When you make a compensation claim, you feel as though you have some basis for making it. Maybe you’re making it because you feel that there was some negligence or deliberate intention involved in the accident or injury that you suffered. But even though you suffered an injury and are well within your rights to make a claim, you have to consider that the claims process is a legal process. As such, it is inherently a complicated process, and there are times issues or complications arise that need to be dealt with. In Scotland, dog bite claims, car accident claims, and personal injury claims are all equally complicated.
Lack of Evidence
First and foremost, the most common problem that arises in many cases is the lack of evidence. When you make a claim, you have to make sure to back up the argument with relevant facts and make sure that you are proving that the injury or accident happened to you and it was, in fact, a result of negligence or deliberation. When you have a compensation claim at hand, the insurance company liable to pay the compensation will comb your entire case for even a little bit of a misstep. As such, you have to make sure that you don’t miss any detail and make your claim as airtight as possible. From photographic and video evidence to witness statements, logs, medical reports, and more. Anything that can prove that you suffered an injury and a financial loss due to someone else’s fault is essential to making a strong compensation claim.
Time Limit Elapsing
In Scotland, the law is very clear on the time limit of making a compensation claim. For an adult that has suffered an accident or injury, the time limit is 3 years from the date of said accident or injury. And if it’s a minor that has suffered, then the time limit is 3 years from the date they turn 18 years old. But in many cases, people forget this time limit and take their time in making a claim. That is a big complication, and most cases are thrown out because of this time limit elapsing. There are some cases where the time limit can be extended, but those cases are very rare. As such, if you really are interested in claiming compensation for what happened to you, then you should always make a claim within 3 years.
Inaccuracies in Calculating Compensation
Let’s say your compensation claim is successful. In fact, it doesn’t even take too long for it to become successful. Why? There are many cases where people making a claim don’t calculate the compensation they rightfully deserve or hastily accept the first offer from the insurance companies. If you’ve suffered an accident or an injury, then shouldn’t you get the amount you deserve? If the insurance company is too happy to pay your claim, then maybe you are not claiming for enough. In this case, we recommend consulting a solicitor who can help you make sure that you are claiming the right amount. Or you can use Wallace Legal’s claims calculator for Scotland–based claims that can be found on our website. This way, you are paid what you deserve and not a penny less.
Case Not Dealt with Properly
A lot of people try to deal with their compensation claims by themselves. But that doesn’t always work. And many times, their claims can fall apart because instead of going to an actual solicitor, they took amateur advice into consideration. That is not recommended as it can easily result in the insurance company throwing your claim out due to technicalities that a lawyer would’ve detected. That is why we highly recommend that if you plan to make a claim, then you should hire a lawyer and make sure that you do it the right way.
Avoiding these complications will be advantageous to your claim. And you can go into this issue with confidence of succeeding and getting your deserved compensation. So, call Wallace Legal today and make an appointment with us, and we will guide you to making the best claim possible.