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.
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.
Common questions about making a claim
A serious injury could include some of the following:
- Brain and head injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Orthopaedic injury
- Burns and internal injuries
- PTSD & psychological injury
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
“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.”
“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”
“Great service with Harper Macleod, would highly recommend them. Laura Gallacher did a fantastic job helping me and made the whole situation a lot easier”
“Richard Steell’s hard work and dedication on my case has removed the stress from my accident aftermath and resulted in a fair result.”
“I would highly recommend Craig McKellar and his team. Very professional and great communication. Thanks again”
“Heather Calderwood is a standout solicitor. She displays true leadership and excellent ethical judgement.”
“Amy Dickson is strong, clear, determined and an impressive litigator.”
“Suzanne McGarrigle justly deserves her reputation for being an iron first in a velvet glove. Pleasant and professional to deal with, but also tenacious and one step ahead of the opposition.”
“Heather Calderwood is a very experienced and able partner who is also a solicitor-advocate. Strong relationships with their clients who value the advice given to them.”
“Suzanne McGarrigle focuses on each client’s commercial objectives and is good at building a rapport with them.”
“Amy Dickson is determined and a quality litigator.” “Deal exclusively with partner, Suzanne McGarrigle and associate, Amy Dickson. Very available and always willing to elucidate when we southerners gasp in incomprehension about Scottish procedure. They provide ad hoc advice and formal training as part of their service.”
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