Personal Accident Claims
Being involved in a personal injury accident can be devastating, potentially resulting in serious physical, emotional and financial damages. We appreciate just how upsetting this will be, and if your accident was caused by another person or organisation, we would like to help you by obtaining the compensation you rightfully deserve.
To find out if you are able to make a personal accident claim in Scotland, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free no obligation initial enquiry.
How can we help?
If you have been injured in an accident for which someone else is to blame, we can help you make a personal accident claim. We deal with the following types of claim –
- Road traffic accidents
- Industrial accidents or diseases
- Slips, trips and falls
- Product liability
- Criminal injuries compensation
Road traffic accidents
Road traffic accidents do not just affect drivers – passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists can all sustain injuries on our roads. The nature of these injuries can vary greatly, from whiplash to catastrophic or fatal trauma.
If you have been harmed in a road traffic accident, or a loved one has, we can help you make a claim against those at fault. You do not have to use the lawyers recommended by your insurance company and are free to choose your own legal representation.
Industrial accidents or diseases
There are many different types of industrial accident and disease that may lead to a personal accident claim. Some of these include –
- Vibration white finger
- Industrial deafness
- Skin cancer
Industrial diseases often arise many years after being exposed to a toxic substance, but this does not necessarily mean you cannot make a claim. A solicitor will be able explain your rights in further detail.
Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls can occur in numerous situations, although will typically happen at work and in public places. Common examples include slipping on a wet floor in a supermarket, tripping over wires in an office, and falling over items left in a walkway.
If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall, we can advise whether or not you are able to make a claim against those at fault. This could be your employer, a shop or even a local council.
If you have been injured or have developed an illness due to a faulty product, you may be able to make a product liability claim. There are many ways in which a faulty product can result in injury or illness, and may involve everyday items such as electrical goods, cleaning products and even medical implants.
Criminal injuries compensation
Although not strictly a personal injury claim as such, we do also help those who would like to claim criminal injuries compensation. This involves making a claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) and is available to those who have been seriously injured in a violent crime.
There are strict criteria that you must meet in order to be eligible for criminal injuries compensation. We can advise whether you are able to pursue a claim and can handle your case on your behalf, removing the burden from your shoulders.
Making a personal accident claim
Whatever the circumstances of your personal accident, we are here to act in your best interests. If we do not feel that you have a case, we will tell you so at the start. However, if we believe that you do have grounds to make a claim, we will work on your behalf, helping you obtain compensation for –
- Your pain and suffering
- Your loss of earnings, both past and future
- Your out-of-pocket expenses, such as physiotherapy and taxi fares
- Services provided by relatives which you would not normally need help with, such as cleaning, shopping and gardening
- Your uninsured losses, such as your insurance policy excess which may be payable if your vehicle requires repair
Contact us now
Most personal accident claims and criminal injuries compensation claims are subject to a strict time limit, so it is important not to delay when seeking experienced legal advice. To find out more about how we can help you with a personal accident claim, please contact us now on Freephone 0800 678 5167 or make a Free No Obligation Initial Enquiry.
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- Bringing over 35 years’ experience to help you
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