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Dumfries personal injury solicitors

Dumfries personal injury solicitors

By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 15th September 2021. Welcome to our Dumfries personal injury solicitors guide. On this page, you will find a guide to choosing a team of personal injury solicitors who can cover the Dumfries area to represent you in an accident claim.

Within this guide, you should be able to find all of the information you need, to begin understanding how the process of making an accident claim works. We will cover key concepts such as eligibility and liability, as well as some of the most common types of claims in more detail. You will also find an overview of the Legal Expert national accident claims service. This is in the last part of the guide, and explains why we feel this service is the simplest and most effective way for Dumfries residents to have their claim processed.

If you have any questions when you reach the end of this guide, or you simply want to proceed with your claim straight away, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on 0800 073 8804 who will be ready and waiting to help you.

How Our Personal Injury Team Can Help You Make A Claim

Legal Expert is a specialised team of accident and injury solicitors. We focus completely on personal injury cases, and have proven time and time again we have what it takes to secure significant compensation settlements on behalf of our clients.

We operate in a fully transparent manner, and are always available to answer any questions you have about your claim, and to keep you updated on what we have been doing for you. We won’t use legal jargon to confuse you; we explain everything in simple terms. We always aim to get you’re the maximum level of compensation we can, but won’t do anything that could put your ability to make a claim at risk. If you would like to know more about how we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to, please give us a call on the number at the bottom of this guide.

Check Your Eligibility To Make A Compensation Claim

Before you approach a personal injury solicitor and engage them to process your accident claim, you need to be sure that you are eligible to claim compensation. Typically, any time you are caused harm by the actions of a third party, you should be able to make a claim. The third party can be any legal entity, such as:

  • Another person.
  • A hospital.
  • Your employer.
  • Your local council.
  • Your landlord.
  • A restaurant, or retail store.
  • A privately-owned company.

All of these legal entities above could potentially cause you harm in some way. If they do, and they are found to be liable, you could make a claim against them.

This also holds true for accidents that you were partially at fault for. Just because you contributed to the accident in some way, does not mean that the third party involved is let off. They are not, you can still claim compensation from them, although at a reduced percentage driven by how much liability they admit to.

If the question of eligibility and liability in your own claim isn’t clear to you, please call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this page. One of our Dumfries personal injury solicitors will go through your claim with you, and let you know a) who we think is liable for the accident, and b) whether you have a valid reason to make a claim.

It Is Important To Have The Right Accident Claim Solicitor For Your Claim

When you are ready to begin making your claim, you should start to look for the best solicitor to process your claim for you. There are two very important reasons why finding the best legal team for the task is imperative, and these are:

  1. How proficient your chosen legal firm is at processing your claim, will have a direct correlation with your chance of winning your claim.
  2. A more experienced and skilled solicitor will have a better chance of winning you the maximum level of compensation possible.

Finding the right legal team is going to take some effort. You will likely have to call up quite a few and vet them, before you find the right one. To help with this process, try asking these three questions:

  1. I would like you to handle my claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), with your fee being dependant upon my claim being positive. Can you do this?
  2. Can you show me how you have won a similar claim to my own within the last 12 months?
  3. I may need to have a local medical examination done, so I can prove how severe my injuries are. Can you arrange one for free for me?

Any legal firm you choose should be able to answer all three of these questions positively. If you just don’t have the time to go through this lengthy process, Legal Expert can help you. Call us on the number at the end of this page, and one of our team will go over your claim with you, inform you of your options, and help you to get your claim started if you wish.

Should I Use Reviews To Compare Solicitors?

If you need some help with choosing a personal injury lawyer, you could use an online review site to help you to create a shortlist of potential legal firms to handle your claim. If you do, you will need to attempt to correlate the following types of information:

  • The age of the review.
  • The relevancy of the review.
  • Whether the review is positive or negative.
  • Any pros and cons that were listed.
  • Whether the solicitor offered a Conditions Fee Agreement.
  • The percentage the solicitor took as their fee.

Facts such as those above are the most important. However, it could still take quite some time to check all of the reviews. If you would rather take a shortcut, you can call Legal Expert on the number at the end of the page. Our Dumfries personal injury solicitors will discuss all of your legal options with you, and offer you some free legal advice on what you should do next.

Should I Use A Local Solicitor Or Lawyer?

Many people wrongly think that they must use a local legal firm to process their accident claim. This is simply not the case. You can use a local firm if you wish, but there is no legal requirement to do so.

With this in mind, you need to ask yourself the questions, is my local solicitor the most suitable for the task? If your local legal firm happens to be a personal injury specialist, you are in luck. But if they are not, then you are probably going to be better off looking further afield.

For example, here at Legal Expert, we focus solely on injury and accident claims. We operate on a national level, and can assist people in Dumfries to make their claim. We can also arrange for you to have a free local medical examination, if one is needed to support your claim. Call us on the number at the bottom of this guide to learn more about how to claim.

What Claims Do Our Personal Injury Team Conduct?

As a specialist team of solicitors that focuses on helping people to receive the compensation they are entitled to, Legal Expert can help you with any type of personal injury claim. We are happy to take on every claim, from minor injuries caused by a slip, trip or fall, through to helping a family claim for the loss of a loved one due to clinical negligence.

There are some types of claims though, that we help with much more often than others. You will find these types of claims have been covered in the following sections. If your claim doesn’t seem to fit into any of these categories it doesn’t mean that we can’t help you. All you need to do is speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page, and explain how your accident happened; we will let you know how we can help you with your claim.

We Can Help You Claim For An Industrial Disease

Every employer in the UK must provide a healthy place for their staff to work. If they do not, and an employee becomes sick because of their failure, then a reason to make a claim could exist. You have three years from the date your condition is first diagnosed to make your claim, so you will also be able to pursue previous employers for compensation, if they exposed you to a health hazard that caused your current medical problem. This is a legal requirement; it is not optional. If you have become sick due to your working environment, Legal Expert should be able to help you to claim. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to proceed.

We Can Help You Claim For Medical Negligence

Drumfries statistics

Drumfries statistics

The graph above shows the way in which the population in Dumfries is expected to age in the coming decade. As we can see, there will be more elderly people. Any of these people who are cared for by a home or other establishment, could become the victim of medical negligence.

Any time a person is harmed by a medical professional, and the incident that caused harm could have been avoided, clinical negligence could have happened. An injury lawyer such as Legal Expert would be able to process a claim for the victim. Please call our Dumfries personal injury solicitors on the number at the end of the page to learn more. You can also read our guide to negligence claims here:

A guide to claiming for medical negligence

Dumfries Accident At Work Claims

As with industrial illnesses discussed above, your employer must comply with all of the Health & Safety regulations that apply to its business operation, and also generic regulations such as the Occupiers Liability Act, which require them to provide a hazard-free working environment. If they fail to comply with this legal obligation, any employee who is injured due to this failure could make a claim.

Legal Expert is experienced in handling workplace accident claims for our clients, and we are sure that we can help you with your claim. Give us a call on the number down at the end of the page to proceed with a claim.

We Can Help You Claim For A Slip, Trip, Or A Fall

Under UK accident law, if a business premises such as a restaurant, shop, supermarket, bar, etc. fails to keep the floors and pathways safe, then they will be liable if somebody is injured in a slip, trip or fall. Common hazards causing these types of injuries are:

  • Spilt food in a restaurant.
  • Wet floors in a supermarket.
  • Torn carpets in a shop.
  • Damage pavements on a public street.

These are all typical ways that slips, trips and falls come about. If you are injured in this way, we can help you claim. Call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of the guide to start your claim today. You can also read over our guide here:

A guide to claiming for slipping on a wet floor

We Can Help You Claim For A Serious Injury

Serious injury claims often result in the largest compensation payments of all. These settlements are designed to cover the victim of a life-changing illness for their care needs for the rest of their lives. Typical serious injuries that our Dumfries personal injury solicitors can help you to claim for include:

  • Severe and permanent brain damage.
  • Loss of mobility.
  • Damage to, or loss of an internal organ.
  • Amputation of one or more major limbs.
  • Quadriplegia or paraplegia.
  • Mental damage.

All of these types of injuries would have a very serious effect on a person’s life. Legal Expert can help them to get the compensation that is rightfully theirs. Call us on the number at the end of the page to learn how we can help.

Dumfries Road Traffic Accident And Car Crash Claims

Road traffic accident claims are the most common type of accident claims we deal with here at Legal Expert. We have plenty of experience, and have successfully won compensation for our clients for accidents ranging from a low-speed rear shunt, to large motorway pileup. No matter how your accident was caused, if a third party was at fault, we can help you to make a personal injury claim. We can also assist with certain types of non-fault road accidents. Give us a call on the number at the end of this guide to proceed with your claim today. You may also find our guide to RTA claims at this link:

A guide to making a claim for injuries sustained in a road accident

Road Traffic Casualty Statistics For Dumfries And Galloway

The table below shows the breakdown of road traffic accidents in Dumfries from 2015 through to 2017.


No Win No Fee Compensation Claims

Legal Expert can offer our claims service under a Conditional Fee Agreement. What this means, is that residents of Dumfries don’t have to pay anything to have their claim processed unless it is actually successful. This means it is a risk-free way to make a claim.

No Win No Fee Solicitors, How Much Do They Take?

When we take on a claim under a No Win No Fee deal, we charge nothing at the time we start the claim, and nothing during the time we are processing the claim for you. If we don’t manage to win you any compensation at all, then we still charge you nothing.

Now, our Dumfries personal injury solicitors do charge when we win a claim, and the amount we charge will be a percentage of the compensation received. We will pre-agree our percentage before proceeding with your compensation claim. When we receive a payment for you, we will take our fee automatically and give you the rest.

How To Begin Your Compensation Claim

When you are ready to proceed with your compensation claim, all you need to do is call Legal Expert on the number below. When you do, one of our team will go through our new claims process with you. This involves asking you a number of questions, the answers to which will give us a good picture of how your injuries were sustained. Once we know enough, we will be able to advise you on how to claim straight away.

Contact Us Today

Are you ready for Legal Expert to be your accident claims lawyer to process an accident claim for you? If you are, then all you need to do to get the ball rolling, is give us a quick call on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will be ready and waiting to take the info we need to proceed.

Helpful Resources And Contacts In Dumfries

Dumfries and Galloway Divisional Headquarters

Cornwall Mount



Tel: +44 1786 289070


Opening hours: 24 hours.

Dumfries Sheriff Court

Buccleuch St



Tel: +44 1387 262334


Opening hours: Weekdays only, 9am to 5pm.

Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary





Tel: +44 1387 246246


Opening hours: 24 hours.

Other Useful Compensation Guides

Dumfries Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs

What is No Win No Fee?

This is a service that we offer to all of our clients to safeguard their financial interests when claiming.

How does this work?

So, you would only pay your personal injury solicitor’s legal fees if your case is victorious.

What do I pay my solicitor?

You would pay your solicitor a success fee as a reward for them winning your claim.

And how much is the success fee?

Though you can agree an amount beforehand, it’s generally a percentage of your compensation settlement.

What is the percentage?

Under the legal cap in this country, the percentage can be anything up to 25% of your settlement.

Now, what happens if I lose my case?

Well, in that scenario, you don’t pay your solicitor a single penny, hence the phrase No Win No Fee.

Do I have to pay anything beforehand or during the case?

No. The nature of No Win No Fee means that you only pay your solicitor at the very end.

And will all claimants have a No Win No Fee policy?

Those clients that have strong cases with a high likelihood of winning will benefit primarily from No Win No Fee.

Thank you for reading our Dumfries personal injury solicitors guide.

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