If you have suffered injuries in an accident that was someone else’s negligence, you could make a compensation claim with a no win no fee solicitor. But this is not the only type of claim that no win no fee solicitors covering Kirkcaldy could help with. You could use solicitors covering the Kirkcaldy area for a range of other claims, including housing disrepair, financial mis selling and tenancy deposit compensation claims. This page aims to give you information about making claims on a no win no fee basis, as well as introducing our services. Not only could we give guidance and support for claimants as they go through the claims process, but we could also provide a no win no fee solicitor from our panel with experience in handling claims like yours. Should you wish to talk to a friendly No Win No Fee Expert advisor, then all you need to do is call 0800 073 8802. Otherwise, why not read on to find out more about making a no win no fee claim?
Are No Win No Fee Claims Different In Scotland?
When you come to make a no win no fee agreement, it is worth noting that there are certain technicalities that you must be aware of prior to conducting your claim.
The conditions that are detailed how your solicitor is to be paid might differ to other methods of compensation claims. Again, it is well worth going through the agreement you would sign with your solicitor to make sure you know under what conditions your solicitor would be paid and how much they’d receive. If you have any questions about the agreement you have with your solicitor, do ask questions before you sign anything to ensure you are well informed of all the details.
One of the benefits of using a no win no fee solicitor is not having to pay funds upfront to retain a lawyer’s services. Claiming in this manner may also reduce your financial risk. In addition to this, fewer Scottish claims seem to go to court. Should your claim be an exception to this, it would likely be heard at the Sheriff’s court. In extremely rare cases, your case may be heard at the Court of Session.
Now you know more about how no win no fee solicitors covering Kirkcaldy work, we’ll take a look at the sort of claims they could handle.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- No Win No Fee Claims For A Road Accident In Kirkcaldy
- Claim With Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Kirkcaldy
- Compensation For A Work Accident In Fife
- No Win No Fee Compensation For A Holiday Accident
- Kirkcaldy Criminal Injury Victim Compensation
- More Accidents Or Injuries You Could Claim For
- How To Claim If Affected By Poor Financial Advice Or Mis-Selling
- No Win No Fee Disputed Tenancy Deposit Claims
- Kirkcaldy Housing And Disrepair Cases
- Contact Us To Begin A No Win No Fee Claim
- Helpful Service Providers Covering Kirkcaldy
According to Transport Scotland, there were 8,402 casualties that occurred on Scottish roads in 2018.
There could be many ways a road accident in Kirkcaldy could occur. Whether you have been in a car accident in Kirkcaldy where another driver dangerously overtook you, crashed into the side of your vehicle, or you were run over in a road accident at a Kirkcaldy pedestrian crossing when a driver failed to stop, you could be eligible for compensation. If you were injured because of another road user’s actions, you could claim compensation for your suffering.
Injuries that might be considered common in road traffic accidents could include:
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- And more…
Your no win no fee solicitor would have to prove that the car accident in Kirkcaldy, Fife, or another type of road accident was caused by another party and it left you injured. They would also have to ensure that claims are made within the relevant personal injury claims time limit for your case, which would usually be three years from the date of the accident. Some exceptions to such limits could exist in some cases, however. If you’re not sure whether you are within the limitation period for your claim, then we could talk this over with you.
Have you suffered medical negligence in Fife, whether by the NHS or privately? Did it harm your health? Did it worsen your prognosis? Did you have to have corrective treatment because of the negligence?
If so, you may be able to use the services of no win no fee solicitors covering Kirkcaldy to help you claim.
If your lawyer could prove the negligence caused you harm, you could claim compensation for:
- Midwife negligence
- Surgical negligence
- Dental negligence
- GP Negligence
- Care home negligence
- Hospital negligence
- And more…
Whatever type of negligence you have suffered, we could help. Call us for case-specific advice and to find out how we could help you move forward with a claim?
A personal injury lawyer could also help you with claiming compensation for a work accident in Fife. If your employer does not take steps to prevent accidents in the workplace, they could be held liable for the injuries you receive as the result of an accident at work. There are many different ways an employer could work to reduce risks of injury in the workplace. They may:
- Provide training (General health and safety training/job-specific training)
- Provide ‘Personal Protective Equipment‘ (Goggles, hard hats, gloves etc)
- Reduce workplace hazards (Move trip hazards, check and maintain machinery etc)
- Signpost hazards
- And more…
If your employer does not act to protect you while you are at work and you suffer injuries in an accident, you could claim compensation from them.
You could also look into claiming compensation if you have contracted a work-related condition or illness that could have been prevented. If your employer knew (or should have known) of the risks of you developing work-related conditions and they did not act to reduce such risks, you could take action against them if you went on to develop such conditions. Conditions could include (but are not limited) to:
- Industrial deafness
- Hand-arm vibration syndrome
Why not get in contact with our team for more information? We could offer free advice or even provide you with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel to help you claim.
There are many different ways you may have suffered injuries or illness while on holiday. You may be under the misapprehension that making claims for accidents or illnesses that happened abroad would require you to use a solicitor that is based in the country you were injured in. However, you could use no win no fee solicitors covering Kirkcaldy for a number of different claims.
You could claim compensation for a holiday accident if:
- You suffered an airport accident that was not your fault (e.g. a slip or fall on a wet floor, injury from a broken luggage trolley)
- You suffered an accident on the aeroplane that was not your fault (e.g. a trip on a loose carpet, luggage falling on you on take-off)
- You suffered an accident on your transfer to or from your hotel that was not your fault (e.g. a coach crash or injury from broken seating)
- You suffered an accident in your hotel that was not your fault (e.g. Swimming pool accident from broken tile, food poisoning from improper handling of food)
- And more…
Depending on how you booked your holiday and where you were injured, you could be claiming under a number of different pieces of legislation. These could include the Package Travel Regulations (2018) and the Montreal Convention for example. If you think you could have cause to claim, why not contact our team. We could provide you with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel to help you make a claim.
If you obtained injuries as a victim of assault or another criminal act, you could claim for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). As long as the incident was reported to the police in a timely manner and you suffered some kind of injury, you could also claim if you were injured in the process of trying to stop a criminal act from taking place; or if you suffered emotional/mental damage through witnessing such an event. Criminal injury claims tend to have a shorter time limit of 2-years for claiming, however, so you may wish to find a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later.
Time Limit Exceptions for Historic Abuse
Were you the victim of sexual abuse when you were younger? If so, you may be a little worried that you may not be able to make a claim for compensation as it would not be within the standard 2-year time limit for claiming. However, exceptions could be made for some cases of historic abuse. It could be argued by a solicitor that a victim of such abuse may not have been able to properly process what had happened to them and therefore they may not have been able to speak about the abuse any sooner. If you are in this position, please do call us in confidence and we will do all we can to assist you.
There are more accidents or injuries you could claim for besides those we have already mentioned. A personal injury solicitor could also assist with:
- Slip, trip and fall injury claims
- Public place injury claims
- Beauty treatment injury claims
- Train accident claims
- And more…
In essence, if you’ve suffered an injury and someone else could be liable, why not give us a call to see if an expert from our panel could help you make a claim for compensation.
Were you sold a pension by a financial advisor and/or institution that was not suitable for your needs? Did you feel under pressure to take out a particular annuity? Were you not advised of fees or charges applicable to a financial product you were sold? If so, there could be a chance that you were mis sold a financial service or product. If it can be proved that you have been financially disadvantaged by mis selling, then you could look into making a claim for compensation. This is because the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) demands that financial products are sold fairly and with transparency.
When you moved into your rental property, you would likely have had to pay a deposit. There are rules on how this deposit must be handled by your landlord. If they haven’t followed those rules, then you may be able to claim compensation.
But, what are the tenancy deposit rules for Scotland?
- Your landlord must deposit the rental deposit you paid into one of three approved schemes. These are: MyDeposits Scotland, SafeDeposits Scotland and the Letting Protection Service Scotland.
- Your landlord must write to you, detailing the amount paid, where it is held, and the conditions that apply to the return of your deposit
- This must be done within 30 days of payment
If your landlord hasn’t abided by any of the above, a solicitor from our panel could work to claim compensation on your behalf. Why not get in touch to see if one of our panel of solicitors handling Kirkcaldy, Fife claims could help with your deposit dispute.
Have you suffered financial or physical harm as the result of housing disrepair? There are a number of ways in which this could occur. Examples could include:
- Cases where a tenant is injured on a broken window/because of unsafe flooring, etc.
- Cases where a tenant is made ill with carbon monoxide poisoning from a broken heating system, or because of damp/mould
- Cases where a tenant’s belongings have been destroyed or damaged because of leaking pipes, etc.
- Cases where a tenant has had to pay higher energy bills because of broken heating systems, etc.
If you have suffered in any way because your landlord has failed to act on your reports of disrepair within your rental property, why not get in touch with our expert team. We could provide an experienced solicitor from our panel with experience in the housing disrepair protocol to handle your claim for you.
Would you like to speak to one of our experts about making a claim?
● Get In Touch With Us
0800 073 8802 is the number to call for our helpline. You could also use the contact form on our site to contact the team and someone will get back to you. Or, why not use the handy live chat feature instead?
● Discuss Your Situation
We will be happy to listen to what’s happened to you and provide free advice and support. We would assess your position to see whether a no win no fee solicitor could help you make a claim, and if they could, we could provide you with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Kirkcaldy to take your claim on.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
We’ll keep in contact with you throughout the process, advising on important updates and being here to answer questions should you have them.
In this section are some useful local services to Kirkcaldy.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Kirkcaldy
Personal injury claims come with the requirement for claimants to attend a medical appointment. This is so that medical evidence could be put into a report prepared by an independent medic. This report could help to value your claim. Local doctors to Kirkcaldy that you might see for such an appointment could include:
|Mark Innes Burgin||The Alba Clinic, 148 Princes Street,DD4 6DG|
This hospital is considered to be one of the main hospitals covering Fife and the surrounding area. It has a minor injuries unit and provides A&E services too, as well a number of other medical and surgical services.
NHS Fife offers services across the Fife area, encompassing Adamson Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Queen Margaret Hospital.
NHS Fife Headquarters
Police Scotland Headquarters
PO Box 2460
Written by J.E.
Edited by H.E.