Archive for October, 2012

New Scottish Court Planned for Personal Injury Claims

October 10th, 2012 | By News

A new court is to be set up in Edinburgh which will deal solely with personal injury claims in Scotland in line which recommendations made in Lord Gill´s review of Scotland’s court system.

The 2009 review showed that personal injury claims in Scotland – which can currently be heard in the Court of Sessions if their expected value is in excess of 5,000 pounds – were taking too long to process and the system was starting to become too expensive to maintain.

The news was greeted with general approval by trade union organisations and solicitors, who believe the new system will result in fairer and more consistent levels of personal injury compensation in Scotland when claimants have been injured in accidents at work, on the roads and in places of public access through no fault of their own.

Despite statistics showing no real increase in the number of personal injury claims in Scotland, one leading solicitor was quick to put down suggestions that the new court was needed because of a growing “compensation culture” in Scotland.

“‘Compensation culture’ is just a phrase that has been created to put people off making claims and save the insurance industry money” he argued. “You don’t stop claims by preventing people who are injured seeking just redress. You stop claims by preventing accidents in the first place.”

Legislation next autumn is anticipated to confirm the establishment of the new court and it is expected that its venue will revealed as Edinburgh´s Parliament House – where personal injury claims in Scotland are already heard by Court of Session judges, but who in future will be replaced with experienced Sheriffs.


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