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Lawford Kidd Lawford Kidd is recognised in Scotland as expert accident claims lawyers & compensation solicitors. We can help you if you have suffered an accident or injury that was not your fault. When it's something as important as your health and wellbeing, you want to know that you're in the hands of caring professionals. You're in the right place.

Recognised as expert personal injury lawyers helping clients in Edinburgh, Glasgow and throughout Scotland, Lawford Kidd will ensure your claim is handled beginning to end by a personal injury lawyer and this means the best compensation result for you.Find out more about our firm here. If you think you may be entitled to compensation, use our compensation calculator to work out how much you might be entitled to and consider the type(s) of accident and type(s) of personal injury that closest matches your situation.

You can also read our simple 5-step guide to our claims process here. Currently we recover several millions of pounds in personal injury damages every year for our clients in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and across Scotland.
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read more › When it's something as important as your health and wellbeing, you want to know that you're in the hands of caring professionals. You're in the right place. Lawford Kidd is a leading firm of personal injury solicitors. With us your claim will be handled from beginning to end by a personal injury lawyer and this means the best compensation result for you. The 2015 Chambers Directory ranks Lawford Kidd a top personal injury solicitor firms in Scotland. Ranked as a Tier 3 firm for personal injury solicitors in Scotland in 2015 by leading legal directory, the Legal 500.

read more › While our injury solicitors are based in Edinburgh, we help people from Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Paisley, East Kilbride and across Scotland claim for injuries they have sustained through no fault of their own. We can help you on a no-win-no-fee basis and we are one of the few PI litigation firms in Scotland who can give you 100% of the compensation you deserve.

read more › Derek joined Lawford Kidd as a trainee in 1998, qualified in 2000 and was assumed as a partner in 2006. He has history and law degrees awarded by the University of Glasgow. Derek handles industrial accidents and road traffic accidents. Derek has a trade union background and, as part of his union case load, he recently obtained over 400,000 for a victim of asbestos related mesothelioma. The aspect that stood out was that Derek kept me up to date with all developments throughout the case. Extremely satisfied with the professional service from start to finish.

read more › I was pleased with the service, I found Bethany very professional and helpful in explaining each part of the process. I have already passed your details to a friend. Very happy thank you. Efficient and professional yet with a nice personal touch. Thank you so much for your help, very much appreciated, I cannot believe the process was with your help, quick and efficient. My assigned Solicitor, Bethany Roby, was helpful and transparent through the entire process. Having never been through the process before, I found this very encouraging.

read more › At Lawford Kidd, our Scottish personal injury solicitors will take your accident claim very seriously. If you are the victim of an accident suffered in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen or elsewhere in Scotland that was not your fault then you are entitled to claim compensation for your accident. Thanks to decades of experience our accident claims solicitors can help you win the biggest possible settlement. We are one of the few first of personal injury litigation solicitors in Scotland that still offer you 100% compensation - the maximum compensation in the minimum time.

read more › If the accident occurred in last three years our specialist accident injury lawyers in Scotland can help you claim compensation whether you have had your workplace accident in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh or elsewhere in Scotland. If we can show that the accident was your employer's fault or happened in the circumstances above we can claim from insurers. Corrie McLaren received 100% of her compensation after a slip and fall at work due to a leaking fridge. She was left with a significant scar that required surgery, and suffered significant loss of earnings before taking her maternity leave - a time when money is often tight anyway.

read more › As an office worker you are entitled to work in an environment where risks to your health and safety are properly controlled. Under Health and Safety law, primary responsibility for this is down to your employers. If you have been injured in an accident at work you should get expert legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us today for free, friendly and impartial advice: 01312255214. Office workers are given protection by the Work Place (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. The regulations seek to prevent injury and accidents by laying down a specific code of practice of employers.

read more › Being struck by a moving vehicle was the third highest cause of accidental death in the work place, after falls from a height and being struck by a moving or falling object. Work place transport accidents in the years 2008 to 2009 resulted in over 5000 injuries and 45 workers having fatal accidents. These figures do not include workers injured or killed or public roads while driving to work. Forklift trucks are the vehicles most commonly involved in accidents, but there is a significant number of accidents involving large goods vehicles.

read more › If you are unfortunate enough to have been injured in a fall from a ladder at your workplace, or while working for your employer elsewhere, and your employer was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. The law imposes an obligation on employers to take reasonable care for the safety of their employees at work. Ladders and Stepladders are tools which are frequently used when working at height, but are often misused or used incorrectly. In addition, many ladder accidents at work result from using ladders which are broken or in a state of disrepair.

read more › If you have been injured in a fall from height in the workplace we can help. Our experienced workplace compensation solicitors have claimed thousands of pounds in compensation for employees injured in falls from scaffolding and ladders. That the accident and your injuries are a result of your employer's (or a fellow employee's) negligence. Falls from height are one of the most common types of injury suffered at work and the injuries which result are often among the most serious. Among the employees most at risk are construction workers, roofers, warehouse operatives and window cleaners.

read more › Do you know that you may be able to get industrial injuries disablement benefit if you have an accident which causes some ongoing disability. This may not need to be permanent but if the Government assessment office decides you are more than 14% disabled over a fixed period you will be awarded the benefit. Enquiries in respect of this should be made to the Ayr Social Security Office which covers all of Scotland: telephone 0845 603 1358.

read more › If you are diagnosed with an industrial disease or have lost a loved one because they suffered a fatal accident at work, the law is there to protect you and hold those responsible to account. At Lawford Kidd, we're here to help. Our specialist industrial disease and fatal accidents solicitors have vast experience providing expert support and advice to people that find themselves facing the tragic and difficult consequences of another person's negligence. Some types of work require people to come into contact with hazardous substances, such as dust, fumes or chemicals that can lead to a variety of illnesses and disease, including skin or respiratory conditions or even types of cancer.

read more › If you have suffered an accident at work, you could be entitled to compensation. All employers in the UK have an obligation to ensure employees and visitors to the place of work are kept safe from injury. If they fail in this obligation, you should be compensated for your pain, suffering and loss. We regularly help clients make successful claims following an accident, so we understand some of the concerns that you may have. In this guide, we set out the basics of making a claim for an accident at work.

read more › Have you had a road traffic accident or a car accident in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or elsewhere in Scotland? Think you might be entitled to compensation arising from injuries sustained in a car crash? If you think that the answers to the above are 'yes' then our car accident injury lawyers based in Edinburgh, Scotland can help you claim compensation. Contact us today for expert advice from a personal injury & car crash lawyer in Edinburgh, Scotland. But to do so, we need to be able to show that the person who was responsible for the road traffic accident, or the car accident, was careless.

read more › Cyclists are among a group of road users that are particularly vulnerable to injury. Owing to their size and relative lack of protection, cyclists using Scotland's roads are exposed to being knocked over or otherwise hurt by other road users including car and lorry drivers. These road users often forget to pay attention to cyclists on the road, and fail to take the necessary care. At Lawford Kidd we regularly pursue claims for compensation on behalf of cyclists that have been injured on the UK's roads.

read more › 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. Have you been injured in a construction accident which wasn't your fault? You may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury claims involving health and safety breaches in the construction industry require expert advice from experienced personal injury lawyers. We have 30 years' experience of dealing with these claims.

read more › Slips and trips are the most common of work place hazards and make up over a third of all major injuries. Over 10,000 workers suffered serious injury because they tripped last year. Click to read about Corrie McLaren, who received 100% of her compensation after a slip and fall at work. The Health and Safety Executive is running a Shattered Lives Campaign warning of the consequences from slips, trips and falls from height. The Health and Safety Executive publish the slips and trips e-Learning package to help you assess and manage slip and trip hazards in the work place.

read more › Slipping on ice is very common during the colder months, however, the severity of the fall and the injury that you sustain may not be noticeable straight away. While the majority of slips don't result in anything more than a few bruises, there are times when you could be left with a serious injury, such as broken bones or ligament damage, lasting well into the summer months and beyond. If you have slipped on ice during winter and your injury continues to affect your daily life, you may question whether you can make a personal injury claim or whether it's too late.

read more › If you or a member of your family have been bitten by a dog what can you do legally and can you claim compensation in Scotland for dog bite or animal attack injuries? What the Animals Act says is that if the animal belongs to a species whose members are likely to injure severely or kill persons or animals or damage property then the owner is liable. The Act goes on to say that a dog is in the category where the animal might injure severely or kill persons or animals by biting or savaging them. So what this means is that if you are attacked or bitten by a dog under the Animals Act provided that you can find out who is the keeper of the animal you will be able to claim compensation from them.

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