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  • Slips and Trips Injury compensation Claims

    This type of accident can occur anywhere and often results in an unpleasant injury. If the accident which caused your fall was not your own fault, you may be able to make a claim. If someone else had a duty to keep the floor or path clear of obstruction, potholes, slippery substances and other hazards then you may be due compensation. Every occupier of land or buildings, whether home, shop, office, farm or factory, has a duty to take reasonable care for the safety of all visitors.

    Medical Injury compensation Claims

    When you receive medical help from a professionally-qualified carer like a doctor or dentist, you are entitled to competent and correct advice and treatment. On the rare occasions when the standard of advice or treatment given is below standard, and you suffer injury or need further treatment as a result, you may be due compensation. This is a very specialist area that a solicitor would need to talk you through.

    Sport Injury compensation Claims

    If an accident happens as a result of faulty equipment, faulty facilities or inadequate training, then it may be possible to make a claim. The following examples give you an idea of the legal rules that apply to sporting activities. If you are learning a sport under tuition, your tutor should be properly trained to teach you safely, and avoid accidents. In a contact sport such as rugby your fellow players have a duty not to injure you deliberately, nor to play in such a dangerous way that you are likely to suffer injury. The owner or occupier of the premises where the sport takes place has a duty to ensure the ground and facilities are safe for the players.

    School/College Injury compensation Claims

    Whether at nursery, school or college a pupil is entitled to expect the ground, buildings, and equipment to be safe for use and the tuition and supervision to be of a competent standard. If this is not the case and you or your child is injured in an accident, compensation may be due. However, in order to win a claim you would have to show that there was some fault on the part of the nursery, school or college and that the accident could or should have been prevented.

    In the Home Injury compensation Claims

    Many householders have insurance cover to protect against claims brought by people injured while visiting or even passing by the home. For example, dangerous or badly-lit steps can cause injury, as can falling roof slates. Some policies also cover members of the household for injuries they cause when not at home. It is always worth investigating the insurance policy as it may not be worthwhile bringing a claim if there is no cover for it.

    Criminal Assault Injury compensation Claims

    If you receive an injury after being attacked by someone else, you should report the assault immediately to the Police / Gardai. Provided you have not provoked the incident, you may be able to make a Claim.

    Animal Attack Injury compensation Claims

    If you are attacked and injured by someone else`s dog or pet, the owner or keeper could be liable for compensation. However, bear in mind that it may not be worth pursuing a claim if they cannot afford to pay damages and do not have insurance.

    Defective Products

    You are protected in Law to ensure that in the event that you are injured as a result of a defective product you can claim compensation for the injuries sustained. Proving this can be difficult so a solicitor is essential to assist you with pursuing your claim.

    In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

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