If you have been injured in an accident, be it in a workplace, a car or in any other location and it is not your fault then you may be entitled to compensation.
You normally have three years from the date of the accident to issue legal proceedings seeking compensation although there can be exceptions to this rule as in cases involving children under eighteen at the date of the accident who have three years from when they reach the age of majority to commence proceedings or in matters of medical negligence where the act complained of may not be known about for many years afterwards and the three year time limit runs only from the date of knowledge of the negligent act.
There are some important steps that should be taken if you are involved in an accident : -
- If you are injured in a road traffic accident you should write down the registration number of the other vehicle and exchange details with the other driver. You should, if possible, take photographs of both vehicles position on the road as well as of the damage to each vehicle. If there any witnesses present please speak to them and see if they will provide their contact details.
- If you are injured in an accident at work then you should report it to your supervisor and make sure the accident report book is completed. The scene of the accident should not be tidied up until such times as your employer has inspected it so they can see for themselves what caused your accident.
- If you are injured in a shop or other premises it is essential to report the accident immediately to a member of staff and ask them to complete the accident report book , noting your details and asking them to inspect the scene of the accident to ensure that no-one else is injured in the same location. If the store covers the area of the incident with CCTV they should be asked to retain it pending investigation.
- In all cases where you are injured it is obviously important that you seek prompt medical assistance and examination at either your local hospital or with your GP so the above steps should only be taken if possible.
To find out if you are entitled to compensation all you have to do is contact us either by telephone or email us the details of your accident and we will contact you FREE OF CHARGE to advise you whether you may be able to bring a claim.
There is no obligation on your part to proceed but it costs you nothing to talk to us and then decide.
Our reputation is important to us so we shall be honest and candid with you at the outset as to your prospects of success. If we do not believe you will be successful we shall tell you so at the earliest opportunity. We have no wish to expose our clients to unnecessary legal costs.
If, however , we believe you do have a case we shall tell you so and if we are successful in securing you compensation then you keep all compensation awarded and there are no hidden extra charges as all your legal costs are paid by the opponent insurance company and you will get to keep all your compensation.
We have experienced personal injury solicitors who stand ready to work on your behalf to secure you the maximum possible compensation.
We have been instructed by our clients at all levels of the civil court system in Northern Ireland and have secured significant settlements in their favour over the years in civil litigation.
We provide a personal service to all our clients. We do not act for insurance companies but solely for you and our professional duty shall be to you and no-one else in our quest to secure you compensation.
We deal with all types of personal injury cases, including road traffic accident, hearing loss, accident at work, tripping accidents, employer negligence and medical negligence so why not email us today to seek our advice and begin your claim.