Before I being to pursue my personal injury claim* I would like to read some injury claims examples.
It is useful to know of some injury claims examples before you embark on a personal injury compensation claim. However, it should be noted that while these examples will act as a guideline, no two cases are ever identical, as each case should be assessed based on its own individual merits.
Injury compensation examples can be referred to for potential compensation values, although you must first have your claim evaluated to determine whether or not you are eligible to claim compensation. In order to file for a personal injury compensation claim you must have been injured in an accident which was caused at least in part by the negligence of another party. Without negligence there can be no compensation claim to make.
Take this example of a road traffic accident, which is a very common type of claim in Ireland. A cyclist who suffered kidney damage when he was involved in a hit and run accident was recently initially awarded €20,336 in compensation. However, because his proven intoxication at the time of the injury contributed to the severity of his injuries, the settlement was reduced by 30% to €14,235.
There are fewer injury compensation examples for work-related injuries in recent times as employers have begun to improve working conditions for their staff. However, asbestos and related cancers cases have continued to rise. A chef in England who was exposed to asbestos in oven linings was awarded a six figure settlement of compensation as he developed mesothelioma as a result of his exposure. The high value of his settlement signifies the severity of the disease and the high cost for medical treatment.
Slips, trips and falls compensation claims are quite common in Ireland and there are many injury compensation examples. A woman was awarded €13,150 for a fall on a moving walkway by a Dublin shopping centre recently. €12,000 of the compensation was awarded specifically for the fall itself and €1,250 was awarded to account for the costs she had incurred that were directly associated with her accident.
Injury compensation examples as regards medical negligence* tend to feature very high awards. For one, a woman was recently awarded €438,000 in compensation for a negligent hysterectomy, to reflect both the physical and emotional injuries she had suffered.
If these injury claims examples have helped you decide to pursue a personal injury* compensation claim you would be well advised to consult with a solicitor at the first practical opportunity. An experienced solicitor could assess your claim to determine whether or not it is worth pursuing. He or she would be able to compile the various factors involved in a compensation claim and could give you a preliminary estimation of the amount of compensation you could receive in the event of a successful claim.