When you have been involved in an accident for which somebody else was to blame, you could be entitled to compensation for injuries that were sustained in that accident. The cause of the accident could be related to a road traffic accident, an accident at your workplace, a slip or fall on a public footpath – or even as the result of poor hospital treatment. Where somebody else was negligent, or showed a “lack of care”, it is appropriate to claim compensation for injuries.
However, before considering claiming compensation for injuries, you must make sure that correct medical treatment is administered. You health and safety should not be compromised in the pursuit of a liable party to your injury. There are limitations for the period of time that you have to claim compensation for injuries but, as these are generally two years, your medical condition should be your first priority. Indeed, it is important that when you claim compensation for injuries there is a medical record that shows you attended a hospital or doctor´s surgery immediately after the accident happened.
Claiming Compensation for Injuries
In this current financial climate, it may be tempting to accept an early offer of compensation for injuries from the liable party or – more commonly – their insurance company. This may be a mistake on your part, for although the short term financial assistance could be very welcome, you will lose any further claim against the liable party if your health deteriorates as a result of your injuries. Frequently we see offers made by insurance companies as wholly inadequate compensation for injuries sustained.
If you would like free and confidential advice about your entitlement to compensation for injuries, you should call our free advice line on 1800 911 940.
You will speak to a solicitor experienced with claims of compensation for injuries, who, without obligation, will listen to your explanation of the accident and the injuries you sustained before offering advice about whether you have a valid compensation claim. If you cannot talk now you can fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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What can you expect to happen next?
Although under no obligation to do so, if after seeking free advice from our solicitor, you decide you would like to proceed with a claim, we would be delighted to assist you in that regard. We will then provide you with a number of options from which to choose. As each case is approached individually, these options vary on a case-by-case basis and relate to your personal circumstances and those surrounding your accident.
If you decide to proceed with a claim for compensation for injuries sustained in your accident, we will need to collect statements from witnesses and have access to medical records to prepare your case. It will also be our responsibility to complete paperwork and submit the necessary files to commence your compensation for injuries claim, but we will keep you informed throughout the whole process so that you never have to be concerned about the progress of your case.
In some cases, the Injuries Board will assess your claim and propose an award as compensation for injuries which, if not contested by the liable party´s insurance company and accepted by yourself, will lead to a quick resolution. If the insurance company wishes to appeal against the award, or you feel it is an inadequate amount, the compensation for injuries claim will be referred back to the legal system and potentially to court.
Often, settlement is reached before court proceedings are held, but we will in any event have a comprehensive case prepared for you. We will try to obtain the fairest possible outcome in your compensation for injuries claim and, although there to advise you, will be guided by your decisions in all matters.
If you would like further advice about claiming compensation for injuries you may have suffered as the result of an accident that was not your fault, please do not delay in calling our free advice line on 1800 911 940, or complete the form on the left of the page and we will be happy to call you back.