No Win No Fee Scotland
Victims of accidents make compensation claims to to make up for the pain, suffering and financial loss that they have suffered as a result of another person’s negligence. In this process, the last thing a victim of an accident needs is to be burdened by financial concerns. Many people who want to pursue litigation in civil courts have to have the money ready to fund themselves. Most often, this demands having pockets deeper than the average person. The reality is, that litigation can become an expensive process, and it can become even more expensive when a case is complex, when there are delaying tactics employed by the other side, and when there are extreme disputes of fact. For many people, this can mean that pursuing a lawful compensation claim for the pain and losses suffered due to an accident that they have suffered, is simply too expensive. At Claim Justice, we don’t think this is acceptable, and we want to help everyone to get the justice they deserve. For this reason, we have developed a no-win no-fee Scotland package to offer clients wishing to pursue legal claims.
No matter whether you have been involved in an accident at work, a car accident, or suffered a slip accident while in the supermarket, whatever the nature of your personal injury claim, Claim Justice has a panel of specialist No Win No Fee Scotland solicitors ready to provide you with a high quality service, and the best part is that our legal advice comes at no cost or obligation to you.
How No Win No Fee Scotland Works
Claim Justice tries to keep the entire claims process as simple as possible from beginning to end. Our solicitors are carefully selected chosen based on their friendly and plain-talking approach to the law, and to clients. If you would like to make a compensation claim against those who did you wrong, the first thing to do is call our helpline to speak to one of our expert accident claims advice specialists. Our team will ask you a few questions about the incident, how it happened, what your injuries are and who you think is to blame for the accident. If, based on the free legal advice that our experienced claims handlers provide, we believe that you have a valid accident claim, we will help to arrange a No Win No Fee Scotland solicitor to assist you in your case going forward.
In terms of your own participation in the legal claims process, we will need your help in the initial phases by providing the Claim Justice team with as much information as possible regarding the claim. This information will include, but is not limited to, details such as:
- Details of witnesses to the accident, so that your No Win No Fee Scotland solicitor can gather evidence and statements to support your case, especially if the case goes to Court
- Any photographic or video evidence, for example where you have been able to take a photograph with your cellphone or if CCTV is available.
- Details of additional expenses and losses that you have incurred as a result of the accident and your injuries
- Police reports, accident report books, or any other form of recording of the accident, if any were made at the time
- Medical reports or details of doctor appointments and diagnoses of your injuries and
- And any other supporting information.
Once your No Win No Fee Scotland solicitor has all of this information in their possession, the Claim Justice team will manage all the paperwork for you, including all the admin and correspondence exchanged between the parties.
In most instances, the No Win No Fee Scotland personal injury claims that we work on don’t actually land up in Court. We try as far as possible to settle No Win No Fee Scotland claims in this way, so that you can get the compensation you deserve as soon as possible and with as little stress as possible. That being said, even though the cases don’t go to Court, the legal process can still be expensive. This is why we continue to work with No Win No Fee Scotland agreements, so that clients are protected against expensive legal costs if the claim is not successful. This is exceptionally important for those cases that do land up in Court, as the legal costs will generally be higher based on the additional time and effort spent. To cover legal expenses and time spent on providing our legal advice, our No Win No Fee Scotland solicitors will charge a success fee of approximately 25% of the settlement amount that you are awarded as a result of a successful claim. If you are not successful in your claim, you do not pay anything. We will explain how this works later on this article.
When you seek assistance from an expert Claim Justice solicitor for your No Win No Fee Scotland case, you will get free representation and advice from an experienced legal professional, without having to pay legal fees upfront. A No Win No Fee Scotland Agreement does exactly what it says. Once you agree to make your compensation claim with Claim Justice, in the unlikely event that your case is not successful, you will pay us no legal fees. No matter how far your case has progressed or the amount of work that has been done on it, nor the reasons why the case was unsuccessful, you will not be charged by Claim Justice unless we can help you to win your case. In the event that we help you to win, we simply take our costs from your recovered damages awarded in the successful compensation claim. As you’ll clearly see, Claim Justice carries the risk of the claim being unsuccessful as all our hard work will be unrewarded. For this reason we conduct full merits assessments before we take on a No Win No Fee Scotland case, to ensure that the case has a good prospect of success.
Claim Justice’s solicitors will take as much time as necessary to guide you through the ins and outs of the claims process and the No Win No Fee Scotland package before we start to work on your claim. Our No Win No Fee agreement terms are clear and straightforward, and we will ensure these are explained to you in straightforward language before we commence. Your dedicated Claims Justice solicitor will keep you updated on the progress of your claim, and will always inform you of developments along the way.
The panel of solicitors at Claim Justice are all experts in their fields, and have many years of experience in No Win No Fee Scotland claims. Whether you are seeking to claim financial compensation for personal injury, or for serious injury of a loved one, we are here to assist you to obtain the justice that you deserve. By using our No Win No Fee Scotland package, you can rest assured you will receive high quality legal advice from a knowledgeable solicitor- at a cost that is within your budget.
What Is The Maximum Compensation That I Could Receive For My No Win No Fee Scotland Claim?
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. Claim 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 No Win No Fee Scotland solicitor 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 Injuries|
|Severity of Injuries||Detail of Injuries||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 £230,000 and £335,000|
|Moderate||Serious disability due to brain damage, loss of feeling in limbs, personality change and/or a mental disability||Between £170,000 and £220,000|
|Mild||Minimal or no brain damage but might still have long term effects||Between £10,000 and £35,000|
|Extremely serious||Facial disfigurement; serious scarring or burns||Between £24,000 and £80,000|
|Moderate to serious||Simple fractures to multiple fractures and breaks in the facial area||Between £7,000 and £40,000|
|Mild||Less serious scarring to minor scars||Up to £11,500|
|The most serious||Completely blind and deaf||Around £330,000|
|Extremely serious||Partial to substantial loss of sight in one or both eyes||Up to £220,000|
|Moderate to serious||Restricted vision or loss of sight in one eye||Anything between £7,000 and £46,000 depending on severity|
|Mild||Temporary loss of vision due to smoke, liquids or other substances; Struck/hit in the eye||Up to £8,000|
|Serious||Serious/multiple fractures to the nose resulting in permanent damage||Up to £20,000|
|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 £40,000 and £60,000|
|Moderately serious||Fractures and injuries requiring extensive treatment, disability||Between £10,000 and £43,000|
|Mild||Ankle fractures, ankle sprains||Up to £11,500|
|Extremely serious||Amputation of one or both feet||Between £71,600 and £171,900|
|Moderate||Serious injury to one or both feet that causes restriction, or disability||Between £11,000 and £60,000|
|Mild||Basic injury to a foot with high chance of recovery||Up to £11,500|
Your designated No Win No Fee solicitor in Scotland 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. Claim Justice assesses the value of all potential claims in free, confidential consultations once clients have provide the Claim Justice team with the details of their accident.
Special Damages Forming Part No Win No Fee Scotland Claims
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 No Win No Fee solicitor in Scotland 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.
Is There A Time Period For Making My No Win No Fee Scotland Claim?
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, the dedicated No Win No Fee Scotland team will guide you through these queries.
To get in touch with Claim justice about your No Win No Fee Scotland case today, simply fill out the short online query form and wait for us to call you back, or call Claim 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.
Car Accident No Win No Fee Scotland Claims
Car accidents are one of the main causes of personal injury in the United Kingdom. According to the statistics released by the Department of Transport, there were over 150 500 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.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may have the basis for a lawful car accident claim, and be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable personal injury 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 Claim Justice, we know that being injured in any type of car accident is scary, and our No Win No Fee Scotland team is here to lend a helping hand to guide you through the car accident claim process. Claim Justice will take over all the hard work from you during the claims process, leaving you with less paperwork and reduced stress.
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 Scotland 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.
Work Accident No Win No Fee Scotland Claims
An accident at work is essentially an unplanned (but often anticipatable) incident that transpires at a workplace because of specific circumstances at the work premises, because of how a job is carried out, 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 do your daily job, you do not expect to be involved in an accident at work which has been caused by your employer’s negligence. Your employer has a legal duty make sure your workplace is safe and secure, whether you work in the construction industry, in an office, or in a supermarket. This includes employers undertaking and conducting continuous risk assessments and providing sufficient health and safety training to members of staff.
Some jobs are generally more likely when it comes to 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 at work seriously and many fail to take sufficient precautions and measures necessary to protect employees from accidents at work. This can result in employees suffering from all kinds of injuries. 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 will be legally responsible for any harm that you may suffer at your place of work as a result of another person’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, or our employer’s failure to provide you with proper safety equipment, at the end of the day it is your employer that is legally 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 a work accident claim that you institute against your employer, even if factually they appear to have caused the incident. This is because of a principle called vicarious liability, which makes all employers liable for the actions of their employees.
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.
Public Place No Win No Fee Scotland Claims
Claim Justice has many years of experience in handling personal injury claims which have happened in a wide range of public places, including theme parks, shopping centres, restaurants, pubs and bars, parks, schools, libraries, theatres, and music concerts.
If you have suffered an injury while you were in a public place, and you believe this 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. If your injuries happened while you were on a council owned property, such as a public walkway or a library, and the accident could have been prevented by the authority in some way, then you may be able to make a compensation claim against the local authority. 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 if we can prove that it was their action, or lack of action, that was the cause of the accident that you were involved in.
When instituting a claim against a council for failing to maintain a road or sidewalk, our No Win No Fee Scotland solicitor will therefore need to have the means 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 (you or a loved one) being injured.
Contact Claim 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 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 No Win No Fee Scotland team, so that we can start your compensation claim without delay.