Rib injuries can happen to anybody at any time of day. If you are driving, working or just walking along the street, you do not expect to be involved in an accident that will result in a rib injury. But when you are, and somebody else is at fault for causing the accident, you are entitled to make a rib injury compensation claim.
Your rib injury claim for compensation could be against another road user who has not been paying due care and attention, against an employer who has been negligent in enforcing health and safety directives, or against the body responsible for maintaining the footpath – and there are many more areas of life in which a rib injury could occur due to somebody else´s fault and you would be entitled to receive rib injury compensation.
The ribcage supports the upper body and protects vital internal organs including the heart and lungs. Therefore, if you have suffered any form of rib injury, you should see a doctor before considering making a claim for rib injury compensation. Your doctor may decide to x-ray your chest to look for any complications (rib injuries do not always show on an x-ray) and prescribe pain killers to allow you to breathe and cough more easily.
Most rib injuries need time and rest to heal. Other than prescribing pain killers, there is little else a doctor can do, as bandaging the rib injury may stop the lung from expanding and lead to pneumonia. As even a minor rib injury could take 4-6 weeks to fully recover, this could mean that you take a significant time off from work and may have to consider your potential loss of earnings when making a rib injury compensation claim.
Making a Rib Injury Compensation Claim
When you are making your rib injury compensation claim, it is best done with the assistance of a specialist personal injury claims solicitor. A solicitor will be able to advise you on how to best complete the application form to the Injuries Board Ireland to receive the maximum assessment of rib injury compensation and also how to claim any special damages you are entitled to for out of pocket expenses and the aforementioned loss of earnings.
A solicitor will also be the best person to advise you should the party against whom you are making the rib injury compensation claim deny responsibility for your injuries, or claims that you contributed to them yourself by your own negligence. You may also find that you are approached by the negligent party´s insurance company with an offer of early settlement for your rib injury compensation claim: here again a solicitor can provide assistance by negotiating a fair and adequate award of rib injury compensation on your behalf.
Free Rib Injury Claims Advice
If you have suffered a rib injury in an accident that was not your fault, and would like to know if you are entitled to claim rib injury compensation, you should call our free rib injury claims advice service on 1800 911 940 and speak with one of our experienced personal injury claims solicitors. By discussing the circumstances surrounding your accident, we will be able to establish whether you have a claim for rib injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue and advise you how much rib injury compensation you should expect to receive.
It does not matter whether you have already submitted your rib injury claim to the Injuries Board Ireland, or have even already been approached by the negligent party´s insurance company, we will be able to provide helpful and practical advice in complete confidence and with no obligation on you to take advantage of our services once you have spoken with us.
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.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
We have helped clients make personal injury claims for compensation for many years, and understand only too well the trauma you will have recently suffered and the pain you may still be experiencing when you call our free rib injury claims advice service. Quite possibly you may be angry about the circumstances surrounding the accident or apprehensive about speaking with a solicitor if you are making a rib injury compensation claim against an employer.
We have possibly experienced all the emotions after a client has been injured through somebody else´s negligence, but have never found that two claims for personal injury compensation are exactly alike. Therefore, we will ask you to describe how your injury was sustained, how it was treated and what period of time you are expecting to be immobile.
We will try to establish your entitlement to make a rib injury compensation claim during the initial conversation and advise you how much rib injury compensation we would expect you to receive for your claim. You are welcome to ask any questions you feel are relevant to your rib injury claim for compensation and we always check before the conclusion of our initial conversation that you have understood all the answers we have given you.
We will also provide a selection of options based on your personal circumstances which you may like to consider or discuss with family or friends. You are under no obligation to proceed with any of our suggestions. However, we would advise you that a time limit exists from the date of your rib injury in which to make your rib injury compensation claim.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to call our free rib injury claims advice service on 1800 911 940 at your earliest possible opportunity. Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week and we also operate a free call-back service. Therefore, if it is not a suitable time to speak with us right now, kindly leave your contact details in the form at the foot of the page and one of our helpful team will get back in touch with you at a more convenient time.