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Please see below common questions that are asked by clients, with answers provided by members of our specialist team.
It is possible to make a claim before receiving any medical treatment for an injury, though satisfactory compensation is unlikely in cases without medical evidence.
Successful accident claims can’t be pursued if an accident was entirely your fault, but you may still have a case if your actions are only partially to blame.
Most commonly, accident claims in Scotland should be made within three years, though there are exceptions that your solicitor can talk you through, including when an injured party is under 16-years-old or with extreme injuries such as brain damage.
Slips, trips and falls can cause a personal injury that affects a persons life. The change in circumstances may become expensive financially, which is why claiming compensation is worthwhile. The compensation you receive will help to recover any, or all of the following - Loss of earnings due to not being able to work, Medical expenses, Care and assistance costs, Rehabilitation and therapy costs, Travelling expenses, damaged items, and trips or holidays missed. Nevis Beck is one of Scotland's leading Claims Management Companies. We will work with you to recover as much compensation as possible, whatever the circumstance.
Yes, you will require a medical examination to help with evidence, for your claim. Our Scotland based solicitors will arrange for you to see an independent medical expert, who will examine and compare their findings against your medical records. A medical report by a specialist will form the basis of our solicitors' valuation of your injuries. This is part of our Claims Management process, and we will ensure you are put in contact with the best solicitors, who can directly process your claim.
Slips are caused by wet or slippery surfaces on the ground. These include spilt items such as Oil and Water, as well as recently waxed floors and Ice. A slip can cause head injuries, neck injuries, brain injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, hip injuries, herniated vertebrae and sprained wrists or ankles. Trips are caused by uneven surfaces or fixed objects that are in a person's path. Tripping occurs mostly in poorly lit areas, on broken pavements or surfaces damaged by roots. Trips can cause front head or facial injuries, elbow injuries, hand or arm fractures, Knee injuries and foot injuries. Slips usually cause a person to fall backwards, whilst trips cause you to fall forward. Falls often involve height and are caused by slips or trips, low quality or broken ladders or staircase handrails for example. Falls can cause many types of injuries including breaks and fractures. We have been working with the people of Scotland for over 30 years, so can advise the best route to take if you have incurred any such injury.
It is possible to be held accountable for using equipment that you knew was faulty but continued to use anyway. If you still wish to make a workplace injury claim, you will require sound legal advice. Our experienced solicitors may be able to help you find a way to claim. Our panel of solicitors are based across Scotland, so we will try and find the best and most local Solicitor to help you with your claim.
You can still claim compensation from a company that is no longer in business. You'll need to first track down the company's former insurance representative. Reliable solicitors can help since all employers are legally required to have Employer's Liability Insurance, to cover workplace injury claims. If the employer paid their insurance in full during the time of the workplace injury, then the insurers will have to pay compensation.
When processing your claim using our Claims Management process, you will be required to provide the following when making a personal injury claim: Personal Identification: For adequate proof of identification, to prevent fraudulent claims and money laundering. Medical Evidence: From your GP or physiotherapists, nurses and other specialists you may have been seen by. Photographic evidence showing the injuries, right after an injury and or subsequent scarring. Solicitors may also require physical evidence, which can be in form of a RIDDOR report or your employer's accident book detailing the workplace injury, emergency service reports or Police report, witnesses statements as well as financial records, of the expenses you incurred following a personal injury.
You could still make a personal injury claim even when there were no witnesses. Mostly in a personal injury case, evidence is in documentation forms, such as medical data, insurance forms and bills. If you have these without a witness there's still a chance you could win compensation. You should however be aware, that lack of any witnesses, lowers the success rate of a claim.
If you haven't received any medical treatment for the injuries you sustained, you can still make a claim. However, without any medical evidence, the likelihood of you receiving any compensation is very low. For anyone whose injury symptoms are ongoing, it is not too late to see your GP. You can then submit your medical records as evidence.
You have the legal right to seek compensation for a workplace injury, regardless of whether your employer accepts or denies liability. Employers have liability insurance providers and most are advised not to accept responsibility for workplace injuries. Nevertheless, with the help of a competent legal expert, you can successfully claim compensation.
If the Road Traffic Accident that led to your personal injury was entirely your fault, unfortunately, you cannot successfully make a claim. Do you feel that you contributed to a Road Traffic Accident? If so, our solicitors will guide you and help determine who exactly is at fault. The blame could be shared under a legal guideline called "contributory negligence". As part of our Claims Management service, we will help you find the best solicitor to discuss your claim.
Following an RTA, these are the things you should and shouldn't tell your insurance company. Responsibility for the accident Whilst you should always be honest, never admit that the accident was your fault. Leave biases, personal opinions and emotions to one side and just reveal all the facts. When asked questions that you're unsure about, do not use I guess or I think. Instead say you don't know. Injuries You should never under any circumstances tell your insurance that you have no injuries. There are endless cases of people who discovered injuries months after an accident, so be careful. Solicitors Even if you haven't retained the services of a solicitor, your insurance company shouldn't know that. Enlist the help of a personal injury solicitor who will seek compensation for you, without you paying from your own pocket. In addition, wait until you have a solicitor before making any official statement. Witnesses and other people involved Do not tell your insurance company who else was involved. You do not know what information they have given, which might hurt your case.
Sadly, your vehicle insurance will increase, next time you renew it following a Road Traffic Accident claim. The insurance company will likely ask if you had made an RTA claim within the past 5 years. In most cases, car insurance covers fees always increase, whether it was your fault or not.