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Serious injury claims

It is difficult to imagine or understand the consequences for someone who is affected by a serious injury such as brain injury, spinal cord injury or loss of limb. Digby Brown Solicitors has been helping the families of a loved one who has sustained a serious injury as a result of negligence after an accident, for many years. As a firm we are personal injury specialists but that doesn’t really tell the story.

Our serious injury specialist solicitors

Digby Brown Solicitors has over 40 years’ experience helping people who have sustained a serious injury, recovering over £38 million in compensation over the last 12 months alone for clients with a brain or spinal cord injury.

The firm has an enviable reputation within serious injury compensation, being the only firm in Scotland who are ranked tier and band 1 in pursuer personal injury by leading who’s who publications, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

The department of nine, based in the firm’s Glasgow office, only deals with serious injuries relating to the spine, brain or loss of limb and therefore comprehends fully the life changing challenges ahead.

How our serious injury solicitors can help

In cases where life changing injuries are sustained using a specialist solicitor is vital. Seeking rightful and fair compensation after the accident is just one aspect of the package of measures which needs to be considered and implemented to try and ensure that the process of rehabilitation and adjustment can start. 

Digby Brown aim not only to assist our clients to receive full and prompt compensation, but also to help them to achieve the best outcome physically, psychologically and emotionally.

We try to start this process from the moment we are instructed rather than waiting for compensation to be awarded.  We can immediately provide advice and support on statutory benefits and how to access local authority social services through our in-house welfare rights service. We subscribe fully to the Rehabilitation Code of Practice and to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyer’s (APIL) Best Practice Guide to Rehabilitation.

We recognise that the medical condition and quality of life may be improved by early intervention, by the carrying out of an immediate needs assessment and by early interim payments.

Starting the compensation process

Once you have been in touch with us about claiming compensation, we will follow up our initial discussion wherever possible by arranging a face to face meeting with you, either in our office, hospital or we are happy to come to your home. At this first meeting we will explain exactly what actions we will be taking and the process involved in seeking financial compensation. We will also let you know what you can do to help us and explain more fully how we fund the case.

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.

Don’t take our word for it, just read many of the court decisions and case studies on our website, or watch Joanne's story.

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

We have offices across Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Inverness, Aberdeen and Ayr.

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.

Contact our serious injury solicitors today

In the first instance we urge you to contact us. We are always happy to chat and give advice on your circumstances and the prospect of a legal remedy for the brain or spinal injury or loss you have incurred.

You can contact Chris Stewart, Partner and Head of our Serious Injury Department, directly on 0141 566 9541 or by emailing chris.stewart@digbybrown.co.uk.

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