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Kirkcaldy Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims

By Stephen Hicks. Last Updated 30th September 2021. On this page, you will find a guide to finding high quality Kirkcaldy personal injury solicitors who can process a claim for you. You will find information and advice covering everything from whether you are eligible to make a claim, through some of the most common reasons to make a claim, to an introduction to the Legal Expert No Win No Fee claims service.

If you would prefer some advice from a real person rather than reading this guide, then please give Legal Expert a call on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will go over your options with you, explain how our claims service works, and then talk you through our new claims process.

What Are The Criteria For Making A Claim?

Kirkcaldy personal injury solicitors

Kirkcaldy personal injury solicitors

Whether you have a valid reason to make a claim and are eligible for compensation is the driving factor in all accident claims. If you are injured in an accident that was, at least partially the fault of a separate legal entity, you will likely have a valid route to making a claim.

Notice we used the word “partially”, this is because you can still make a claim even if you were partly the cause of the accident. The concept of two wrongs doesn’t make a right comes into play here. Just because you were partially responsible for your own accident, doesn’t mean the other party isn’t liable.

If you are having a problem in understanding who may be liable in your own case, please give Legal Expert a call on the number at the bottom of this page. Once we know a little about your claim, we can tell you whether we think you are eligible for compensation or not.

How To Get A High Quality No Win No Fee Lawyer?

When trying to select a team of Kirkcaldy personal injury solicitors, residents of Scotland need to understand that how proficient their legal team is at processing their claim, will directly influence the probability of the claim being successful. Furthermore, it could also have an effect on the level of compensation that is won.

A major consideration when choosing a solicitor is what type of law the firm specialises in. Some cover all types of law, including injury claims. Others will mostly take on a specific type of case. Finance law for example. And others, like us here at Legal Expert, only deal with personal injury claims. If you would like to know more about our claims service, call us on the number at the end of this guide.

Reviews Of Solicitors And Lawyers Across Kirkcaldy And Scotland

One of the ways you can cut down on the work required in selecting a good legal firm is to read reviews of Kirkcaldy personal injury solicitors. It is unlikely that you will find the top rated personal injury lawyer in Scotland, but you should find enough good reviews to create a shortlist of firms to contact. When you are reading the reviews, keep the following points in your mind:

  1. The review needs to be quite recent (within a year).
  2. The review needs to cover a claim similar to your own.
  3. The solicitor must have handled the claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement CFA).
  4. Make a note of the percentage the solicitor took as fees (to compare later).
  5. Try to judge whether the reviewer had a positive experience with the solicitor.
  6. Check to see if the reviewer listed good and bad points.

Checking this kind of information will make sure you are getting the best out of the reviews, and using them in the most sensible way to help choose a solicitor. If you don’t have time to go through this process, Legal Expert is here to help. Call us on the number at the end of the page, and one of our team will explain the claims process to you, answer any questions you might have, and then help you to get your claim started.

Do I Have To Use A Solicitor Close To Me?

There is no legal requirement for you to use a local Kirkcaldy personal injury solicitor to process your claim. You don’t even need to use a personal injury lawyer in Scotland if you don’t want to. In fact, because you can easily keep in touch with your legal team using email or the phone, no matter where they happen to be, we would advise you to ignore the location of the solicitor entirely, it really doesn’t matter.

What does matter, is how proficient your chosen legal firm will be at processing your claim. The more proficient they are, the better your chances of winning your claim, and receiving a high level of compensation. Here at Legal Expert, we offer our services to everyone in Scotland, including Kirkcaldy.

We can also offer to arrange for local services such as a free medical examination to help with your claim. Give us a call on the number at the end of this page to find out more.

Claims Our Nationwide Personal Injury Service Can Handle In Scotland

Kirkcaldy accident statistics

Kirkcaldy accident statistics

The chart above shows the number of children who had to visit a hospital in Scotland to have injuries treated during the period 2006 to 2015. The chart comes from a 2015 report by the Information Services Division (which is part of NHS Scotland).

If any of these children were injured in an accident caused by a third party, then their parents would likely have been able to engage personal injury lawyers to process a claim. When a different person to the victim is managing the claim, they are known as a “litigation friend”. In this case, the parents were representing an underage child. However, other situations call for a litigation friend. For example, the victim is so badly injured they cannot manage their own claim. Legal Expert can help a litigation friend to make a claim for the victim.

We cover all types of accident claims. There are some types of claims though, that we process more often than others. These common types of claims are discussed in the sections below. If you don’t see your own accident covered in these sections, we can still help. Just call us on the number at the end of this guide, and explain how your accident happened. We will let you know how we think we can best help.

Industrial Diseases

Your employer in Kirkcaldy is legally required to provide you with a safe and healthy environment to work in. If they don’t and you become ill due to their failure to provide a hazard-free workplace, you will be eligible to make an industrial disease or workplace illness claim.

We can also help you to claim for diseases that were caused by something you encountered at work many years ago. For example, if you were exposed to radiation while working in a hospital, and you have recently developed some form of cancer. The three-year time limit that you have to make your claim within, runs from the time the disease or illness is diagnosed, not the time the trigger event took place. Give Legal Expert a call on the number at the end of this page, and we can get started on your industrial disease or workplace illness claim for you today.

You can also check out this guide we have produced, that covers work-related illnesses in greater detail:

A guide to claiming for work-related injuries

Medical Negligence In The Private Sector Or NHS

If you are the victim of clinical negligence at either an NHS hospital or a private healthcare facility, medical negligence solicitors could likely process a claim for you. Medical negligence is defined as:

  1. A medical professional had a duty of care towards a patient.
  2. The medical professional failed in their duty of care and caused harm to the patient.
  3. The failure in the duty of care could have been avoided in some way.

However, it is important to note that the scenario above does not automatically grant the ability to make a claim. It must be proven that the medical professional was at fault, and this involves a complex legal process. Legal Expert can help with this process, call us on the number at the end of this guide to learn how.

You can also read our full and detailed guide to claiming compensation for clinical negligence at this link:

A guide to claiming for medical negligence

Claims For Accidents In The Workplace In Kirkcaldy

If your employer in Kirkcaldy does something that causes you harm, then you should have a valid reason to make a claim. Each company in the UK is legally required to fulfil all general and Health & Safety legislation that pertains to their core business operations. This includes complying with all of the regulations related to employee safety. If your employer fails to comply fully, and this causes an accident leading to an injury to one of its staff, then a route to making a claim will exist.

You can read more information about workplace accident claims in this guide:

A guide to making workplace accident claims

Once you are ready to move on to making a claim, call Legal Expert on the number at the end of this page, and we can start helping you right away.

Trip, Fall And Slip Injuries

We see claims that are based on a slip, trip or a fall accident very frequently. These are some of the most common accidents in the UK each year. They can be caused by hazards such as:

  • Dirty floors that should have been cleaned, and are not marked with a hazard sign.
  • Wet floors that should have been dried, and have not been clearly marked with a wet floor sign.
  • Damaged floorings such as cracked floor tiles, warped wooden floors, ar a frayed carpet.
  • Dangerous stairways that a badly lit, or have a faulty handrail.
  • Broken curbstones or pacing stones in the street.
  • Obstructions placed by maintenance or construction workers.

These are just a handful of the common causes of slip, trip and fall accidents. No matter how your accident happened, Legal Expert can likely help you to claim for it. Call us on the number at the bottom of the page to start your claim, or check out our full guide to slip, trip and fall claims at this link:

A guide to claiming slip, trip and falls

Claims For Serious Injuries

When you are trying to choose lawyers for serious injury claims, keep in mind that these types of claims often result in a significant level of compensation being paid. Therefore, the proficiency of your legal team could have a very large effect on the amount of money you receive as compensation. Serious injuries are those which will affect the victim for the rest of their life, such as:

  • Organ damage.
  • Amputation of a limb.
  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Brain damage.
  • Psychological injury.

We have produced a guide to serious injury claims at the link below. Once you have read it, call Legal Expert to start your serious injury claim today.

A guide to claiming for a serious injury

Claims For Road Traffic Accidents In Kirkcaldy

The number of road traffic accidents in Kirkcaldy is on par with the rest of the UK (see the table in the next section). These are the most common of all types of claims that Legal Expert process a claim for on behalf of our clients. Everything from a simple rear end shut accident, all the way up to fatal accidents on a motorway involving multiple vehicles, we can handle them all. We have produced a full guide to RTA at this link:

A guide to road traffic accident (RTA) claims

Once you have read our guide, give us a call at the bottom of this page, and we will get your claim started right away.

Fife Road Traffic Accident And Injury Statistics

According to a 2019 annual report on road accidents and injuries by the Department for Transport (DfT), the following was reported in Fife (where Kirkcaldy is located) during 2019:

  • There were a total of 304 road accidents reported in the council area.
  • 138 road casualties were reported in Fife which was classified as fatal or involving serious injuries. This is higher than the annual totals reported in the area during the previous ten years.
  • Of all the road casualties reported in Fife during 2019, 15 of them were fatal casualties. This is again more than the annual totals reported in Fife in the past ten years.

How To Make A No Win No Fee Claim With Our Team

Legal Expert operates our claims service as No Win No Fee. Scotland residents and people all across the UK can take advantage of this risk-free way to have their claims processed simply and effectively. You really do not pay us anything until we have received a compensation payment for you.

Are Our Services Really No Win No Fee?

Yes, when you use Legal Expert to make your personal injury claim, we won’t fee to start your claim, and we won’t charge a fee to process your claim. If we fail to win your claim, and you don’t receive any compensation, then we still charge you nothing at all.

When we do win your claim, we take our fee straight out of the money we have received on your behalf, and then we will give you the remainder. So, you see, this is a risk-free way for you to have your claim processed from a financial point of view. If you don’t win, you don’t pay; it is that simple. You’re welcome to contact us now if you still have any questions about using our Kirkcaldy personal injury solicitors on a No Win No Fee basis.

Contact Our Team To Start Your Claim

If you are ready to move forward with your compensation claim, then all you need to do is give Legal Expert a quick call on 0800 073 8804. When you do, one of our team will take the details of your accident, talk you through our new claims process, and then we will get started on your claim right away. And remember, this is a No Win No Fee service, and an entirely risk-free way for you to have your claim processed. Don’t wait, call us now.

Helpful Contact For Claimants In Kirkcaldy, Fife

Police Scotland
St Brycedale Rd
Kirkcaldy
KY1 1ER
Tel: +44 1786 289070
Web: www.scotland.police.uk
Opening hours: 24 hours.

Sheriff Court House
Whytescauseway
Kirkcaldy
KY1 1XQ
Tel: 01592 260171
Web: www.scotcourts.gov.uk/the-courts/court-locations/kirkcaldy-sheriff-court-and-justice-of-the-peace-court
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Victoria Hospital
Hayfield Rd
Kirkcaldy
KY2 5AH
Tel: +44 1592 643355
Web: www.nhsfife.org
Opening hours: 24 hours.

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