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Serious Injury Claims Solicitors in Northern Ireland

Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors are specialists in serious injury claims in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. We understand that dealing with a serious injury can be daunting. That’s why our friendly serious injury solicitors are here to take care of the entire claims process, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

A serious accident can happen anytime, anywhere. Trust our solicitors to help you get the help and compensation you deserve.

Serious Injury Solicitors in Northern Ireland

Our team of serious injury solicitors have been helping people across Northern Ireland for over 50 years. We pride ourselves on being able to handle each case with the care and compassion that you deserve. We are able to simplify complex issues so that you can understand every step of the serious injury claims process. Our aim is to provide practical, straightforward advice that you can trust.

We take care of everything by surrounding ourselves with industry leaders from various fields and tapping into their expertise. This ensures each serious injury case can progress as seamlessly as possible. We will fight to ensure you receive the serious injury compensation you deserve. 

What is a serious injury?

Serious injuries, also referred to as catastrophic injuries, have a long-term and significant impact on an injured person’s life. It is either difficult or impossible to fully recover from these types of injuries.

Examples of serious injuries include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Amputation
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Fatal accidents

Because of the complexity of these injuries, it is best to speak with a solicitor who will be able to advise on ways to provide you with the serious injury compensation you deserve.

Can I claim for a serious injury?

If you were seriously injured through no fault of your own, you may be able to make a compensation claim in Northern Ireland. This could be due to:

  • A road traffic accident caused by another driver’s negligence
  • An accident or injury at work

You may be eligible for compensation if you were involved in a serious car accident in Northern Ireland within the past 3 years that was caused in whole or in part by another party’s negligence.

To receive full compensation, the accident must have been entirely the other party’s fault. However, if you share some responsibility for the accident, any compensation awarded may be reduced accordingly.

If you are unsure if your claim falls within the eligibility period, please contact one of our solicitors for guidance. You can reach us by calling 0800 020 9311 or visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley and Carrickfergus.

Common causes of serious injuries in Northern Ireland

Some common causes of serious injuries in Northern Ireland include:

  • Road traffic accidents are a major cause of serious injuries in Northern Ireland. We have helped many injury victims that have been involved in:
    • Car accidents
    • Cycling accidents
    • Motorcycle accidents
    • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents sustained at work can be quite serious, particularly in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and agriculture.
  • Slip and fall accidents caused by uneven surfaces can lead to serious injuries.
  • Industrial accidents such as chemical spills, explosions, and machinery malfunctions.
  • Construction accidents including slips and falls, lacerations, as well as heavy machinery accidents.
  • Accidents involving agricultural machinery including tractor and harvester accidents. 

If you suffered a serious injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault anywhere in Northern Ireland, speak with one of our solicitors in Belfast, Glengormley, or Carrickfergus. 

When can I make a serious injury claim in Northern Ireland?

If you have experienced a serious injury in Northern Ireland within the past 3 years, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. Our team of solicitors has extensive experience in evaluating serious injury claims. Whether you are unsure about your eligibility or simply want to discuss your situation, we’re here to help. Our commitment lies in carefully assessing each case and providing advice on available options.

If you have suffered injuries, we’re here to help. Even if you bear partial responsibility for the incident, it does not necessarily prevent you from pursuing damages, as liability takes into account all relevant factors. To learn more about the potential for a personal injury claim, we encourage you to speak with one of our qualified solicitors. Feel free to reach out to us at 0800 020 9311 for further guidance and information.

How long will my serious injury claim take?

The amount of time needed to resolve a serious injury claim can differ greatly based on how complex and severe your injuries are. Claims that only involve less complex injuries may be settled in a shorter time frame. However, claims with severe injuries that significantly impact your ability to function normally often require a much longer time period to investigate, negotiate, and finally resolve.

Factors such as the type of medical treatment required, levels of care needed, loss of income, and questions around defendant liability can all prolong negotiation for your injury claim. While it may be difficult to predict how long your claim will take, we would be able to advise you regarding this once you have spoken with one of our expert solicitors.

Is it possible to make a claim if I bear some responsibility for my serious accident?

Certainly, it’s still possible to pursue a claim even if you are partially to blame for the accident. In such cases, the courts will assess liability and consider how the level of compensation might be affected by the degree of fault. If you are uncertain about the allocation of blame for your accident, it’s advisable to consult with one of our experienced serious injury solicitors. We are here to provide guidance and support throughout the entire legal process.

What is my serious injury claim worth?

Each injury is unique and needs to be carefully assessed. The serious injury compensation amount awarded depends on several factors including the severity of the injury as well as financial loss. In order to simplify the process, our website features a helpful claims calculator that can provide you with some helpful guidance.

Our solicitors have years of experience negotiating maximum settlements for serious injury claims. We use reports from experts to build a strong case for fair compensation. If you have any questions, please contact our serious injury claim solicitors or visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus.

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Types of serious injury compensation

The damages incurred from a serious injury can be classified into two categories: general and special. 

General damages

These refer to noneconomic damages that includes: 

  • Pain and suffering – Addresses pain and suffering due to the injury. This component of the award accounts for all past, present, and future discomfort and anguish caused by the incident.
  • Claims for loss of amenity –  You will be compensated if your injury impacted your pastimes or day-to-day activities. For example, if you lost a finger and you played the guitar.
  • Mental pain and anguish – Instances of emotional distress include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety.

The amount of compensation you receive depends on severity and impact, so more serious injuries merit higher amounts. 

Special damages 

These are economic damages that aim to put you back in the position you would have been in had the accident not occurred. This includes:  

  • Loss of earnings – Any loss of earnings you’ve had to suffer as well as any future earnings which will be impacted by the injury. 
  • Past and future medical care or treatment – This covers the expenses for any specialized equipment needed for home modifications or medical treatments like physiotherapy.
  • Travel expenses. 
  • Rehabilitation costs. 
  • Domestic care and assistance. 

The combination of these compensation forms determines the total sum you would receive for your injuries. If you are uncertain about your entitlement, don’t hesitate to contact our legal professionals.

How can our serious injury solicitors help?

If you have suffered a serious injury in Northern Ireland, you may be confused, concerned, and unaware of your options. Let our solicitors help. We will provide you the support and guidance you need during this difficult time.

We understand that serious injuries can have a wide-ranging impact on your life, affecting your ability to work, your financial stability, and your ability to enjoy day-to-day activities. Our team of solicitors has over 50 years of experience handling serious injury claims, and we have the knowledge to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.

We fully understand that serious injuries impact people’s lives and we are committed to acting on behalf of our clients to ensure that they receive the care they need. By choosing Paschal O’Hare, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality legal representation. Our solicitors are here to guide you and provide clarity during this uncertain time. We will work carefully with you to understand the particulars of your case and to create a plan that is suited to your particular requirements. We will fight for your rights and make sure you get the compensation you deserve so you can move on with your life.

Choose the best serious injury solicitors in Northern Ireland

We are serious injury solicitors with over 50 years of experience in the personal injury sector. Our experts have helped countless clients navigate the complex pathways of serious injury claims. We pride ourselves on delivering 5-star results over and over again.

You don’t have to go through this alone. By contacting us, we will guarantee that you get the proper advice as quickly as possible so you can start to start your recovery. If you’ve been in a serious accident, reach out to our team by calling 0800 020 9311 or fill out our inquiry form to find out how we can assist. Alternatively, speak to our team in person by visiting our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus.

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“Paschal O’Hare is dedicated to providing exceptional representation to individuals who have suffered serious injuries.”

“Our team of experienced solicitors is here to fight for your rights and ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.”

“We will take the stress out of your serious injury claim so that you can focus on your recovery.”

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Serious Accident Claims in Northern Ireland FAQs

Under most circumstances, you have 3 years from the day of the accident to begin your claim for your serious injury. It is important that you speak with a solicitor about your accident as soon as possible.

You should speak with your solicitor about what happened to you and how we can help. We’ll be able to examine who is at fault and how best to proceed. We are experts that will guide you through the whole claims process. Furthermore, we can get you the medical support you need and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

It is not possible to claim for your serious injury on a “No Win, No Fee” basis in Northern Ireland. If your claim is successful, then all your feeds are usually paid by an insurer.

Perusing a claim in Northern Ireland usually doesn’t cost anything, as your compensation and fees are typically paid by an insurer. 

Unfortunately our firm only deals with serious injury claims if they take place in Northern Ireland.

You can typically bring a serious injury claim accident if it took place within the last 3 years. There are certain exceptions to this rule. If you have any questions about the process, we are happy to speak with you about it.

Yes, in certain circumstances it is possible to claim for both physical and psychological harm. Our solicitors will be able to determine if this is possible and how much compensation you might receive.

It’s important to start collecting evidence including medical records and photos as soon as you can. It will allow you to build a strong foundation for your case. It’s also important to speak with one of our solicitors in order to guide you through the whole personal injury claims process.