Although slip and fall injury compensation claims represent almost two thirds of public liability claims which are resolved successfully by the Injuries Board Ireland, this does not mean that you should resist using a specialist personal injury claims solicitor to assist you with making a claim for slip and fall compensation. In fact, quite the opposite applies.
Injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents are unique to each individual, and the consequences of such an accident can have lasting repercussions on your work, social and family life long after the scars from your slip and fall injury have disappeared. To presume that the Injuries Board Ireland will fully appreciate your personal circumstances in a claim for slip and fall injury compensation could leave you significantly undercompensated.
It may be vital that you receive your full entitlement of special damages in order to pay for ongoing medical expenses and to provide financial support for your family, and this is why using the services of a specialist personal injury claims solicitor is so important when making a slip and fall injury compensation claim.
Making a Slip and Fall Injury Compensation Claim
Your first priority after sustaining a slip and fall injury should be that of your health, and you should always seek treatment from a professional medical practitioner. Your attendance at the accident and emergency department of your local hospital, or visit to your family GP, will be recorded in your medical notes which are then used to support your claim for slip and fall injury compensation.
Any other documentary evidence which can be provided, such as an entry in an employer´s “Accident Report Book” should also be attached to your application for slip and fall injury compensation. However, it is the special damages that you may be entitled to which will determine how much slip and fall injury compensation you actually receive.
The Injuries Board Ireland assess your application for slip and fall injury compensation based on the Book of Quantum, and announce their assessment after you have had an independent medical examination which they will arrange. However, the Book of Quantum makes no allowances for injuries which prevent you from driving, working or caring for your family, and this is why it is so important to take legal advice before making a slip and fall injury compensation claim.
Free Slip and Fall Injury Claim Advice
If you have sustained an injury through slipping or falling due to somebody else’s negligence, you are invited to call our free slip and fall injury claim advice service on 1800 911 940 and discuss your claim for slip and fall injury compensation with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. We will be able to answer any legal questions you have about your entitlement to make a slip and fall injury claim, offer helpful and practical advice about making a claim and provide accurate information about the special damages you may be able to include.
Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week, and we also operate a call-back service, which you can utilise by completing the form on the left of the page. There is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim for slip and fall injury compensation once you have spoken with us, and all calls to our free slip and fall injury claim advice service are completely confidential.
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 to Expect When You Call
We have been providing advice to clients for more than twenty years, and we appreciate that many people are apprehensive about speaking with a solicitor about a slip and fall injury compensation claim, particularly if you accident occurred at work.
Please be assured that we are here to help, and will listen carefully as you tell us how your slip and fall injury happened, what treatment you received for your injuries and how the event has affected your quality of life and those around you.
Wherever possible, we will ascertain within the initial conversation that you have a slip and fall injury compensation claim which it is worth your while to pursue, advise you of the procedures that are involved and how much slip and fall injury compensation we would expect you to receive.
You are, of course, welcome to ask any legal questions you may have about a slip and fall injury compensation claim, and before the conclusion of each initial call to our free slip and fall injury claim advice service summarise what we have discussed to ensure that you have understood our answers and any other advice we have given you.
You are under no obligation to act on our advice, and many of our clients have found it useful to have a little time to reflect on what has been discussed, and talk over their options with family and friends. However, you should not delay in calling our free slip and fall injury advice service as you only have a limited period from the time of your injury in which to make your claim for slip and fall injury compensation.
Therefore, we look forward to hearing from you soon on 1800 911 940. If now is not a suitable time to speak with us, please leave your contact details in the call/back box below and one of our experienced personal injury claims solicitors will call you when it is more convenient for you.