Most Common Accident Claims Scotland

If you are living in Scotland and have been wrongfully injured or hurt, you may be entitled to claim compensation, if it’s established that the accident happened due to negligence.

While there are people out there who have no idea whether they can make a claim in the first place, knowing the most common accident claims that occur in Scotland, will help you to learn whether you should make a claim or not. 

Some of the most common accident claims in Scotland include the following:

  • General Damages

If you have injuries that occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be looking to claim compensation.

Such compensation may include your pain and suffering, even psychological issues that have happened as a result of an accident or injury. 

  • Defective Working Equipment 

Defective working equipment is described as a malfunction of tools that causes an injury or accident. 

Employers are required to ensure that your working environment is safe at all times, no matter what. If you have suffered a workplace injury due to your employer's negligence, you may be entitled to pursue a claim against them.

  • Medical Or Clinical Negligence

Covers situations such as waking during surgery to malpractice. If you have been left hurt or terminally ill because of a medical error, speak to Nevis Beck to discuss your case.

  • Workplace Negligence 

Did you slip or fall because there were no warning signs indicating that there was fluid on the floor? 

If you are put in a precarious position in your workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. Your employer has a duty of care towards you, and that means ensuring you are safe in the workplace no matter where you are working, or what your duties are. 

  • Exposure To Hazardous Chemicals

You should be safe wherever you are. If you have been exposed to hazardous chemicals and materials, you should be seeking advice as to whether you can be compensated. 

  • Sporting Accidents 

If you have suffered a personal injury due to being overtrained or taught an improper technique within your specialist sports activity, you may be entitled to claim compensation against your trainer.

  • Slips, Trips And Falls

Whether you are at work or in a public place, you should be safe and able to get where you need to go without injury. Slipping and tripping isn't always your fault. For example, you may trip over a broken pavement or fall down a manhole that hasn't been appropriately cordoned off.

  • Road Traffic Accidents

These are the most common accident types of accident claims. 

Whether you are the driver at fault, a passenger, or even a pedestrian on the street that has suffered a personal injury, we can help to determine if you have a case for a compensation claim or not.


The amount that you will receive will depend largely on the extent of your injuries, and whether you are able to return to your usual activities in the expected time frame. 

You might even be in a position to claim more than one type of compensation - it all depends on the injuries sustained! 

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