This will depend on the type of injury you have sustained. If it was sustained in a road traffic accident it may be the driver who caused the accident with the damages recovered from their insurance company. If sustained in a public place it may be the owner of the property or a government body. If the injury was sustained at work or because of work, it will most likely be your employer with damages paid by their insurer.
Every accident is different, and no one claim is the same as another. This means that the claims process can differ according to the unique circumstances of each case.
At JMK, we have successfully assisted over +50,000 clients since 2003 and we are Northern Ireland’s number one personal injury specialist. To help us get the best possible result for your case, we will ask you for the following information:
- Details of the accident, such as where and when it occurred
- A police log or incident number plus any statements (if given)
- Details of your injuries
- Details and evidence of any treatment you’ve received
- Details of any known losses (e.g., wages, damage to property)
- Details of your employment which may include your income if you have been off work.
Once you’ve provided us with all the necessary information, we can bring your claim in the most efficient way. The unique circumstances of your case will determine how quickly we can bring it to a conclusion.
If there are disputes over who is responsible, called ‘liability’, or any serious losses or injuries, for example, the case may end up in court which can prolong the process. We aim to have most injury cases concluded within 12-18 months depending on the nature and complexity of injuries. It’s in your best interests to defer the conclusion of your case to ensure that a full picture of your situation is obtained, especially in cases involving ongoing medical problems caused by the accident. This allows us to ensure you are completely and rightfully compensated.
For non-injury claims, we generally aim to have your case concluded and compensation recovered within six months.