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Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Legal Claims

Staff could be cited in respect of litigation cases raised against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde which could relate to a Personal Injury and/or Medical Negligence claim. 

Personal injury law in Scotland is designed to support people who have suffered injury or illness through no fault of their own. This area of law makes it possible for injured parties to make a claim for any pain or loss suffered. Personal injury can include, for example, an injury at work or an injury caused by an error in hospital treatment. 

Staff can be called by either the Pursuer’s Solicitor (Solicitors acting on behalf of the person who raises the claim) or the NHS Central Legal Office (CLO, NHS Solicitors) who will defend the claim. 

Support and guidance is available to NHS staff called in respect of Legal Claims as follows:-

  • Practical support and guidance
  • Information on court and legal process
  • Guidance regarding further support
  • One to one support to address specific concerns or questions
  • Signposting

Please note, in respect of legal claims, each service/sector will have a designated Legal Claims Manager dealing with the case who will be able to respond to your questions in the first instance.