Personal Injury Solicitors Scotland
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 Scotland 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 Scotland thereafter.
Our Solicitors In Scotland Are Here To Help
For a completely free assessment of the value of your potential compensation claim, contact Free Legal Justice in Scotland 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 Scotland 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 Scotland.
How Do I Make A Personal Injury Claim?
Once you feel ready to, it is a good idea to speak to a personal injury solicitor in Scotland 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 Scotland 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 Scotland appreciate that accidents, both minor and severe, can affect people in different ways. For this reason the Free Legal Justice team takes each case severely 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 Scotland will place your privacy at the top of their priority list.
Please Have The Below Information Ready Before You Contact Our Personal Injury Claims Solicitors In Scotland
1. 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.
2. 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 Scotland 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 Scotland Personal Injury Claims Service Is Free
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 Scotland 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.
Speak To Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Scotland Today
To speak to a personal injury solicitor in Scotland 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 Scotland 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.
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 Scotland 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 Scotland thereafter.
What Should I Do If I Have Suffered A Personal Injury In An Accident?
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 severe 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 severe injuries in connection with the accident, you should call an ambulance to the scene immediately. If your own injuries don’t seem to be severe 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 Scotland team to discuss your claim.
Call the Police Or A Manager To The Scene Of The Accident
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 severely 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 severe 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 Scotland 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. 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 Scotland 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 Scotland 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 It Cost To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
If our personal injury solicitors in Scotland 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 Scotland 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.
No Win No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors Based In Scotland
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 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 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 Scotland, 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;
What Is The Process Of Making Personal Injury Claims In Scotland?
As a standard part of the personal injury claims process, your personal injury solicitor in Scotland 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 compensation 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 Scotland 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 accident at work claim, and may include:
- Details of any witnesses and any witness statements drawn up;
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Photographs of your injuries;
- A copy of the official accident report book wherein you reported your accident at work as soon as it happened, or the accident report book of the shop or public venue where you suffered the injury;
- 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 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 Relevant Information As Evidence To Support Your Personal Injury Claim
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 claims team in Scotland, you can understand the merits of your personal injury claim based on the information that you are able provide. We advise 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 Scotland can get started on your case, and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
How Much Will I be Charged If My Personal Injury Claim 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 Scotland working on your case will only get paid if they can help you win your case.
Our personal injury solicitors in Scotland work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received in successful claims. Your designated personal injury solicitor in Scotland 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 Scotland will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that they have provided. Your dedicated personal injury solicitor in Scotland will be able to answer any questions that you might have on the success fee.
What Happens 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 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 A 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, Free Legal Justice can help you claim rightful compensation for your injuries, and get you the justice you deserve. Our dedicated and friendly personal injury solicitors in Scotland 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 Scotland 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
- Faulty product claims
If you have suffered injuries as a result of another person’s actions, speak to our Scotland 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 Scotland.
What Will I Get In Compensation For My Scotland Personal Injury Claim?
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 severe 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 personal injury claim we will also include out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
General and Special Damages For Scotland Injury Claims
Personal injury 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 personal injury solicitor in Scotland will go through the calculation of general and special damages with you in detail once you have decided to make a claim with us.
There are general guidelines used by lawyers, insurance companies and courts as to how much can be claimed as general damages for different levels of injuries in personal injury 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 receive will be influenced by factors such as how severe your injury was, complications surrounding your injuries, and how long you will take to recover from your injuries.
Evidence Is Important When You Make Scotland Accident Compensation Claims
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 special damages category is wide, and can include anything from costs of medical and rehabilitation appointments, additional childcare costs, travel expenses, loss of both past and future income, and broader medical expenses such as prescriptions, physiotherapy, counselling, physical home adjustments, as well as the cost of any special equipment that you might need during the recovery process.
Examples of General Damages In Personal Injury Claims
Mental or Psychological Injuries
As with other forms of injury, the amount of compensation awarded for mental and psychological harm will depend on how severe the injuries are. If you have suffered psychological harm that is ruled as temporary, and things in your life are expected to return to normal soon, your compensation claim total anything between £4,000 and £10,000. Where your mental and psychological injuries are deemed to be more severe or permanent, the compensation pay-out can be up to £50,000 in valid personal injury claims.
Upper Body Injuries
If you have suffered minor injuries your upper body, including your neck and shoulders, you may have a compensation claim of up to £6 000, depending on the level of your injuries. If you have suffered severe upper body injuries, such as a dislocation or fracture, you may be able to claim compensation of up to £29,000. The largest compensation claims will be for severe, permanent injuries such as paraplegia, where claims can total anything between £35,000. and £200,000.
Head Injury Claims
A head injury is a very severe issue and must always be dealt with carefully. If you have sustained any form of head injury, there is a risk that you have suffered some form of brain injury and you should make sure that you seek medical attention immediately. A person suffering from minor head injury, with no injury to the brain, may be entitled to claim compensation of between £3,000 and £6,000. If there is however severe harm caused to the head and the brain has also been affected, the victim may be entitled to over £20,000 in compensation. In the most severe cases of head injuries, where the victim is left completely unresponsive and has suffered permanent severe brain damage, a compensation claim can total over £200 000.
Back Injury Claims
Back injuries are risky, painful and draining. If your back has been injured in an accident, there is a high risk of spinal damage and it is important that you get a medical assessment immediately to prevent any further potential damage. Back injuries can decrease mobility, and in severe cases they can result in the victim being paralysed for the rest of their life. Accident claims for minor back injuries can reach up to £9,000 in value, while the most severe and permanent back injuries to the nerve root or spinal cord can result in pay-outs of up to £200,000.
Hands, Arms, and Wrist Injury Claims
It can be difficult to calculate the loss that a person might have suffered because of a wrist or hand injury. Minor hand and wrist injuries could leave you with a compensation claim of between £3,000 and £5,000, while permanent injury or disability accident claims can lead to compensation pay-outs of around £30,000.
Lower Body Injury Claims
Injuries to your lower body include all kinds of injury to ankles, knees, hips and legs. The amount that can be claimed for lower body injuries will again depend on factors such as the nature and severity of the injuries. Compensation for minor lower body injuries can reach up to £10,000. If you have suffered lower body injuries leading to permanent disability, loss of limb, or consistent pain, you might be entitled to compensation of up to £25,000.
Our Scotland Personal Injury Claims Solicitors Will Give You An Estimate
Your expert personal injury solicitor in Scotland will be able to give you an estimate of the value of your personal injury claim once you have provided us with all the details of your case. The different amounts of compensation mentioned above are to be used as a broad guideline to compensation only, and must not be seen in any way as fixed compensation amounts for personal injury claims in Scotland.
Special Damages In Personal Injury Claims
To claim for special damages, we 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 already incurred, 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.
About Free Legal Justice personal injury Solicitors based in scotland
The Free Legal Justice team only works with No Win No Fee personal injury claims. Our skilled personal injury solicitors in Scotland 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.
Why Choose our personal injury compensation solicitors who are based in scotland?
Free Legal Justice has a specialised personal injury team in Scotland that handles thousands personal injury claims each year. Our dedicated personal injury solicitors in Scotland work around the clock to help clients get justice, and receive the maximum compensation that they deserve.
What Area’s In Scotland Do Our Solicitors Cover?
Our Expert Personal Injury Claims Solicitors cover the following areas
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire
Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian
Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, Western Isles, West Lothian
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 Scotland;
- 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 Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Scotland 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 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 Scotland.
Useful Links For People In Scotland
Personal Injury Claims Advice
This link is from Citizens Advice about personal injury claims and how to apply
Rules and Legislation In Scotland
This link gives you free advice about rules in Scotland about injury claims