Compensation Explained

Compensation Explained

What is compensation?

Compensation is settlement of money awarded to somebody who was involved in an accident that was not their fault. The finances cover the costs and impact that the injury has had on your life, both now and into your future.

Although claiming for compensation cannot take away what you have experienced, it can help you get the apology you deserve and help ease your financial pressure, bring back some normality to your life.

What are the different types of compensation?

There are several different claims that McPartland & Sons specialise in such as:

  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Falls, Trips or Slips
  • Accidents in the home or workplace
  • Medical Negligence

To find out more details on these bullet points read our blog on Compensation Claims to see what individuals we have worked with.

How is your compensation calculated?

Once you contact a solicitor, they will negotiate your settlement based on your experience. Each situation is different and because of this, the figure you receive from your claim is unique to the individual – meaning there’s no set amount for a type of injury or accident.

Below is a list of things our solicitor will consider when they negotiate for compensation:

  • How severe your injury is, and the recovery-time
  • Whether your injury will affect your life going forward
  • The amount of time you have had to take off work because of your injury
  • Any care you’ve received, even if from a family member
  • Any adaptations you have made or will need to make to your home, car, or life
  • Any medical expenses, from physiotherapy to prescription costs, etc.

How much does it cost to claim in Northern Ireland?

H McPartland & Sons offer Legal Aid if your case goes to court. You may also be entitled to Legal Aid in certain circumstances, for example, people who receive specific benefits such as income support and those on a low income may qualify for legal aid.

How to know if you can claim compensation?

Compensation can be complicated and at times you can be unsure of who was responsible for the accident. Many people who get in touch with us at McPartland & Sons are unsure whether they could make a compensation claim for their accident.

The easiest way to find out is to get in touch with us for a consultation. We will listen to everything you have said about the accident and be able to advise you on whether or not you have a case to proceed with. We can then give you advice on the next step to take.

Remember you only have a limited time from your accident to make a claim so act now.

Related blog posts:

What to do if you have been injured at work

A guide to legal aid in Northern Ireland

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