Other accident or illness
At Digby Brown, we deal with all types of accidents and illness claims from minor injuries to serious injuries.
We understand that any accident or illness can have an immense impact on your life, and quite simply, turn your whole world upside down.
Our personal injury solicitors are here to listen, and help wherever possible.
Number one law firm in Scotland for personal injury
Digby Brown are not only the biggest personal injury firm in Scotland, we are also rated the number one law firm in Scotland for personal injury claims by both the leading independent guides to the legal profession, Legal 500 and Chambers. We have been top ranked for personal injury in Scotland by Chambers for the last fourteen years, and by Legal 500 for the last thirteen years.
For the last four years, we have been the only firm to be top ranked for personal injury claims in Scotland by Legal 500. We were named Law Firm of the Year again in 2019 at the Law Awards in Scotland – along with Corporate Social Responsibility Firm of the Year.
Our solicitors are fully qualified and trained with expertise in this complex area of law. We understand personal injury inside out, and are in the best position to ensure you receive the compensation you are legally entitled to.
What is accident compensation?
Compensation is given to someone in acknowledgement of loss, suffering or injury. At Digby Brown, we try and put someone in the same position as they were in before the accident or illness, as much as possible.
The difference compensation can make
Compensation will reflect a number of factors, including pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the accident or illness, and you can receive funding for treatments, physiotherapy and any adaptations needed or further equipment you have purchased as a result of the injuries.
No win no fee personal injury solicitors
The expression “No Win – No Fee” is often used in personal injury cases. It is used as a way of funding a compensation claim where the accident victim does not have the means to pay for the costs involved as the case progresses.
A number of solicitors are prepared to handle personal injury cases on a “No Win – No Fee” basis but very few are able to offer their clients complete protection if the case is unsuccessful.
In that event, the client could end up being liable for many thousands of pounds in legal expenses or the case won't be fully investigated and therefore likely to under-settle.
Compensate 'no win no fee' funding
Digby Brown has its own funding company, Compensate, which provides the funding to allow the case to be fully investigated, employ the best experts surrounding the circumstances of the accident and/or injuries sustained and where and if necessary go to court.
If for whatever reason the case is unsuccessful, Compensate pays all your legal expenses and those of your opponent – you pay nothing.
On average our clients receive over 3 times the pre-litigation offer
Because of Compensate funding Digby Brown's success rate is extremely high and on average our clients receive three times the pre-litigation offer.
In the event the case is successful, a small percentage of your damages will be deducted with VAT to pay for this service. The percentage which Compensate will charge depends on the degree of risk involved. We believe that this is the fairest method of giving clients access to justice whilst ensuring their cases are fully investigated, prepared and funded.
Beware of compensation offers which may be too good
We know you will have seen many adverts offering 100% compensation or telling you that you will not lose any of your compensation, however we believe there are a number of problems with companies that do this.
- How do they make their money if they don’t charge you anything?
- If they aren’t taking any money from you, the client, what incentive do they have to ensure you receive the right level of compensation, appropriate to the injuries you have sustained?
- Fully preparing a case, finding out exactly what happened and what the consequences of your injuries may mean in the long term, is expensive, how do they do this properly?
- If they aren’t fully preparing these cases will they just accept the first offer they are given on your behalf by the Insurance company?
- It makes simple business sense, the less work they do the higher their profit margin is - they simply have no incentive to work harder on your behalf.
- These adverts in the main are from English firms on national television which operates in a different way and therefore wouldn’t apply to a Scottish person.
We know from the many client cases we mandate from other firms of solicitors (in the main at the request of the client who is extremely unsatisfied with the service received for the other firm) that many shortcuts are taken in preparation and that the first offer received is being recommended for acceptance, regardless of the value.
Getting something for nothing is usually the first sign of poor service.
Correct level of compensation with Digby Brown
Our experience and statistics show time and time again we will achieve the correct level of compensation which will be substantially more than the insurer is initially prepared to offer.
Even after we have deducted our percentage as a success fee you will gain considerably more than you would have achieved using a 100% compensation model.
Contact Digby Brown's personal injury solicitors
For further information about no win no fee, or anything else, call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form below and someone will get back in touch with you.
Legal advice following an accident or illness
If you have been injured in an accident which was not your fault, or fallen ill due to negligence of others, then please call our expert legal advisors for advice about your legal rights and where you stand.
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