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 Serious injury claims solicitors

Serious injury claims solicitors

No one chooses to suffer a serious injury but you can choose your law firm. If you have sustained an injury you may be able to make a claim.

Overview

Claim for a serious injury with no win no fee

If you have sustained an injury you may be able to make a claim. We will work with you and your family to ensure the best possible financial outcome and ensure that we do everything for you to maximise your health and wellbeing.

We will fight for justice and fairness for you and your family and are committed to making a positive difference. We have links with charities, healthcare professionals and other services that can help you following an often life-changing event.

FAQs

Common questions about making a claim
What is a serious injury?

Answer

A serious injury could include some of the following:

  • Brain and head injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Orthopaedic injury
  • Amputation
  • Burns and internal injuries
  • PTSD & psychological injury
How to claim for your a serious injury?

Answer

Our specialist injury lawyers will intimate the details of your claim as quickly as possible after the accident has happened. The details of the accident and injury will be sent to the party who is at fault and/or their insurance company.

Some insurers will often try to settle your injury claim directly with you and this can mean that you can receive less compensation than you should. If we represent you we will advise you appropriately should this happen.

We will ingather details of your losses, any documents that we need to prove your case and will contact witnesses as soon as possible.

How long do I have to claim after the injury?

Answer

The time limit for settling a case is usually three years after the accident. However, in terms of the compulsory Scottish pre-action protocol, your claim should be intimated as soon as possible.

With serious injury claims, we may not know the long term effects of the injury until sometime after the accident. However, we will get rehabilitation and care in place for you as soon as we can.

No win no fee – funding your injury claim

Answer

For clients who do not have the benefit of Legal Expense Insurance (“LEI”), we deal with claims on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you pay nothing if your case is unsuccessful. Even if you have LEI there is no requirement for you to accept the solicitors chosen by your insurers. You have the right to “freedom of choice”  if you feel they do not have the expertise for your claim or even the right location.

A No Win No Fee agreement is also known as a confidential fee agreement which is an agreement you make with us so that you can make your personal injury claim without having to put up any legal fees upfront. So if your claim is unsuccessful the agreement states you will not have to pay any fees, helping to relieve any stress or worry throughout the claim process.

In addition to our No Win No Fee service we can access support, medical care, and help for you and your family due to the relationships we have with support groups in Scotland and have offices throughout Scotland – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Elgin, and Lerwick. We will fight for justice and fairness, we will do the hard work for you and are committed to making a positive difference.

What can be included in my injury claim?

Answer

We can claim compensation for all aspects of your injury. You may also be able to claim for general out of pocket expenses, loss of earnings, care and assistance required, rehabilitation costs and various other expenses.

When can I make a serious injury compensation claim?

Answer

  • If the accident was in the last three years
  • If someone else was at fault
  • If you have suffered injury and/or been off work as a result of the accident
  • If you are out of pocket for miscellaneous expenses
Testimonials

“I personally want to say thank you for all your work and for your sensitivity, empathy and understanding of our situation… you have made an extremely difficult journey more bearable for both of us.”

– HM client

“Staff are really friendly and down to earth. They break everything down perfectly so you understand everything that is going on. Communication was amazing and I would just like to thank Laura Gallagher who did all of the above and much more making it as easy and effortless as possible for myself. Highly recommended”

– HM client

“I would just like to thank Marina Harper and Harper Macleod for all your work since my accident. It’s been a long process thanks to covid but I appreciate all your efforts in getting my claim through. Just want to reiterate that this hasn’t been a process prior I had any knowledge in, so thank you for taking the time to respond to my emails and questions I have asked to understand the process.”

– HM client

“Richard Steell’s hard work and dedication on my case has removed the stress from my accident aftermath and resulted in a fair result.”

– HM client

“Routinely represents household insurance companies and individual consumers in claims related to fatal and catastrophic road traffic accidents, employer’s liability accidents and public liability injuries, as well as disease work.”

– The Legal 500 2022

“Heather Calderwood handles catastrophic injury and fatal claims following RTAs and workplace accidents. She also advises on employers’ liability and occupational disease matters.” Clients comment “She is absolutely excellent and does a great job for her clients. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her.”

– Chambers UK 2022

“Well-regarded team with considerable experience in employers’ and public liability and industrial disease actions.”

– Chambers UK 2022

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