Are you Eligible?
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How do I know if I'm eligible?
We have advisors standing by at Accident Helpline Scotland to listen to your specific experience, answer any questions, and offer you our expert advice- simply give us a call.
1 Did the accident occur within the last three years?
Knowing precise dates when an accident occurred will be very useful for you case, and proof by keeping records or other evidence of the incident can be very helpful. Furthermore Hospital or GP medical records can be useful evidence, substantiating when an accident occurs and the circumstances, such records can be recovered by the Solicitor acting on your behalf.
2 Were you injured a consequence of the accident?
Proving that you suffered an injury is an important part of the claims process, as it is the physical and mental health suffering and any associated loss of earnings from taking time off work as a consequence that form the basis of any compensation sum. We would always recommend seeking GP or other medical professional advice as soon as possible after an accident.
3 Was the accident someone else’s fault?
Establishing if another person or body, whether an employer, medical professional or public authority owes you a duty of care- and identifying if they have neglected this duty- is a significant aspect of personal injury claims. In the case of a road traffic accident, identifying if another road user has been at fault for an accident, through breaking the Highway Code or not adapting their behaviour to external conditions such as weather, is fundamental to the success of any claim. At Accident Helpline Scotland we have specialised advisors and solicitors available to speak with you and advise you on the possibility of progressing a claim for compensation.
Claims in Scotland
There are some differences between the legal systems in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.
Accident Helpline Scotland has been specifically established to deal with personal injury claims in Scotland, and all of our advisors and personal injury solicitors are experienced in the claims and legal process in Scotland- so you can be confident that we can deal with your case appropriately.
Claims for Children
Should your child have been injured in an accident, you can make a claim on their behalf. Compensation for a child is normally held in a trust until the child reaches the age of 18, but can be accessed sooner if circumstances require it.
Should you wish to make a claim for a child, we can talk you though the procedure by phone.