Personal Injury Solicitors Glasgow
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 the accident, 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow thereafter.
Glasgow Personal Injury Solicitors On Your Side
For a completely free assessment of the value of your potential compensation claim, contact Free Legal Justice in Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow.
How Do I Make A Personal Injury Claim In Glasgow?
Once you feel ready to, it is a good idea to speak to a personal injury solicitor in Glasgow 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 Glasgow is available to support you through every step of your journey. 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 personal injury solicitors in Glasgow appreciate that accidents, both minor and serious, 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 Glasgow will place your privacy at the top of their priority list.
Check Your Claim Details
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.
See Who Was Responsible For Your Accident
The second important aspect that our personal injury solicitors will ensure is that someone else should be responsible for the harm or injury that you have suffered. To be able to claim compensation for a personal injury, you will need to prove that someone else is to blame for the harm that has been 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 personal injury solicitors in Glasgow 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 Glasgow Solicitors Can Help With Your Personal Injury Compensation Claims
Free Legal Justice has handled 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 personal injury solicitors in Glasgow 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 speak to a personal injury solicitor in Glasgow today, 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 Glasgow 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.
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 employee that has been injured during the scope of work as a result of his or her employer’s negligence, or the negligence of another employee, 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.
Glasgow Personal 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow thereafter.
How Long Do I Have to Make Personal Injury Claim?
Generally, you need to make compensation claim within three years of the date of the accident that you were involved in, or of the date of diagnosis of your injuries. There are exceptions to this rule, for example you may be allowed a longer time period if you are claiming on behalf of a child or a protected person. On the other hand, if the accident was the result of criminal activity such as a hit and run car accident, time limits may vary.
What Should I Do If I Have Suffered A Personal Injury In An Accident in glasgow?
Step 1: Check For Injuries
If you’ve been injured in any form of accident, no matter where you are or how it happened, the first and most important thing to do is to seek urgent medical attention. Any type of accidents can leave you with serious injuries, as well as different levels of physical pain and suffering. If you are able to do so, you should also 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 further injury by getting whatever treatment or diagnosis that you need as soon as possible. The medical report will also be important for when you contact the Glasgow team to discuss your claim.
Step 2:Report The Accident
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. If you suffer an accident in a public place, ensure that you report to the manager or relevant individual who appears to be overseeing the area. Your personal injury solicitor in Glasgow will use this report in support of your compensation claim.
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 in the car accident, 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 Glasgow team will ask for any reference numbers or police docket numbers when they discuss your claim.
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.
Step 3: Gather Information
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 Glasgow 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 Will A Personal Injury Solicitor In Glasgow Cost?
If our personal injury solicitors in Glasgow proceed with your compensation claim, they will offer you a No Win No Fee agreement to continue with your claim. 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 the Free Legal Justice team any money. Put simply, it is a way for you to take the legal steps necessary to claim compensation for your injuries, without any financial risk weighing over you. In short, we only get paid if the claim is successful and you receive your compensation pay-out. Our highly skilled persona injury solicitors in Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 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 Glasgow, 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 Check Up For Injury Claims In Glasgow
As a standard part of the personal injury claims process, your personal injury solicitor in Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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:
- 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, then a copy of the official accident report book wherein you reported your accident at work as soon as it happened,
- If your accident was a workplace accident, details of the safety measures, policies and processes in place at your work;
- If your accident was a workplace accident, 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;
- If your accident was in a public place, 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.
Keep All Evidence That Relates To Your Personal Injury
It is important that you retain all information, reports, and receipts which could be used in support of your personal injury claim. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information right now. With a single call to our helpful Glasgow team, you can get advice on the merits of your personal injury claim based on the information that you are able provide. We suggest that you get in touch with a Free Legal Justice claims expert as soon as possible- the sooner we have the details of your claim, the sooner one of our personal injury solicitors in Glasgow can get started on your case, and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
What Will I Pay If My Personal Injury Claim Is A Success?
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 Glasgow working on your case will only get paid if they can help you win your case.
Our personal injury solicitors in Glasgow work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation that you receive for your successful compensation claim. Your designated personal injury solicitor in Glasgow will make sure to discuss the success fee with you upfront, and this will be confirmed in writing between the parties before we start on your case. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your compensation claim, your personal injury solicitor in Glasgow will receive this success fee as payment for the legal services that they have provided. Your dedicated personal injury solicitor in Glasgow will be able to answer any questions that you might have on the success fee.
What If My Personal Injury Claim Is Not Successful?
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 put in place ‘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.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of another person’s actions, speak to our Glasgow 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 Free Legal Justice 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 personal injury solicitors in Glasgow.
What Compensation Can I Claim For My Personal Injuries?
In any personal injury claim, the amount of compensation that you will be awarded for injuries sustained will differ from one case to the next, and will depend completely on factors such as the severity of the victim’s injuries, the length of time needed to recover from injuries, and any complicating factors surrounding the injuries. Free Legal Justice has been handling personal injury claims for many years. We are aware of the general compensation amounts awarded for different types and severities of injuries. Your appointed personal injury solicitor in Glasgow will be able to give you an estimated value of your compensation claim once they have been through the details of your accident and medical report with you.
We set out a general guideline of amounts that have been awarded as compensation for various levels of physical injuries in the table below.
|Compensation Amounts For Personal Injury Claims In Glasgow|
|Severity of Injury||Detail 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|
|Moderately 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|
|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|
|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 £1,400 and £11,700|
|The most serious||Completely blind and deaf||Around £340,000|
|Extremely serious||Partial to substantial loss of sight in one or both eyes||Between £45,000 and £230,000|
|Moderately 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|
|Seriously Moderate||Serious injuries capable of recovery after surgery||Between £3,370 and £4,350|
|Moderate||Injuries not requiring surgery||Between £2,000 and £26,990|
|Mild||Simple non-displaced fractures with full recovery||Between £1,400 and £2,160|
|Extremely serious||Complete loss of hearing||Between £77,000 and £93,000|
|Moderately serious||Complete hearing loss in one of the ears||Between £26,000 and £38,000|
|Mild||Hearing loss in one or both ears; tinnitus||Up to £38,800|
|Serious||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|
|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.||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|
|Simple||Between £5,200 and £15,000|
|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|
|Less serious||Crushing injuries leaving some impaired function||Between £12,340 and £24,700|
|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|
|Serious||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|
|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|
Your Personal Injury Claims Solicitors In Glasgow Will Help You Get The Maximum
Your designated personal injury solicitor in Glasgow will be able to give you an estimate of your compensation claim once you have provided us with the details and medical reports concerning the injuries that you suffered. The amounts of compensation mentioned in the table above are to be used as a broad guideline to compensation only, and must not be seen in any way to be fixed compensation amounts available to claimants. Free Legal Justice assesses the value of all claims in completely free, confidential consultations once clients have provided one of our claims handlers with the details of their accident.
Special Damages In Personal Injury Claims
To make a claim for special damages, you 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 incurred in the past, 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.
How can our personal injury solicitors in glasgow help?
The Free Legal Justice team only works with No Win No Fee personal injury claims. Our skilled personal injury solicitors in Glasgow 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.
No Win No Fee Service For People In Glasgow
Free Legal Justice handles most of its personal injury claims in Glasgow 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 personal injuries, and get you the justice you deserve for the harm that you have suffered. Our dedicated and friendly personal injury solicitors in Glasgow are 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 our personal injury solicitors in Glasgow team handle on a No Win No Fee basis 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
Why Choose Free Legal Justice’s Personal Injury Solicitors In Glasgow?
Free Legal Justice has a specialised personal injury team in Glasgow that handles thousands personal injury claims each year. Our dedicated personal injury solicitors in Glasgow 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 Glasgow;
- 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.
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 Free Legal Justice 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 personal injury solicitors in Glasgow.
Our Solicitors in Glasgow cover the following areas.
36 Forth and Clyde Canal
49 High Crosshill
57 Kings Park
68 Mount Vernon
69 Mt Florida
73 Old Balornock
80 Port Dundas
81 Possil Park
103 White Cart Water