If you live in Scotland and have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault you might be wondering if you are entitled to claim compensation. While it can seem like a scary prospect if you’ve suffered injuries that were not your fault and are now suffering hardship you may be entitled to claim compensation for the losses. It may be that you were injured at work, or in a road traffic accident or even while out shopping. The long term effects of an accident that causes a long term injury can be devastating to an individual’s career, family life and overall quality of life.
Can I make an accident claim in Scotland?
The laws between England and Scotland are in fact very similar but when it comes to making an accident claim in Scotland there are a couple of key differences that’s why you should always consult a solicitor that is experienced in Scottish as well as wider UK law to handle your case. Our team have experience in handling Scotland accident claims.
Is there a time limit for making an accident claim in Scotland?
Similar to England the time limit for making a claim is similar to England in that you have three years from the date the injury occurred to make a claim or three years from a disability being diagnosed which is a result of an accident caused by another party. If you are in the unfortunate position that a loved one has died as a result of someone else’s negligence you have three years from the date of their death to start a compensation claim.
In Scotland if the claim relates to a child under the age of sixteen there is no time limit imposed, the same applies to any injured person who lacks mental capacity.
What kind of Accident claims can you help with?
Our accident claims solicitors in aberdeen and scotland we can handle almost all types of personal injury claims where the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence and lack of care.
Some examples of cases we have worked on:
Road traffic accidents
Injuries at work
Injuries sustained while out shopping (for example a supermarket)
Every year thousands of people are injured through no fault of their own. Most people are lucky and the incident will not go on to impact their life in a negative way, others, unfortunately, can suffer life-altering injuries or disabilities which mean they can no longer earn a wage and provide for their family. It might impact their mental health and change their life forever.
If you or a loved one is a victim of an accident you should always seek professional help from an experienced personal injury lawyer. We will always be sensitive to the details of your case and only provide you with professional and honest advice, if you decide to pursue a claim based on our advice we will work to get you the justice you deserve.
Our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis what this means is we take on all the financial risk of your case and if for any reason you are not awarded compensation you won’t owe us any fees. This type of agreement was put into place to make obtaining legal representation accessible to those who wouldn’t previously be able to afford it.
If your accident was caused by a car accident you may have legal cover through your insurance policy that covers personal injuries to some degree while it’s worth looking into using this we would always recommend you also seek the advice of solicitors experienced in dealing with personal injury claims as well. Often by using a solicitor that specialises in personal injuries the compensation award would be greater than if you went with the car insurance legal cover.