PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS and the Law – by James McSweeney Solicitors
Every year in Ireland an average of 1,600 people die and over 68,000 are admitted to hospitals as a result of accidents. Accidents are the largest single case of premature mortality in Ireland. Many of those who are injured are unable to resume their normal pre-accident employment or to lead a full and normal life.
Even relatively minor injuries are distressing and costly to the individual. Frequently injured people are unaware that they may be entitled to compensation as they simply do not know their legal rights.
In recent years there has been much publicity about compensation claims and the result is that many genuine accident victims feel guilty about putting in a claim. If you have been injured, through no fault of your own, then you may have a legal entitlement to compensation. It is up to you to decide whether or not you want to avail of your legal rights.
For many accidents victims compensation is a legal right. However it is not an automatic right for every injured person. Just simply because you have been involved in an accident does not always entitle you to claim compensation from someone. You have to prove that it was their fault that the accident happened. The purpose of compensation is to attempt to make up to the injured party for the pain suffered and the expenses which he has incurred. It is not intended to provide some vast profit or reward.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident you can speak to a specialist Personal Injury Solicitor at James McSweeney Solicitors without obligation to talk about a possible claim. Please call us on Freephone: 1800 515 515 or fill out the enquiry for on our website.