Inverness Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
Inverness is a beautiful place to live and work. The surrounding beauty and rich history make it a popular spot with visitors and tourists alike. Even among such beauty it is still possible for accidents to happen leading to injury. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to make a no win, no fee claim for compensation. And for that, you need a specialist personal injury solicitor, that we can help you find on 0800 073 8804, or you can find out how to find the right one you in our comprehensive guide.
Could I Make A Compensation Claim?
Legislation governing compensation claims for personal injuries has long been part of our laws. Some cases can be relatively straightforward whilst other claims that a personal injury solicitor will handle can be quite complex.
Personal injury claims must meet several criteria’s in order for them to be in with a high chance of success;
- Time – there is a three-year deadline within which time a claim for personal injury must be made. The time limit starts from when the incident occurred or for some case when the victim becomes aware of the injury or illness. An experienced personal injury lawyer will more than likely favour a personal injury claim that is started as soon as possible.
- Owed a duty of care – as we go about our daily lives, we expect that the bus we travel on is safe and roadworthy, or that our employer will provide a safe work environment or that the pavement we use has little or no defects. In effect, we are all owed a duty of care by different groups as we go about our daily business, including employers, bus companies and so on.
- A breach in the duty care – if it can be found that someone did owe you a duty of care and breached this by negligence, resulting in injury, you could claim compensation. The same is true in the case for industrial diseases or in medical negligence cases.
Every claim for personal injury compensation is different. The situation that contributed to your ill-health or injury needs to be taken into account. How you were injured and the effect this has had on you, physically and emotionally, are also taken into account when deciding any compensation settlement.
No one takes the step of making a personal injury claim lightly, and that’s why you need clear information about what your next steps should be.
How Do I Find The Best Personal Injury Lawyer For My Claim in Scotland?
It is important to understand the need to find the right personal injury solicitors for you and your case but the right one might not even be located in Scotland. Compensation claims can be;
- Complex – some claims are straightforward whereas others are highly complex and specialised. A personal injury lawyer that covers Scotland who has experience of working with personal injury claims such as yours is essential to get the right advice and support.
- Time-consuming – it can take several months for a compensation claim to be resolved. For serious injuries and more complex cases, it can take years, you want to be confident that the Scottish injury lawyers or those covering Scotland you have chosen stay with you every step of the way, no matter how long it takes.
You will also want to be confident that the no win, no fee agreement you have with your personal injury lawyer is what you think it is and that in the event you don’t win your case, you are not left with a hugely inflated legal bill.
It is always advised to check how a solicitor charges for their time and how much. If your case is complex and estimated to last a long time, you may want to choose a solicitor who will be open and transparent regarding their fees and the level of charges accrued so far.
It is tempting to choose a personal injury solicitor by location but it may be more advantageous to look further afield. In other words, find the lawyer who has the expertise and the best match for your case.
Reviews Of Solicitors Helping Claimants In Inverness
Many of us, when looking for a service or product, will look at reviews online or ask friends and family for recommendations. In the main, this is a great place to start but you need more information and you need to have a fuller understanding of how a personal injury solicitor will handle your case.
When you phone a solicitor to speak with them directly, there are many questions you will want answers to. One question would concern their no win, no fee arrangements, something that we know can vary from one solicitor to another.
Does It Matter If I Don’t Use A Local Solicitor?
In effect, you want an expert solicitor who has the experience and the know-how to successfully win your claim for personal injury compensation but you don’t have to use a personal injury solicitor from your area, you can use one that works anywhere in the country. While it makes sense that if you live or work in Inverness, or your accident was here, that you use a solicitor from the city, however it is more important to find a personal injury solicitor who has the expertise to deal with your case and that may mean looking elsewhere.
What we do make sure happens for each and every case is that the medical assessment is carried out locally to you, wherever you live. In the Inverness area, our local medical experts is;
Mark Innes Burgin
The Aberdeen Clinic
1 Berry Street,
When you are dealing with an injury after an accident, the last thing you want to do is travel miles for a medical assessment as part of your compensation claim.
Claims Our Team Can Handle Across Scotland and The UK
We help clients to make personal injury claims as a result of many different kinds of situations and with many different kinds of injury. As well as working with clients seeking to make an accident at work claim, we also work with personal injury solicitors who are expert in industrial diseases claims, medical negligence, slips, trips and falls and serious injury claims.
There are 70 industrial diseases with 1.4 million people suffering from a work-related illness in the UK today. It may mean you are eligible to claim personal injury compensation if it can be proven that your employer breached their duty of care to you, resulting in your illness. We have worked with clients to claim compensation for vibration white finger and asbestos-related illness, to name just two.
Clinical or Medical Negligence In Inverness
Clinical or medical negligence is an umbrella term and there are many different kinds of medical negligence claims. If you were misdiagnosed, you may be able to claim compensation and if beauty treatment you opted for went wrong and you were hurt as a result, you too may have a beauty treatment compensation claim.
Accident At Work Claims In Inverness
Over half a million workers suffered some kind of workplace accident across the UK last year. Thankfully, many of these resulted in only minor injuries but some people were more seriously hurt. The hard truth is that many of these accidents could and should have been avoided but negligence in one shape or form contributed to the accident happening. You may be eligible to claim compensation after an accident at work, whether you are expected to fully recover or your injuries are life-changing. From slips in the warehouse to bullying and stress at work, we may be able to help.
Inverness Accident At Work Statistics
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Trip, Fall and Slip Injuries
Unfortunately, slips, trips and falls are more common than you think. Sometimes, they happen because there is negligence on the part of someone who has a duty of care to ensure you are safe. From a slip in a supermarket to a trip or fall at work, we have the expert personal injury solicitor that can assist you with your case. A slip, trip or fall can result in painful injuries, from twisted knees to a broken wrist, falling from a height can prove fatal, faulty machinery can cause serious injuries, no matter what the claim is or the injury you have sustained Legal Expert can start your case today.
Serious Injury Claims
Life-changing and life-limiting, serious injuries have a devastating effect on the victim that ripples out to close family and friends. Serious injury could include paralysis, burns or brain injuries, all of which we can help you with in terms of serious injury compensation claims.
By its very nature, a serious injury compensation claim is exceptionally complex and that is why choosing an expert personal injury solicitor who has the expertise and experience to deal with such a complex case is critical.
Inverness Road Traffic Accident Claims
Road traffic accidents happen with alarming regularity and some of the time it is due to the fault of another road user. Thankfully, many of these collisions and accidents are minor, leading to minor but still painful injuries for drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. As well as reporting the accident to the police, you will also need to seek medical treatment and, if you can, contact details for any witnesses.
If you have a road traffic accident compensation claim, you know we are the people to contact for help with your claim.
Road Traffic Statistics For Inverness
The number of adults and children killed or seriously injured on Inverness roads is showing a downward trend. Even with the safest roads in Europe and improving safety of modern car design, there are still a number of people, including children, hurt or killed on our roads.
Make A No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim In Scotland
No win, no fee means – or should mean – exactly that: if you lose your claim for personal injury compensation, you shouldn’t have to pay anything. However, check the small print of any no win, no fee service – also known as the Conditional Fee Agreement – because not every personal injury solicitor will offer their service in the same way.
Using a No Win No Fee agreement means there is no risk, no upfront costs, no medical costs as if the case is lost you will not pay anything at all and if it is successful you will pay a percentage of your damages.
Do We Offer A No Win No Fee Service?
Yes, we do and the no win, no fee service we offer is a genuine one. In other words, if we do not win your case we do not receive any fees.
And when your claim is successful, we take a percentage that has already been agreed.
Offering a genuine no win, no fee service means that a personal injury solicitor will assess any claim to see if it will be successful. They will gather all kinds of evidence that supports your case, including medical evidence.
And all this happens after you have made an informed decision about whether to make a claim for personal injury compensation and which personal injury solicitor is the right person to help you.
Begin Your Claim Today
It’s a big decision making a claim for personal injury compensation. It is one that only you can make. Deciding what is best for you means having all the information you need about making a personal injury claim, what a lawyer will need to know as well as the chances of a successful claim.
And that’s why we invite you to call us to find out more, and to do so without being obligated to take your case any further. It can be a long journey claiming compensation but if you have been hurt through no fault of your own, don’t you deserve to claim a settlement that could help you make the changes you need to?
If you would like more information on how to make a personal injury claims after an accident in Inverness, you can contact us in one of three ways;
- Use the live chat facility on our website
- Contact us via our online contact form
- Call us on 0800 073 8804 we are here from 9 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week.
We understand that to make the right decision, you need plenty of information, some of which is in answer to specific questions you have about your potential claim. You can request a call back from one of the expert solicitors on the Legal Expert panel – just ask our staff member and they will arrange it for you.
If you are ready to make your claim for personal injury compensation, you can start the ball rolling today by calling us on 0800 073 8804. Our expert and friendly staff will talk through your potential claim and help you take the next steps to success.
Helpful contacts in Inverness
If you have been involved in an accident in Inverness, you will need help and these organisations are the best people to contact, even if the accident and your injuries were not serious.
Contact Police Scotland
As well as understanding how to make a compensation claim, you will need to report an accident if someone has been injured.
There are two Police Scotland stations in Inverness;
6 Burnett Road,
Tel: 01463 228411
Sir Walter Scott Drive,
Tel: 01786 289070
Local Crown Court
Sheriff Court House,
Tel: 01463 230782
Opening times vary so check before you visit.
Raigmore Hospital is the main hospital in Inverness with an Accident and Emergency Department open 24 hours throughout the year;
Address: Old Perth Road,
Main switchboard number: 01463 704000
Edited by Melissa.