Walker Laird deals with a large and varied caseload of claims including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, trips and slips and criminal injuries compensation claims.
We can advise on all the elements of a claim and help identify and quantify your right to seek compensation for your injuries, loss of past and future earnings and property loss.
Accidents At Work
Employers have a duty to ensure that employees are safe in the workplace. However, workplace accidents and corresponding workplace accident compensation claims are increasing every year. If you believe you have been injured in a workplace accident that was not your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents are extremely common and the injuries suffered by those involved can vary greatly from minor to serious injuries. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a pedestrian, cyclist, driver or a passenger, which was not your fault then you may be entitled to make a claim.
Trips and Slips
The local authorities in Scotland have the duty to maintain our roads and pavements. Where they fail to prevent or repair defects which cause accidents, a right to compensation arises. What may appear to be a simple matter can in fact be a complicated legal mine field as insurers try to avoid paying out. It is important that you instruct a solicitor to look after your claim.
We deal with an increasing number of cases of clinical or medical negligence. These can arise where treatments go wrong, mistakes are made or appropriate action is not taken. Medical negligence is a highly specialised area of law, and it is imperative to obtain detailed advice from the outset. We will arrange to obtain medical records, identify the appropriate experts to deal with your case and instruct the necessary medical opinions. The Health service have a dedicated legal department dealing with these cases full time, so it pays to instruct specialised solicitors as soon as possible.
Criminal Injuries Compensation
If you have been the victim of a crime of violence, then you may be entitled to compensation from a government fund known as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. Compensation can be claimed even if the person responsible has not been arrested or convicted. The scheme is complex and the application forms detailed, however we can assist you in making an application. Time limit for applying for Criminal Injuries Compensation is only two years and not three as for other types of accident, so it is even more important to seek advice and representation straight away.
Remember! If you have suffered an accident, it is important to obtain legal advice as soon as possible, as there is a strict time limit of three years for making a claim.
These are just some of the more common causes of accidents, but if you have had an accident of any kind whatsoever, to find out if you can make a claim please either fill in our online enquiry form or contact our office. We will assess your claim and advise you on how to proceed.