Complications That Can Arise During a Compensation Claim & How to Avoid Them

So, what are these complications, and how do you avoid them? That is what we will be looking at in this blog.

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

Case Not Dealt with Properly

Conclusion