Ayr and Ayrshire Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
On this page, you will find a guide to finding the options of a Ayr personal injury solicitor to process a personal accident claim for you. It contains all the information that you will need to educate yourself about issues such as your eligibility to make a claim, and how to choose the best legal firm to represent you.
If you don’t have time to read all of this guide, please feel free to just read the sections that are important to you. If you have any questions, give Legal Expert a call on 0800 073 8804, and one of our team will get you the answers you need.
Do I Have A Legitimate Personal Injury Claim?
Before you begin looking for an personal injury solicitor to process your claim, you need to be sure that you are actually eligible to make one. If you have come to harm through an event that was at least partially caused by a third-party, you should have a valid reason to make a claim. The harm can be a physical injury, an illness, or psychological damage such as shock, stress or post-traumatic stress disorder.
If you are partially to blame for the event that caused you harm, you should still be able to claim. However, the defendant would then plead a lowered percentage of liability. For example, if you fell down a manhole from which the cover had been removed, while checking Facebook on your phone. You would be partially to blame, as you were using your phone, instead of paying attention to your surroundings. But the manhole cover should never have been left off without a safety barrier being put in place. In this case, the defendant might claim to be 80% liable, as your own actions partially contributed to the accident happening.
If you are still confused over the issue of liability in your own case, then give Legal Expert a call on the number at the end of this guide, and we can let you know who we think was liable for your accident.
How Do I Get The Best Solicitor For My Accident Claim In Scotland?
When choosing personal injury solicitors, Scotland residents should keep in mind the fact that how proficient their legal team is at processing their claim, will have an effect on the outcome of the claim. The more proficient your solicitor, the higher the chance of you winning your claim, and the higher the compensation settlement could be. Ask any solicitor you are considering the three questions below:
- Have you handled a case similar to mine in the last year?
- Can you arrange for me to have a local medical examination to support my claim?
- Can you take on my claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?
Every solicitor in Scotland must register with the Law Society of Scotland. However, registration is not a measure of proficiency, simply that the legal firm could meet all the registration requirements.
A further consideration is what type of law the legal firm specialises in. Some specialise on only specific parts of the law, such as contract law or intellectual property law for example. Others are happy to take on any legal work, from certifying documents, to criminal cases. And some, like us here at Legal Expert, are 100% focused on helping accident victims get the compensation that they are eligible to receive. Call us on the number at the end of this page to learn how we can help.
What To Look At When Reading Reviews Of Solicitors In Ayr?
If you intend to use reviews of solicitors to create a shortlist of potential legal firms to process your claim, there are a number of considerations that you should keep in mind. These are:
- Was the lawyer able to offer to handle the claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?
- If the lawyer did offer a CFA, what was the percentage that they charged for their fees?
- Is the review you are reding new enough to be useful?
- Is the review you are reading based on a compensation claim similar to yours?
- Is the review positive, negative, or a little of both?
The answers to questions such as these, will ensure that you are looking at, and comparing the right facts when reading reviews. For some real-world advice, you can always speak to one of the Legal Expert team by calling the number at the end of this page. They will be able to help you get your claim started.
Will I Need To Use A Solicitor Nearby Me?
You may think that you have to use a local personal injury solicitor in Ayr. You would be wrong though, as you are free to use any legal team you wish, regardless of where they are based in the UK. Of course, with a local firm, you can always walk in and talk to your solicitor. However, using email and the phone you can keep in touch with your lawyer easily wherever they are.
Instead of worrying about the solicitor’s location, you should be looking for one that is going to make a good job of processing your claim for you. The better your solicitor is at providing this service, the higher the chance you have of winning, and also of being awarded more compensation.
Legal Expert operates our claims service across the whole of the UK, including Ayr. We specialise in processing accident and injury claims on behalf of our clients. Call us on the number at the bottom of this guide, and we can get started with your claim today.
Scotland And UK Accident Claims Which Our Team Can Handle
Legal Expert should be able to help you with any personal injury claim where a third party is at least partially responsible. We can also assist with certain non-fault accidents as well. However, there are some very common types of claim that we see frequently. We have gone into detail covering some of these common claim types in the following sections. If your claim doesn’t fit into any of these sections, we can still help you. Call us on the number at the bottom of this guide and tell us about your accident. One of our team will let you know how we can help you with your claim.
Scottish injury lawyers should be able to process a claim for you if you have contracted an illness or disease at work. Your employer in Ayr, should provide you with a healthy, hazard-free working environment. When they don’t, and it leads to an employee becoming ill, then they could be liable to pay compensation.
Because the three-year time limit to make a claim runs from the date the illness or disease is first diagnosed, you are able to claim against previous employers. Even if the event which triggered the illness was many years ago, you should still be able to claim. For example, if you were a miner in a previous job, and have recently contracted lung problems that were likely caused by working in a mine. You would be able to claim against the company you worked for back when you were a miner.
Legal Expert can help you to make workplace illness of disease claims. Please call us on the number at the bottom of this guide to proceed. You can also check out our full guide to workplace illnesses at this link:
Medical Negligence At Hospitals And Practices In Ayr And Ayrshire
The graph above shows the number of deaths, split by age in, Ayr for 2017. Note how those aged around 80 years seem to be the spike. It is likely that many of these people would have been admitted to the hospital before they died. And an even smaller subset may have been the victims of some kind of clinical negligence. Clinical negligence will have occurred when:
- A medical professional had a duty of care towards a patient they were treating, and
- The medical professional failed to fulfil this duty of care, and this caused harm to the patient, and
- The failure in duty of care that caused harm, could have been avoided in some fashion.
If the above statement is true in your case, then Legal Expert can act as your medical negligence solicitors and help you to claim compensation. You might find the guide at the link below to be of use; it covers clinical negligence claims:
Claims For Accidents At Work In Ayr
As with the section on workplace illness above, your employer has to comply with all of the Health & Safety legislation that pertains to their industry. This includes all of the H&SE guidelines for making sure that employees have a safe place to work.
Failing to comply will all legal requirements, leading to an accident that injured a member of staff, would leave the company liable to pay compensation. Legal Expert can help you to make a workplace accident claim. Give us a call on the number at the end of this page to learn how. You can also read over our full guide to work accident claims at this link:
Trip, Fall And Slip Injuries
Slips, trips and falls are very common accidents. They can cause injuries ranging from minor sprains, through to a fracture of the pelvis, or even death in extreme cases. The elderly are especially at risk from this type of accident, brittle bones can be broken much easier. Typical slip, trip and fall hazards include:
- Wet or dirty floors.
- Damage floor coverings such as carpets, tiles and floorboards.
- Broken curbstones and paving slabs in the street.
- Obstructions left on a public footpath or in a publicly accessible building.
- Potholes and uneven tarmac and other road coverings.
If you have been injured in a slip, trip or all accident, Legal Expert should be able to process a compensation claim for you. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to proceed. Alternatively, you can take a look at our full guide to slips, trips and falls here:
Serious Injury Claims
If you are trying to choose lawyers for serious injury claims, there is something you must consider before you make a choice. These claims often result in significantly large compensation payments. If you don’t use the most competent legal team to process your claim, you could potentially leave tens of thousands of pounds on the table. These are all examples of serious injuries:
- Damaged or removed internal
- Amputated arm, leg, hand or foot.
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia.
- Serious, permanent brain damage.
- Severe psychological problems.
If you have been involved in an accident that caused a serious injury, let Legal Expert help you get the maximum level of compensation possible. Just give us a call on the number at the bottom of the page, and tell us about your injuries. One of our team will let you know how we can help. You may also like to read this guide below, that focuses on serious injury claims:
South Ayrshire Road Traffic Accident Claims
Road traffic accidents are the single most common type of accident in Ayr each year. Legal Expert processes more RTA claims than any other type of claim. We can cover everything from mild whiplash caused by a read shunt, to a fatality caused in a multi-vehicle pileup in Ayr.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in Ayr, call Legal Expert today, using the number at the end of the page, and we will get your claim started right away. You may also find this guide to RTA claims useful:
Road Traffic Accident Statistics For South Ayrshire
The table below shows statistics for road traffic accidents involving a death or serious injury in Ayr. It covers 2015 to 2017.
Can You Make A No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim In Scotland?
When it comes to No Win No Fee, Scotland residents have access to the same kind of representation under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), that is seen elsewhere in the UK. This kind of agreement provides a risk-free way for a resident of Scotland to make a claim. If you would like some more information on how this kind of claims service works, give Legal Expert a call on the phone number below:
Does Legal Expert Offer A No Win, No Fee Service?
Legal Expert offers our national No Win No Fee claims service as a simple, risk-free and effective way for residents of Ayr to have their claim processed. There is no fee to pay when we start on your claim, and no fee to pay as we process your claim. If we fail to win you any compensation at all, then we won’t charge any fee whatsoever. When we do win you a compensation settlement, we will deduct our pre-agreed percentage as our fee from the money we received for you, then give you the remainder.
Start Your No Win No Fee Claim Today
Are you ready to have Legal Expert process your personal injury claim for you? If you are, then please give us a call on 0800 073 8804 right now. One of our team will be ready and waiting to talk you through our new claims process, and also answer any questions you have about our claims service.
Helpful Resources And Information In Ayr
1 King St
Tel: +44 1786 289070
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Ayr Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Sheriff Court House
Tel: +44 1292 292200
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
University Hospital Ayr
Tel: +44 1292 610555
Opening hours: 24 hours.