can I Use No Win No Fee Agreements?
Free Legal Justice deals with many personal injury claims in 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, our Scotland solicitors can help you claim rightful compensation for your injuries, and get you the justice you deserve. Our dedicated and friendly Scotland solicitors are available to answer any questions you may have about what transpired, why it transpired, what your next steps are, and whether you can claim compensation for the personal injuries you have suffered. Best of all, this legal advice effectively comes free of charge!
A few examples of personal injury matters that our Scotland solicitors handle includes:
- Accidents at work claims;
- Injuries in public places;
- Injuries sustained in car accidents
- Workplace illness and industrial disease claims
- Sports injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Faulty product claims
If you have suffered injuries as a result of another person’s actions, speak to our No Win No Fee Scotland solicitors today, and take the first step towards the financial compensation you deserve. Contact Free Legal Justice at any time of day, on any day of the week, by filling out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling the friendly No Win No Fee 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 Scotland solicitors without delay.
What Should I Do If I have Been in An Accident That happened 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. Misfortunes of any kind can leave you with injuries, and various levels of physical pain and suffering. If you are able to do so, check for injuries among anyone else involved in the accident to assess whether urgent medical attention is needed.
If there are any serious injuries in connection with the accident, you should call the emergency services to the scene immediately. If your own injuries don’t on the face of it seem to be serious, our Scotland solicitors recommend that you visit a doctor as soon as possible regardless, as sometimes an injury is hidden or late in developing symptoms. Make sure to keep records of any medical appointments and diagnoses that you receive. The medical report will also be important for your Scotland solicitor to be able to calculate your compensation claim accurately.
Call the Police Or A Manager To The Scene
If you have been involved in a car accident, it might be necessary to call the police to the scene of the accident. It isn’t always necessary to do so, and will largely depend on the situation at hand. If someone is seriously or fatally hurt, you need to call the police. If the car accident is a hit or run, you should also call the police, as this is now a criminal case. Lastly, if there is major damage to the cars and they are in a position where they are blocking traffic in some way, you will have to call the police to the scene so that they can move the wreckage and manage the incident. Keep records of all these details, as Scotland solicitors will ask for any reference numbers or police docket numbers in support of your claim.
If an accident happens at work and you sustain an injury, you should complete the workplace accident report book immediately, as far as possible in your own words. You will also need to report the accident to your manager so that your employer is aware of what has transpired. If you are unable to do so yourself, you can ask someone else to report your injury at work for you, but make sure that you record what happened in your own words in some form of email and communication. Your Scotland solicitor will use this report in support of your No Win No Fee compensation claim.
Watch What You Say
It is important to watch what you say in the aftermath of an accident. Tensions are high, and everyone is very frazzled at the scene of an accident. One of the biggest mistakes people make is saying too much after an accident. The less you say, the better, as you don’t want to implicate yourself in any way, or affect any future compensation claim you might have.
Gather Information and Evidence About The Accident
Finally, you should gather as much detail and evidence from the scene of the accident as possible. As a normal part of the claims process, your Scotland solicitor will ask you to share any evidence or details about the accident and your injuries with them, to use in support of your claim. If you can, take photos of the scene of the accident, damage at the scene, and any injuries suffered. Be sure to take down the contact details of all the individuals involved in the accident, as well as the details of any witnesses. Witness statements may come in handy for a future compensation claim, and can help to strengthen your personal injury compensation claim.
How Do I Make A Compensation Claim?
Once you feel able to, it is a good idea to speak to a legal professional who specialises in personal injury claims. Making a personal injury claim against those who caused you harm may seem like a daunting task, especially when it is someone you know, like your boss or the driver of a vehicle. We understand the stress and nerves that you may be feeling, and Free Legal Justice will be available to support you every step of the way. We aim to help clients get through this difficult time by removing all the stress, risks and administrative burdens from the legal claims process. Our claims team appreciates that accidents, both minor and serious, can affect people in different ways. For this reason our Scotland solicitors each case seriously and deal with each client on an individual basis, giving 100 percent of their efforts to ensure that clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve. Our Scotland solicitors will treat your personal injury claim discreetly and sensitively, and will place your privacy and security at the top of their priority list.
The first important detail that our team will check is likely to be the date of the injury or accident. Generally, any personal injury compensation claim has to be made within three years of the date of the accident, or within three years of the diagnosis of the injury.
The second important point is that someone else needs to be responsible for the harm or injury that you have suffered. To be able to claim compensation for personal injury, you have to be able to prove that someone else is to blame for the harm caused. Once we have made sure this is the case, and we have a clear idea of who is responsible for the injuries you have suffered, one of our highly skilled Scotland solicitors will help you to claim the maximum amount of compensation possible. If your claim is successful, you will receive a cheque for your compensation and get the justice you deserve.
Free Legal Justice has been dealing with personal injury claims for many years, and our goal is to help every client get the greatest compensation that they deserve, in the shortest time possible. Free Legal Justice’s 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.
What Will I Get For My Scotland 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 accident claims over the years. We know what compensation to expect for different categories of injuries and accidents. Your appointed Scotland solicitor will be able to give you an estimated value of your compensation claim once they have carefully been through the details of your case as well as medical reports of your injuries. For a broad guideline on No Win No Fee compensation amounts, we have compiled the amounts for different levels of injury in the table below. Note that these amounts are not to be seen as fixed compensation amounts, and are merely for the purpose of a broad outline of the different compensation claims.
|Compensation Amounts For Personal Injury Claims In Scotland
|Severity of Injury||Details of Injury||Examples of Average Compensation Awarded|
|Head Injury Claims
|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|
|Moderate||Memory impacted; reduced ability to work; can include change in personality and increased risk of epilepsy||Between £36 000 and £185 000|
|Mild||Minimal or no brain damage but might still have long term effects||Between £13 000 and £36 000|
|Facial Injury Claims|
|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|
|Eye Injury Claims
|The most severe||Completely blind and deaf||Around £340 000|
|Extremely severe||Partial to substantial loss of sight in one or both eyes||Between £45 000 and £230 000|
|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|
|Nose Injury Claims|
|Severe||Severe/multiple fractures to the nose resulting in permanent damage||Between £9000 and £19500|
|Severely Moderate||Severe injuries capable of recovery after surgery||Between £3370 and £4350|
|Moderate||Injuries not requiring surgery||Between £2000 and £26990|
|Mild||Simple non-displaced fractures with full recovery||Between £1400 and £2160|
|Ear Injury Claims
|Extremely severe||Complete loss of hearing||Between £77 000 and £93 000|
|Moderately severe||Complete hearing loss in one of the ears||Between £26000 and £38 000|
|Mild||Hearing loss in one or both ears; tinnitus||Up to £38 800|
|Shoulder Injury Claims|
|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|
|Back Injury Claims|
|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|
|Arm Injury Claims|
|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|
|Simple||Between £5200 and £15 000|
|Hand Injury Claims|
|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|
|Less severe||Crushing injuries leaving some impaired function||Between £12 340 and £24 700|
|Leg Injury Claims|
|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|
|Knee Injury Claims|
|Severe||Disability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage and soft tissue damage. Disability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage and soft tissue damage||Between £22 300 and £82 000|
|Moderate||Minor disability because of the knee injury, damage to the muscle, cartilage, soft tissue, that causes pain and suffering||Up to £22 300|
|Ankle Injury Claims|
|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|
|Foot Injury Claims|
|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|
Special Damages For Personal Injury Accident Claims
Special damages forming part of your injury claim include compensation for any additional expenses that you have had to incur as a result of the accident. This is a broad category of damages, and can range from loss of past and future income, to costs of counselling and therapy sessions, to traveling expenses, supplementary childcare expenses, as well as nursing and household adaptations that you have made to help you live with your injuries. Your injury claims handler will explain to you which amounts will contribute to your special damages claim.
It is important to know that special damages can only be claimed if you are able to present some sort of evidence of the expenses. You need to show that you have already incurred these expenses, or will in future incur these expenses, for example by presenting receipts, reports, payslips and other documentation relevant to the damages. Your Scotland solicitor will be sure to answer any questions you might have about the calculation of your general and special damages claim.
If would like to chat about the injury claims process, please get in touch with Free Legal Justice now by filling out the online form or by calling us on 0800 567 7074. If you are unable to get to one of the Free Legal Justice offices, one of our friendly Scotland solicitors will be able to conduct a home visit, so that you can discuss your case freely from the comfort of your own home.
Scotland Work-Related Injury Claims
A work injury results from 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 another person is to blame for an accident at work that has caused your injury, it is likely that you are entitled to make an 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 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 worker is at risk when of suffering a work-related injury, some employees are more likely to suffer harm and serious injuries than others. This includes people 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.
It is not always obvious who caused the accident at work, or who is responsible for whatever caused the injury. In most cases your employer is ultimately 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 an injury claim.
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 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 an employer will be liable for the injury that an employee 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.
Scotland Car Accident Injury Claims
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. All of these people may have been affected by the car accident in some way, and may have a potential compensation claim.
If you have been involved in a car accident, there are many possible injuries that you could suffer as a result. Your upper and lower body contain many types of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues that could be damaged in a car accident. These tissues provide support and hold the rest of your body together, giving you your flexibility and mobility. An injury involving these tissues could result in severe impairment for the victim of a car accident. Even if the crash happens at a slow speed, a car accident can still exert a huge amount of force on those inside the vehicle.
Passengers and drivers can be flung from cars and sustain injuries when they land, or an innocent bystander or cyclist could be hit by a car and be flung from the point of impact. In some cases, car accidents can cause extremely serious injuries including brain and spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis.
If you have been in a car accident and have experienced an ankle injury, you should consider speaking to a friendly Free Legal Justice claims handler today, to find out more about your injury claim. Our Scotland solicitors can help you to get the compensation that you deserve for the harm that was wrongfully caused to you. At the end of the day, if the car accident was not your fault, then you should not have to pay for your physical injuries or for the financial consequences of such injury.
Scotland Public Place Injury Accident Claims
Our Scotland solicitors are highly experienced in handling personal injury claims which 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 it 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.
If your accident 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 often involves a slip or a trip on an unmaintained road or a pavement, which means that the local council will be responsible.
When instituting a claim against a local council for failure to maintain a road or sidewalk, the claimant will need to prove that the local council was negligent in their 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.
You have nothing to lose- the first consultation costs absolutely nothing and places no obligations on you. We know that being injured in any type of accident is traumatic, and we want to lend a helping hand to guide you through the compensation claim process. To get in touch our Scotland solicitors, simply fill out our short online form, or call Free Legal Justice today on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. No matter what type of accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, we want to help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.