Personal Injury Compensation Claims

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Many thousands of people are injured every year in various types of accidents; at work, at school, public places, at home, road accidents and more. If you are suffering from an injury, physical or physiological due to an accident caused by another party, you are more than likely entitled to compensation, which may include damages for loss of earnings, medical bills and expenses.

For other questions you may have about Synnott Lawline Solicitors or the accident and injury compensation claim process please contact us by phone on 014537890 or Locall 1850 20 40 60, of fill out our enquiry form. A solicitor will contact you today.

Personal Injury Claims is the legal term used for injuries sustained to the body, mind or emotions, physical and psychological. In order to bring a claim for a Personal Injury you must prove on the balance of probabilities your injury has been caused by the negligence of another.

In line with our Mission Statement, Our goal at Synnott Lawline Personal Injury Solicitors is to obtain the maximum amount of injury compensation for you in the shortest possible time. We have put together Seven Simple Steps to remind you of what to do if you have been involved in an accident and believe you are entitled to compensation.

7 Steps – What to do if involved in an accident

  1. Look – what caused your accident?
  2. Act – make sure to immediately report your accident to a person in authority
  3. Witnesses – make sure to take the names and addresses of anybody at the scene
  4. Lawyers – contact Lawline for advise without delay
  5. Injured – make sure to attend your doctor or local hospital as soon as possible
  6. Never – never admit liability
  7. Enquire – now for a copy of our brochure or email us for an instant call back

Different Courts

In Circuit Court cases, your case will be presented in Court by your Barrister. In High Court cases, you will be represented by a Senior Counsel as well as a Barrister (Junior Counsel). A pre-Trial Consultation takes place with your Counsel either on the day of the Trial or within a day or two previously. When arriving for your case, it is important that you dress in a manner which shows proper respect for the Court.

Your Barrister

Your Barrister will lead you through your evidence, and you should ensure that you answer all questions to the best of your ability. Try to avoid giving hasty or confused replies. If you are not sure of the answer to any question, you should say so. After the examination by your own Barrister, the Defendant’s Barrister will cross-examine, in an attempt to illicit details from you which may be favorable to the Defendant’s case. The Judge may also have some questions. Giving evidence in court After completion of your evidence, the evidence of any other witnesses is taken in the same way. In regard to medical evidence, medical practitioners may be in attendance in Court but more usually, their evidence is admitted in the form of medical reports handed into the Judge.

Witnesses

When all the witnesses have been heard, and Counsel has made any relevant points to the Court, the Judge usually makes his/her decision there and then, or s/he may adjourn for a short time for consideration or, on occasions, postpone his/her judgement to another day. The judge delivers a decision on liability, and if deciding in favour of the Plaintiff, will make an award of damages as compensation. If you have any questions on going to court, contact our legal team today on Locall 1850 20 40 60 or email us with your query.

Personal Injury Claims is the legal term used for injuries sustained to the body, mind or emotions, physical and psychological.

In order to bring a claim for a Personal Injury you must prove on the balance of probabilities your injury has been caused by the negligence of another. In line with our Mission Statement, Our goal at Synnott Lawline Personal Injury Solicitors is to obtain the maximum amount of injury compensation for you in the shortest possible time. We have put together Seven Simple Steps to remind you of what to do if you have been involved in an accident and believe you are entitled to compensation.

The law requires a solicitor to provide clients with information (particulars) in writing, when the solicitor is instructed, or as soon as is practicable after that, of:

  • The solicitor’s actual charges, or, where this is not possible or practicable,
  • An estimate of the solicitor’s charges, or, where this is not possible or practicable,
  • The basis on which the solicitor’s charges are to be made.

Solicitors’ charges are calculated by reference to a number of factors including the following:

  • The complexity of the matter,
  • The urgency of the matter,
  • The difficulty or the novelty of the questions raised,
  • The skill, labour, specialised knowledge and responsibility involved,
  • The number and importance of the documents prepared or examined,
  • The amount of value or any transaction involved,
  • The importance of the matter to you,
  • The time reasonably spent by personnel in the solicitor’s firm on the matter,
  • The place, or places, and the circumstances in which the matter is pursued.

These are also the factors which are taken into account in the assessment of a solicitor’s bill. In addition to the professional fee and miscellaneous charges payable to the solicitor, there will be items of outlay payable to third parties, including government agencies, which must be discharged by you. By law, we (the solicitor) must provide you (our client) with information about case procedures (particulars) in writing.

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If you have a question about your Personal Injury Claim contact us on Locall 1850 20 40 60, Tel: 01 453 7890 Email us or tell about your case and start your claim today.

We are Specialists in Personal Injury Claims*

Simply call us on locall 1850 20 40 60, email us or tell about your case and start your claim today.

Compensation Guide

This booklet has been produced by Synnott Lawline Solicitors to give our clients an understanding of the personal injury compensation claims process. In some of our correspondence to you during the course of your compensation claim, we will make reference to the relevant sections of this guide by way of explanation of the particular aspect of your claim.

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Personal Injuries Legal Services

We are one of Irelands’ leading Personal Injury Claims Law Firms and have been providing expert legal advice on all types of injury claims for over 20 years. Our team is dedicated to providing our clients with the very best level of service in a friendly and efficient manner. We provide legal services on all aspects of injury claims.

Personal Injury Services

FAQ – Injuries Claims

If you decide to proceed with your case we will appoint one of our personal injury solicitors to handle your claim and the claims process will commence. Our expert legal team aim to make your experience as easy and as free from stress as possible. Here are a list of frequently asked questions on Debt Collection which may help answer your legal queries.

FAQ Personal Injuries

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with regulation 8 of the S.I. 518 of 2002.