Edinburgh Accident Claims Solicitors

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By Oliviah Rix-Taylor

on Thursday 13 December 2018


Starting a personal injury claim 

Often people are entitled to compensation even if the personal injury is retrospective, however;

It is necessary for a successful claim that they are made within three years of the injury occurring in most circumstances. Making your claim as soon as possible will enable your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements. This evidence will garner support for a claim that incorporates three aspects;

  • You were owed a duty of care (an obligation to your safety and wellbeing)

  • This duty of care was then breached

  • Your resultant injury was directly caused by this breach.


Finding the best solicitor for your compensation claim

The personal injury solicitors we work with aim to secure the maximum compensation by acting on your behalf to assess the value of your claim, negotiate the relevant paperwork and settle a final amount.

Experienced solicitors will decide whether a No Win No Fee agreement is suitable for your claim by collating supporting evidence that will often include the following;

  • Witnesses to the event

  • Identifying the party at fault

  • Local medical examination


Using this information they will decide whether your claim has a reasonable prospect of success.

Personal Injury claims in Edinburgh are varied and exist on a broad spectrum of claim types. Accident Line Direct can assist with the following and much more;


Road Traffic Accidents

Statistics from 2014 revealed that Edinburgh saw a total of 1471 Road Traffic Accidents (RTA). There has also been a 16% increase in those cycling to work in Edinburgh over the last ten years, denoting the fact that many RTA’s do not have to include a motor vehicle. In what kind of circumstances you experienced an accident on the road and your resultant injuries can affect your compensation amount but RTA’s are one of the greatest contributors to serious injury with regards to personal injury claims.


Serious Injury in the Workplace

1756 non-fatal injuries resulting in a three or more day absence from work were issued in the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) between 2014 and 2016 for the locality of Edinburgh. This statistic is one of the highest per region in the UK. For the whole of Scotland, in the last four years, there has been an estimated 59,000 self-reported injuries to the Labour Force Survey.

Industry related illness

In Scotland, over a three year period, there was an averaged estimated prevalence of 37,000 self-reports of stress, depression or anxiety that was caused or made worse by work. For disorders mainly affecting the back, this figure was around 16,000 according to the Labour Force Survey. Industry-specific illnesses can also relate to skin disease and respiratory diseases, most notably in Scotland; benign pleural disease.

Industry related illnesses often arise from a negligent act in your wellbeing and personal safety, or more commonly, your duty of care. Employers owe you a duty of care and if it has been breached, causing personal injury, then you are liable for compensation. Accident Line Direct can help with personal injury claims of this nature in Edinburgh and are ready to help start your claim or offer more information. 


Clinical and medical negligence

Medical negligence, now re-defined as Clinical negligence relates to a breach of the duty of care by your healthcare provider and is grounds for compensation. The solicitors we use are experienced in this type of injury claim and can offer free advice on further advancing your claims process.

No Win No Fee agreement

Where possible, our solicitors work on a No Win No Fee agreement so there will be no upfront cost to process your claim. We make sure you do not absorb any of the cost that the solicitors incur in using our service.

How we can help 

Accident Line Direct are experienced claims specialists who can help start your claim or can offer more information on the claims process via our free phone number below 

0808 1454275

Accident Line Direct can help you begin your potential claim, get in touch today!