Coatbridge Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
If you have found this guide, you may be searching for ‘Coatbridge personal injury solicitors’. In this guide to making a claim in North Lanarkshire town, we take you through everything you need to know when making a personal injury claim for an accident which was not your fault.
In the guide below we start by take you through some of the the process of making a compensation claim, what you need to know about your eligibility to do so, different types of claims people commonly make, and what a no win no fee claim is. Through this guide, we hope to equip you with everything you need to make claim with our compensation lawyers. If you find you still have questions, want to find out more, or are ready to make a claim, you can call us directly.
Phone on 0800 073 8804 to speak to a member of our friendly team.
How Legal Expert can help you to make an accident claim
Whilst our offices are not in Coatbridge, at Legal Expert we operate nationwide through our solicitors and a panel of medical experts which we work with. These experts can help people across Scotland get the compensation they are owed for an injury or illness.
Our team has helped numerous people across the country to get the compensation they were owed, whether involved in a car crash which was not their fault, or hurt at work. With solicitors who have many years, some even decades of experience, in helping to make claims, they know the law inside out. We have an excellent track record of helping people in similar circumstances to yours.
Do I qualify to make a claim?
In order for you to make a successful personal injury claim through any solicitor or lawyer, there are certain criteria which you need to meet and facts which you need to establish. Firstly, the bulk of claims need to be made within a three year period. This can start from the date of an injury, or the date when you realised that an injury or sickness was connected to an accident.
You can find out more about the time limits in which to make a personal injury claim in this guide.
To be eligible to make your claim, you also need to show that the circumstances in which your injury happened meets these criteria. That is,
- The defendant owed you (the victim and claimant) what is called a duty of care. This means that legally had an obligation to keep you safe.
- That the defendant did not fulfill the duty of care identified above.
- That the breach, such as a doctor failing to diagnose a medical condition, is the cause of the harm you sustained.
When you talk to your accident compensation lawyer, they will discuss these criteria with you and will look at how it applies to your case.
Advice for finding the right lawyer or solicitor for your claim
If you choose to make a claim with our no win no fee personal injury solicitors, there are some things which you should know. Taking any form of legal can take time. It is difficult to say how long your claim will take until we have discussed it with you, but claims can take between a few months up to a few years to complete. All solicitors operating in the country are regulated through the Solicitors Regulation Authority, but the service you will get could significantly vary in terms of quality. Remember, your personal injury lawyer may have to have access to medical notes, and details of the financial impact of the accident on you. You need to find a solicitor whom you can rely on throughout the process. You also need to be able to trust the practical and legal advice they provide.
What should I think about when reading reviews of solicitor or lawyers?
We always recommend that you read reviews of both our own service and that of our competitors. This will give you a good picture of how we can help you. Reviews can be a great way to judge the experiences of previous clients. However, whilst they can be very useful, talking directly to a solicitor, or their representative is a much better way to find out more.
When you read reviews of different solicitors or lawyers, you can see the contrast between the levels of success fees which the solicitor will charge through a no win no fee claim. You should also bear these in mind when you look at how much they have helped people claim in the past. Remember, all injuries are awarded compensation through a banded system. This means there is a upper and lower amount for each type and severity of injury. To illustrate this, a serious injury to your wrist which has resulted in your losing mobility permanently could get a settlement between £41,760 and £52,490.
Will I need to work through a local solicitor or lawyer?
It is likely that you found this guide whilst searching for Coatbridge personal injury solicitors, thinking that you need to use a solicitor based in your local area, or where the incident happened. The idea that you need to use a personal injury lawyer in your local area is one of the most persistent and pervasive myths surrounding this type of legal action. You do not need to make a claim with a solicitor in Coatbridge, or even a solicitor based in Scotland. What is much more important than where their offices are based is the service that they can provide to you.
Different types of cases Legal Expert can handle in Scotland
Our nationally active service can handle a very wide variety of different types of personal injury claims in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, or across Scotland and the rest of the UK. As a team, we have a wealth of experience in both simple and complex personal injury claims. Due to our track record of successfully getting people the settlements which they deserve, we can help you through any of the following types of claims or more.
Work related illness and industrial diseases
Sometimes known as occupational or industrial diseases, work related illnesses are conditions such as sicknesses which are caused by your workplace. They can often be caused by unsafe working practices which may have brought you into contact with or exposure to materials and substances which are hazardous to your health.
To highlight the scale of this, in the year 2014/15 around 1.2 million people in this country were affected by an illness caused by their work. Each year, the HSE tracks in the region of 13,500 new instances of illness caused by their workplace. Additionally, as many as 800,000 people are still suffering the effects of an illness which was caused or contributed to by their work.
Medical negligence and medical malpractice
Medical or clinical negligence is the technical term which is often used to describe circumstances in which a patient has suffered due to negligence or malpractice on the part of any medical professional. Our expert solicitors are here to help you make a clinical negligence claim. We could help you to claim compensation from either the NHS or a private practice. If you have suffered further injury or illness because of the way your care was provided by the NHS you can also make a formal complaint through the NHS complaints procedure. Find details of how to do so here.
You can also find out more about our medical negligence claims service in this guide.
Injuries and accidents at work in North Lanarkshire
We have helped people across the country to claim compensation after an accident or injury in the workplace and very often through a no win no fee agreement. We can help you to make a claim for an accident at work in the North Lanarkshire or across the country if you have been injured whilst in the workplace, or elsewhere whilst carrying out duties for your employer. Your accident must have been the fault of another party (either in part or in full) and the accident either must have happened within the last three years, or the injury attributed to it be discovered in the last three years.
Slip or fall injuries in or out of the workplace
According to both the ROSPA and the HSE, slips and falls (whether in the workplace, or elsewhere) are the most common ways in which people sustain injuries. They are frequently a cause of people being harmed, but can be a secondary accident caused by something like being hit by something falling onto you, or otherwise being exposed to a dangerous situation. Across the town and North Lanarkshire, people have also fallen over due to damaged pavements or poorly maintained streets.
Click here to find out more about making a slip or fall injury claims against the council in this guide
Have you had a serious injury?
Our team recognise the vital role that making a successful claim with a personal injury solicitor could make to the life of someone who has been the victim of a serious injury. Our team will work with you to relieve the pressure which a serious or severe form of injury might place upon you. By taking the pressure off you, we help you to focus on your rehabilitation and recovery. Our team has helped people claim compensation for a variety of different serious or severe injuries.
You can find out more about how we can help you make a serious injury claim in our dedicated guide.
Coatbridge road traffic accident claims
At Legal Expert we have a nationwide network of solicitors as well as medical experts. They are experienced in helping those who have been the victim of a road traffic accident get the legal and medical help they need. No matter what has happened to you on the road, if someone else is to blame, we could help you to make your personal injury case against them. In the following section we look at statistics for road traffic accidents in North Lanarkshire.
Reported road accident casualties in North Lanarkshire
From the table below, we can see that accidents on the road across North Lanarkshire happen on a reasonably frequent basis. The statistics in this table show the number of people who were either seriously or fatally injured in the area in the specified years. This does not account for lower levels of injury, or accidents which did not lead to injury.
Statistics for this area show that in 2013 there was a total of 653 accidents in North Lanarkshire. This included;
- 575 accidents classified as slight,
- 72 which were serious,
- 6 accidents where there were fatalities suffered.
Whilst the overall number of accidents did decrease in 2014, the number of victims either seriously or fatally injured remained almost the same.
Contact us today to get the best personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim.
No win no fee solicitors or lawyers covering Coatbridge
If you do make a claim with Legal Expert, it is highly likely that you can use a no win no fee personal injury solicitor when making your personal injury claim. No win no fee is the more popular term for what solicitors and lawyers often call ‘conditional fee agreements’. These are a legal mechanism by which you can make a claim without having to pay your solicitor unless your claim is successful and not until it is. If we can offer you services through such an agreement it will mean the following for you,
- You will assume no financial risks and no legal fees to be paid upfront.
- That there will be not fees due to be paid till your claim is secured.
- Success fees will only be payable once your claim has been successfully concluded.
Are claims with Legal Expert made on a no win no fee basis?
The simplest answer to this is that most of the claims we work with are made through no win no fee lawyers. The solicitor or lawyer you work with through Legal Expert will charge you nothing if your claim is not concluded successfully for you.
How does this affect the amount of compensation which you will receive? By law in the UK the fees charged by a no win no fee solicitor are limited to a maximum percentage of the total settlement. This is currently 25%, though some solicitors may charge less.
This does not mean that you will lose 25% of your settlement. Whilst as much as this may be deducted from your award, in 2013 the amount of compensation paid out for injuries has been increased by 10%. This uplift was made to offset how the fees impact the amount of money received. Remember, for many people making a claim in this way is still the cheapest and easiest way to do so.
How to make a successful compensation claim
Our team are ready to answer your queries whether you are ready to begin claiming the compensation you deserve, or would like further information on how the process of working with a no win no fee lawyer works. Making the right choice about how to proceed with your claim depends upon having the most relevant and up to date information and we are always here to help ensure that you have this.
Start your no win no fee claim
We hope that this guide has illustrated that you do not need to use Coatbridge personal injury solicitors in order to bring a claim for an accident or injury which happened in this area. When you are ready to start your personal injury case, you can do so by phoning our team, sending us an email, or using the chat feature to request a call back.
Our lines are open from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm.
Helpful contacts and resources for Coatbridge
If you have been involved in an accident in this area, you may need to contact some of the organisations listed below for emergency assistance or help during your claim. You can also find some of our most useful guides here too.
Personal injury claims in Scotland
The process of making a personal injury claim in Scotland can be a little different to doing so in England and Wales. Find out the differences in doing so in this guide.
Car accident claims in Scotland
Have you been involved in a road traffic or car accident in Scotland? If so, pleases read this guide to making a claim with one of our personal injury solicitors in this guide.
Coatbridge Police Station
Tel: 01786 289070 – this number is for Police Scotland
Coatbridge Justice of the Peace Court
453 Main Street
Tel: 01236 751121
University Hospital Monklands Monkscourt Avenue
Tel: 01236 748 748