Am I entitled to make a claim?

Accidents happen. Sometimes no one is to blame, but sometimes we are injured as a result of the negligence of others. If you have been injured and think someone else was at fault, you may be entitled to make a claim against that person, their employer or the authority in charge of the place the accident happened for compensation.

Entitled to compensation? We can help.

To be able to make a claim for compensation for personal injury, you must be able to answer yes to the following questions:

  • Have you suffered an injury in the last three years?
  • Was someone else wholly or partly to blame?

If the answer to both is yes, then you may be able to claim compensation. Even if you were partly at fault for the accident, you can still claim compensation. This is known as ‘contributory negligence’ and has the effect of reducing the amount of compensation you are awarded, in proportion to the amount of blame apportioned to you. So, if you are found to have been 25% to blame, you will receive 75% of the compensation.

Compensation claims arise because you are owed a ‘duty of care’ by other persons who may be responsible for your safety. For instance, your employer owes you a duty of care while you are at work, and a supermarket owes you a duty of care while you are on their premises.

This duty extends to taking all reasonable, practicable steps to ensure you are not injured while you are under their care. In the workplace this means providing you with safe, well-maintained safety equipment of the correct type for the job. In supermarkets this means cleaning up spills promptly and ensuring nothing is likely to fall and hurt you. If this duty is not met, you may be owed compensation.

Personal Injury Claims Lawyers Glasgow

As personal injury lawyers based in Glasgow and Rutherglen, we are able to advise you on all aspects of your personal injury claim. Call us on 0141 647 9851 on fill out an online enquiry form for advice on making a personal injury claim.