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Dunfermline Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

If you have experienced an injury in Dunfermline that was not your fault then you may be eligible to claim compensation if it can be proved that a third party owes you a duty of care that they failed to meet. In order to make a successful compensation claim we suggest that you seek appropriate representation from a personal injury solicitor that covers Scotland to help you navigate your way through the legal system. Taking expert advice will increase your chances of a successful claim as an experienced personal injury solicitor will help you to gather appropriate evidence, identify who was to blame and launch your case in the correct manner. Ring 0800 073 8804 and we’ll let you know what you need to know. Or, read the following to find out more.

Do I Have A Legitimate Compensation Claim?

Legislation is designed to protect victims and there is a considerable amount of case law out there to rely on when it comes to making a personal injury compensation claim. Legal Expert have a strong and experienced panel of personal injury lawyers who cover all the UK and are able to help you with your personal injury claim. If you are unsure about whether you have a legitimate compensation claim then please call us today and we will be happy to discuss the details of your case and advise you as to whether you can claim damages for your injury. In general as long as your injury occurred within the personal injury claim time limit of the last 3 years and there is another individual or organisation who was to blame for your pain and suffering, then you should be eligible to make a claim. If you have recently developed an illness such as mesothelioma which was caused by an event that happened in the past, you are still eligible to claim as long as your diagnosis has been made within the personal injury claim time limit.

Although you will usually have three years to make your claim, we strongly suggest that you seek legal representation as early as possible as it is easier to collect valuable evidence to support your claim soon after the event has occurred. In order to successfully win damages, your lawyer will need to prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care and then breached that duty of care. There also needs to be a causal link between that breach of duty and your injury or illness. Don’t worry if this sounds complicated, our panel of accident solicitors are here to help and explain the process to you in more detail.

How Do I Pick The Right Solicitor For My Claim?

Dunfermline personal injury solicitors

Dunfermline personal injury solicitors

It can be a little daunting knowing how to choose a personal injury solicitor to help with your claim. Although all lawyers are subject to the same set of regulations, levels of customer service, chargeable fees can differ widely between firms. We suggest that you find an injury lawyer that covers all of Scotland, that you feel comfortable with and who matches your needs. Identifying someone who has expertise in your area of personal injury is a good start. You may also find it helpful to use a solicitor who offers a no win, no fee service to avoid the need to pay any fees upfront. Legal Expert have the expertise and knowledge to deal with any type of claim. 

Reading Reviews Of Dunfermline Solicitors Can Be Helpful

When you are looking for a Dunfermline personal injury solicitor we strongly recommend that you seek reviews of firms but you need to bear in mind the most local firm isn’t necessarily your only choice. You may be able to find out more about Scottish claims injury lawyers via online reviews or perhaps from recommendations given by friends and relatives. It can also be helpful to speak to a solicitor on the phone to get a feel for the service that they offer. Be aware that the fees charged will differ from firm to firm. Ask for an outline of the premiums charged so that you can make an informed decision about who is best to represent you. Legal expert are available 7 days a week to answer any of these questions and advise you on our claims process.

I Want To Use A Solicitor From Outside My Area, Will This Matter?

You are under no obligation to choose a solicitor that is based in your area. You are free to choose a firm from anywhere in the UK that process Scottish claims. This means that you can search widely for representation that meets all of your requirements and charges a fee that you are happy with. Legal Expert are able to provide you with legal representation from an experienced personal injury lawyer that will cover your case no matter where you are located in the UK. The only thing that will need to be organised locally is your medical assessment. Legal Expert’s lawyers are able to provide an appointment with a healthcare professional in your area as they work with medical experts throughout the UK.

What Claims Can Our Nationwide Service Handle In Scotland?

Legal expert offers a comprehensive service Nationwide throughout the UK. Here are just a few examples of the cases that we are happy to handle on your behalf, no matter where you live. We can provide a solicitor who is an expert in your area of personal injury anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Industrial diseases

Industrial or occupational diseases or illnesses that are caused by the conditions in your place of work. Exposure to certain conditions or chemicals can bring on the symptoms of industrial diseases. If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer the symptoms of an industrial disease from, related hearing loss, to lung acquired illnesses and other conditions then contact us today and we can help you with your claim. Your employer is bound by legislation and regulations to safeguard your health and wellbeing whilst at work. If they have failed to do so, perhaps by neglecting to provide you with personal protective equipment, then they can be held liable for any illness that you develop as a result. Industrial illnesses can often have a long term impact on your health, they can even prove fatal. If you have been exposed to conditions at work that have resulted in an industrial illness then you have a right to claim compensation.


Medical negligence in the NHS or private sector

Medical or clinical negligence occurs when somebody working in the healthcare sector breaches their duty of care, causing injury to an individual. Medical negligence cases can include scenarios where diagnoses have been missed, treatments has been withheld for some reason, or incorrect treatment or medication has been given leading to harm of some kind. If you have experienced illness or injury that was caused by the negligence of somebody working in the NHS or private health sector then you may be able to claim damages. This may relate to something that has happened at Dunfermline Hospital or other Healthcare institutions in the area.

Accident at work claims in Dunfermline

If you have had an accident at work then legal expert can help. Our solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with accident at work claims. In one single year, 246,000 workplace injuries were reported according to the Labour Force Survey. Accidents at work leading to injury are not uncommon but you can do something about it. Your employer is bound by a duty of care to take care of your health whilst you are at work. If they have failed to do so and you have fallen ill or had an accident as a result then you are eligible to put a claim against them to receive damages. Sometimes the payout you receive is necessary to support you and your family through your recovery and rehabilitation.

Trip, fall and slip injuries

Slips, trips and falls can result in some nasty injuries. It is not uncommon to experience sprains and fractures after a trip or fall which may cause ongoing problems in the future. Therefore no matter how minor you think the slip or trip was, you may wish to consider a compensation claim. If the fall exacerbates an existing condition or causes long-term health problems further down the line it will be more difficult to begin the process of compensation after a significant period of time has passed. If you have experienced a slip, trip or fall and someone else was to blame, perhaps due to an uneven payment pavement, pothole, slippery floor or obstruction then you may be entitled to claim compensation, if someone is responsible for your accident then they should be held liable for their negligence. Slips trips and falls continue to be one of the main causes of injury in the workplace. There are also a high number of cases relating to public liability in the Dunfermline area. Speak to legal expert today to see how our solicitors can help you.

Serious injury claims

Here at legal expert we understand the impact that a serious injury can have on your day to day life. As well as the pain and suffering that you experience as a result of your injury, you may also experience loss of earnings and need help going about your daily tasks. If your serious injury was caused by a third party’s negligence then we will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. We understand that the damages you receive are often necessary to help you cope with the additional demands that you face as a result of your illness or injury.

Claims for road traffic accidents in the Dunfermline area

Road traffic accidents are not uncommon in the Dunfermline area. 550 accidents occurred within the local authority of Fife in 2013. Injuries resulting from road traffic accidents can vary from minor scrapes to serious life-changing injuries. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and someone else was to blame then legal expert can help you achieve the compensation you deserve. 

Road Traffic Statistics In The Fife Area

Fife road casualties indicating people seriously injured on the roads.

 201520162017
Cyclists9128
Pedestrians201623
Motorcyclists192225
Car occupants354229
Other153
Total849788

No Win No Fee Solicitors Helping Claimants Across Scotland

Many personal injury claimants prefer to use solicitors who offer conditional fee agreements, also known as no win, no fee. Claimants often prefer the no win, no fee approach as it means that there is no financial burden to start a claim.

Will you be offered a no win no fee agreement?

Legal Expert offer a no win no fee service with no hidden costs. This means that we will not ask you to pay a penny upfront. If you are successful in your claim then our fee will be taken from your final payout. We find that this reduces the stress on our clients who are already experiencing a difficult and traumatic time. This also means that we only take on cases that we feel confident that we can win. You can therefore feel reassured that if we take on your case, we think you have an excellent chance of succeeding in your claim

Speak To Our Team Today To Start Your Claim

If you have been injured or suffered an illness and think you may be eligible to claim compensation then you may be seeking some advice. Legal Expert can help. We have a friendly and helpful team of advisors who can answer your questions prior to making a claim. If however, you have decided that you would like to go ahead and make a claim against a negligent party then legal expert will provide you with a solicitor who covers the area of Dunfermline. That personal injury solicitor will then help you to begin gathering information and establishing blame. Who will handle as much of the case as they can, without troubling you with too much of the detail.

Call us today for more information or to begin your claim by calling 0800 073 8804. You can find further details at legalexpert.co.uk or you can contact us online to request a call back from a personal injury solicitor at a time that is convenient to you.

Helpful Contacts In Dunfermline and Fife

As well as contacting a personal injury solicitor, here are some useful contacts if you have been involved in an accident in or around Dunfermline. You may be seeking some additional support and so could use these contacts to find out further information, report an accident or collect evidence.

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Police Station:

Address: 2 Holyrood Place,

Dunfermline,

KY12 7PA

Telephone: 101

Web: http://www.scotland.police.uk

Opening Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Dunfermline Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court:

Address: 1 – 6 Carnegie Drive,

Dunfermline,

KY12 7HJ

Telephone: 01383 724666

Web: www.scotcourts.gov.uk/the-courts/court-locations/dunfermline-sheriff-court-and-justice-of-the-peace-court

Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs 09:00 – 17.00, Fri 09:00 – 16:30.

The office closes each day between 16:00 – 16:15 to allow the fines to be reconciled.Local Hospital:

Address: Queen Margaret Hospital,

Whitefield Road,

Dunfermline,KY12 0SU
Telephone: 01383 623623

Web: www.nhsfife.org/queenmargaret

Edited by Melissa.

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