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Accidents will happen! When they happen it is important that you have the correct advice. When Morgan McManus take on a case we encourage our clients to get on with their lives - while we get on with the legal process.

What do I need to know about the compensation

claims process? You may have many questions about the compensation claims process, but the main ones you probably need answered immediately are:

  • Do I have a claim?

  • Road Traffic Claims

  • What happens if the other party is uninsured?

  • How much will it cost me to make a claim?

  • When should I claim?

  • How long have I got to make a claim?

  • What must I prove?

  • What is meant by liability?

  • How much compensation will I receive?

  • Why choose Morgan McManus Solicitors?

This guide has been designed to give you basic advice about the claims process. You will however need to speak to one of our very helpful staff who will be happy to deal with immediate questions which will arise. You can contact us for more information at 0035347 51011. Alternatively you can complete our online Compensation Claim Form on our website www.morganmcmanus.com if you think you have suffered an accident or injury, or developed a disease through exposure to hazardous substances, for which you are entitled to compensation.

What is Compensation?

Compensation is a financial award and can be paid for all sorts of reasons including:

  • to recognize the injuries, physical and mental, caused by someone’s negligence or as a result of a violent crime

  • in certain circumstances, for past or future lost earnings or other expenses

  • for losses you have suffered because a person or organisation has broken a contract they have made with you

  • to recognize the fact that someone has ruined the enjoyment of your property by behaving in an unreasonable way e.g. a tree root from a neighbour’s garden has damaged your house or the owners of a neighbouring factory allow noisy machinery to interfere with your sleep. www.morganmcmaus.com

How can I claim? COMPENSATION CLAIMS GUIDE

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    for Accidents and Injuries

Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Do I have a claim for accident compensation or other work-related illnesses?

Unfortunately, it is a fact that lots of people are injured every day in various different types of avoidable accidents, at work, in the home, or just going about their daily activities. If you suffered an injury in an accident which was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for the pain and suffering caused to you, together with any losses and expenses such as medical costs or loss of earnings.

With all personal injury compensation claims, you need to prove that your injury, illness or disease was caused as a result of the negligence of another party (for example your employer, another driver or a local council). Once you contact Morgan McManus we will help you to compile your evidence and present it to the third party insurers.

Accidents at work, for example include instances where an employee has received inadequate training for a job. Alternatively, there may have been a lack of safety equipment provided by the employer or there may have been faulty or dangerous machinery involved.

It is quite common for people to develop an illness or disease after coming into contact with harmful substances in their workplace. If your employer has exposed you to a potentially harmful substance, such as asbestos or latex and you have developed an illness or disease, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

Road Traffic Claims

Driver Injury Compensation Claims If you were the driver involved in an accident that was caused by another vehicle, you can claim for loss and injuries. You can also claim if the accident was caused by the road being in a dangerous condition. The Highways Authorities / County Council have a duty to maintain the roads. If the accident was caused by a pedestrian or a cyclist you could still make a claim, but it is worth noting that pedestrians and cyclists are not required to have insurance cover and may therefore be unable to pay any damages. If the accident was partly your fault and partly the fault of another driver, you may still be eligible for compensation for your injuries.

Brian Morgan Solicitor

Morgan McManus Solicitors, The Diamond, Clones, Co.Monaghan, Ireland. Tel from ROI: 047 51011 Tel from NI: 00353 47 51011 Email: law@morganmcmanus.ie

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