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Lawford Kidd's injury solicitors' blog designed to cover all areas of the law relating to accident compensation claims, injury claims and no win no fee in Scotland.

FAQs on Virtual Personal Injury Hearings

In response to the safety and practical challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court (ASSPIC), as well as the Court of Session and Sheriff Appeal Court, are conducting hearings virtually where possible – and it is likely digital ways of working, to some extent, are here to stay.

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Making a personal injury claim during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on many areas of our lives. In the world of personal injury claims, the restrictions on travel and face-to-face meetings, and the pause on court operations, has led to delays and a backlog of hearings.

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How to make a personal injury claim against a company in liquidation, insolvent or closed down

Even the most established business can fall into financial difficulty, and this was recently witnessed with the sudden and high-profile collapse of Britain’s oldest travel company, Thomas Cook. It highlighted the dramatic fallout that occurs when a widely-used business becomes insolvent. While much of the media coverage centred around job losses and helping the 150,000 customers stranded overseas, there are travellers who may have suffered an injury on holiday and are left wondering whether they can claim compensation.

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15 more people killed on Scotland's roads in 2018

Despite a 10 per cent drop in the total number of crashes where people were injured or killed, there was a rise in the number of deaths in road accidents across Scotland; from 145 in 2017 to 160 in 2018, according to recent statistics.

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Retail company fined £450,000 for young girls' injury that was "foreseeable and avoidable"

A London-based company has been fined nearly half a million pounds after admitting a health and safety offence when a falling barrier struck a young girl at Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow.

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