We are strong believers that if somebody else’s negligence causes you to suffer, then you should be able to claim compensation using a no win no fee solicitor. In this guide we’re going to explain the types of claim that you could make and how no win no fee solicitors covering East Kilbride could help you. We’ll discuss accident at work claims, medical negligence claims and financial mis-selling claim amongst others.
Our team of specialist advisors offer a free, no-obligation assessment of your claim and provide free legal advice about your options. If you would like to begin a claim right away, why not call us on 0800 073 8802 today and we could connect you to our panel of no win no fee solicitors who are not based in East Kilbride but can cover the area with ease.
If you’d like to find out more about how solicitors covering East Kilbride could help you before you call us, then please continue reading.
No Win No Fee Claims In Scotland
The first thing a no win no fee solicitor will want you to do before agreeing to take on your case is to demonstrate that:
- You have been caused to suffer;
- By somebody else who owed you a duty of care;
- And who was negligent in some way.
If having assessed your claim, they take on your case, you’ll both sign a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is another name for a no win no fee agreement and is the contract which clearly explains that you’ll only pay solicitor’s fees if you receive compensation.
What’s more is that you won’t have to find the funds to pay the solicitor yourself. The CFA will explain what success fee you’ll pay and that it will be automatically deducted from your compensation payment. Success fees can’t be any higher than 25% by law.
There is one more thing for your solicitor to consider, the time limit for claiming. In injury claims, there is a personal injury claims time limit of 3-years. For criminal injury claims it’s 2-years and package holiday claims are 3-years. The time limits quoted here are for general cases and can vary, so it’s worth checking with our advisors to see if you’re likely to be able to claim.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- East Kilbride Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Cases In Scotland
- Accident In The Workplace Compensation Claims
- Claiming Compensation For An Accident On Holiday
- Criminal Injuries Compensation, How Long Does It Take?
- Personal Injuries You Could Claim Compensation For
- Claim For Mis Sold Pensions, SERPS And Investments
- Claim If Your Tenancy Deposit Was Not Protected
- Damages For Disrepair In Rented Accomodation
- How To Contact Our Team
- Resources And Services Covering East Kilbride
East Kilbride Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
When a road traffic accident occurs, a personal injury solicitor could help you claim for any injuries if the accident was caused by another driver’s negligence. The types of injury that might be sustained in an East Kilbride road accident can include:
- Back injuries.
- Tendon or ligament damage.
- Whiplash and other neck injuries.
- Leg injuries.
- Broken bones or fractures.
- Head injuries.
In any accident, it’s really important to consider gathering evidence quickly as you might find it difficult to prove who was at fault once the accident scene has been cleared. Therefore, if you’re injured in an East Kilbride car accident, try to:
- Take pictures of the accident scene.
- Visit East Kilbride accident and emergency for treatment.
- Ask witnesses to provide their contact details.
- Look for any CCTV or dashcam footage that could support your claim.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Cases In Scotland
If you’re injured or made ill because a medical professional treated you negligently, our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering East Kilbride could help you claim compensation.
Medical negligence cases in Scotland are possible for negligence in cosmetic or medical treatment and could be made against NHS Scotland, a local health board or a private healthcare company.
Accident In The Workplace Compensation Claims
If your employer is negligent and causes an accident at work, it could be possible to make a claim against them. The Health and Safety Executive recommends risk assessments are carried out and any hazards are removed, or changes are made to reduce the risks.
It might be possible to claim compensation for an accident in the workplace if it was caused by:
- Poor supervision or training.
- An unsafe working environment (this could include electrical hazards, trip hazards or fire risks).
- Inadequate protective equipment.
- Broken, faulty or poorly maintained machinery.
Claiming Compensation For An Accident On Holiday
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering East Kilbride could help you when claiming for an accident on holiday. In much the same way as a UK personal injury claim, if somebody else’s negligence causes you to become injured during any part of your holiday, you might be entitled to compensation. Examples of holiday accident claims include:
- Hotel accidents.
- Injuries caused while participating in an excursion or sporting event.
- Food poisoning.
- Hire car accidents or hotel transfer accidents.
- Airport accidents.
- Swimming pool accidents.
The time limit for claiming will depend on which country you were injured in unless the accident happened while using a service provided as part of a package holiday. In that case, the claim could be made against the tour operator and you’d generally have 3 years to do so.
Criminal Injuries Compensation, How Long Does It Take?
You might not know it but if you have been the victim of a violent crime, you could be entitled to compensation through the governments Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Their scheme allows you to make a claim for any physical or psychological injury caused by a violent crime and you could also claim for some expenses like lost income as well.
As the claim is not against the criminal, a CICA claim is not the same as a personal injury claim. The scheme does have some major differences which include:
- A shorter time limit of 2 years.
- Reduced payments when you claim for multiple injuries. In a successful claim, your most serious injury receives 100% compensation and each subsequent injury receives less on a sliding scale.
- The crime needs to have been reported to the police.
Personal Injuries You Could Claim Compensation For
Before we move on to other types of claim our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering East Kilbride could help with, here are a few more personal injury claims that you could make:
- Children’s personal injury claims: The law allows a parent to claim on behalf of a child at any point before they turn 18. Any compensation awarded is placed in a trust fund which is managed by a court.
- Slips, trips and falls: These are very common accidents and could lead to a claim if you slipped or fell because of somebody else’s negligence which could include leaving items in a walkway, a broken handrail, a raised paving slab or trailed cables.
- Public accidents: If you’re injured in a public place (maybe a park, car park or shopping centre), you could sue the business or authority responsible for the area if they were to blame for your accident in some way.
Claim For Mis Sold Pensions, SERPS And Investments
Under regulations created by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), financial advisors selling products like pensions, investments, SERPS, annuities or mortgages have to abide by strict guidelines to ensure you can make an informed decision about which product you buy.
If they fail to do so, and you lose money as a result, you might be entitled to receive compensation. Some of the rules financial advisors need to follow include:
- Ensuring, you have a good range of products to choose from.
- Explaining important terms to you and then providing a written copy.
- Not pressuring you.
- Asking about your health and lifestyle before selling a product.
- Not exposing you to risky products if you’ve asked for low-risk.
Claim If Your Tenancy Deposit Was Not Protected
In 2007, the UK government introduce Tenancy Deposit Schemes (TDS) with the intention of stopping landlords from retaining deposits unfairly. If your landlord has broken any of the rules regarding a TDS, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
You may be able to claim if:
- Your tenancy deposit was not protected within 30 days of payment.
- The landlord didn’t tell you which scheme they’d used.
- The deposit was moved from the scheme before your tenancy ended.
Damages For Disrepair In Rented Accomodation
When a landlord is informed about a problem which they have a duty of care or contractual right to fix, you could claim damages for disrepair. To make a housing disrepair claim, one of the following must be true:
- You were made ill by the defect.
- Your personal property was damaged by it.
- Or you were injured by it.
Claims are possible against private landlord as well as councils or housing associations. Some faults they could be at liberty to repair include damp, mould, electrical hazards, broken boilers, leaks and blocked drains.
How To Contact Our Team
If you’d like to begin a claim with No Win No Fee Expert today, we can be contacted on 0800 073 8802. Alternatively, you can arrange a call back by filling in this enquiry form. When we handle a claim, we’ll use the following process:
Get In Touch With Us
When you’re ready to begin, call a member of our friendly team.
Discuss Your Situation
We’ll listen to what’s happened, look at your evidence and work out whether you have a valid claim, for free.
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Resources And Services Covering East Kilbride
When make a no win no fee claim, then chances are you’ll need to contact at least one service. Therefore, to save you time searching for their details, we’ve provided some of the more obvious below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering East Kilbride
If you’re making a personal injury claim, you’ll need to undergo a medical assessment by an independent doctor. We have a panel of doctors that can used across the UK. That means, no matter where you are, you shouldn’t have to travel too far for an appointment. Here are some that are local to East Kilbride:
|Reheela Khan||West George Street,
Glasgow, G2 2JJ.
|Mark Innes Burgin||The Glasgow Station Clinic,
The Connal Building,
Glasgow, G2 1DA.
|Mamtha Kumar||Regent Medical Group,
West Regent Street,
Glasgow, G2 2RQ.
During your appointment, the doctor will ask you how your injuries have affected you, will examine you and will work out whether there are likely to be any ongoing issues. They’ll then produce a report for your personal injury lawyer containing all of that information. From the contents of the report, your solicitor will work out how much compensation you could be entitled to. As the report is so important, a medical assessment is mandatory for all personal injury claims.
University Hospital Hairmyres
If you need to request medical records or information from the local hospital, here are their details:
University Hospital Hairmyres,
Here are the details of the NHS board providing services in East Kilbride.
South Lanarkshire Council
If you need to contact the local authority because you need to report an incident or request information, here are their details.
South Lanarkshire Council,
South Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA.
Police Scotland – East Kilbride
Here are the details for the local police should you need to contact them:
East Kilbride Police,
Glasgow, G74 1AA.
Written by BT.
Edited by CE.