Foot Injury Compensation Claims in Ireland
If you have had the misfortune to injure your foot in an accident for which you were not entirely at fault, you may have the right to make foot injury compensation claims in Ireland. This page explains the most frequently used procedures to claim foot injury compensation in Ireland; however, at a time when you may still be in a significant amount of pain from your foot 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 foot injury compensation in Ireland.
Qualifying for Foot Injury Compensation in Ireland
In order to qualify for foot injury compensation in Ireland, it has to be shown that you sustained an injured foot 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 foot 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 a foot injury. As long as the accident in which your foot was injured was the direct result of somebody else´s negligence, you should be qualified to claim foot injury compensation in Ireland.
Your Health Comes Before Foot Injury Compensation Claims
Irrespective of the circumstances in which you sustained your injured foot, it is vital that you make your health your priority. No amount of foot 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 foot by your own lack of care, the settlement of your foot 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 a foot injury.
Claiming Foot Injury Compensation in Ireland
All foot injury compensation claims have to be submitted to the Injuries Board Ireland for assessment within two years of the accident in which your foot was injured. Although this may seem like plenty of time in which to collect evidence in support of claims for an injured foot, 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 foot injuries rather than allocate blame for the accident in which your foot injury was sustained.
Should the negligent party deny their liability for your injured foot, or the Injuries Board Ireland´s assessment of your foot 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 foot injury compensation through the courts. To delay submitting an assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland for foot injury compensation could extend how long it takes to resolve your foot injury compensation claim.
Compensation Awards for Foot Injuries in Ireland
The reason why so many compensation awards for foot 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 foot has made to their quality of life. Although fair and adequate foot 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 a foot injury compensation claim with the negligent party´s insurers as soon as it is known how much compensation for a foot injury you are entitled to.
Compensation awards for foot 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 a foot injury. Therefore, if the pain from your injured foot means that you are unable to complete everyday tasks or engage in leisure and social pursuits, these factors should be included in a foot injury compensation claim. Any psychological trauma you have experienced due to the nature of the accident in which your foot was injured can also be incorporated into a claim for foot injury compensation, and compensation awards for foot injuries in Ireland should also account for any financial costs you have incurred which are directly attributable to your foot injury to ensure that you are no worse off financially than if the accident in which your foot was injured had never happened.
Free Legal Advice about Foot Injury Compensation Claims in Ireland
If you have sustained an injured foot 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 legal claims advice helpline and discuss the circumstances of the accident in which your foot was injured directly with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. Our solicitor will answer any questions you may have regarding foot injury compensation in Ireland and provide a free assessment of your claim in order to establish whether you have a foot injury compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue.
There is no obligation on you to proceed with a foot injury compensation claim once you have spoken with us and all calls to our legal claims advice helpline 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 foot, you can request a call from an Irish solicitor by completing the form below and one of our foot injury compensation claims team will call you back when it is more convenient for you.