Our personal injury lawyers advise on the full range of compensation claims, from relatively minor accidents to life-changing injuries. Whatever the nature of your personal injury claim, our expert lawyers will guide you through the claims process to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Claims
You can make a personal injury claim if:
- You have been injured
- The accident was not your fault
- Someone else was at fault or contributed to your accident and injury
- You are within the time limit to make a claim
Our personal injury lawyers can assess if you have a potential claim and advise on the next steps. If you are unsure about whether a third party was negligent in causing or contributing to your injury or claim time limits, it is best to take legal advice.
Types Of Personal Injury Claims
There are many different types of personal injury claims, including:
- Dental negligence – by dentists and orthodontists
- Medical or clinical negligence claims – including claims against general practitioners, surgeons, hospitals, and medical care providers such as physiotherapists
- Road traffic accidents – including claims by drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and passengers
- Workplace accidents – such as injuries sustained in the agricultural or construction industries where an accident was down to a breach in health and safety regulations or negligence
- Industrial accidents – such as work-related asbestosis or oil or chemical spills
- Historical abuse claims – including physical or psychological injuries relating to residential schools, care homes, foster placements, or a claim against a local authority or education department.
- Defective product claims – such as goods not being fit for purpose and causing injury
- Fatal accident claims – where a loved one has died as a result of an accident
Proving Fault And Negligence
Personal injury lawyers will assess whether it is possible to prove that a third party was at fault and was responsible for your personal injuries. This can involve taking witness statements and obtaining accident and health and safety reports and medical records.
Compensation For Personal Injuries
If it can be shown that your injuries were due to the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation or damages. The amount you receive in compensation will depend on the extent of your injuries and the impact of the injuries on you and your career. Your compensation award could be reduced if you were partially responsible for the accident. This is referred to as contributory negligence.
A key part of a personal injury lawyer’s job is to gather together evidence about the extent of the injuries and the financial loss sustained by you and the pain and suffering experienced. This can involve medical reports as well as advice from occupational therapists and other health professionals.
Funding Your Personal Injury Claim
Our personal injury lawyers will discuss no win, no fee funding with you so you can claim the compensation you need without having to find the money to fund your case.
Make a Free Enquiry today with our Personal Injury Lawyers Glasgow, Aberdeen, Scotland
Our personal injury lawyers are here to help you with the expert legal advice you need to bring a compensation claim.