Serious Accidents Claims | Personal injury Claims in Scotland
Claiming a serious accident
Serious Accidents Claims : Suffering a severe injury can be an unexpected and upsetting experience. However, sometimes, the injury suffered can be severe and can have a lasting effect on your life and future. You can claim for serious injury, but only if your answers to the following queries is ‘yes’:
- Did your accident occur in the last three years?
- Did you affect a critical injury?
- Was your damage caused by someone else?
If you are still doubtful, get in touch with an expert legal advisor. They will discuss some case-related questions to get a clearer picture of what occurred, and then they will be able to tell you whether you could get compensation.
Can I claim on someone else's behalf?
You might be thinking of getting in touch with us because a loved one, friend, or somebody close to you has suffered a severe injury. If that’s the case, we are here to help you too.
If the victim is below 18, you can claim on their behalf.
For any query or advice, contact for free advice.
What will my compensation cover?(Serious Accident Claims Scotland)
A severe injury compensation payment disposes to:
- Compensate the victim and their loved ones for the pain and suffering as a result of the accident
- Cover any out of pocket expenses they have suffered because of the injury, e.g. prescription costs and travel costs
- Cover the cost of rehabilitation and further medical treatment
- Cover any loss of earnings that have been incurred by the injured person and their loved ones
- Cover the cost of any modification that is needed to the injured person’s home, or (if applicable) the cost of shifting to a new home that better accommodates their needs
- Cover the cost of any modification that is required to be made to the injured person’s workplace
- Cover the expense of either family care or professional care needs
- Compensate the victim and for the reduction in their quality of life
The time limit in making a claim(Serious Accidents Claims Scotland)?
No one can tell the exact time. The quantity of time can differ a lot from case to case. For example, it can depend on:
- How complicated your case is the extent of your damages.
- How much compensation you are claiming.
- Liability is admitted.
- How long it takes to get clinical reports and other expert opinions.
- Another party is willing to agree with an out-of-court settlement.
Could I make my claim on a no win no fee basis?
Yes! There is no financial risk in this claim. You will be charged when your claim succeeds. Will already discuss the amount your legal advisor will take before commencing your case. Your solicitor will not charge any money if your claim is not successful, and the other party’s expenses are usually covered by insurance.
Can I still claim if it was partly my mistake?
It is difficult but possible that you can claim compensation as long as you can partly blame somebody else’s mistake. It is called ‘contributory negligence.
Will my case have to go to court?
Not necessarily. Only complicated cases go to court. Your solicitor will work hard with evidence and contact the other party to negotiate fair compensation before. Your solicitor, with his experience, will give you advice and guidance as to whether any offers of compensation are reasonable or not.