Chest injuries can be exceptionally serious and potentially fatal – both external ones and internal ones. There may be a number of responsible factors – from road traffic accidents to work injuries and even medical negligence, if the chest injury is the misdiagnosis of an illness. Where a chest injury has been caused by the negligence or lack of care by another, you are entitled to make a chest injury compensation claim.
Many vital organs are contained within the chest, and damage to any of these can lead to lifelong health issues. Therefore, if you have sustained a chest injury in any type of accident, you should seek urgent medical attention immediately. Even if you believe that you have walked away from an incident unharmed, a precautionary examination is recommended as any claim for chest injury compensation has to be supported by your medical notes.
Making a Chest Injury Compensation Claim
Depending on the type of chest injury you have suffered, your claim for chest injury compensation will either be made to the Injuries Board Ireland or through the court system. A chest injury claim through the courts will require that you have legal representation. It is in your best interests to also use the services of an experienced personal injury claims solicitor when making a chest injury compensation claim to the Injuries Board Ireland.
There is also a third way in which amounts of chest injury compensation are agreed upon, and that is by negotiation with the negligent party´s insurance company. Quite often after an accident, you may be approached by an insurance company with an offer of early settlement for your chest injury claim. These offers are normally much less than you would be entitled to, and a solicitor can intervene on your behalf and negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you receive an adequate amount of chest injury compensation.
Free Chest Injury Claims Advice
Because awards of chest injury compensation can be very high, it is important that you receive accurate and relevant information when making a chest injury compensation claim. We have set up a free chest injury claims advice service to offer information to those who have been involved in an accident and suffered a chest injury through no fault of their own. By calling 1800 911 940, you will be able to speak directly to an experienced solicitor without obligation and in total confidence.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
Our Promise to You:
- 100% Free consultation with an experienced solicitor
- 100% Helpful and practical current advice
- 100% Comprehensive and accurate information
- 100% No obligation to proceed with a chest injury claim
What You Can Expect When You Call
When you call our free chest injury claims advice service, you will find that we have a long history of helping clients with chest injury compensation claims and understand the trauma you have experienced and the concerns you may have about the future. Consequently, you will find us courteous and sympathetic throughout our conversation.
We will simply ask you to tell us about how you sustained your chest injury, what treatment was administered at the time and what care you are receiving at present. In order to accurately assess the damages you are entitled to, we would also like to know what impact your chest injuries have made to your quality of life and of those around you.
Once we have established that you have a claim for chest injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue, we will advise you on what route your chest injury claim needs to take, how much chest injury compensation we would expect you to receive and how long it will take to finalise your chest injury compensation claim.
We usually conclude each of our initial conversations by ensuring that we have answered all of your questions and summarising what we have discussed. We will also give you a list of options to consider – none of which you are obliged to act on, and which you may wish to have some time to consider alone or discuss with family and friends.
A time limit exists for making claims for chest injury compensation so it is advisable to ring our free advice line at your earliest possible opportunity. The number to call is 1800 911 940, and our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week. If now is not a convenient time to call, kindly leave your contact details in our call-back form at the foot of the page and one of our helpful team will get back in touch with you.
You are also welcome to call if you are a family member of somebody who has suffered a chest injury and would like to find out more about making a claim for chest injury compensation. Chest injury claims can be arranged in the event of a fatality or on behalf of children, so please do not hesitate to give us a call if you believe we can be of assistance.