Have you been injured in an accident or in a workplace? If so you may be entitled to compensation caused by some else’s negligence. In this article we are going to discuss how an Irish personal injury lawyer will start a claim for you.
Following on from our blog on what does a public procurement lawyer do, we look at another area of the work done by lawyers, personal injury claims.
What is a Personal Injury
If you have suffered a personal injury you may be able to make a claim to the Personal Injury Assessment Board. A personal injury may impact on your working life and as a result your disposable income. [https://cmclassociates.com/services/private-clients/personal-injury-claims/]
If you wish to make a claim, you will need the help of a personal injury solicitor to help you with your claim.
What type of injuries are there?
There are a number of different types of injuries that fall under the umbrella of personal injuries including:
- Workplace Injuries
- Car Accident Claims
- General Accident Claims
- Medical Injury claims
In Ireland, road traffic accident claims and workplace injury claims are the most frequent types of claim according to Irish solicitors.
How much compensation will I get?
The rate of compensation will depend on a case by case basis. The Personal Injury Assessment Board are a body that assesses compensation. If you have been injured as a result of an accident, you should get in touch with a solicitor to:
- Establish that you are in fact entitled to compensation
- Get an indication of compensation award for your injury.
It is also worth noting that in contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
How does a claims process work?
A consultation with our Personal Injury Solicitors will help them to understand the nature of the injury, the causes of same and the likely Defendants and allow them to strategize the best path forward for you.
You will need a medical report and gather documentation for your solicitors.
The next step, your solicitor will put forward a case. Once the case if put forward, the Personal Injury Board will then assess your matter.
Your solicitor will notify you regarding compensation you are entitled to. Please note that you have 28 days to either accept or reject your compensation.
We hope that you our reader will never sustain an injury where you will need to claim for compensation, but the guide above will give you an outline of what is required to make a claim.