Although the facility to make compensation claims exists in order to atone for trauma and injury sustained in an accident where you were not to blame, financial recompense hardly makes up for the pain suffered by the victim and any long term consequences.
Figures released by the Injuries Board for 2008 show that more than half of the awards made through compensation claims to victims of non-intentional accidents were in the bracket of €10.000 – €20.000. Whereas at first, this may appear to be a considerable amount of money, it would hardly be fair value for loss of hearing, the loss of a limb or worse.
The statistics also reveal that the majority of compensation claims were related to road traffic accidents. By their nature, road traffics accidents involve moving vehicles capable of inflicting serious injury and, usually, some breach of driving regulations or element of negligence.
As well as a consideration for any injuries suffered in a road traffic accident, the amounts awarded for these compensation claims are also supposed to reflect a loss of earnings due to the victims incapacity to work, medical costs associated with the injury and any out of pocket expenses relating to the accident. It appears that once you remove the element of recompense that relate to the after effects of the accident, there appears to be very little compensation for the actual trauma suffered by the individual at all! This is why it is normally to your benefit to pursue compensation claims through a solicitor.
Making Compensation Claims
One of the many benefits of making compensation claims through a specialist injury compensation claims solicitor is that their primary function is to listen. Once they have absorbed all the facts in the case, their expertise will enable them to create a viable argument for awarding a fair compensation level for your injury. Many people who have been the victims of an accident where another party was liable, will not only be unfamiliar with the compensation claims process, but may also be in a confused state after their accident and unable to cope with the procedures to obtain a fair conclusion.
In order to help accident victims with compensation claims, we have established a free advice telephone service, through which you will be able to talk to an experienced injury compensation claims solicitor. Their initial advice is offered free and they will be able to make a quick assessment of whether there is a case which is worth your while to pursue. There is no obligation or strings attached to this service and all calls are dealt with in the strictest confidence. Call now on 1800 911 940 or request a call back by filling in the form on the left.
Your Free call will include:
- 100% A comprehensive overview of your case
- 100% Advice about whether to proceed with a compensation claim
- 100% Guidance through all aspects of the making your claim
- 100% Helpful and courteous attention at all times
- 100% No pressure or legal jargon
What should you expect?
Because many people are unfamiliar with the compensation claims process or have never spoken with a solicitor about their injuries before, you may not know what to expect. Many of our clients are pleasantly surprised to find a friendly helpful voice at the other end of the telephone, listening sensitively and offering clear advice. Some have commented about how perceptive we are regarding the after effects of a traumatic experience, whereas others tell us that we remove all the stress from a situation with the potential to be gruelling.
Consequently we receive a lot of referral business from clients who have received fair amounts for their compensation claims, rather than what the Injuries Board was prepared to award.
If you would like to take advantage of the free advice available for people considering making compensation claims, then please call us on 1800 911 940
If it inconvenient for you to call right now, complete the call back form below and one of our experienced injury compensation claims solicitors will call you back when it is more suitable.