Compensation is money awarded to somebody who has been involved in an accident that wasn’t their fault. It’s a financial settlement that covers the costs and impacts your injury has had on your life, now and into your future.
What are the different types of compensation?
There are several different claims that McPartland & Sons specialise in such as:
Road Traffic Accidents
McPartland & Sons Solicitors deal with various road traffic accident claims in Northern Ireland ranging from cars to motorbikes, cycling to bus accidents. If you are involved in a road traffic-related accident, and you were not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation if you receive any injuries. This includes drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
Our team are dedicated to reducing the stress of the claims process by guiding and supporting our clients to ensure their post-accident experience is as straightforward as possible.
Accidents in the Workplace
Employers are obliged, by law, to take steps to protect their employees whilst at work. The legislation makes sure that the duties fall on employers to carry out risk assessments to identify health and safety hazards and eradicate them.
If you believe your employer has failed in their duty of care, and you have experienced an injury as a result, you may be entitled to make a workplace claim for compensation. If you are injured because of something a fellow worker did or failed to do, your employer is also responsible for those acts or omissions.
Slips, Trips and Falls
H McPartland & Sons can help you if you are involved in a slip, trip or fall accident usually caused by hazards pr dangers that have not been addressed properly. Guided by our professional counsel, you can get compensation if you have been injured by negligence. We can advise on any of the following:
- Injuries or accidents in the street
- Trips, falls or accidents in public buildings
- Injuries received while commuting, cycling accidents
After medical treatment either privately or by the NHS, if you or a family member continue to feel unwell, or you may be concerned about the advice or medical treatment received you could be entitled to compensation. This medical treatment may have come from a doctor, dentist, or other medical professionals. H McPartland & Sons’ team understands that medical negligence claims can be an emotional and sensitive subject, however, we aim to help you make a claim with confidence advice to reach a suitable outcome.
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.
Remember you only have a limited time from your accident to make a claim so get in touch with the McPartland & Sons team of legal experts to find out if you are entitled to compensation.