Personal Injury Solicitors Perth
Have You Or A Loved One Suffered A Personal Injury In An Accident That Was Not Your Fault? You May Be Entitled To Make A Personal Injury Claim.
Free Legal Justice has a full team of personal injury solicitors in Perth that are available to give you free legal advice about your potential accident claim. Our personal injury team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to guide you through every step of your personal injury claim.
What Should I Do If I have Been in An Accident in perth?
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, 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 determine 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 necessary for your personal injury solicitor in Perth to evaluate your claim.
Report The Accident The Local Police Or To A Management Body
If you have been in an accident in the hotel or accommodation in a foreign place, you should report your injuries to the hotel manager. Similarly, if you have booked a package holiday or used a tour group to book a holiday, you should ensure that your accident is reported and the relevant individual. If you have arranged travel insurance, you should report the accident to your insurance company and seek advice as to your next steps. It is important to note that even if you have travel insurance, it is often required that you pay for your medical expenses first and then get reimbursed at a later stage.
If you have been involved in a car accident, it might be necessary to call the police to the scene of the accident. If someone is seriously or fatally hurt in an accident, you will have to call the police to the scene. Similarly if the accident is a hit and run, you should also call the police, as this is now a criminal case. Lastly, if there is severe damage to the cars and they are blocking traffic and disrupting other road users, you will need to call the police to the scene so that they can manage the incident and move the wreckage. If the accident is not serious, you should report the accident at the nearest police station as soon as possible thereafter.
If you have been injured at work, report the accident in the workplace accident report book and make sure your manager knows what happened. Keep records of all these details and accident reports, as your personal injury solicitor in Perth will ask for any reference numbers or police docket numbers when formulating your 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 very stressed at the scene of an accident. One of the biggest mistakes people make is saying too much after an accident. The less you say, the better, as you don’t want to implicate yourself in any way, or affect any future compensation claim you might have.
Gather Information and Evidence
Finally, you should gather as many details and as much evidence as you can from the scene of the accident. As a normal part of the claims process, your Free Legal Justice solicitor in Perth will ask you to share any evidence or details about the accident and your injuries with us, for use in your compensation claim. If you can do so, take photos of the scene of the accident, any damage at the scene, and photos of any injuries suffered. Record what happened in your own words as soon as possible so that you have a full account of what happened should you wish to institute an accident abroad claim in the future. Be sure to take down the contact details of all the individuals involved in the accident, as well as the details of any witnesses to the accident. Witness statements may come in handy for a future compensation claim, and can help to strengthen your case.
Once you are back in the UK, be sure to get in touch with the Free Legal Justice team in Perth to start your accident abroad claim.
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 Perth 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 Perth And Scotland|
|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 designated personal injury solicitor in Perth will be able to give you an estimate of your compensation claim once you have provided us with the details and medical reports concerning your injuries. The compensation sums mentioned in the table above are to be used as a broad guideline to the possible compensation available to claimants. Free Legal Justice assesses the value of all potential claims in free, confidential consultations once clients have provide the Free Legal Justice team with the details of their accident.
Special Damages In Personal Injury Claims in perth
To make a claim for special damages, you will need proof of those additional expenses or costs that you have suffered as a result of your injuries. 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 your personal injury solicitor in Perth will generally include in your claim are damages for:
- Damage to any possessions;
- Travel expenses, including travel to medical appointments and parking costs;
- Insurance Excess costs;
- Loss of future and past income;
- Prescription medication costs;
- Medical care, including physiotherapy and therapy 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.
Are There Time Periods For Making My Personal Injury Claims if the accident happened in perth?
Generally, you need to institute a personal injury claim within three years of the date of the personal injury, or within three years of the date that you discovered your injuries- whichever date is later. There are some exceptions to this rule, for example you may be allowed a longer time period if you are claiming on behalf of a child or protected person. On the other hand, if the personal injury was the result of criminal activity such as a hit and run, time limits may vary if the claim is instituted through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. There is also a possibility that you could claim on behalf of a deceased person, but the law around this can become complicated, so it is advisable that you speak to a legal professional before you take these steps. If you have any questions about the time period for making your personal injury claim, your dedicated personal injury solicitor in Perth will guide you through these queries.
why choose our personal injury solicitors in perth and scotland?
Our dedicated panel of personal injury solicitors in Perth have many years of experience in handling personal injury claims. At Free Legal Justice, we understand that a personal injury, whether minor or serious, can affect people in different ways. Our personal injury solicitors in Perth take each case seriously and deal with each client on an individual basis, giving 100 percent of their efforts to ensure that clients receive the rightful compensation they deserve. At Free Legal Justice, we are extremely confident in our legal expertise and claim success rate, and for this reason we are happy to offer a No Win No Fee agreement for all clients with a lawful personal injury claim. We provide you with more details on the No Win No Fee agreement below.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors Based In Perth Will Protect Your Privacy
Our personal injury solicitors in Perth will protect your privacy and safety, and ensure that your compensation claim is handled diligently, efficiently and discreetly. Free Legal Justice aims to make the whole compensation claim process as easy, effortless and stress-free as possible for you. You can rest easy knowing that you have an expert personal injury solicitor in Perth working hard on your claim, to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
To get in touch with a personal injury solicitor in Perth today, simply fill out the short online query form and wait for us to call you back, or call Free Legal Justice on 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. Our claims team is open 24 hours day, 7 days a week and will give you free legal advice on your potential personal injury 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.
perth no win no fee agreements from our personal injury solicitors
Our personal injury solicitors in Perth conduct all of our client’s personal injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you will not pay us a thing unless your compensation claim is successful. Free Legal Justice will carry all the upfront costs, meaning that you will only be charged a success fee if we help you to win your compensation case. For victims of personal injuries, No Win No Fee agreements are a great funding option for our clients to pursue compensation claims, without the risk of a huge financial burden.
No Win No Fee personal injury Agreements
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 us any money. Put simply, it is a way for you to take legal steps necessary to claim compensation for your injuries, without any financial risk weighing over your head. Our highly skilled personal injury solicitors in Perth 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 have a track record of successful claims behind them.
A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-savvy way to claim compensation for personal injuries. Once you have discussed the details of your case with a personal injury solicitor in Perth, and given them the go-ahead to continue with your compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis, your work is basically done. You can then sit back, relax, and let your dedicated accident claim solicitor do all the hard work for you!
How Much Will I Be Charged If My perth accident Claim Is Successful?
The good news is that you will never pay us any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that we only get paid if your claim is successful.
Our personal injury solicitors in Perth work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received. Your designated personal injury solicitor in Perth will discuss the success fee upfront before you make your claim, and this will be agreed in writing between the parties. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your claim, we will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that we have provided. Once you have agreed to make a claim, your dedicated personal injury solicitor in Perth will be able to answer any questions that you might have on the success fee.
What Happens If My Claim Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your claim being unsuccessful. If your compensation claim is not successful, Free Legal Justice will not charge you any legal fees for the work done by your chosen personal injury solicitor in Perth. That means that you will not need to pay us a thing if your claim is unsuccessful.
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 claim, and in case the court rules that you need to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
Car Accident Personal Injury Claims in perth and scotland
Car accidents are one of the main causes of personal injury in Perth, and in the United Kingdom as a whole. According to the statistics released by the Department of Transport, there were 157 630 reported personal injury car accidents in the United Kingdom for the year ending June 2019.
In simple terms, a car accident is any type of incident that involves a car. Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons and can lead to a variety of accident claims. A car 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.
Non Fault Accident Claims In Perth and Scotland
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may have a valid car accident claim, and be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable car accident 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 car accident is scary, and our personal injury solicitors in Perth are here to lend a helping hand to guide you through the car accident claim process. Free Legal Justice will take over all the hard work from you during the claims process, leaving you with less paperwork and minimal stress.
Passenger Accident Claims In Perth
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. Our car accident claims team in Perth is available at all times to discuss your potential car accident claim, and advise you on the merits of your compensation claim, without any obligation or charge.
Perth Accident At Work Personal Injury Claims
An accident at work is essentially an unplanned (but often anticipatable) incident that transpires at a workplace because of specific circumstances at the site or premises, because of the way in which a job is being done, or because of how certain equipment is being used. As a result of these circumstances, an accident happens and someone (usually an employee) is injured. The employee is then entitled to claim compensation from the person legally responsible for their injuries, and an accident at work claims process ensues.
You have a right to feel safe at your place of work. While you go about your daily job, the last thing you would expect is to be involved in an accident at work caused by your employer’s negligence. Whether you work in the construction industry, in an office, or in a supermarket, your employer has a legal duty make sure your place of work is safe and secure. This includes conducting continuous risk assessments and providing sufficient health and safety training to staff members.
Health and Safety At Work
Some jobs carry more risk of an accident at work, purely because of the nature of the daily tasks that employees are involved in. For this reason there are specific laws and procedures in place designed to help keep employees safe while they are at their place of work.
Amongst other things, this means that your employer has to ensure the safety of:
- the physical space at your place of work, including maintaining fire exits and escape routes;
- the system and processes at your place of work;
- the plant and equipment at your place of work, including testing any electrical equipment that employees might use at the place of work;
- the working practices, including first aid and emergency plans; and
- the protective equipment at your place of work. This includes ensuring that sufficient and reasonable amounts of protective equipment, first aid supplies, and protective uniforms are available to employees.
Unfortunately, not all employers take safety seriously and many fail to take the necessary measures to protect their employees from accidents at work. This can result in employees suffering from all kinds of injuries at work. Injuries caused by accidents at work can have far-reaching effects, influencing an employee’s ability to work properly, and in severe cases resulting in permanent injury or even fatalities.
Your Employer Is Responsible For Your Work Accident Claims In Perth and Scotland
Your employer is ultimately responsible for any harm that you may suffer at your place of work as a result of someone else’s negligence, whether the accident was caused by someone’s positive act or their failure to act. Whether your accident was caused by a mistake of another employee or joke played by one of your co-workers, at the end of the day it is your employer that is responsible for your safety at work. You don’t have to worry about a fellow employee having to pay out of their own pocket for an accident at work claim that you make, even if they actually caused the incident. This is because of a principle called vicarious liability, which makes sure that all employers are liable for the actions of their employees.
Financial Losses In Work Injury Claims
If you are worried about the potential financial implications that your accident at work claim may have on your employer, or about the status of your employment relationship once you have made a claim, you need not worry any longer. Your employer has employer’s liability insurance to cover any accident at work claims made against them. Every employer is legally required to take out this employers’ liability insurance, to ensure that they are able to pay compensation for any accidents at work without it affecting the business financially.
Many of the reported accidents at work claims that our personal injury solicitors in Perth deal with involve some sort of manual handling incident. The majority of these cases are a direct result of employers failing to pay the necessary attention to manual handling safety rules and processes. In many cases, lifting and carrying injuries sustained by employees could easily have been prevented.
Public Place Personal Injury Claims in Perth - Scotland
Free Legal Justice is 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 when you were 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 the public, to take reasonable measures to prevent people from being injured on the premises under their control.
Perth Council Injury Claims
If your injury happened on a council owned property, such as a public walkway or a library, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the local authority, as long as the accident was due to their negligence. When injuries happen 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 for your compensation claim.
When instituting a claim against a council for failing to maintain a road or sidewalk, our personal injury solicitors in Perth 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.
Contact Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Perth Today
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 compensation claims handlers 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 solicitors in Perth, so that we can start your compensation claim without delay.
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