The prevailing Covid-19 pandemic has impacted almost all areas of life, and legal practice is not left out.
As the pandemic continues, nearly every line of law practice is left with impacts to deal with.
Covid 19 has affected various changes in most types of claims from personal injury, and car accident claims to clinical negligence claims.
With these changes, law firms and courts have to adapt to ensure that existing and rising claims are handled efficiently.
Law firms like Scot Accident Claims have adopted the measures and strategies to help clients pursue their claims while still adhering to the government’s guidelines.
This article analyzes the various ways in which the Covid 19 pandemic has affected claims;
Personal Injury Claims
A new cooperative approach has been created by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and British Insurers to handle claims in these unprecedented times.
The new approach seeks to maintain effective dispute resolution of personal injury claims during the Covid 19 period.
In Scotland, people will continue pursuing their personal injury claims even in this pandemic era.
If you had an outstanding personal injury case before the Covid 19 pandemic, you must be wondering how the pandemic will affect your case.
Fortunately, your personal injury case will move forward regardless of the pandemic.
Law firms are still open, and solicitors are ready to help their clients achieve compensation for their personal injury claims.
If you think you have a personal injury case in Scotland, you should not hesitate to find an experienced lawyer who can help you with the legal process.
Your attorney will help you file your personal injury claim to receive compensation for your medical bills and other related damages.
Bearing in mind that there are strict time limits for applying to make a personal injury case, you should not delay enquiring during the pandemic.
Clinical Negligence Claims
While healthcare workers continue to treat people and handle the Covid 19 patients, clinical negligence claims are also increasing.
The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed health care professionals to medical negligence claims.
Families who have lost their loved ones due to medical negligence during this pandemic are making claims to obtain compensation.
Additionally, patients who suffer pain due to improper Covid 19 treatment during this pandemic era are filing claims against medical professionals to receive compensation.
Fortunately, the National Health Service Resolution has launched the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Coronavirus to resolve the claims that may arise during the Coronavirus age.
For the existing medical negligence, attorneys are continuing to progress their clients’ cases as they did before.
Car Accident Claims
Despite the lockdowns and layoffs, car accidents are still happening.
Fortunately, the process of filling car accident claims has not changed, though the environment may have changed.
Victims of car accident cases are requested not to delay in seeking legal help from car accident attorneys.
However, the process of achieving compensation for your car accident claim may move slowly during this pandemic era.
Unemployment Insurance Claims
The Covid 19 pandemic has led to layoffs and closure of many businesses and stores, leaving a lot of people unemployed.
The rise of the unemployment rate has further effected a rapid increase in Unemployment Insurance claims.
Scottish insurance companies and law firms have witnessed a massive rise in unemployment claims since the fruition of Coronavirus.
Yet, the number of people on Unemployment Insurance in the UK is anticipated to constantly increase as the pandemic continues to spread.
While small businesses in the UK continues to experience massive losses, the service sector has been hit strongly by the negative effects of Coronavirus.
The nature of service sectors, including restaurants and entertainment, requires close contact with coworkers and customers. Thus, such sectors have the greatest risk of spreading Coronavirus.
Therefore, the number of Unemployment Insurance claims in the UK and all over the world might continue to rise.