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Need help with a personal injury claim?
If you have suffered a personal injury as the result of an accident that was not your fault you may be entitled to be compensated for the loss you have suffered.
Personal injuries can be sustained in a variety of accident types for example;
- A road traffic accident
- A trip or fall in a public place
- An injury sustained in the course of your employment
- A disease contracted through work such as Noise Induced Hearing Loss, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS also known as vibration white finger) asbestos related conditions, dermatitis
- An injury due to failure in medical treatment
- An injury sustained as a result of a criminal offence
We may be able to help you to recover compensation and to arrange rehabilitation to aid your recovery.
Who is responsible for my personal injury?
This will depend on the type of injury you have sustained. If it was sustained in a road traffic accident it will be the driver who caused the accident with the damages recovered by their insurance company. If sustained in a public place it will be the owner of the property or a government body. If the injury was sustained at work or because of work, it will be your employer/ their insurer.
How much compensation can I get for a personal injury?
With all personal injury cases, the extent of your injuries and the loss you have experienced will determine how much your case is worth. When making a claim on your behalf we will take into account any medical expenses, loss of earnings, past, present and future along with other loses incurred by you or your immediate family. We will consider all these factors and give you an honest and expert opinion on what we think your case is worth. Call JMK Solicitors on 028 9032 0222 to arrange a free consultation, or fill in our free enquiry form online. Please click here for further contact details.
How long will it take to get compensation?
This depends on the circumstances of your case, we cannot give you a clear estimate until you tell us the facts. We aim to have all personal injury cases concluded within twelve to eighteen months, but it can sometimes be in your best interests to prolong the conclusion due to worsening, complex or ongoing medical conditions, as you only get one chance to secure the correct compensation that you need and deserve.
How much does it cost to make a claim, and who pays?
Our initial consultation is free and in fact, JMK Solicitors are the only solicitors in Northern Ireland who, as far as we are aware, are able to offer you an insurance policy which gives protection against the financial risks of bringing a claim for compensation for personal injury and other losses. This policy covers not just your opponent’s costs, but also your own costs in the event that they cannot be recovered from another party. We believe that we are the only firm who offer any kind of legal costs cover on a complimentary basis – which means that, unlike other firms, when JMK Solicitors provide this insurance to you, you will never be asked to pay for it from any compensation awarded.
Call JMK Solicitors now on 028 9032 0222 for eligibility criteria and to find out more about this product.
What is my next step?
”We acted on behalf of a teenager with learning difficulties who had been involved in a road traffic accident and suffered neck and back injuries as a result. The solicitors instructed by the insurers of the driver responsible argued that our client was not even a passenger in the vehicle which had been hit and obviously could not have been injured. This was accepted by the court which initially heard the case and the claim was dismissed. This caused our client a great deal of upset as she found it difficult to understand why she had not been believed. We however strongly believed in our client and her case and appealed to the High Court. Our appeal was successful and we were delighted when our client finally received the compensation she deserved for her injuries.Teenager with learning difficulties who had been involved in a road traffic accident
”Our client sustained personal injuries, loss and damage as a result of a road traffic accident arising out of his employment as a taxi driver. After dealing with the Third Party Insurers, we negotiated £8000 in compensation for the soft tissue injuries to his neck and lower back but as the claim for credit hire and repairs to his vehicle could not be agreed, we issued court proceedings. After the issue of court proceedings our client was delighted when we were successful in negotiating a further £400 for him for not having the use of his motor vehicle after the accident. In addition we successfully recovered the costs of the hire vehicle and vehicle repairs in full.Personal injuries, loss and damage
”Finding yourself in a situation requiring legal advice and representation, the friendliness and efficiency provided by JMK is second to none. I can't thank Neil enough for his approach and support on court day. He was more than patient and reassuring. ThanksClient TestimonialA Doey, Limavady Londonderry.
”Sinead was brilliant. Gave me every confidence that she knew what she was doing to achieve the best outcome for me. Always was straight to the point which us the way I like to be treated. She should get the prize if Solicitor of The Year.Client TestimonialG Murphy, Mowhan, Co. Armagh.
”Very helpful service by Paul O'Brien. Kept following up on our behalf with an excellent end result. Quick at getting back with any queries or paperwork that was required.Client Testimonial