Personal Injury Claims Scotland
Personal Injury Claims Scotland – Injuries and illnesses can be a source of extreme distress. It’s even worse if it’s caused by negligence. Thankfully, the law allows every individual to seek compensation from the party at fault. After a personal injury, you may have the right to claim for pain and suffering along with loss of earnings or future loss of income. The victim can also claim for travel expenses, family aid and care, additional equipment, damaged clothing or gadgets, and any other goods or services related to the accident injuries.
Pain and Suffering From Personal Injury Claims Scotland
Any person suffering from injuries reserves the right to make a claim for compensation. Physical injuries can range from slight scars, bruising, or small lacerations to significant disfigurement or even shattered bones. Your compensation will be based on the severity of your injuries and your suffering. Hamilton Douglas Legal will assess the worth of your pain and suffering claim based on the doctor’s report. These are the three major factors used to determine compensation:
- The severity of the injury
- The consequences this injury has caused; long term pain or permanent disability
- The extent to which the injury has had an impact on your overall life.
Claims For Loss Of Earnings
Suffering from injuries will definitely take you off from work. Taking time off from work will result in a loss of income because honestly, a majority of organisations will refuse to pay you in full for a long time while you’re not working. Fortunately, you can recover all losses of earnings too. The claim you make for the loss of earnings will depend on the amount you would have taken home instead of the gross income. Also, you won’t have to pay any taxes on the award of your damages.
Your claim for lost wages is usually based on your three-month average take-home pay. To relieve yourself from all the hassle and intricacies of legal matters, you can get in touch with Hamilton Douglas Legal, and ensure that you get your deserved compensation without any issues. We will get the schedule of earnings from your manager, which will be helpful provided that you retain the payslips before the accident and for the period of absence. This will allow us to check them against the information your employer provides.
Other Expenses You Can Recover As Part Of Your Claim
Damage To Clothing And Personal Things
You also have the right to claim for clothing and personal effects like dentures, spectacles, helmets, and other similar things. Ideally, you should retain the damaged items because the insurance company will inspect them. Moreover, make sure you keep the receipts for damaged items and replacement items so that you can easily retain them.
You can also claim for all the expenses you have experienced after the accident. For instance, taxi fares and prescription charges, given that your claim is reasonable. If you’re making a road accident claim, It is quite likely that your own car may be damaged, requiring you to hire another for treatment. This is a claimable cost. However, you should inform us before you decide to hire a replacement vehicle. Similar to other cases, you should keep all receipts safe for all the expenditures you wish to claim.
Care Provided By Family Members
In most personal injury instances, relatives and other family members assist the injured. You can claim compensation for them for all the services they have given. Make sure you keep a written record of all the services you receive from your closed ones to make the process of calculating the level of compensation easier.
CONTACT HAMILTON DOUGLAS TO START YOUR CLAIM
An injury in a car accident within three years may entitle you to compensation. We deal with a network of solicitors who work on a No Win No Fee basis, so you won’t have to pay anything upfront. You can reach out to us at any time using the phone or WhatsApp number provided below. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.