I Have Been Involved In An Accident That Someone Else Caused. Can I Make A Personal Injury Claim?

Being involved in any form of accident is a very severe and often traumatic event. At Free Legal Justice, we understand that any accident, whether minor or severe, is a stressful and traumatic experience for all parties involved. We are here to help you through this upsetting experience, and get you the justice you deserve for the personal injury you have sustained. When dealing with personal injury claims in Glasgow, it is important that the right procedures are followed and that proper steps are taken to deal with the incident. Free Legal Justice has many years of experience in dealing with all types of personal injury claims in Glasgow and right across the United Kingdom, and our friendly personal injury claims team is available 7 days of the week, 24 hours a day to give you free legal advice about the merits of your potential claim.

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how do you start personal injury claims in glasgow?

Generally, you will need to make a claim for compensation within three years of the date of the accident, or within three years of the date that you discovered your personal injury- whichever date is later. There are some exceptions to this rule, for example you may be allowed a longer time period if you are claiming on behalf of a child or protected person. On the other hand, if the accident was the result of criminal activity such as a hit and run in the context of a car accident, time limits may vary if the claim is instituted through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Our personal injury claims team in Glasgow is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions that you might have regarding the timing of your personal injury claim.

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What Information Do I Need To Make My Personal Injury Claim in Glasgow?

Contact Free Legal Justice now to receive free professional advice on the merits of your personal injury claim, so that you can know where you stand before you take legal steps against those who caused you harm. To correctly advise clients on the merits of their potential claims, the Free Legal Justice team will need as much information as possible about the accident and any injuries suffered. For this reason, we advise that you have as much detail as possible ready for your free legal consultation with one of our experts in personal injury claims in Glasgow, including details such as:

  1. How the personal injury happened ;
  2. Location of the accident;
  3. the nature of the injuries suffered or damages  caused as a result of the personal injury;
  4. Your car registration details if a car was involved;
  5. The name, car license registration number if applicable;
  6. Any accident report books, CCTV, photos and other evidence from the scene of the accident;
  7. Details of any witnesses;
  8. Details of any expenses, medical reports or other relevant documentation;
  9. The contact numbers of all individuals involved in the accident; and
  10. Details or reference numbers of any police docket or emergency services attendance report.

Our Personal Injury Claims Solicitors Will Take Care Of Everything For You

Don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information right away. With a single call to our helpful Free Legal Justice team, we will explain the merits of your personal injury claim in Glasgow to you, based on all the information that you can provide. It is crucial that you get in touch with the personal injury claims in Glasgow team as soon as possible- the sooner we have the details of your accident, the sooner one of our experts in personal injury claims can get started on your case, and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.

How Will Compensation In My Personal Injury Claims In Glasgow Be Calculated?

Your legal right to claim compensation is based on getting you back to where you were before your accident. In personal injury claims generally, compensation is calculated based on how severe the person’s injuries are, and the type of care that they may need in the future to be able to recover from, or deal with, their injuries. We also claim for out-of-pocket expenses incurred by clients as a result of the accident, which will form part of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful.

General Damages In Glasgow Personal Injury Claims

Your personal injury claim in Glasgow will usually consist of what we call general and special damages. In summary, general damages is the compensation for the personal injuries you have suffered, whereas special damages is compensation for all the additional expenses that you have incurred as a result of your personal injury. Your appointed solicitor at Free Legal Justice will be sure go through your calculation of general and special damages in detail once you have decided to make a personal injury claim with us.

There are general guidelines that have been published setting out how much should be claimed as general damages for different levels of injuries in personal injury claim in Glasgow. Your general damages will be calculated by matching your independent medical report with the official Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. The amount of compensation that you will receive will be influenced by factors such as how severe your injury was, complications surrounding your injuries, and how long you will take to recover from your injuries.

Special Damages In Personal Injury Claims For Glasgow Clients

To claim for special damages, you need to provide proof of the additional expenses or costs you have incurred to date, or will incur in the future, as a result of the accident. The category of special damages is extremely broad, and can include anything from travel costs, costs of medical and rehabilitation appointments, childcare, loss of income, and broader medical expenses such as prescriptions, physiotherapy, counselling, physical home adjustments, and the cost of any special equipment that you might need during the recovery process.

To give you an idea of the amounts that you can claim for personal injury in Glasgow, we have compiled the below table. Please note that these are not by any means fixed compensation amounts available to victims of personal injury in Glasgow, and are merely to provide a rough idea of what you can expect as a pay-out if your claim is successful.

Compensation Amounts For Personal Injury Claims In Glasgow
Severity of Injury Details of InjuryExamples of Average Compensation Awarded
Head Injuries
Extremely severeVictims are unresponsive as a result of severe brain damage and may be in a vegetative stateBetween £240,000 and £340,000
Moderately severeSevere disability due to brain damage, loss of feeling in limbs, personality change and/or a mental disabilityBetween £180,000 and £240,000
ModerateMemory impacted; reduced ability to work; can include change in personality and increased risk of epilepsyBetween £36,000 and £185,000
MildMinimal or no brain damage but might still have long term effectsBetween £13,000  and £36, 000
Facial Injuries
Extremely severeFacial disfigurement; severe scarring or burnsBetween £25,400 and £83,000
Moderate to severeSimple fractures to multiple fractures and breaks in the facial areaBetween £7,500 and £41,000
MildLess severe scarring to minor scarsBetween £1,400 and £11,700
Eye Injuries
The most severeCompletely blind and deafAround £340,000
Extremely severePartial to substantial loss of sight in one or both eyesBetween £45,000 and £230,000
Moderately severeRestricted vision or loss of sight in one eyeBetween £7,700 and £46,000
MildTemporary loss of vision due to smoke, liquids or other substances; Struck/hit in the eyeBetween £1,800 and £7,500
TemporaryFull recovery takes a few weeksBetween £1,800 and £3,300
Nose Injuries
Extremely SevereSevere/multiple fractures to the nose resulting in permanent damageBetween £9,000 and £19,500
SevereSevere injuries capable of recovery after surgeryBetween £3,370 and £4,350
ModerateInjuries not requiring surgeryBetween £2,000 and £26,990
MildSimple non-displaced fractures with full recoveryBetween £1,400 and £2,160
Ear Injuries
Extremely severeComplete loss of hearingBetween £77,000 and £93,000
Moderately severeComplete hearing loss in one of the earsBetween £26,000 and £38,000
MildHearing loss in one or both ears; tinnitusUp to £38,800
Shoulder Injuries
SevereParalysis, limb numbness, restriction in movement because of the injury in the neck and shoulderBetween £10,500 and £42,000
ModerateSemi-permanent damage; damage that restricts movement in arm and elbowBetween £6,700 and £10,800
MildDamage to soft tissue that should recover within the year or slightly longerUp to £6,700
Back Injuries
SevereSevere injury to the upper or lower back; paralysis or any relating issues to organs in the lower parts of the bodyBetween £33,000 and £137,000
Moderate.Covering a wide range of back injuries such as compression of the lumbar vertebrae, ligament or soft tissue damage, any constant pain and/or any discomfortBetween £10,500 and £33,000
MildStrains and sprains, soft tissue injuries, a slipped disc, muscle painUp to £10,670
Arm Injuries
Extremely severeAmputation of both arms, the amputation of a single arm, or partial amputation of one or both armsBetween £82,000 and £255,900
SevereFor major restriction and disability present in one or both the armsBetween £33,400 and £111,600
Less severeRestriction in movement and/or disability in the arms with substantial recoveryBetween £16,000 and £33,400
Simple Between £5,200 and £15,000
Hand Injuries
Extremely severeAmputation of one or both hands; loss of use of handsBetween £120,000 and £171,900
Very severeTotal or effective loss of one hand from crushing and then amputation; partial amputationBetween £52,800 and £77,400
Moderately severeFinger amputations, crush injuries to the hand, penetrating wounds, deep lacerationsBetween £24,700 and £52,800
Less severeCrushing injuries leaving some impaired functionBetween £12,340 and £24,700
Leg Injuries
Extremely severeAmputation of one or both legs (full or partial amputation)Between £83,500 and £240,500
Moderately severeInjuries to the leg which has caused lifelong restriction in movement and disabilityBetween £23,600 and £82,100
Less severeFrom simple leg fractures, breaks or soft tissue damage which has affected the muscle to leg fractures with an incomplete recoveryUp to £23,600
Knee Injuries
SevereDisability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage and soft tissue damage. Disability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage and soft tissue damageBetween £22,300 and £82,000
ModerateMinor disability because of the knee injury, damage to the muscle, cartilage, soft tissue, that causes pain and sufferingUp to £22,300
Ankle Injuries
Extremely severeThe most severe ankle injuries that may cause deformity, degeneration of joints, and potentially amputationBetween £42,500 and £59,400
Moderately severeFractures, extensive treatment, disability because of ankle injuryBetween £11,700 and  £42,700
MildAnkle fractures, ankle sprainsUp to £11,730
Foot Injuries
Extremely severeAmputation of one or both feetBetween £71,600 and £171,900
Moderately severeSevere injury to one or both feet that causes restriction, fractures or disabilityBetween £11,700 and  £59,700
MildCovering injury to a foot with high chance of recoveryUp to £11,700

how much does it cost to start personal injury claims in glasgow?

Free Legal Justice offers all our clients with valid personal injury claims in Glasgow the option of working under a No Win No Fee agreement. Under a No Win No Fee agreement, if your case is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a thing to us for the work that the Free Legal Justice team has done on your case. For thousands of clients, this means that they will finally have access to the justice they deserve, and a fair chance to make a claim for rightful compensation, without any financial risk.

How Much Will I Be Charged If My Personal Injury Claim In Glasgow Is Successful?

The good news is that you will never pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance for proceeding with your personal injury claim in Glasgow. A No Win No Fee agreement means that we will only get paid if your claim is successful.

If we help you to win your claim, Free Legal Justice will receive a success fee of an average of 25% of the compensation received as payment for the work that we have done to help you win your case. Your devoted accident solicitor will be sure to discuss the success fee with you upfront, and the agreed success fee will be confirmed in writing before we start your claim.

What Happens If My Personal Injury Claim In Glasgow Is Unsuccessful?

Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your personal injury claim in Glasgow being unsuccessful. If your claim is unsuccessful, we will not charge you any legal fees for the work done by our skilled personal injury solicitors. This means that you won’t pay us a thing in the unlikely event that your personal injury claim in Glasgow is unsuccessful.

To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over your financial risks, the Free Legal Justice team will help you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance. This insurance covers you in the unlikely event that you are unsuccessful with your claim, and in case the court rules that you need to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.

why choose our personal injury claims solicitors in glasgow?

Free Legal Justice has an entire panel of specialised personal injury claim in Glasgow solicitors who resolve thousands of No Win No Fee personal injury claims in Glasgow every year. The dedicated Free Legal Justice team works around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help our clients get justice for the harm they have suffered, and receive the maximum compensation that they deserve.

By working with Free Legal Justice on a No Win No Fee personal injury claim, we promise that:

  1. You will receive free legal advice from one of our expert solicitors as to how best to proceed with your personal injury claim;
  2. A member of the Free Legal Justice Team will be available to speak to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you with any questions that you might have regarding your personal injury claim in Glasgow;
  3. If you are unsuccessful in your claim, we will not charge you any legal fees for the work that we have done on your case;
  4. You won’t pay a thing from your own pocket;
  5. We will help you to recover the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest possible time; and
  6. We will manage your case efficiently, keep you updated on its progress, and will try to make the entire compensation claim process as stress-free as possible for you.
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how long do personal injury claims in glasgow take to settle?

Every personal injury is unique, as is the compensation claim process that follows the incident. Some personal injury claims in Glasgow can be settled in a few months, while others are more complicated and will take longer to resolve. The amount of time needed to resolve your matter will depend on the facts specific to your case. Personal injury claims can become more complicated if your injuries are extremely severe, if there is a dispute over the facts, or if you have been involved in a ‘hit and run’ accident, as this may make it more difficult to prove legal responsibility. Our experienced solicitors have handled many personal injury claims in Glasgow before, and will be able to give you good idea of how long your claim is likely to take once they have assessed your claim.

Get Free Advice From Our Glasgow No Win No Fee Injury Claims Solicitors

No matter how your accident happened or who you think is to blame for the accident, it is important that you speak to a legal professional from Free Legal Justice as soon as possible to determine whether you have a valid personal injury claim. Our experienced personal injury claims team in Glasgow handles every personal injury claim through a fast-track assessment and allocation process; so that we can help our clients get the maximum compensation they deserve as soon as possible.

Can I Make A Personal Injury Claim In Glasgow On Behalf Of A Deceased?

Yes, you might be able to make a claim on behalf of a deceased. If a family member has died as a result of a personal injury, you may be able to make a claim on their behalf. If the deceased has a valid will, the executor of the estate will be responsible for pursuing any claim on behalf of the dependents. If the deceased did not have a valid will, the law sets out exactly who can make a claim following the death of a loved one. The law surrounding personal injury claims on behalf of a deceased can become complicated. It is highly recommended that you seek the help of a legal professional if you think you have a valid personal injury claim on behalf of a deceased. Set up a free, no obligation consultation with one of Free Legal Justice’s personal injury claims in Glasgow experts today, and we will help you to determine whether you can make a compensation claim for fatal injuries that someone you love has suffered.

Types Of Personal Injury Claims In Glasgow

Your personal injury claim can be based on injuries caused by an accident at work, a car accident, or an accident in a public place. Every accident and the claims process that follow is unique, and Free Legal Justice will ensure that your personal injury claim in Glasgow will get the attention and individual focus it deserves to be a success.  We will go through examples of each of the common types of personal injury claims below.

Work-Related Personal injury Claims

A work injury happens when an employee experiences an accident during the course of work, which leads to some form of physical or mental occupational injury. Accidents at work are caused by a combination of unsafe behaviour and unsafe working conditions. When accidents happen, it is crucial that an employer has adequate safety processes and policies in place to deal with the incident.  If a colleague is to blame for an accident at work that has caused your personal injury, it is likely that you are entitled to make a personal injury claim against your employer. This will be a claim for compensation for the injuries you have sustained and pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the accident.

Workplace injuries can occur as a result of a single incident, from extreme wear and tear or severe strain. Some common causes of personal injury claims include:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents;
  • Overexertion;
  • Fall from height;
  • Being caught in heavy machinery;
  • Walking or standing for longs periods of time;
  • Repetitive motion injuries; and
  • Stepping on sharp objects

While any person at work can be at risk when of suffering a work-related injury, some employees in specific lines of work are more likely to suffer harm and severe injuries than others. This includes those individuals working in hospitals or other care workers, those working in manufacturing and construction industries, as well as those in the retail industry including waiters, cashiers, chefs, shop assistants and bar staff.

It is not always obvious who caused an accident at work, or who is responsible for whatever caused the personal injuries that you have suffered. In most cases, your employer will ultimately be liable for the harm you have suffered, and will have beached the duty of care that they have towards you because they failed to ensure your health and safety at work. If an employer does not comply with this duty, and their failure to do so results in an accident or injury at work, there will be sufficient grounds for the employee to make a personal injury claim.

Work Accident Claims In Glasgow

If your injury was caused by the negligence of another employee, you should not worry that this person will be personally liable to pay you your personal injury compensation. As a result of a principle known as vicarious liability, your employer will be responsible for all actions of their employees, whether negligent or otherwise. This means that the employer will be liable for any injuries that an employee has suffered at work. Employers are required by law to take out sufficient liability insurance to cover claims by employees that have suffered injuries while at work.

Free Legal Justice sees numerous accidents at work which result in our clients instituting personal injury claims in Glasgow against their employers. The list of different of personal injury claims that employees can suffer for accidents at work is extremely long and will vary between different types of jobs.

Should I Make A Personal Injury Claim In Glasgow Against My Employer?

At Free Legal Justice, we understand that making a claim for compensation against your employer can be nerve-wrecking, and that you might be concerned about the influence of a compensation claim on your employment status, or possibly the impact that a successful claim would have on your employer financially.

You need not feel awkward or shy about making your personal injury claim against your employer. If you have suffered injuries at work because of someone’s negligence or actions, you should contact a legal professional immediately to discuss your potential personal injury claim in Glasgow. Not only do physical injuries affect your health and personal life, they also have a financial impact on your life which could extend to your family and friends. Your entire world can change from one terrible event. Your personal injury solicitor in Glasgow is here to help you through this difficult time.

Are You Worried About Making A Personal Injury Claim?

If you are concerned about the financial implications that a personal injury claim may have on your employer or about the status of your employment relationship if you do proceed with a claim against your company, you need not worry any longer. All employers in the UK must have employer’s liability insurance. When you make a personal injury claim in Glasgow against your boss, the insurance company deals with everything and will pay any associated costs – including your compensation settlement. Every employer is legally required to take out this employers’ liability insurance, to make sure that they can pay compensation for any accidents at work that result in illness or injury of an employee, without it affecting the firm financially.

At the end of the day, you are legally entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, and you have a fundamental right to receive justice for harm that has been caused to you. Don’t feel guilty about using your basic human rights! Our experienced personal injury solicitors in Glasgow have dealt with these often sensitive situations many times before. If you have any concerns or questions about making a personal injury claim in Glasgow against your employer, Free Legal Justice will be happy to provide the necessary support and discuss your options with you in a free consultation.

Public Place Personal injury Claims In Glasgow

Free Legal Justice is highly experienced in handling personal injury claims in Glasgow which have happened in a wide range of public places, including theme parks, shopping malls, restaurants and bars, parks, schools, theatres, carnivals and music concerts.

If you have suffered a personal injury in Glasgow whilst in a public place and you believe it was due to negligence of someone else, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Councils, shop owners, businesses and public bodies all have a duty to take reasonable measures to prevent the public from being injured on the premises under their control.

Glasgow Council Personal Injury Claims

If your accident happened on council-owned property, such as a public walkway or a local library or town hall, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim in Glasgow against the local authority, if the accident was due to that person or body’s negligence. When we look at injuries occurring in public spaces, the accident often involves a slip or a trip on an unmaintained road or a pavement, which means that the local council will be responsible.

When instituting a claim against a local authority or local council for failing to maintain a road or sidewalk, you will need to prove that the local council was negligent in its duty to the public by failing to keep the pavement safe. This involves proving that, based on the circumstances of your case, it was not reasonable for the local council to let the public space to fall into a state of disrepair which could result in a person being injured.

Car Accident Personal Injury Claims In Glasgow

It isn’t just drivers who can claim for injuries sustained on the road – accidents can cause injuries to all sorts of people, including passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders. All of these people may have been affected by the accident in some way, and may have a potential personal injury claim in Glasgow.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Glasgow, there are many possible injuries that you could suffer as a result. There are around 60 different bones in the feet, knees, and ankles that could potentially be injured as a result of a car accident. It is not just the bones that you have to worry about bring affected by an accident though – your upper and lower body contain many types of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues that could be damaged in a car accident. These tissues provide support and hold the rest of your body together, giving you your flexibility and mobility. An injury involving these tissues could result in severe impairment for the victim of a car accident. Even if the car crash happens at a slow speed, a car accident can still exert a huge amount of force on those inside the vehicle.

Contact Our Personal Injury Claims Team In Glasgow Today 

Get in touch with a Free Legal Justice today to find out more about your car accident claim. At the end of the day, if the car accident was not your fault, then you should not have to pay for your physical injuries or for the financial consequences of such injury. Our personal injury solicitors in Glasgow are here to help you to get the justice you deserve as soon as possible.