If you have suffered a personal injury that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at Gus Campbell Solicitors, we cover a wide range of personal injury claims. If you’re not sure whether you are entitled to make a claim, or simply don’t know how to get started with a claim or who to contact, read on in this blog where we’ll take you through all the information you need to know.
The two most frequent types of personal injury claims are:
If you were involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. If your car was damaged, you are able to claim for the loss via the responsible party’s motor insurance. It does not matter if you were the driver, a passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, if you have suffered injury through no fault of your own, you are entitled to claim.
It is your employer’s responsibility to regularly carry out safety checks within the workplace and to ensure that it is a safe working environment for everyone there and that everyone is supplied with whatever PPE they may need to stay safe. If your employer has failed to maintain a safe working environment and you have suffered an injury at work, you are entitled to claim for compensation for your injuries and other losses such as loss of earnings.
We also cover accidents or injuries which have happened outside Northern Ireland, along with other slips, trips and falls. We understand that it can feel embarrassing if you fall prey to injury in public, however a fall can cause serious harm such as broken bones, spinal injuries and even head trauma. If this injury happened on another person’s premises, it is their duty to ensure that their property is safe for public use. If you have injured yourself through no fault of your own, you are able to claim for compensation. Similarly, if you were injured and you were not treated correctly at hospital , you may be entitled to bring a claim for medical negligence. Medical negligence covers misdiagnosis, delay in diagnosis that causes further harm, error in surgery, mis-prescription of medication, among other medical issues.
As a rule of thumb, if you were injured in a road traffic accident, it will be the driver of the other vehicle that caused the accident that will be responsible for compensating you for your injury or damage. Likewise, if you were injured in a public place, it is the owner of said property who is responsible. If you were injured in the workplace, it will be your employer who is responsible for the injury. However, if you have any queries on your personal injury and who may be liable, feel free to get in touch with one of our solicitors who will be able to answer any queries you may have.
You may have other questions when it comes to claiming for personal injury, such as how much compensation you can get and how long it will take to receive compensation. Every claim is unique. However, our solicitors make sure to take into account every aspect of your claim. This not only includes any medical expenses you may have had, but also any loss of earnings you may have suffered through inability to go to work. Personal injury claims can take a while to conclude, and this depends on the medical evidence which we need to obtain regarding your injuries. However, this is always in your best interest and Gus Campbell Solicitors make sure all the steps are taken to resolve your claim appropriately. Our solicitors want the best possible outcome for you, and so will fight for the compensation we believe you are due.
It can be daunting to make the first move, but know that you are in the best hands with our solicitors and your initial consultation is absolutely free. You can contact us via our website where you will find phone numbers and email addresses to get in touch. We will be able to schedule an appointment with you, by telephone or Zoom if you prefer, to discuss your injury and give you an honest opinion on whether we believe that you are entitled to compensation. If you are happy to proceed, you can then leave the case in our safe hands and we will bring your personal injury claim to completion.
If you are worried about legal costs, we can advise you about your entitlement to Legal Aid. We are also approved to offer you Legal Costs Insurance Cover which can protect you against the risk of legal costs.