If you’re thinking about making a personal injury claim in Scotland, there are some differences you might want to take note of – so much so that some UK and Welsh firms will not take on claims which are based in Scotland, so it is probable that you will have to choose someone located north of the border.
The differences are fairly minimal and mostly relate to how criminal injury cases are assessed in relation to payments. While in England, payment will often come through compensation at a rate that is assessed in agreement with the solicitor, in Scotland that rate is more rigid with set percentages depending on the amount of compensation paid out.
It is less flexible and provides less room for some lawyers to find a point of difference which is perhaps why some law firms decline work from Scotland. However, it does stop people charging extortionate fees.
Making a personal injury claim in Scotland
However, at Accident Advice Helpline we differ slightly from some of our other nationally based competitors in that we are quite happy to take on claims from Scotland. Indeed we have lawyers based up and down the British Isles who can help you out.
What this means is that in effect, you’re getting a ‘best of both worlds’ solution. On the one hand you get all the resources that a firm with a national standing such as Accident Advice Helpline can bring and on the other you also get the full benefit of having a local professional who can help you make your personal injury claim in Scotland.
No win no fee
But perhaps the most reassuring thing – at least from a monetary point of view, is the fact that we can work on the basis of no win no fee. This is a simple promise not to charge you a single penny unless we help you win your case.
It’s fairer and gives you greater reassurance that you have someone who is willing to stand up and fight on your side. That’s because what’s good for you is suddenly also good for your lawyer. If you don’t win then they don’t get paid, so strangely enough they tend to be more disposed towards helping you out.
Getting your compensation
So, to launch your bid to make a personal injury claim in Scotland, here’s what you should do. Firstly, contact a member of our team via our free 24-hour helpline. He or she will be able to provide all the support and information you need as you start looking into making a claim. Finally if we like your chances, our next move is to help you find a lawyer near you, with the right skills for your claim.
To find out more about making a personal injury claim in Scotland give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown