When you look for injury claims solicitors in Paisley, be sure that the solicitor you choose has experience of personal injury claims. You should not hire a solicitor to represent you who specialises in family, divorce or property law. You need injury claims solicitors in Paisley and they should have a proven track record of winning personal injury cases.
What types of personal injury can I claim for?
Basically you can claim for any injury which you were not responsible for; for example, you might think that if you were injured playing rugby, you cannot make a personal injury claim. You actually can if you were injured because of an illegal tackle. There will have been witnesses to the accident and you can easily get their names and addresses so that they can support your account of the accident. You should also have sought immediate medical attention, as some injuries are exacerbated if they are left without medical attention for some time. If this happens then your personal injury claim is weakened.
Injury claims solicitors in Paisley
Injury claims solicitors in Paisley should offer you a free initial consultation and should be willing to visit you at home or in hospital if their offices are not accessible to you because of your injury. You will need to be completely honest with the solicitor you choose and he/she should be honest with you about the feasibility of your claim. You should ask about the time it takes to have a case heard and check the reputation of the firm – have they handled cases like yours before and have these had a successful outcome for the client?
What types of personal injury can be claimed for?
Any type of personal injury can be claimed for regardless of where it happened. However, the injury should have been sustained within the last three years for you to start a claim for compensation.
The most common injuries arise from slips, trips and falls, and these could occur almost anywhere. However you have to prove that you were not to blame. If you slipped on a wet floor in a public place and there were no warning signs alerting you to the fact that the floor was wet, and you fractured your arm when you fell, then you have grounds to make a claim.
Apart from the type of sports injury mentioned above, there are accidents which occur at the workplace or there could be a diagnosis of a medical problem because of your work environment. For example, in the past miners experienced breathing difficulties because of breathing in coal dust, and construction workers developed medical problems because they worked with asbestos.
You may have recently had electric wiring installed and it was faulty, resulting in burns or other injuries, and in these types of case you have grounds for claiming compensation for an injury sustained at home.
Whatever the injury, you have to be able to prove that you were not to blame for it.
Accident Advice Helpline operates all over the country and works with some of the most reputable solicitors in Scotland. We specialise in personal injury compensation cases. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone at any time. Alternatively, before you ring, visit the website and take the 30-second test which gives you a ballpark figure for the amount of compensation you might get for your personal injury. You might be pleasantly surprised!