It should be remembered that the purpose of personal injury compensation is to put a person back in the same financial position as they were before a particular incident occurred.
The person making the personal injury claim must, therefore, have suffered a loss as a result of the incident. That loss can be a measure of damages for pain and suffering or financial loss etc. The claimant must be able to prove that the incident was not their own fault and that a third party was negligent. A person cannot make a claim if, for example, they simply fall and nobody was at fault, regardless of how serious the injuries are.
Compensation will not put you in a better financial position than prior to the incident. Read more on how compensation is assessed.
Come and talk to us if you have had an injury in a public place, were injured as a result of a road traffic accident, at work, as a result of faulty goods or through medical negligence. We will assess the facts and will quickly establish if you should make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Likewise, if a claim is being made against you, you should also talk to us. Often the Respondent’s insurance policy will cover the cost of a claim. Sometimes a claim can be unfairly made against an organisation or a person and these cases will not be tolerated by the Courts. It is especially vital that legal advice is sought in these instances.
John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors will understand your concerns – so do contact us.