Personal-Injury

If you have suffered injury as a result of an accident in Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland you may be able to make a compensation claim for damages. We provide advice and representation in the following areas:

Road Traffic Accidents

Every year, road traffic accidents cost thousands of lives, 40,000 serious injuries, 3 million NHS bed days, huge trauma, illness, and absenteeism. Whether you suffer injury as a pedestrian, a motorist or a passenger we will be on hand to guide you through the litigation process. It is important that an injured party receives compensation in respect of damage to their property, any loss of earnings suffered or envisaged and any personal injuries suffered taking into account any difficulties that these injuries may cause the injured person over the course of their life.

Accidents at Work

To avoid an accident at work occurring your employer must try to ensure that you carry out your work in the safest way possible bearing in mind the type of job that you do, the materials and equipment that you work with and the tasks involved. Employers need to ensure that the place, or places, where you work and their premises in general are safe for their staff. Victims and their families suffer in the form of pain, grief and loss of amenity as a result of an accident at work. We specialise in accident at work claim areas such as the construction industry, injuries involving lifting or manual handling, exposure to harmful or dangerous substances, accidents arising from falls, trips or slips, and employees exposed to violent attacks or physical assaults.

Trips, Slips & Falls

Trips, slips and falls are amongst some of the most common causes of personal injury. It is very easily done but some trips,slips and falls can cause serious and life threatening injuries. The more serious injuries can have a devastating effect on your life causing you to give up your job or leading to you being incapable of working. The majority of trips, slips and falls compensation claims are due to defective pavements on a public highway, slips in supermarkets and shops, playground accidents or trips and falls on private property, council houses or in the workplace

Spinal Injury, Brain Injury & Amputation Claims

A catastrophic injury is life changing not only for the individual but also for his or her family. We have intimate first-hand knowledge of the effects of a catastrophic injury as the practice’s principal Gareth McCay had an accident in 2008 resulting in both amputation and a C3 spinal cord injury. Gareth spent 10 months in Musgrave Park Hospital’s Spinal Rehabilitation Centre therefore, he is well placed to empathize with a client’s physical and emotional challenges. Gareth takes particular interest in advising and assisting those who have suffered catastrophic injuries and fights hard for those clients to ensure that they are suitably compensated in both the short term and in the longer term. We will go the extra mile to help our clients and their families engaging the best experts and counsel at our disposal.

Defamation

Defamation is when someone says, writes, broadcasts or communicates in another way, something which;

  • Lowers you in the estimation of right-thinking members of society
  • Disparages you in your business, trade, office or profession
  • Exposes you to hatred, ridicule or contempt
  • Causes you to be shunned or avoided.

There are two types of defamation claims; libel and slander. Libel covers ‘permanent’ publications such as written allegations, allegations broadcasts on TV or radio, or allegations posted online. Slander covers spoken words and/or gestures. In Defamation, you only have one year from the date of the publication to bring a claim for damages.

If you have a defamation claim which cannot be resolved immediately by negotiation, we will take fast and forceful action to protect your position.

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