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What does No Win No Fee actually mean? 

 

What does No Win No Fee actually mean?  

“No Win No Fee” is probably something you hear often on brash television and radio adverts, but what does it actually mean?  

Anyone can say the words “no win no fee” but none of that means anything unless it is backed up with the small print. 

At Bonnar Accident Law, we offer a true “No Win, No Fee” policy, which means we will not charge you a single penny unless we win your case.  

This means that you don’t need to worry – we will only be paid if we win your case for you.  


 But do I need to pay for the fees of the case in the mean-time?  

No you do not. While your case is ongoing, Bonnar Accident Law will cover the fees of your case, whether that means hiring a non-partisan and unbiased medical professional, or covering court fees, we will pay for this from our own accounts while the case is going on, and you needn’t worry about anything, because we won’t charge you a penny unless we win for you.  

 

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will only take on cases we are confident we will win, and our track record speaks for itself. 

 

If we win, you’ll be charged a fee which will have been pre-arranged with you – no surprises or hidden extra costs. The details of our prearranged fee will, of course, vary from case to case and you can be rest assured that everything will be explained to you fully right from the start.  


Make a free enquiry 

If you have been injured in an accident, please do not delay. Call us free now on 0800 163 978 or complete a Free Online Claim Enquiry and we will soon be in touch. 

How to Claim Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Faulty/Defective Product

The products we buy should always be safety tested by the manufacturing company to ensure no one is hurt, however this unfortunately does not always happen.  

Often products that look to be in good condition have a fault or are defective to the point where they could be harmful to a user. This can be anything from a car part, to a toy, to clothing and electrical goods – the list is endless and injuries as a result can be severe.  

If you or a family member has had an accident or injury due to faulty or defective products, then it should be a simple matter of contacting the manufacturer for compensation, but most manufacturers will try to get you off their case by offering you a refund, or free products.  

Do not fall for this. 

Manufacturers do this to get out of paying you what you deserve in repayment of lost wages, trauma, and even disability compensation. They will use all the tricks in the book to try to intimidate you into dropping your valid claim. 

At Bonnar Accident Law, our personal injury solicitors will take on these thoughtless manufacturing companies, so you don’t have to and get you the best claim possible, no win, no fee.  

If you’d like to chat to someone about your legal options regarding an accident/injury due to faulty or defective products, contact our friendly team, at Bonnar Accident Law to discuss the circumstances of your claim. 

If you require immediate assistance, call one of our offices free of charge on 0800 163 978 or fill in our Free Online Claim Enquiry to speak to one of our friendly team and get advice regarding your legal options and rights.  

Our legal team make it their priority to get you the compensation you deserve for injuries caused by defective of faulty products.  

Typical injuries include: 

  • Broken bones 
  • Electrocution 
  • Crushing injuries 
  • Burns and scalds 
  • Respiratory problems 
  • Cuts and lacerations 

 

What can I claim for? 

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Medical costs 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Loss of earnings 
  • Damage to property 

 

Make a free enquiry 

If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, don’t delay – make the call. Call us free now on 0800 163 978 or complete a Free Online Claim Enquiry and we will soon be in touch. 

 

Staying Safe in Extreme Weather

With Storm Dennis only just getting started, slip trips and falls in the ice and wind are a serious risk. 

It’s important to remain cautious and vigilant in such extreme weather conditions. If you are in an area of high risk do not travel. Nothing is as important as your safety, so don’t risk it.

Make sure you look out for areas of black ice when walking and driving, and ensure your car is equipped to deal with emergencies (i.e. breakdowns in negative Celsius temperatures).

Be wary of public spaces like train or bus stations that will have slippery floors due to water being tracked in by commuters and crowd.

A seemingly simple fall can actually have severe consequences – don’t write off your injury if it has affected you with regards to your ability to work or travel, has taken away from your daily activities or has knocked your confidence. If you’ve had an accident within the last three years, you could have a claim, so contact Bonnar Accident Law and speak to one of our personal injury lawyers today to have an easy discussion about what you could be owed, absolutely free of charge. No win, no fee.

Immediate independent legal advice is available for anyone in Scotland, so please call us free of charge on 0800 163 978 or complete our Free Online Claim Enquiry form.

Trips, Slips and falls: How to Claim Compensation 

Slips, trips and falls are extremely common, and can result from misplaced equipment, unmarked wet areas, or defective flooring. If there is a person who should be responsible for your safety (whether at work, or out and about in public areas), then  you could be owed compensation. Call us today to speak to one of our friendly experts to have your case reviewed for free.

Possible injury-causing defects:

  • Broken pavements or walkways
  • Broken or inadequate handrails
  • Road or street repairs
  • Missing drain/manhole covers
  • Construction work
  • Pipe or cable laying
  • Damaged floors
  • Food or drink spillages
  • Wet floors
  • Snow or icy conditions – if the area has not been treated according to an agreed schedule. (The specific conditions underfoot at the time of your accident need to be assessed and the responsibilities of the property owner determined before a claim can be made.)

 

Let our expert legal team help you today — Find out if you have a claim. 

If you’d like to speak to us to assess your slip, trip or fall compensation, don’t delay.

You can complete our Free Online Claim Enquiry or Call us now on 0800 163 978 , and let us help you, today. 

 

Five Top Tips on How to Deal with Persistent Cold Callers

 

 

 

Five Top Tips on How to Deal with Persistent Cold Callers

If you’re sick of nuisance cold-callers disrupting your time, below are five top tips to help you get rid of them.

At Bonnar Accident Law, we never cold call, but unfortunately there are many others who aren’t so concerned or respectful of people’s privacy.

Cold callers are usually sales-people who have been trained to pressure you into buying their product or services.

Often, these types of cold-calling companies will have found your phone number through online forms you may have filled out. Remember to be vigilant when filling in forms online and stop to think if you’re comfortable sharing your details on a particular site.

Here are our top tips to getting get of cold callers.

  1. Take your number down, permanently. You can do this by registering with Telephone Preference Service (TPS) after which point it will be illegal for any company or business to call you without your permission. If calls persist after you register with TPS, companies will likely have your phone number from previous calls to you. Simply and firmly inform them that you are protected by the TPS and you do not wish to receive any more phone calls from them.
  2. Report unsolicited calls. If you continue to receive unsolicited calls, report the company calling to TPS on 0345 070 0707 or the Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1115.
  3. Be firm and clear. If you end up having to speak to cold caller, be firm and clear in telling them that you will report them. Ask for the company name, write down the number and time of the call and report them immediately.
  4. Block unwanted numbers. Your mobile phone should have the ability to block any unwanted numbers. If you receive a cold call from a new number, simply block it on your phone.
  5. Be careful with online forms. Take a moment to think whether you really wish to share your details with certain sites.

If you’ve been involved in an accident, speak to one of our friendly and expert solicitors today.

Increase in Road Traffic Accidents: Bad Weather at Fault

 

The Scottish Government has reported that road accident casualties in 2018 were down 11% compared to the figures of 2017.

This downward trajectory of casualties on Scottish roads is welcome news, but as get into the heart of winter the rates of accidents on the road due to icy surfaces or lack of visibility, unfortunately, starts to climb.

With 12% of all reported accidents, last year due to poor weather conditions*, many Scottish car owners are taking measures to ensure they are as safe as possible when travelling the roads this winter.

Julian Hanrahan, Senior Solicitor at Scottish claims company, Bonnar Accident Law said: “We see a spike in people making road accident compensation claims over the winter because sometimes our best preparations are no match for the Scottish weather.”

Police Scotland have already issued warnings to Scottish drivers to ensure they are ready for bad road conditions, as well the possibility of being stranded in the cold.

Hanrahan continued: “We encourage everyone to follow the advice of Police Scotland, and check weather conditions before setting out.”

Here are our 5 top tips for winter road safety:

1. Drive according to the road conditions – don’t assume road surfaces will be gritted.
2. Keep these things in your car in case you get stuck: Torch (+batteries), blanket, snacks, ice-scraper, portable phone charger.
3. Check your tyre pressure and oil levels are appropriate.
4. Children and pedestrians are harder to see in the dark, so keep your speed down in busy areas.
5. Check what you should do and who you can turn to if you are involved in a weather-related accident by visiting bonnaraccidentlaw.com.

If you are involved in an accident, stay calm and contact the police immediately.

Follow this link if you’re unsure what you could be owed in compensation.