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The death or serious injury of a loved one is devastating. Any early death or serious life-limiting incapacity is naturally unjust; but when this occurs because of someone else’s negligence, there is no doubt that the injustice can seem amplified.

The emotional stresses and strains upon those who have to deal with such events are enormous. It can take a very long time to restore oneself to a level where functioning normally day to day, is possible. Life after loss or serious injury can be an eternal struggle. For some, coping with the consequences proves a major challenge.

The life-altering nature of death or serious injury makes obtaining justice and compensation seem like an irrelevance, and in many senses it is. After all, it can never bring someone back or undo a life-long harm.  

In our experience, however, obtaining quick, specialist legal advice can make a huge difference at a practical level. This is especially the case if you find that you are struggling financially, because of the loss of your loved one’s salary and contribution to your home, or family or as a result of being unable to work and provide for your family. Nothing can truly compensate  for the loss of a loved one or a person being robbed of either independence or capacity due to serious injury. However, a successful compensation claim can help to make life more comfortable for family members, ensure financial worries are taken care of and allow for access to expert rehabilitation and care asssitance which helps those affected realise the full potential of their recovery.

In the Scottish Borders, between January 2012 and 2013 there were nine fatal road collisions and one fatal workplace accident. So far this area has seen two fatal agricultural accidents this year. The fatal road collision statistics are not yet available for 2014. All of the thirteen tragic fatalities are examples of the types of cases where specialist legal advice is essential. 

If you have lost a loved one or suffered catastrophic injury through the negligent actions of someone else, you are likely to be entitled to compensation. Over the years our work has led us to build close working relationships with charities supporting those bereaved or injured and in need of help to come to terms with the loss of a family member or friend or the impact of serious injury. These organisations help us to be better lawyers. They assist in educating us about difficulties faced by our clients which makes us tailor our approach to dealing with the respective compensation claims.

We often work alongside these organisations in helping family members or individuals with serious injury navigate their way through the difficult times ahead.

A multi award winning practice, we have a formidable reputation in dealing with high value, complex claims for people who have suffered serious injury and for bereaved families. From our Galashiels office we will deliver this service locally to the people of the Scottish Borders. We'll be on hand to provide assistance when you need it most.


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