Covid-19 Negligence Lawyers Glasgow, Edinburgh & Dundee
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of negligence during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can help. Our solicitors have extensive experience in securing compensation for our clients in relation to negligence claims in even the most complex cases.
The Legal Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 has proved to be a highly contagious virus resulting in severe acute respiratory symptoms along with a number of others symptoms including high temperature; loss of smell and/or taste; shortness of breath; aching body and limbs and many more. The first known COVID-19 case was identified in Wuhan, China. The disease then spread worldwide resulting in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has undoubtedly resulted in much of the population in Scotland being affected, either directly or indirectly. You may be one to have suffered a loss as a result of the pandemic.
It seems likely that a number of those affected will seek to claim compensation for the losses they have suffered. Such losses will likely include the loss of loved ones; loss of income; loss of employment; sub-standard medical care, and the delayed diagnosis of a medical condition resulting in no or delayed treatment.
Two situations where we anticipate that there will be claims are highlighted below.
A decision was made early in the pandemic to move elderly hospital patients out of hospital and into nursing and care homes. At the time it was reported that this decision was taken to clear space for the anticipated significant increase of COVID patients. However, it has become clear that many elderly patients transferred from hospital were not tested for COVID-19 prior to their transfer. A recent case in England found such a decision to have been “completely irrational”.
Similar decisions were made by the Scottish Government. It appears likely that again, throughout Scotland, the decision was taken to transfer the patients to nursing homes without any consideration of COVID testing and/or isolation.
Macmillan have estimated that around 50,000 people have missed a cancer diagnosis as a result of the pandemic A number of these patients may well have gone on to develop cancer which could have been avoided if a proper screening process had been agreed and put in place during the pandemic.
Covid-19 Negligence Claim Lawyers Glasgow, Edinburgh & Dundee
Our team understand the impact a COVID related loss may have on your life, your finances and your future. We are here to help.
It may be that you are entitled to receive compensation for your loss and suffering. That may include financial loss sustained as a result of your injuries.
What can I claim for?
Our team can assist with obtaining compensation for all the loss and costs associated with any type of COVID related negligence claim including:
- injuries sustained as a result of the negligence
- medical treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare that may be required to support recovery
- loss of earnings and associated benefits
- assistance provided by relatives
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation you may be entitled to can vary significantly depending on the circumstances of your case. You may be able to claim for past and future losses including lost earnings, treatment costs, costs of care and costs to adapt your home.
We appreciate that it may seem daunting to bring a claim. However, we are experienced in making successful compensation claims for many different types of COVID-19 related claims.
We will guide you at every stage. When you contact us, we will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed and what the next steps might be. We will always be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed as well as the costs involved. We often offer clients on a no-win, no-fee arrangement. We can discuss whether this might be an option for you during your initial discussion with us.
Is there a time limit for COVID-19 negligence personal injury claims in Scotland?
With all personal injury claims, there is a three-year time limit. We can advise on when this three-year period will start running in each case, ensuring that problems with the timing of a claim do not jeopardise its success. We recommend seeking advice as soon as possible.