Suing for Injury Compensation in Ireland

If you have been involved in a non-intentional accident and suffered an injury which was not your fault, you could be entitled to financial retribution and it may be worth your while to speak with an injury claims specialist regarding suing for compensation. In all cases your first priority must be to ensure that effective medical treatment has been administered and that there is no immediate danger to health. The treatment that you receive will be recorded in your medical history, so even if you consider that your immediate injury is insignificant, it is still in your best interests to attend a hospital or your doctor´s surgery so that there is a permanent record of the date the injury was first reported.

When suing for compensation, there are two specific areas in which you are able to make a claim:-

“General Damages” are those which cover compensation for pain and suffering resulting from injuries which were sustained in your accident. These may not only be limited to physical suffering as psychological trauma may also be included when suing for compensation. The amount that is awarded is going to vary according to medical assessment and the circumstances of the accident.

“Special Damages” are awards which account for tangible financial considerations directly attributable to the accident such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, vehicle damages and out of pocket expenses. Suing for compensation of this nature may also include future loss of earnings, a consideration for future care and ongoing medical expenses as well as the cost of converting a home for disabled access if necessary.

Please note that if a minor is suing for compensation, by law the claim has to be made through a “next friend” – normally a parent or guardian – and it is the “next friend” who pursues the claim on behalf of the child.

Your Next Step when Suing for Compensation

It is essential to have professional legal counsel when suing for compensation. The process of suing for compensation is not always straightforward, and by using the services of an experienced personal injury claims solicitor, you will stand a better chance of receiving a fair award when suing for compensation.

With this in mind, we offer a free advice line for clients considering the possibility of suing for compensation. Not only is the advice that we offer free of charge, but you are under no obligation to pursue your claim and, naturally, all calls that we receive are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Call now on 1800 911 940 or request a call back by submitting your name and number on the form to the left or right.

What We Can Offer:

100% – We provide an honest service with clear, unbiased and accurate advice.
100% – Only experienced compensation claim specialists will deal with your case.
100% – Our recommendations are offered to you with no strings attached.
100% – We will guide you through the whole process of suing for compensation.

What Can You Expect to Happen:

Initially, your telephone call to us will be dealt with by a personal injury claims solicitor. They will listen to the circumstances surrounding your injury and ascertain if you have a sufficiently strong case that merits suing for compensation. If the claim is determined to be worth pursuing, our solicitor will outline the procedures involved, the time scale they expect these to take and, once the case is developed, give you a general idea regarding the level of compensation you may receive. They will also inform you of the likelihood of success and any costs associated with suing for compensation.

Each case we handle is unique is unique and as such, we always treat each client courteously and as an individual. We appreciate that you will have suffered some level of trauma during your accident, and we are here to make things easier for you. The earlier we speak with you, the sooner you will discover whether suing for compensation is a viable option for you and the quicker we can get the ball rolling.

Therefore, please do not hesitate to call our free advice line at the first opportunity to speak with one of dedicated and professional team. If it is inconvenient to call us right now, either make a note of the number for your future reference or contact us via the call back form above, and let us know a time when it is more suitable for you to speak with us.

Call now on 1800 911 940 or request a call back by submitting your name and number on the form to the left or right.