Seeking compensation is a common course of action following an accident where you have been left injured or had your personal property damaged. Naturally this is a very distressing time, and you want to be compensated for whatever has happened to you. There are lots of reasons why you might seek compensation, but no matter what your reasons are, you will need an experienced and professional solicitor to help you to recover all the costs you are legally entitled to. Read on to find out the most common reasons for seeking compensation and how our team at H McPartland & Sons can help you with your compensation claim.
Common reasons for seeking compensation
- Personal injury: This could cover injuries sustained at work, out on the street, injuries received whilst commuting, or as a result of a criminal offence. If you have been injured in any of these instances which you believe was the result of negligence or which wasn’t your fault, you may have a case for claiming compensation.
- Road traffic accident: A compensation claim as a result of a road traffic accident will help you cover costs of damage to your car or your personal belongings in the car at the time of the accident, and medical expenses for any injuries claimed as a result of the accident.
- Medical negligence: Poor medical treatment is often a common reason why you or a family member might seek compensation. If you believe the care you received has resulted in anything from superficial wounds to a direct impact on your quality of life, you could have a case for medical malpractice.
- Travel claims: If your holiday isn’t quite what was advertised, or you have been injured on holiday you may have a claim against the tour operator.
- Product liability: A defective product which has caused you to suffer a loss or a personal injury can cover anything from foodstuffs, to electrical equipment and machinery. If you think you might have a case here, contact our team in Lurgan or Lisburn and we can arrange a consultation.
What will your compensation award consist of?
When you seek compensation the amount you receive will normally depend on the individual circumstances surrounding your case. We’ll need to consider the potential loss of earnings incurred as a result of the accident, whether you have incurred any costs of medical care since the incident, if you have been affected by a loss of mobility and whether or not your accident has left you with any chronic pain and if so, to what degree. These elements will all be discussed with your solicitor when you contact us to start your compensation claim.
How to start your compensation claim with H McPartland & Sons
Initially, you should to discuss the particulars of your case and find out if you are entitled to a claim. We’ll discuss the costs incurred, which could include court fees, travelling expenses as well as solicitor’s fees, we’ll talk about how long it should take to resolve your claim and what kind of documentation you will need to provide, such as insurance policies and certificates. Our aim is always to resolve your case as quickly and cost-effectively for you as possible, so you can rest assured that you’re in very capable hands.