No Win No Fee
Accidents at work can happen for a number of reasons. They may be caused by faulty or dangerous equipment, lack of risk assessments or appropriate training, unsafe manual handling procedures or even physical assault. Illnesses or diseases may also develop after long exposure to harmful substances in the workplace.
If your employer breaches one of the statutory duties and contributes towards the accident, they or their insurer may be liable to pay compensation for your damages and injuries. Same if you’ve had an accident and you think you did not receive suitable protective equipment or sufficient safety training you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors can deal with all types of workplace accident claims ranging from:
- soft tissue damage
- spinal injuries
- brain injuries
- catastrophic injuries
Most work accident compensation claims are funded through a fee agreement called no win no fee. This makes compensation accessible to people who cannot afford to pay solicitor fees. No win no fee means you won’t be charged if your claim is unsuccessful. However, if you win your case, your employer pays your legal fees. Please call us on 0131 555 7055 for a free consultation and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Accidents At Work - Frequently Asked Questions
You can claim for compensation after an accident if you were an employee who was injured through no fault of their own. You might even be able to claim if you were partially responsible for the accident. However, in these cases, the compensation awarded will be lower in value, due to your involvement.
Scots law allows a period of 3 years in which to bring a claim for compensation against the person or organisation you consider to be at fault for causing your accident but the sooner you begin your claim the sooner you will know if your case is going to be successful and the sooner we can obtain a settlement for you. In the case of a child (under 16) being involved in an accident, they have until the eve of their 19th birthday (i.e. 3 years for their 16th birthday) in order to pursue a claim.
We will act for you on a “No Win, No Fee” basis meaning that we will never ask you to pay a fee to us for our service. Even if your case is unsuccessful we would not look for you to pay the defender’s costs – we would meet these for you.