Frequently Asked Personal Injury Claim Questions

Adjusting to life after your accident can be difficult. Depending on the severity, you may have to make significant lifestyle changes. You could need long-term medical care, be unable to care for your children, or have to make adaptations to your home. Your employment may also be impacted if you’re unable to return (at least immediately) to work. These changes can have serious consequences on you and your family, and will be considered as part of your personal injury claim.

You and your family need help to rebuild your life, so your compensation claim will also focus on your future.

It’s time to approach a personal injury solicitor

As personal injury solicitors, we frequently meet clients who tell us that they were worried about approaching us to see if they had a claim, so we understand it can be daunting. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Scotland within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, then you should seek advice. Plus, with our no win no fee policy, you won’t need to worry about solicitor fees, because if we don’t win you don’t pay.

There’s no need to suffer in silence. We’re here to help you get your life back on track and support you in every step along the way. Speak with one of our injury solicitors today.

If you’ve had an accident in the last three years that took place in Scotland and wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Each case is different and, as such, we recommend a personal consultation. During this consultation, we’ll assess your situation and provide advice on what you can claim for, including coverage for your injuries and any associated impact such as out-of-pocket expenses.

How much could you claim?

In order to accurately determine the amount you could claim, it’s important to keep any receipts related to your injury, such as transport costs or treatment bills. Find out how much you could claim by using our personal injury compensation calculator.

Legal process for personal injury claims

After your initial consultation, we’ll send a formal letter to the ‘at fault’ party. This letter will explain our intention to pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf. At this point, the ‘at fault’ party will normally contact a solicitor or their insurance company.

There are two options for settling a personal injury claim. Approximately 98% of our cases are resolved out of court. We’ll work with you to establish the maximum amount of compensation you can claim, and then negotiate with the ‘at fault’ party.

If a settlement isn’t agreed, the personal injury claim will be taken to court. Typically, the ones that are taken to court are more technical or involve a higher financial value. In the courtroom, a judge will determine how much you are entitled to and who is at fault. If this happens, we’ll support and represent you at every stage—at no cost to you.

Whether you’ve had an accident at work or been involved in a road traffic accident, it’s important to seek medical attention. Even if you think it’s only a minor injury, medical appointments are essential, as not only will your doctor be able to prevent any complications, but they will also create a written record of your injuries and confirm their severity. The doctor’s report is important for your personal injury claim if you’re unable to return to work.

Road Traffic Accident

A road traffic accident can happen in the blink of an eye and can cause severe physical injury. From whiplash to mortality, the results of road traffic accidents are serious. Over 20,000 occur each year in the UK and a large number of these can be avoided.

What should you do if you’re in a road traffic accident?

It’s important to know how to handle an accident. Even if you think only minor damage has been done, under the Road Traffic Act you must stop your car. Turn off your engine and use your hazard lights to alert other drivers, then immediately call 999 to get medical assistance for anyone who has been hurt.

How to start building your personal injury claim

Depending on your wellbeing, you should start building your personal injury case at the scene of the accident. If you’re able, make sure to photograph the accident as this could help with any future claim. If this isn’t possible, it may be beneficial to return at a later date to document the location and injuries.

We also recommend you write down your experience as soon as possible. After suffering trauma, it’s quite common to forget or lose clarity about what exactly happened because the brain naturally attempts to block negative or painful memories.

It’s also essential to collect crucial information (including names, contact details, vehicle registration numbers, physical descriptions, and insurance details) of any witnesses or the party ‘at fault’. We can use this information later to gather evidence and file your personal injury claim.

Accidents at Work

Each year over 600,000 non-fatal accidents occur at work and cause personal injuries. According to the Health & Safety Executive, nearly 50% of all workplace accidents are either a result of slips and trips or lifting and handling. It’s important to follow health and safety protocol to prevent any accidents at work.

What should you do if you’re in an accident at work?

When an accident occurs at work, it’s important to report it to your employer who should document it in the accident book. If your employer doesn’t have an accident book, you should create a written record of the situation and provide a copy to your boss. Often, employees don’t report incidents as they may seem inconsequential. While you could simply suffer minor lower back pain or a twisted ankle, failing to report the accident can seriously damage your personal injury case.

How to start building your personal injury claim

In addition to written documentation, we also recommend that our clients take images of the location and of their injuries. If possible, they should also try to obtain the contact details of witnesses. However, coworkers may be unwilling to serve as witnesses if they are worried about jeopardising their position in the company.

As every case is different, it’s difficult to know how long your claim could take. We believe that recovery is more than compensation. Take a look at our simple guide to personal injury compensation to find out a little more. Each case is unique but the important thing to know in all cases is that it is never the survivor’s fault. So please don’t feel trapped or silenced. We can help you get the compensation you deserve, and help you move on with your life.

Most cases are settled outside court. But even if your case does proceed to court, it is very unlikely that you will have to attend. We will keep you updated with every development as the case progresses – and we will always discuss the plan of action with you in advance and ensure that you are comfortable before moving forward.

We’ll offer you some initial advice and work with you to determine if you have a case and how we move forward. At the same time, we’ll put you in touch with one of our partner organisations that give you all the advice and support you need.

  1. Get in touch, whether that’s by email, phone or face-to-face. We know this can be daunting so we’re available to meet at a place and time that’s comfortable and convenient for you.
  2. We’ll then offer you some initial advice and work with you to determine how to move forward. We’ll also put you in touch with one of our partner organisations that give you all the advice and support you need. We’ll be with you every step of the way and will take all the time you need.
  3. Your dedicated team will then work closely with you to build your case. Both Heather and David are well versed in the complexities and difficulties of abuse cases. Their experience and dedication will ensure that the claims process is as easy as possible for you.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details, we’ll confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the school or council to let them know you are seeking compensation for the accident and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday to pursue a claim.

In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
  • Home modification and care expenses
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Our personal injury compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, this should be taken as a guide.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details, we’ll confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the dog owner to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

A strict three-year time limit applies to making a dog bite attack claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.
  • Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.
  • Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately, you have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.
  • Accidents Abroad – closing dates differ from country to country. However, you will still be able to make a claim within three years from the accident under Scottish law.

Compensation for dog attack accidents in Scotland is awarded on a case-by-case basis. The amount you could get depends on the severity of your injuries, as well as other factors, like loss of earnings.

We fully investigate each case we work on to make sure that we get the maximum amount of compensation possible for you. Our personal injury compensation calculator has been created to estimate how much you may be able to claim for, based on the injuries you have sustained.

In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings or earning capacity
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
  • Home modification and care expenses
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Our personal injury compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, this should be taken as a guide.

Yes, a strict three-year time limit applies to making a motorcycle accident claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details we will confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the person responsible for your accident to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything

Compensation for whiplash injuries in Scotland is awarded on a case-by-case basis. The amount you could get depends on a number of factors, including:

  • How bad your pain is, and how long you’ve had it for.
  • How long you’re likely to continue to suffer from the pain.
  • How the injury has affected your ability to work and live as you did before the accident. For example, can you still enjoy your hobbies or carry out day-to-day tasks?
  • Any expenses or loss of income resulting from the whiplash injury.

After any road accident, make sure that you share contact and insurance details with the other parties involved. Contact the police if they are not already there or on their way. Make a note of your injuries, as well as any treatments you need due to your symptoms, in the weeks and months following the car accident.

Whiplash, also known as neck sprain or strain, is an injury that happens when the soft tissue in your neck is stretched and damaged. It’s caused by a sudden, forceful movement of your head forwards, backwards, or sideways. It’s a common occurrence for people that are involved in car accidents.

At the moment of impact, the head is thrown forward or to the side, then back, creating a whiplash effect.

Symptoms of whiplash

Common symptoms include:

  • Neck pain or tenderness
  • Neck stiffness and difficulty moving your head
  • Headaches and muscle spasms
  • Pain in your shoulders and arms

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details we will confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the person responsible for your accident to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

The standard cut-off date for making a personal injury claim is 3 years from the date of the accident. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.
  • Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.
  • MIB – if the vehicle/driver which caused the damage/injury was uninsured you may have a right to claim against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). The cut-off date for pursuing a claim against the MIB is usually 3 years from the date of the accident.
  • Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately (i.e. the vehicle was used as a weapon), you may have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.

The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim for as a victim of an uninsured driver can vary considerably. If you were in your vehicle at the material time your injuries may be minor. If you were a pedestrian, it is likely that your injuries will be more serious. Either way the collision is likely to have caused you significant pain, discomfort and inconvenience.

When injuries are more significant, the compensation can be a lot of higher because of the impact the injuries will have on your lifestyle, work and even personal relationships.  In such cases, the compensation received will support you throughout recovery and long after your claim to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment, support and rehabilitation.

Our personal injury compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, the figures should be taken as a guide.

If the driver who caused the accident refused to provide insurance information as the scene it is imperative that you make a formal complaint to the police. You should also consult your own policy of insurance and notify your own insurer of the accident if you are required to do so. You must provide as much information as possible regarding the driver and the vehicle concerned.

If you have comprehensive motor insurance for your vehicle and the vehicle which caused the damage/property damage is uninsured, you may have to submit a claim for any repairs via your own insurer. If you are able to present enough information to the MIB in support of your claim, they will consider a claim for personal injury as a result of an accident involving an uninsured driver.

You may be able to claim for compensation after an accident involving an uninsured driver whether you were the other driver, motorcyclist, passenger, a cyclist or a pedestrian. If you’ve been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver and you weren’t at fault you may have a right to be compensated for:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Any other expenses incurred due to the accident.
  • You might even be able to claim if you were partially responsible for the collision. However, in these cases, the compensation awarded will be lower in value, due to your involvement.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details we will confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the person responsible for your accident to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything

The standard cut-off date for making a personal injury claim is 3 years from the date of the accident. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.

Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.

MIB – if the vehicle which caused the damage/injury was uninsured or is untraced you may have a right to claim against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). The cut-off date for pursuing a claim against the MIB is usually 3 years from the date of the accident.

Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately (i.e. the vehicle was used as a weapon), you may have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.

The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim for as a victim of a taxi accident can vary considerably. If you were in your vehicle at the material time your injuries may be minor. If you were a pedestrian, it is likely that your injuries will be more serious. Either way the collision is likely to have caused you significant pain, discomfort and inconvenience.

When injuries are more significant, the compensation can be a lot of higher because of the impact the injuries will have on your lifestyle, work and even personal relationships.  In such cases, the compensation received will support you throughout recovery and long after your claim to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment, support and rehabilitation.

Our personal injury compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, the figures should be taken as a guide

If you’ve been involved in a taxi accident and you weren’t at fault you have a right to be compensated for:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings or earning capacity
  • Replacement or repair of your vehicle, and accessories affected by the accident
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
  • Home modification and care expenses
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

You might even be able to claim if you were partially responsible for the collision. However, in these cases, the compensation awarded will be lower in value, due to your involvement.

You can claim for compensation after an accident whether you were the passenger or a pedestrian injured by the actions of a taxi driver. The same is true where your taxi has been hit by another vehicle which has fled the scene or alternatively where you are a pedestrian hit by a taxi vehicle which has fled the scene.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details we will confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the person responsible for your accident to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Most pedestrian accident 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 that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket. However, if you win your case, the at fault party pays your legal fees.

The standard cut-off date for making a personal injury claim is 3 years from the date of the accident. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.

Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.

Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately (i.e. the vehicle was used as a weapon), you have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.

The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim for as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident can vary considerably. As a pedestrian, it is likely that your injuries will be more serious than if you had been a passenger inside a vehicle. The collision is likely to have caused you significant pain, discomfort and inconvenience.

When injuries are more significant, the compensation can be a lot of higher because of the impact the injuries will have on your lifestyle, work and even personal relationships.  In such cases, the compensation received will support you throughout recovery and long after your claim to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment, support and rehabilitation.

Our personal injury compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, the figures should be taken as a guide.

You can claim for compensation after an accident whether you were a pedestrian injured by another car, a motorbike or even a horse.

If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident and you weren’t at fault you have a right to be compensated for:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Any other expenses incurred due to the accident.
  • You might even be able to claim if you were partially responsible for the road collision i.e. where there is a dispute over a pedestrian stepping out onto the road when it was unsafe to do so. However, in these cases, the compensation awarded will be lower in value, due to your involvement.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details, we’ll confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the person responsible for your accident to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Most motorbike accident 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 that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket. However, if you win your case, the at fault party pays your legal fees.

Yes, a strict three-year time limit applies to making a motorcycle accident claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries.

In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings or earning capacity
  • Replacement or repair of your bike, and accessories affected by the accident
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
  • Home modification and care expenses
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Our motorbike accident compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, this should be taken as a guide.

If you have suffered a personal injury from a motorcycle accident there are necessary steps you must take for your claim to be successful. The same steps should be taken by a next of kin if the injured is unable to claim for themselves.

It is important to make sure any injuries sustained from an accident receive immediate medical attention. Not only for health reasons, but also because medical records and receipts are crucial evidence in your claim further down the line. Even if you feel as if you have not suffered any injuries, seeking medical attention helps determine if any future medical treatment or ongoing care will be required and if you need to be compensated for this.

You should also report the accident to the authorities as soon as possible. By making a police record of the event, you’re providing yourself with additional proof, making your claim process easier.

Once you have notified the police of the accident, they’ll be able to pursue the opposite driver if you were a victim of a hit and run accident.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details we will confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and guide you through the entire process.  We will assist you in submitting your application to MIB, which will then investigate and assess compensation, based on your circumstances. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

The standard cut-off date for making a personal injury claim is 3 years from the date of the accident. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.
  • Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.
  • MIB – if the vehicle which caused the damage/injury was uninsured or is untraced you may have a right to claim against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). The cut-off date for pursuing a claim against the MIB is usually 3 years from the date of the accident.
  • Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately (i.e. the vehicle was used as a weapon), you may have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.

The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim for as a victim of a hit and run can vary considerably. If you were in your vehicle at the material time your injuries may be minor. If you were a pedestrian, it is likely that your injuries will be more serious. Either way the collision is likely to have caused you significant pain, discomfort and inconvenience.

When injuries are more significant, the compensation can be a lot of higher because of the impact the injuries will have on your lifestyle, work and even personal relationships.  In such cases, the compensation received will support you throughout recovery and long after your claim to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment, support and rehabilitation.

Our personal injury compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, the figures should be taken as a guide.

In order to pursue a claim against the MIB you must attempt enquiries to identify the vehicle/driver responsible. You must provide as much information as possible regarding the driver and the vehicle concerned. You must report the hit and run incident to the police within 5 days of the accident. For claims for injury you must report the incident to the police within 14 days.

If you have comprehensive cover then your own insurer ought to deal with your vehicle damage claim. You should also refer to your policy documentation in terms of whether you must report the accident to your own insurer.

You can claim for compensation after an accident whether you were the driver, passenger, a cyclist or a pedestrian injured by another car, a motorbike or even a horse. The same is true where your car has been hit by another vehicle which has fled the scene or alternatively where you are a pedestrian hit by a vehicle which has fled the scene.

If you’ve been involved in a hit and run accident and you weren’t at fault you have a right to be compensated for:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Any other expenses incurred due to the accident.
  • You might even be able to claim if you were partially responsible for the collision. However, in these cases, the compensation awarded will be lower in value, due to your involvement.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details, we’ll confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the responsible organisation to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

A strict three-year time limit applies to making slip and trip accident claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.
  • Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.
  • Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately, you have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.
  • Accidents Abroad – closing dates differ from country to country. However, you will still be able to make a claim within three years from the accident under Scottish law.

In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings or earning capacity
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
  • Home modification and care expenses
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

If you have suffered a personal injury from a slip and trip accident there are necessary steps you must take for your claim to be successful. It is important to make sure any injuries sustained from the accident receive immediate medical attention. Not only for health reasons, but also because medical records and receipts are crucial evidence in your claim further down the line.

You should also report the accident to he relevant departament as soon as possible. By making a health and safety record of the event, you’re providing yourself with additional proof, making your claim process easier.

Anyone who was injured in a slip and trip accident through no fault of their own can claim for compensation.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details we will confirm if you’re entitled to claim. Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the person responsible for your accident to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Most car accident 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 that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket. However, if you win your case, the at fault party pays your legal fees.

The standard cut-off date for making a road accident claim is 3 years from the date of the accident. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.
  • Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.
  • Car Accidents Abroad – closing dates differ from country to country. However, you will still be able to make a claim within three years from the accident under Scottish law.
  • Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately, you have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.

Compensation for road traffic accident injuries in Scotland is awarded on a case-by-case basis. The amount you could get depends on a number of factors, including:

  • How bad your pain is, and how long you’ve had it for.
  • How long you’re likely to continue to suffer from the pain.
  • How the injury has affected your ability to work and live as you did before the accident. For example, can you still enjoy your hobbies or carry out day-to-day tasks?
  • Any expenses or loss of income resulting from the injury.

Our car accident compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, the figures should be taken as a guide.

 

It’s important to know how to handle an accident. Even if you think only minor damage has been done, under the Road Traffic Act you must stop your car. Turn off your engine and use your hazard lights to alert other drivers, then immediately call 999 to get medical assistance for anyone who has been hurt.

Depending on your wellbeing, you should start building your personal injury case at the scene of the accident. If you’re able, make sure to photograph the accident as this could help with any future claim. If this isn’t possible, it may be beneficial to return at a later date to document the location and injuries.

We also recommend you write down your experience as soon as possible. After suffering trauma, it’s quite common to forget or lose clarity about what exactly happened because the brain naturally attempts to block negative or painful memories.

It’s also essential to collect crucial information (including names, contact details, vehicle registration numbers, physical descriptions, and insurance details) of any witnesses or the party ‘at fault’. We can use this information later to gather evidence and file your personal injury claim.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details, we’ll confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact your employer to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

A strict three-year time limit applies to making any accident claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.
  • Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.
  • Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately, you have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.
  • Construction Accidents Abroad – closing dates differ from country to country. However, you will still be able to make a claim within three years from the accident under Scottish law.

In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings or earning capacity
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
  • Home modification and care expenses
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

If you have suffered a personal injury from a fall accidnet there are necessary steps you must take for your claim to be successful. It is important to make sure any injuries sustained from the accident receive immediate medical attention. Not only for health reasons, but also because medical records and receipts are crucial evidence in your claim further down the line.

You should also report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. By making a health and safety record of the event, you’re providing yourself with additional proof, making your claim process easier.

Anyone who has been injured in a fall accident that wasn’t their fault can make a claim.  Even if you contributed to your othe fall, you may still be able to claim injury compensation if negligence of your employer is proven.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details, we’ll confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact your employer to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

A strict three-year time limit applies to making an accident claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.
  • Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.
  • Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately, you have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.
  • Construction Accidents Abroad – closing dates differ from country to country. However, you will still be able to make a claim within three years from the accident under Scottish law.

In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings or earning capacity
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
  • Home modification and care expenses
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

If you have suffered a personal injury from an accident at a factory site there are necessary steps you must take for your claim to be successful. It is important to make sure any injuries sustained from the accident receive immediate medical attention. Not only for health reasons, but also because medical records and receipts are crucial evidence in your claim further down the line.

You should also report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. By making a health and safety record of the event, you’re providing yourself with additional proof, making your claim process easier.

Anyone who has been injured in a factory accident that wasn’t their fault can make a claim.  Even if you contributed to your own accident, you may still be able to claim injury compensation if negligence of your employer is proven.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details, we’ll confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact your employer to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

A strict three-year time limit applies to making a construction accident claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.
  • Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.
  • Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately, you have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.
  • Construction Accidents Abroad – closing dates differ from country to country. However, you will still be able to make a claim within three years from the accident under Scottish law.

In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings or earning capacity
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
  • Home modification and care expenses
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Anyone who has been injured in a faulty equipmenty accident that wasn’t their fault can make a claim.  Even if you contributed to the accident, you may still be able to claim injury compensation if negligence of your employer is proven.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details, we’ll confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact your employer to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.

A strict three-year time limit applies to making a construction accident claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.
  • Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.
  • Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately, you have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.
  • Construction Accidents Abroad – closing dates differ from country to country. However, you will still be able to make a claim within three years from the accident under Scottish law.

In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings or earning capacity
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
  • Home modification and care expenses
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

If you have suffered a personal injury from an accident at work site there are necessary steps you must take for your claim to be successful. It is important to make sure any injuries sustained from the accident receive immediate medical attention. Not only for health reasons, but also because medical records and receipts are crucial evidence in your claim further down the line.

You should also report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. By making a health and safety record of the event, you’re providing yourself with additional proof, making your claim process easier.

Anyone who has been injured in a construction accident that wasn’t their fault can make a claim.  Even if you contributed to your own accident at work, you may still be able to claim injury compensation if negligence of your employer is proven.

Most common construction accidents include:

  • Lifting accidents
  • Insufficient or no safety briefings
  • Defective scaffoldings
  • Falls from ladders
  • Hit by forklift/ dumper truck or other moving objects
  • Safety harnesses failure
  • Chemical spillages
  • Tool malfunctions
  • Unprotected holes
  • Unprotected roofs
  • Poor site layouts

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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.

Compensation is awarded on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the injuries you have sustained and also taking into account other losses, e.g. wage loss. We fully investigate each case individually to ensure that we can obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible for you. For a rough guide as to the value of some different injuries please see our injury claim calculator.

In the event of us succeeding in your case you will receive at least 80% of the total settlement figure agreed. We deduct a success fee of no more than 25% including VAT and outlays. We also recover a fee from the “at fault” party allowing us to pass on as much of the compensation to you as possible. Some firms may deduct up to 30% (plus VAT) from your damages but we want to ensure our clients receive the maximum amount of their compensation in their hand.

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.

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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.

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In the event of us succeeding in your case you will receive at least 80% of the total settlement figure agreed. We deduct a success fee of no more than 25% including VAT and outlays. We also recover a fee from the “at fault” party allowing us to pass on as much of the compensation to you as possible. Some firms may deduct up to 30% (plus VAT) from your damages but we want to ensure our clients receive the maximum amount of their compensation in their hand.

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In the event of us succeeding in your case you will receive at least 80% of the total settlement figure agreed. We deduct a success fee of no more than 25% including VAT and outlays. We also recover a fee from the “at fault” party allowing us to pass on as much of the compensation to you as possible. Some firms may deduct up to 30% (plus VAT) from your damages but we want to ensure our clients receive the maximum amount of their compensation in their hand.

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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.

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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.

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In the event of us succeeding in your case you will receive at least 80% of the total settlement figure agreed. We deduct a success fee of no more than 25% including VAT and outlays. We also recover a fee from the “at fault” party allowing us to pass on as much of the compensation to you as possible. Some firms may deduct up to 30% (plus VAT) from your damages but we want to ensure our clients receive the maximum amount of their compensation in their hand.

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Every case is different and the length of time a case takes will be dependent on its own facts and circumstances. Some straightforward cases can be resolved within a few weeks and other cases may take a number of years to conclude.

In the event of us succeeding in your case you will receive at least 80% of the total settlement figure agreed. We deduct a success fee of no more than 25% including VAT and outlays. We also recover a fee from the “at fault” party allowing us to pass on as much of the compensation to you as possible. Some firms may deduct up to 30% (plus VAT) from your damages but we want to ensure our clients receive the maximum amount of their compensation in their hand.

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.

Compensation is awarded on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the injuries you have sustained and also taking into account other losses, e.g. wage loss. We fully investigate each case individually to ensure that we can obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible for you. For a rough guide as to the value of some different injuries please see our injury claim calculator.

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.

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