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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.

Civil Jury Trials in Scotland

A civil jury at the High Court in Edinburgh decided that the MOD should pay £90,000 to a Royal Marine’s mother and £60,000 to his sister.  Joe Windall died when his Nimrod plane exploded on 2nd September 2006. 
A number of claimants raised court actions and Joe Windall’s case went before a jury.
You may have read stories in the news about the awards by the jury and wondered what part jury trials play in Scots Law.

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The Price of Success

The health and safety statistics for 2010 show that although construction accounts for 4% of the employees in Britain, 7% of reported injuries happen to employees in the construction sector.

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What does 100% compensation actually mean?

If your claim is successful the insurers will pay a sum of money in settlement.  For example for a whiplash injury they might pay £2500.

You will then receive that sum in your hand and there will be no deductions for legal costs.

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A Step Too Far

This article first appeared in the Law Society Journal on December 9th, 2009

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice welcomed Lord Gill’s report in the Scottish Parliament by describing it as “hard hitting” and “the first system wide review in modern times”. The writer concurs in his appreciation of the work carried out by the review team; but questions whether two major proposals would improve access to justice.

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