Glasgow Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 17th May 2023. Welcome to our Glasgow personal injury solicitors guide. A guide to finding a Glasgow personal injury solicitor or personal injury experts who cover the Glasgow area to process a personal claim on your behalf. On this page, you should find all of the information that you need to begin intelligently making a choice, with regards to selecting the legal firm you want to use for your claim online.
However, if you don’t have the free time to read all of this guide, you can always give Legal Expert a call on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will be happy to help you through the process of starting a claim, as well as answer any questions you might have.
Do I Have A Valid Accident Claim?
When it comes to making a personal injury claim using personal injury solicitors, Scotland residents need to consider the concept of liability. If you are injured or become ill due to the actions of a third party, then, in theory, you have a valid reason to make a claim.
This is also true for accidents that are partially your fault. For example, imagine you are driving along, talking to somebody on the phone, and the car in front breaks far too sharply. You collide with the car. The other driver is at fault because he was not paying due care and attention, which forced him to break harshly when he saw an oncoming hazard. The defendant’s lawyer could make the case that had you not been talking on the phone, you would have reacted quicker and avoided the accident.
In this example, both the defendant and claimant are partially to blame for the victim’s injuries. The defendant would plead reduced liability as a percentage. For example, the defendant’s solicitor could plead that the defendant was only 70% liable for the injuries, and therefore, compensation would be calculated based on this.
If you are confused over the issue of liability, and whether you are eligible to make a claim, call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this guide. We will go over your claim with you, and let you know whether we believe you are eligible for compensation or not.
How Do I Find The Right Solicitor For My Accident Claim?
Finding the best personal injury lawyer in Scotland to process your personal injury claim is going to take some effort. Sensibly, you would only shortlist legal teams that are suitable to make your claim Scottish solicitors are registered with Law Society of Scotland. Solicitors in England and Wales UK are required to be registered with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA). However, being registered simply shows the legal firm was able to fulfil the registration requirements, it doesn’t mean the firm is necessarily effective at making injury claims.
Choosing the right legal firm is vital. The more skilled at processing a claim that your personal injury solicitors for Glasgow are, the better your chances of a positive outcome. It could also have an effect on how much compensation you win.
Some legal firms cover all legal services, from property conveyancing to criminal cases. Others specialise in a specific part of the law, such as intellectual property or contract law. And some, like us here at Legal Expert, have focused entirely on helping people win compensation for injuries caused by an accident. Call us on the number at the end of this page to find out how we can help.
What Are The Time Limits For Personal Injury Claims In Glasgow?
Per the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973, the standard time limit for starting a personal injury claim in Scotland is three years. This applies from the date of the incident that injured you.
However, the time limit works differently if the injured party is a child under the age of 16. In this case, the three-year time limit for starting a claim won’t activate for the child until the day of their 16th birthday.
For more advice on the time limits for personal injury claims in Glasgow or finding injury lawyers who can help start your claim in time, contact our advisors today.
Do I Have To Use A Solicitor In The City?
You might be under the impression that you are obliged to use a personal injury solicitor in the Glasgow area to process your injury claim. However, while you can use a local legal firm if you wish, this is not a requirement. You are free to choose any solicitor in the UK.
So, it makes sense to leave location out of the selection criteria when looking for the best solicitor for your claim. It is much more important that your solicitor has a proven track record of winning injury claims for their clients. You can always keep in touch with your legal team using the phone or email, so it really does not matter where they are located.
Legal Expert offers our claims service at a national level. We can help anyone in the UK, including Glasgow, by processing their injury claim. We can also arrange for local services, such as medical examination if one is required to support your claim. Call our personal injury solicitors for Glasgow on the number at the bottom of this guide to begin your claim online today.
You may need to have a medical exam with an expert prior to your claim. You could have this with a member of our panel of experts. These are located as follows:
Mark Innes Burgin
The Glasgow Station Clinic,
6th Floor The Connal Building,
34 West George Street,
151 West George Street
What Claims Can We Help You To Make?
Legal Expert can act as your personal injury solicitor and process a wide range of accident claims on your behalf. We can pretty much tackle any accident claim, from minor accidents such as slipping on a wet floor, through to major accidents such as a worker falling to their death from a height. No matter how you were injured, if a third party was at least partially to blame, we should be able to help you.
Some types of claims though, are seen time and time again. These frequently seen types of claims have each been given their own section below. If your own accident doesn’t fit into one of these sections, don’t worry, we can probably still help you. Call us on the number at the end of the page and talk to one of our team. Explain how your accident happened, and they will be able to advise you on whether we can process a claim for you or not. These are just some of the injuries that you could claim for, with suggestions of potential payouts as well.
|Brain Damage||Very severe||The person might be able to follow some basic commands. However, they will need full-time care and show little meaningful response to their environment.||£282,010 to £403,990|
|Neck Injury||Severe||A neck injury that is associated with incomplete paraplegia or results in permanent spastic quadriparesis.||In the region of £148,330|
|Knee Injury||Severe (ii)||Constant pain and limited movement caused by a leg fracture that has extended into the knee joint.||£52,120 to £69,730|
|Arm Injury||Less severe||The person will have suffered with significant disabilities. However a substantial recovery has taken place or is expected to.||£19,200 to £39,170|
|Back Injury||Moderate (ii)||Frequently encountered back injuries, that disturb the ligaments and muscles and cause backache.||£12,510 to £27,760|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious||A dislocated shoulder with damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus that causes shoulder and neck pain.||£12,770 to £19,200|
|Elbow Injury||Moderate or minor||Elbow injuries such as lacerations, simple fractures or tennis elbow syndrome. The recovery rate will affect how much is awarded.||Up to £12,590|
|Leg Injury||Less serious (iii)||Simple tibia or fibula fractures, or soft-tissue injuries, with minor ongoing symptoms.||Up to £11,840|
|Whiplash Injuries With Psychological Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,345|
|Whiplash Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,215|
Industrial Disease Claims
Industrial diseases or workplace illnesses are a common type of personal injury case. Every employer in the UK must provide a working environment free of health hazards to its staff. If the company fails to do this, and a member of staff becomes ill due to this failure, then a reason to make a claim will exist.
An important point is that the three-year limit in which you have to make a claim, only starts from the date the illness or disease is diagnosed. This means that it is possible to make a claim against a previous employer. For example, if you were exposed to asbestos dust at work, back before it was recognised as a significant health hazard, and you contracted asbestosis or some other asbestos-related illness recently, you would be able to claim against your old employer that exposed you to the asbestos dust.
For more information, you can even call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this page, or check this guide that covers work-related illnesses and diseases:
Different Types Of Medical Negligence Claims
Clinical negligence occurs regularly in the UK. Medical professionals make mistakes; they are only human. Some examples of the types of medical negligence that are claimed for could include:
- Accidents during a surgical procedure.
- Incorrectly prescribe medication.
- Wrong of late diagnosis.
- Allowing a patient to be injured in a slip, trip or fall.
These are some of the most common reasons why medical negligence solicitors process claims. If you are harmed by a medical professional, Legal Expert can help you to make a claim. Speak to our personal injury solicitors covering Glasgow, and we will explain how to claim. You might also like to read our guide to making a claim for clinical negligence at this link:
Glasgow Accident At Work Claims
If you were to be injured in an accident at work in Glasgow, a personal injury solicitor would likely be able to process a claim for you. This is because every company in the UK is required by law, to comply with all general and Health & Safety legislation that applies to their business, at all times. This means that they are legally obligated to provide a safe place of work for their employees. If they don’t and an employee is harmed, a reason to make a claim could exist. You can find more information about work-related accident claims in this guide:
Alternatively, you can give us a call here at Legal Expert, and we will talk you through the process of starting a workplace accident claim with us today. Call us at the number own at the bottom of this page to proceed.
Injuries Caused By Slipping Or Tripping Over
A slip, trip or fall is one of the most common of all claims that a personal injury lawyer will process. They can happen at any time, and in any place, such as:
- A restaurant due to spilt food.
- A supermarket due to a wet floor.
- A public car park due to a broken paving slab.
- A hotel room due to a torn carpet.
- An office building due to a faulty stairway safety rail.
A slip, trip or fall can really happen anywhere. There are particularly dangerous for elderly people, with brittle bones. If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall, Legal Expert should be able to help you. Call us on the number at the bottom of the page to learn how.
Serious Accident And Injury Claims
One thing you need to keep in mind when choosing lawyers for serious injury claims, is that these claims, more than any other, are likely to result in a large compensation payment. Therefore, how skilful your solicitor is at processing your claim could make a very big difference in how much compensation you get. Serious injuries include:
- A permanent medical condition that needs daily treatment due to organ damage.
- A loss of mobility due to paralysis, either full or partial.
- A lowering of life quality due to the amputation of a major limb such as an arm or a leg.
- An inability to be fully functional due to severe brain damage.
If you would like some detailed information that relates to serious injury claims, read this guide:
Once you have gone over the guide above, you can call Legal Expert on the number at the end of the page to begin your serious injury claim today.
Glasgow Road Traffic Accident Claims
The graph above shows a five-year moving average of road traffic accidents in Glasgow. It splits the stats into cycles and pedestrians and others. As we can see, road traffic accidents occur quite regularly in the Glasgow area. And they can cause various different injuries, with whiplash being just one example.
Legal Expert can process a personal injury claim for you, if you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was caused by another driver. And in some cases, we can even help you to make a non-fault claim. Our personal injury solicitors for Glasgow cover all RTA claims, no matter how severe. From a simple rear shunt, to a fatal car crash involving multiple vehicles. Call us on the number at the end of this page to find out how we can help you with you RTA claim.
Recorded Road Traffic Accident Statistics In The City Of Glasgow
The table below, shows key road traffic accident data for the Glasgow area, from 2015 to 2017:
No Win No Fee Glasgow Accident And Injury Claims
Legal Expert can act as your No Win No Fee lawyer, and process an accident claim on your behalf. This is a simple, effective and entirely risk-free way for you to make a claim. Due to the fact that you don’t pay us anything until we have actually received a compensation payment for you.
Can I Really Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
As your No Win No Fee solicitor, we won’t charge you a single penny to start working on your claim, and we still won’t charge you anything at all while we are processing your claim. No matter how long it takes to reach a settlement, you don’t pay a fee. If we fail to win you any compensation, then we wipe the slate clean, and you walk away owing us nothing. When we do win compensation for you, we take our fee straight out of the money received and give the rest to you.
Start A No Win No Fee Claim
Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Do you believe you have a valid reason to make a compensation claim? If so, let Legal Expert handle your claim for you. Call us on 0800 073 8804 today. Once our personal injury solicitors for Glasgow know a little more about your claim, we will offer you some free legal advice on what we think you should do next. We may also offer to process your claim under our No Win No Fee claims service.
Helpful Contacts In Glasgow And Scotland
50 Stewart St
Tel: +44 1786 289070
Opening hours: 24 hours.
High Court of Justiciary
1 Mart St
Tel: +44 141 552 3795
Opening hours: 9am to 5am, Monday to Friday. 9am to 12am, Saturday and Sunday.
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
84 Castle St
Tel: +44 141 211 4000
Glasgow Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
When do I receive my first compensation offer?
This could come anytime after the claims process begins, though it usually takes a couple of months.
What does a compensation offer consist of?
It would consist of both general damages and special damages.
What are general damages?
These are costs relating to your specific pain and suffering, along with a loss of amenity and psychological trauma.
How about special damages?
These focus on other costs such as a loss of income, transportation, medication and also any home modifications.
Should I take the first offer?
We would suggest that you don’t, because you’re probably going to receive a larger offer later on.
What happens if I turn down the opening offer?
You couldn’t decide to accept the offer further down the line.
What is a care claim?
This is a separate strand of the claim that focuses primarily on the aftercare that you receive following the accident.
And what goes into a care claim?
This includes the gracious care of friends and family plus hiring a nurse and using professionals for chores e.g. gardening.
Opening hours: 24 hours.
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