No Win No Fee compensation for personal injury and housing disrepair claims
PR Scully & Co Solicitors recovers over £6 million in compensation for our clients each year. Founded by Senior Partner Patricia Scully in 1999, we have more than 20years experience and our long serving team is our biggest asset.
Road Traffic Accident Claims
P R Scully & Co have 20 years experience of dealing with road traffic accident compensation claims. We act for nearly all of our clients on a “no win, no fee” basis, recovering compensation on their behalf. If you have been involved in an accident, you can contact us for an initial consultation and we will be able to advise you whether we think your claim is likely to succeed. Once you have spoken to us, you can then decide whether you would like to go ahead.
Serious Injury Claims
If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer a serious injury, it can have a life changing effect both on you and your family. You may not be able to return to work and you may require regular long term medical treatment or care at home.
The amount of compensation that you receive will not make up for what you and your family have been through but securing the right level of compensation and making sure that you have the best possible treatment is our aim.
Housing Disrepair Claims
If you live in a rented property and your home is in a state of disrepair, we can help you to make a claim for the repairs to be carried out. As well as making sure that the repairs are carried out, we could also help you to claim compensation for the distress that you have suffered as a result of the disrepair in your home.
If you have lost out financially (for example, if you have had to redecorate more often than you would have done or your furniture has been damaged), we will ask your Landlord to compensate you for your losses. If you have suffered physical ill-health or illness (for example, if you or your children have had breathing problems because of damp), you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries.
Pedestrian Accident Claims
What happens if I have been knocked over by a car?
If you have been injured, the Police ought to be involved in this type of case. If they have, we should be able to obtain most of the details that we need from the Police Accident Report. We will need to find out how the accident happened, who the driver was insured with and whether there were any independent witnesses present who can assist. We will need to be able to establish that the driver was at fault for the accident before we can go ahead with your claim for compensation.
Accident at Work Claims
Whether you work in an office, warehouse or on a building site, your employer is under an obligation to make sure, as far as reasonably practicable, that you are safe in your workplace. A responsible employer should, and generally will, have Employers Liability Insurance in place.
Clients often worry that if they bring a claim against their employer, their employer will suffer financially. Assuming that your employer has insurance in place, you will be able to claim against that insurance. We often find it to be the case that if a client has been injured at work, the employer is actually relieved that an employee is compensated because they have been hurt within the workplace and can and should be compensated for that. It is a moral as well as a legal responsibility.
Have You Suffered As A Result Of Surgical Negligence?
The number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery and non-invasive procedures has risen sharply in recent years. Most cosmetic surgery is often carried out outside the NHS and whilst most patients are happy with the results of their chosen surgery, increasing numbers of people are being left devastated after operations go wrong. In the UK cosmetic surgery is an unregulated profession with no official body to enforce industry wide safety standards.
Motorcycle Accident Claims
Riding a motorcycle should be a safe and enjoyable form of transport. In the majority of cases when motorcyclists are hurt, it is through the carelessness of a car driver. Even if you always ride with a full headlight, we know how often car drivers do not pay enough attention. Car drivers often feel that accidents with motorcyclists are not their fault, even though they are. A perfect example of this would be when a motorcyclist is filtering through slow moving traffic. The car driver changes lane without checking your approach and you end up being knocked off your bike. This is a common scenario but don’t worry, we will fight your corner.
Public Liability Claims
If you slip or fall in a shop, a pubic pavement or a road, you may be able to claim compensation for any injuries suffered. You will need to be able to show that the organisation that was responsible for your safety was at fault. The responsibility might lie with a Local Authority or the owner of a shop.
How do I know if I am entitled to be compensated?
You have to be able to demonstrate that an organisation or individual was at fault for what happened. The fact that you have been injured is probably not going to be in dispute. What might be disputed is whether or not the landowner was responsible for what happened.
You have to be able to show that the landowner was aware of the defect that caused the injury and did not take reasonable steps to prevent that from happening.
The Courts view is that a Local Authority cannot reasonably be expected to make sure that every inch of pavement and roadway is in perfect condition at all times. That would be financially and practically impossible for a Local Authority to do. However, what the Court does expect is that the Local Authority has a reasonable system of inspection and repair in place. If the Local Authority does not have the finances to make sure that roads are repaired, that is not your problem. If a defect on a pavement or a roadway has been left for too long when it should have been repaired by the Local Authority, then, depending on the size of the defect, the Local Authority is likely to be held responsible.
Medical Negligence Claims
When we need to have medical treatment of any kind, we feel justified in expecting the best outcome. In most cases, everything goes well, we are diagnosed and treated correctly and quickly. If things go wrong, we should expect answers as to why that happened.
If we are not treated correctly or within the correct timescales, we can suffer worse symptoms and serious complications. If this is because of negligence or poor care, we have the right to be compensated for that negligence.
There are very strict rules and guidelines that Doctors, hospitals and all healthcare providers MUST follow as to when and how medical treatment should be given. If that does not happen and we suffer unnecessary pain, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis causing additional treatment or, even worse, it becomes too late to give treatment, then we are entitled to be paid compensation for our suffering and loss.