Personal Injury

 

Have you been involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault?

If so, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim to compensate you for the injury you’ve suffered and to reclaim your financial losses as a result of the accident.

We deal with a wide variety of personal injury claims, including:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents at wok
  • Trips and slips
  • Cycle accidents
  • Accidents involving animals

There are strict time limits within which you must act in these types of claims, please contact us as soon as you are aware you might have a claim, and we will arrange for you to have a no-obligation chat with one of our specialist solicitors to see if we can help you.

Call us on 01748 832431 or 01969 622227 or email us at enquiries@scottswright.com

 

The Personal Injury claims process

The first step is to determine who is responsible for your injury. Once this is established and liability has been admitted for the accident, we will ask you to see a medical expert in the field of your injury to examine you and prepare a report on condition and your prognosis. This step is essential to help us to value your claim so that we can negotiate your compensation settlement.

There are two types of damages that can be claimed in your personal injury claim.

General damages – these compensate you for the pain you have suffered, and the loss of amenity caused by your injury.

Special damages – this is to compensate you for the expenses you have incurred because of your injury, for example, loss of earnings, and travel expenses.

 

Paying your legal costs

We may agree to take your claim on under a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win-no fee agreement. This means that if you bring a claim for compensation that is unsuccessful you will not pay your solicitor for the work they have done. There are no up-front solicitor’s costs for you to pay.

If your case is successful and you win your case, our fees then become payable. The other party will pay your compensation and a contribution towards your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by the other side will be deducted from the compensation you receive (subject to a cap).

We will discuss costs in more detail with you when we begin your case, for example there are other ways to fund your case, and certain circumstances when our total fee might be payable by you.

Our Personal Injury Solicitor

Estella Prince, Litigation Solicitor at Scotts Wright

Estella Prince

Senior Solicitor