Glasgow Personal Injury Statistics

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By Oliviah Rix-Taylor

on Thursday 13 December 2018


Making a Personal Injury Claim

Starting a personal injury claim typically arises within three years of the accident.

In most circumstances it is necessary for a successful claim that they are made within three years of the injury occurring. 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

Our personal injury solicitors 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 Glasgow 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

In 2014, Glasgow reported 19 road deaths and for Greater Glasgow and Glasgow city, there were a total of over 1400 Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) between 2012 and 2016. Each year there are changes to the number of newly qualified or older drivers and this can have drastic effects on the number of RTA seen year by year. With various factors affecting the likelihood of a an RTA including driver behaviour and demographic, there is a chance that you have or could be involved in an RTA that wasn’t, or only partly your fault.

When such situations occur, Accident Line Direct is able to guide you through the claims process and secure vital compensation in aiding your recovery. Solicitors who work with Accident Line Direct are experienced in the compensation settlements obtained from RTA and can help if you have experienced a personal injury of this nature in and around Glasgow City.

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 has strong grounds for compensation.

Compensation following a breach of your duty of care when undertaking medical care is available. If you have experienced negligence from a healthcare provider in Glasgow that you would like to discuss then Cute Injury are on hand to provide you with more information.

Serious Injury

Glasgow saw a staggering number of non-fatal injuries reported by local authorities from the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR). The figure for 2013 till 2016 stands at 2710, higher than a substantial number of UK local authorities.

The solicitors we use can arrange for a medical examination in Glasgow and progress your claim to a successful compensation agreement.

Industry related illness

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer most commonly originating in the lungs and has been attributed to industry-specific illnesses specifically those relating to asbestos.  Between 1981 and 2015 there were a number of male deaths attributed to mesothelioma; 693 deaths to be exact. There were a further 123 deaths for females with mesothelioma during those years, an undeniable showcase of the devastation of industry related illness.

In Scotland, inclusive of figures from Glasgow, there was an average estimated incidence of 16,000 cases of self-reported workplace non-fatal injuries with over seven-day absences from work.

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 to start your claim in Glasgow

Solicitors based in Glasgow can help you with your personal injury claim and help win you compensation. For more information just call our freephone number below

0808 1454275

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