How do I process a compensation claim?

How do I process a compensation claim?

We understand that when making a compensation claim it is important to know what to expect. That is why at McPartland & Sons Solicitors, we aim to make the process as transparent as possible.

What is compensation?

Compensation is the 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 in the future.

Although claiming compensation cannot take away what you have experienced, it can help you get the apology you deserve and help ease your financial pressure, bringing 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

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.

What are the steps to processing a claim?

Here’s what you can expect:

Step 1: Once you have determined that you may have a claim, you can contact our team of specialists to access the details of your case to determine whether your claim would be valid.

Step 2:  If valid, our solicitor will discuss the facts of your case and how it has affected you.

Step 3: Our solicitor will gather all evidence and notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings.

How much compensation could I receive?

Many people who get in touch with a solicitor are keen to know exactly how much money they will receive if successful. It’s difficult to give you an exact figure because every case is different, but if you decide to make a claim, McPartland & Sons will work out your compensation amount based on:

  • Your pain and suffering
  • The expenses caused by your injuries
  • The wider effects of your accident on your life, future, and family

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

Related Blogs:

A Guide To Legal Aid In Northern Ireland

Compensation Explained

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