Did you know that the way in which court cases are dealt with in Scotland is different to the way in which they are dealt with in the rest of the UK? This is because Scotland has its own legal system and its own procedures and practices.
This means that if you suffer an accident of any sort in Scotland and decide to make a claim for compensation, the law of Scotland will usually apply.
You will need to consult a solicitor who is qualified in Scots Law and any No Win No Fee agreement you sign with them will also need to conform to the Scottish rules as well.
Claiming for Personal Injuries in Scotland
As in the rest of the UK, you can make a Scottish personal injuries claim for a huge range of different types of accident and incidents. This includes, for example:
- Accidents at work
- Road accidents
- Industrial diseases
- Defective products, such as faulty breast implants
- Accidents and illness abroad
Over the years we have found that certain parts of Scotland are more prone to certain types of accident claims than others. For example, Clydeside and Greater Glasgow have a higher level of asbestos-related compensation claims, due to the heavy industries that used to be dominant in those areas.
Thompsons – a Proud History in Scotland
Thompsons Scotland established its first office in 1979 in Glenfinlas Street, Edinburgh, with two partners and three support staff. We later relocated to Castle Street, which has been our Edinburgh base ever since.
Meanwhile, Thompsons Scotland opened offices in Glasgow, Dundee, and in the Scottish Borders, and is now one of the largest specialist personal injury practice in Scotland. We have won numerous awards over our four-decade history and currently employ more than 200 staff, including 16 partners and 11 solicitor advocates. For more information about the Thompsons team, click here
We have forged our reputation as one of Scotland’s leading personal injury firms representing claimants from all walks of life who have suffered all types of personal injury; from claimants who have suffered minor injuries right up to those who have suffered the most catastrophic, life-changing injuries. We also represent the families of people who have died as the result of other people's negligence.
We also work with Trade Unions to help advance the interests of union members in the face of powerful employers and insurance companies.
Prominent Campaigning in Scotland
Over the years, we have been involved in a number of influential campaigns on many related fronts, including with the National Union of Mineworkers in relation to the diseases suffered from working down the pits such as industrial deafness, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and vibration white finger.
We have also campaigned on behalf of victims of medical negligence, such as those affected by NHS contaminated blood products, vaginal mesh implants, and metal-on-metal hip replacements.
We have worked with charities and campaign groups across Scotland in relation to a number of high profile issues and we have helped instigate national enquiries following some of the most tragic scandals and accidents. Our campaign work has involved the following:
The Piper Alpha tragedy The Fife crematorium baby ashes scandal The sex abuse in Scottish football scandal Care home historic abuse claims Edinburgh tram track cycling accidents
No Win, No Fee Funding
We are committed to helping ensure access to justice regardless of an accident victim's financial circumstance.
This is why we have developed a No Win No Fee funding model that allows you to pursue a personal injury claim in Scotland without any financial risk.
You have nothing at all to pay up front – no small print, no surprises. If you win your case, and most of our cases are successful, the amount we ask you to contribute to our costs is pre-agreed at the outset of your claim as a set percentage of your settlement.
Scottish Personal Injuries Lawyers
Thompsons' compensation solicitors are experts in advising people about compensation claims of all sorts. We have an excellent success rate - we win over 90% of our personal injury cases and recover over £1 million every week for our clients.
Our compensation claims solicitors are sympathetic and approachable, and will do their utmost to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for you, in the shortest possible time.
Injured through no fault of your own? Call us on 0800 0891 331 to see how much you could claim.