Upper Leg Injury Claims for Compensation
This page provides information about making upper leg injury compensation claims when you have sustained an injury to your upper leg in an accident for which you were not wholly to blame. Because there are a large number of scenarios in which upper leg accidents can occur – and a wide variety of injuries that can be sustained – it is recommended that, after reading this article, you speak directly with an experienced solicitor to discuss the circumstances of your upper leg injury and establish that you have a claim for upper leg injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
Negligence and Upper Leg Injury Claims
Although your medical records will show that you have sustained an upper leg injury, in order to make upper leg injury compensation claims it has to be proven that somebody else was responsible – by their negligent actions or lack of action – for the accident in which your upper leg was injured. That person (or party) could be another road user, an employer, a shopkeeper or the local council if your upper leg injury was sustained due to a trip and fall in the street. Provided that the negligent party failed in their responsibility towards your health and safety, and you suffered an upper leg injury as a result, you will be eligible to claim upper leg injury compensation.
Some people believe that if they were partly responsible for an accident in which they sustained an upper leg injury, they will not be able to make upper leg injury compensation claims. But, for example, if you were in a traffic accident caused by somebody else, and your upper leg was injured when it hit the steering column because you were not wearing a seat belt, you would still be entitled to upper leg injury compensation – only how much compensation for a upper leg injury you received would be reduced to reflect your own lack of care.
Upper Leg Injury Compensation Claims and the Injuries Board
Irrespective of how straightforward or complicated your claim for upper leg injury compensation is, you should always submit an application for assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland. A significant number of upper leg injury claims will be settled by negotiation long before the Injuries Board Ireland assesses your claim but, if the person responsible for your upper leg injury denies their liability or their insurance company disputes how much compensation for a upper leg injury you are claiming, you have to get an Authorisation from the Injuries Board Ireland before you can pursue your claim for upper leg injury compensation in court.
The assessment forms for the Injuries Board Ireland (either online or the hard copy) are easy to complete if you have sustained a minor upper leg injury which has made no difference to your quality of life, not stopped you from working and needs no further medical attention. Unfortunately, many upper leg injuries are far more serious and, as the assessment form to the Injuries Board Ireland provides little opportunity to explain the full consequences of your accident and injury, it makes sense to have the form completed on your behalf by a solicitor who has experience in completing and submitting assessment forms to the Injuries Board in Ireland.
Upper Leg Injury Compensation Settlements
Upper leg injury compensation claims are settled in one of four different ways – by the claimant accepting an offer of upper leg injury compensation directly from the negligent party´s insurance company, by assessment from the Injuries Board Ireland, by negotiation between your solicitor and the negligent party´s insurance company and by court action.
Offers of compensation can leave you undercompensated if the upper leg injury compensation you accept is inadequate for to pay for medical treatment or support your family while you are unable to work. Similarly, if you submit your application to the Injuries Board Ireland without the assistance of an experienced solicitor, you are likely to be unaware of whether their assessment constitutes a fair and accurate settlement of your upper leg injury compensation claim.
By using the services of an experienced solicitor, you will be able to ensure that you are receiving the maximum possible upper leg injury compensation settlement based on the nature and severity of your injury, the consequences that the upper leg injury has made to your quality of life and all the out-of-pocket expenses that you are entitled to receive. Even if your claim for upper leg injury compensation has to be resolved in court, there will be a professional with the experience of handling such events to take care of the procedures that need to be completed in order for you to get a fair settlement of upper leg injury compensation while you recover from your injury.
Free Legal Advice about Upper Leg Injury Compensation Claims
If you have sustained an upper leg injury in an accident for which you were not wholly to blame, you are invited to call our Solicitors Advisory Panel and discuss your claim for upper leg injury compensation directly with an experienced solicitor. All calls to our Solicitors Advisory Panel are free of charge and our solicitors will help determine whether you have an upper leg injury compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue, after which you will be under no obligation to claim compensation for an upper leg injury using our service. Our service is available to everybody with an interest in making upper leg injury compensation claims – no matter what stage you have reached in the claims process.