Elbow Injury Compensation Claims in Ireland
If you have had the misfortune to injure your elbow in an accident for which you were not entirely at fault, you may have the right to make elbow injury compensation claims in Ireland. This page explains the most frequently used procedures to claim elbow injury compensation in Ireland; however, at a time when you may still be in a significant amount of pain from your elbow injury, it is often more beneficial to you to have these procedures completed on your behalf by an experienced Irish injury compensation solicitor to ensure you receive a fair and adequate settlement of elbow injury compensation in Ireland.
Qualifying for Elbow Injury Compensation in Ireland
In order to qualify for elbow injury compensation in Ireland, it has to be shown that you sustained an injured elbow due to somebody else´s carelessness. This carelessness might manifest as a negligent action – such as when a car driver pulls out in front of you without looking and you injure your elbow in the subsequent collision – or from a negligent inaction, such as when your employer fails to adhere to health and safety regulations and you have a fall at work which results in an elbow injury. As long as the accident in which your elbow was injured was the direct result of somebody else´s negligence, you should be qualified to claim elbow injury compensation in Ireland.
Your Health Comes Before Elbow Injury Compensation Claims
Irrespective of the circumstances in which you sustained your injured elbow, it is vital that you make your health your priority. No amount of elbow injury compensation will make up for a prolonged health issue which could have been avoided with immediate professional medical attention; and furthermore, if you exacerbated the injury to your elbow by your own lack of care, the settlement of your elbow injury compensation claim may be reduced to reflect your own contribution to your injury. This comment applies equally to keeping follow-up appointments after you have been discharged from hospital with an elbow injury.
Claiming Elbow Injury Compensation in Ireland
All elbow injury compensation claims have to be submitted to the Injuries Board Ireland for assessment within two years of the accident in which your elbow was injured. Although this may seem like plenty of time in which to collect evidence in support of claims for an injured elbow, it is often better to submit your application for assessment sooner rather than later, as the Injuries Board Ireland´s remit is to assess the value of compensation awards for elbow injuries rather than allocate blame for the accident in which your elbow injury was sustained.
Should the negligent party deny their liability for your injured elbow, or the Injuries Board Ireland´s assessment of your elbow injury compensation claim be less than your solicitor calculates you are entitled to, you will be able to obtain an Authorisation from the Injuries Board Ireland to pursue your claim for elbow injury compensation through the courts. To delay submitting an assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland for elbow injury compensation could extend how long it takes to resolve your elbow injury compensation claim.
Compensation Awards for Elbow Injuries in Ireland
The reason why so many compensation awards for elbow injuries assessed by the Injuries Board Ireland are rejected by claimants and their solicitors is that the application form for assessment (both online and paper copy) allows little room for claimants to elaborate on the effect that an injured elbow has made to their quality of life. Although fair and adequate elbow injury compensation settlements in Ireland can be resolved in court after the Injuries Board Ireland´s assessment, it is often much more effective to have a solicitor negotiate an elbow injury compensation claim with the negligent party´s insurers as soon as it is known how much compensation for an elbow injury you are entitled to.
Compensation awards for elbow injuries in Ireland should not only account for the pain and suffering you experienced during your accident, but also for the physical and emotional consequences throughout your recovery from an elbow injury. Therefore, if the pain from your injured elbow means that you are unable to complete everyday tasks or engage in leisure and social pursuits, these factors should be included in an elbow injury compensation claim. Any psychological trauma you have experienced due to the nature of the accident in which your elbow was injured can also be incorporated into a claim for elbow injury compensation, and compensation awards for elbow injuries in Ireland should also account for any financial costs you have incurred which are directly attributable to your elbow injury to ensure that you are no worse off financially than if the accident in which your elbow was injured had never happened.
Free Legal Advice about Elbow Injury Compensation Claims in Ireland
If you have sustained an injured elbow in an accident for which you were not entirely at fault, no matter what stage of the claims process you have reached, you are invited to call our Free Help Line and discuss the circumstances of the accident in which your elbow was injured directly with an experienced personal injury* claims solicitor. Our solicitor will answer any questions you may have regarding elbow injury compensation in Ireland and provide a free assessment of your claim in order to establish whether you have an elbow injury compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue.
There is no obligation on you to proceed with an elbow injury compensation claim once you have spoken with us and all calls to our Free Help Line are completely confidential. Please note that our telephone lines are manned 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and if it is not a suitable time for you to speak with us right now about your injured elbow, you can request a call from an Irish solicitor by completing the form below and one of our elbow injury compensation claims team will call you back when it is more convenient for you.