Should you be made to suffer because of somebody else’s mistake, error or negligence, you might want to consider using a no win no fee solicitor to seek compensation from them. After all, negligence can lead to painful injuries or large financial losses, so you’d be well within your rights to make a claim. In this guide, we’re going to look at when no win no fee solicitors covering Dunfermline could help you claim compensation.
If you’ve had a train accident in Dunfermline, had an accident on holiday or lost money due to financial mis-selling, our panel of no win no fee lawyers covering Dunfermline could help you make a claim. We offer a free assessment of your claim and have a team of advisors who can offer free legal advice about your claim. If you’re ready to begin a claim today, why not give us a call on 0800 073 8802?
If you’re not quite ready to begin and want more information, then please carry on reading.
Could I Claim Compensation With A No Win No Fee Solicitor?
We think that the reason people use no win no fee solicitors is that the process reduces the financial risk and stress involved with claiming. When you sign up with a solicitor, they’ll provide you with a contract called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA. Both parties sign the contract which clearly explains that if no compensation is awarded, no solicitors fees need to be paid.
The CFA will also contain information about the “success fee” awarded to a solicitor if they win your case. This is deducted from your compensation to pay the solicitors fees and then the rest of the compensation is sent on to you. Success fees can be no higher than 25% of any compensation received.
A solicitor has to choose which cases they can take on based on their chance of successfully claiming compensation. Therefore, when you speak with our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Dunfermline, they’ll ask you to demonstrate that:
- You suffered an injury or financial loss;
- Because of negligent acts or omissions of someone who owed you a duty of care.
Another factor the solicitor will consider is whether your claim is being made within the relevant time limit. As an example, if you’re involved in an accident, then the personal injury claims time limit is 3-years from the date of the accident, however there are exceptions. Adding to this, for other types of compensation claims the time limit is not as easy to work out. Therefore, please call our advisors so that they can work out whether you’re eligible to make a claim or not.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- Dunfermline Road Accident Compensation Claims
- Claim For Cases Of Medical Negligence In Dunfermline
- I Was Injured At Work In Dunfermline, Could I Claim Compensation?
- I Had An Accident On Holiday, Could I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
- Claims Through The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)
- When Else Could You Claim For An Accident In Dunfermline?
- Financial Product Mis-Selling Claims
- Claim If A Tenancy Deposit Is Not Protected Or Withheld
- Disrepair Claims Against Landlords In Dunfermline
- Talk To Us And Begin Your Claim
- Helpful Resources And Information
Dunfermline Road Accident Compensation Claims
When a Dunfermline road traffic accident causes you to suffer an injury, you might be able to make a compensation claim if the accident was caused by the negligence of another road user. It’s worth remembering that once the scene of a traffic accident has been cleared, proving who was liable for it becomes more difficult. Therefore, to help make it easier for a personal injury lawyer to make a claim, you should try to:
- Capture the scene of the accident before any vehicles are removed (either by photograph or video).
- Ensure you gather witness details.
- Try to obtain any dashcam footage if possible.
- Visit Dunfermline Accident and Emergency or your GP for medical treatment. Medical records can be used afterwards as evidence in support of your claim.
A car accident in Dunfermline can result in any type of injury. However, here are some of the more common which are claimed for:
- Whiplash and neck injuries.
- Broken bones or fractures.
- Back injuries.
- Strains, sprains, severe bruising and soft tissue injuries.
- Leg injuries.
- Head injuries.
Claim For Cases Of Medical Negligence In Dunfermline
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Dunfermline could help you make a claim for medical negligence if a medical professional caused you to suffer due to negligent medical treatment.
Common claims for medical negligence include:
- Surgical negligence during dental, cosmetic or medical treatment that causes injuries.
- Injuries during childbirth which were avoidable.
- Care home negligence which leads to injuries such as bone fractures or bed sores.
- Anaesthetic errors causing pain during treatment.
- Delays in treatment caused by a misdiagnosis which means the patient’s condition worsens.
I Was Injured At Work In Dunfermline, Could I Claim Compensation?
If you have an accident while at work, which your employer could’ve prevented, then you might be entitled to seek compensation against them. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 puts an onus on employers to try to eliminate or reduce the potential risks to an employees wellbeing.
It’s probably impossible for any workplace to eliminate all risks but business owners should assess the workplace regularly and make changes where possible. Steps an employer could take to reduce accidents at work include:
- Providing adequate protective equipment.
- Making sure that staff are trained properly.
- Maintain all machinery to the manufactures guidelines and fix faults where needed.
- Ensure the workplace is generally safe i.e. repair damaged floors and use warning signs to highlight any dangers like slippery surfaces.
You should report any accident at work to your employer as soon as possible. A copy of an accident report book that shows the date an accident happened and the injuries sustained could be used as evidence to support your claim.
I Had An Accident On Holiday, Could I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
When you suffer an injury or illness while on holiday, you could seek compensation in a similar way to claims in the UK if somebody else was liable for your accident.
Package holiday claims tend to have a 3-year time limit for claiming, while holidays booked independently could have different time limits depending on which country your accident happened in. It is important to note that when it comes to package holidays, you cannot make a claim against the UK vendor if you injure yourself while you are on a privately booked trip.
Here are some common holiday injury claims that might be possible:
- Food poisoning claims.
- Hotel accident claims.
- Injuries caused while on an excursion or sporting activity.
- Hire car accidents.
- Airport or airplane accidents.
- Cruise ship accidents (including tenders).
- Accidents on train trips including Eurostar.
As making a holiday accident claim can be complex, we suggest that you call us using the information in this guide so that we can discuss your circumstances in more detail.
Claims Through The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)
Did you know that if you are injured in a violent crime, you could claim compensation through the government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)? The scheme can allow claims for injuries and financial losses linked to the crime (lost income for instance).
Assault compensation payouts are different to other claims for compensation and there’s a 2-year time limit too. Another rule for CICA claims is that the crime was reported to the police. However, it is important to note that there are some exceptions to this rule, therefore please contact us to discuss how our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Dunfermline could assist you in making a claim.
When Else Could You Claim For An Accident In Dunfermline?
Before we move on to other claims our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Dunfermline could help with, here, briefly, are a few more personal injury claims you could make:
- Children’s injury claims – a parent could represent the child to make a claim at any point before they are 18-years old.
- Public place accident claims – these can be made against local authorities or businesses responsible for public places if their negligence caused the accident to happen.
- Slip, trip or fall claims – These are common in workplace accidents and in lots of other scenarios too. If a slip or fall was caused by a negligent act, you could claim against the responsible party.
Financial Product Mis-Selling Claims
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) tries to protect consumers and allow them to make an informed decision when purchasing annuities, pensions, mortgages, investments and other financial products.
If an advisor fails to follow FCA rules, and you lose out financially as a result, then you could seek compensation. Some of the FCA rules include:
- An advisor must give you a wide range of products to choose from.
- You mustn’t be pressured into any particular product.
- Your health and lifestyle should be considered before a product is selected.
- Terms and conditions should be explained, and a written copy provided.
- You should be told about all fees and charges related to a product.
Claim If A Tenancy Deposit Is Not Protected Or Withheld
Government backed Tenancy Deposit Schemes (TDS) are designed to try and ensure that tenants get their deposit back at the end of their lease unless there’s good reason to keep them.
You might be able to seek compensation from your landlord if:
- If your deposit doesn’t get paid into a TDS within 30 days.
- You weren’t told in writing which TDS was being used.
- The deposit was taken from the TDS before your tenancy came to an end.
Disrepair Claims Against Landlords In Dunfermline
Housing disrepair claims against landlords are sometimes possible where a fault or defect causes an injury, illness or damage to your personal property.
Examples of repairs landlords might be responsible for include damp, mould, broken heating, electrical hazards, structural defects, and leaks. If you’ve reported a fault to a private landlord, council or housing association which they’ve not repaired, then you might be entitled to begin a compensation claim.
Talk To Us And Begin Your Claim
We hope that now you’ve read this guide, you want to begin a claim with us. If so, you can call us on 0800 073 8802 or ask us to call you back by using this online form. For all enquires, we’ll use the following process:
Get In Touch With Us
We’ll begin the process as soon as you make contact with our team.
Discuss Your Situation
To start, we’ll listen to what’s happened, who you blame and review the evidence you have.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up To Date
At this point, we could introduce you to one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Dunfermline. If they agree your case is strong enough and take it on, you’ll receive updates from them as the claim advances.
Helpful Resources And Information
There are a number of local agencies that you might need to contact during a claim in our experience. Therefore, we’ve decided to provide details for some of them below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Dunfermline
It’s really important that when you make a no win no fee personal injury claim, you see an independent doctor for a medical assessment. We work with a panel of doctors across the country. Here are some of the doctors that are near to Dunfermline that we could use:
|Mark Innes Burgin||Edinburgh Oesteopathic Surgery,
Edingburgh, EH16 5DS.
|Mohammed Ahmad||Waterside House,
Edingburgh, EH3 3BH.
The doctor will assess you and then use medical records and ask you a number of questions to prepare a medical report for your personal injury solicitor. The solicitor will use the report to work out how much compensation you could be entitled to as it will show:
- What injuries you suffered and the severity level of each injury.
- How the injuries affected your everyday life.
- Whether there will be any long-lasting effects caused by the injuries.
As you can see, the medical report is a vital piece of evidence used in personal injury claims which means medical assessments are mandatory for all claims.
Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline
If you need to get in touch with the main hospital to request medical records, you can contact them using the following details.
Queen Margaret Hospital
To contact the local NHS health board that provides medical services in Dunfermline, you could use the following details.
Fife, KY2 5AH.
Should you need to request information from the local council providing services in Dunfermline, we’ve added their details below.
In case you need to contact the police during your claim, we’ve added their details here.
Police Scotland Headquarters
Written by BT.
Edited by CE.