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Claiming compensation in Scotland after brain injury

Claiming compensation in Scotland after brain injury


This booklet is written for anyone wishing to claim compensation in Scotland after brain injury. It provides an accessible guide to this complex legal area, explaining how the compensation system works; the importance of finding the right solicitor; how compensation sums are decided; how to protect a settlement, and much more.

This booklet was commended in the 2013 BMA Medical Book Awards.

The doctor judging the booklet stated: "This is a superb resource, the best in my batch. The language is nearly always perfect for the intended readers.

"The very clear layout positively invites detailed reading. It makes excellent use of differentiated font size and colour for headings and body text. It's a real pleasure to read."

Contents include:

  • Jurisdiction
  • Starting the claims process
  • Covering the legal fees
  • The role of a solicitor
  • Court proceedings
  • Accessing rehabilitation
  • Deciding how much compensation is needed
  • Settlement options
  • Financial affairs after settlement of the claim
  • Mental capacity issues
  • Protecting your finances using private trusts

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