At Boyce Kelly Solicitors, we are here to help those who have suffered a Personal Injury* to exercise their legal rights. If you have been injured because of another party’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation*. This award aims to help you recover, as far as possible, physically, emotionally and financially following the accident.
Our Personal Injury* Solicitors have a proven track record in providing an excellent service to our clients. We handle every aspect of each case from outset to completion, taking all worries out of the process.
Personal Injury FAQs
Do I have a valid claim for Personal Injury compensation?
For a successful claim, you and your legal team must be able to prove that:
- the person or organisation you hold responsible owed you a duty of care;
- they breached that duty of care; and
- you suffered harm as a result.
This is a complex area of law. If you are unsure about where you stand, you should discuss your situation with a Personal Injury* Solicitor. Our experienced team can advise as to whether you have a viable claim for compensation* and the potential next steps to take.
How much compensation could I get for a Personal Injury?
This depends on the individual circumstances, including the nature of the injury and its impact on your quality of life. A Personal Injury* Lawyer will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate once they know the details of your situation.
What is the process for making a Personal Injury claim?
Personal Injury claims* must first be brought to the Injuries Board. The Board assesses how much compensation* you are due; however, it does not make decisions concerning who is at fault.
- As the claimant, you must submit a medical report and evidence of your out-of-pocket expenses to the Injuries Board.
- The Board will contact the party you hold liable (the respondent) with the details of your claim.
- The Board will proceed with its assessment of your claim if the respondent agrees to this process. If they disagree, you have authorisation to start court proceedings.
- The Board will issue its assessment to you and the respondent. If you, the respondent or both reject the Board’s valuation, you may take your case to court. If you both agree, an order for payment will be issued.
While most cases are resolved at the Injuries Board stage, if your case does proceed to court, our lawyers will work hard to reach a successful settlement before trial.
Is there a time limit to making a Personal Injury claim*?
In most cases, you must start your Personal Injury claim* within two years of the accident, so you should seek advice without delay to ensure your case is not compromised.
What does No Win No Fee* mean?
If a Solicitor runs your case on a ‘no win no fee* basis’ it means they only get paid if you win, and it could be a good indication that they feel your case is worth running. A no win no fee* Personal Injury* Solicitor will usually not take on a case that he/she does not think has a decent prospect of success.
At Boyce Kelly Solicitors, we are transparent about the legal costs involved in taking a case to the Injuries Board or court. We agree our fees at the outset and set out in writing how the costs and outlay will be charged. We can create a fee arrangement that suits you.
Why choose Boyce Kelly Solicitors for your Personal Injury claim*?
As specialists in Personal Injury*, we have built up strong relationships with expert witnesses, such as doctors and engineers, and experienced barristers. We advise our clients on the strength of the case and the process involved, including costs, in an upfront and transparent manner. We keep our clients informed and included every step of the way.
Members of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)
As a member of APIL, our firm keeps up to date with the key developments in this area of law.
Our Personal Injury Services*
We regularly advise clients on a wide range of Personal Injury* cases, such as:
Road traffic accidents*
If you have been hurt as a pedestrian, driver, passenger motorcyclist or cyclist in a road traffic accident, our lawyers can help you to receive compensation* for your injury, damage to your property, loss of earnings and for any other area of your life that has been affected.
Serious injury claims*
If your injury is serious – where it has a significant and lasting impact on your life – it is particularly important to be represented by a specialist legal team. We will work hard to ensure your award meets your needs now and for the future.
Accidents at work* include lifting injuries, exposure to harmful substances and slip and fall accidents. Your employer must ensure you can carry out your job safely. If they breach this duty and you are injured as a result, you could be due compensation.
Slip, trip and fall accidents*
Slips, trips and falls often happen in public places, such as car parks, pavements, playparks, workplaces and shops. They can happen very easily and quickly but can have a severe impact on your physical and mental health, and your ability to work.
Medical injuries/clinical negligence*
It can feel daunting to recover compensation* from a healthcare professional or hospital. However, if an injury experienced during a medical procedure has caused you physical and emotional harm, a claim could not only support your recovery but also provide much-needed answers and prevent future mistakes.
DePuy hip replacement injuries*
Our team have worked with clients suffering from side effects caused by DePuy hip replacement implants. Complications can be severe, often requiring revision surgery. We will help you make an injury claim* and access the medical and rehabilitation services you need for your recovery.
Fatal accident claims*
A fatal accident claim* can help you cope with the financial burden and emotional distress you have suffered after a loved one has died because of another party’s negligence. Our empathetic lawyers are here to support you at this difficult time and ensure your claim has the best chance of success.
Accident abroad/on holiday*
An accident that occurs in another country can be particularly stressful to cope with as you may be unsure about the law and your rights. We have experience with these cases. Depending on the circumstances, you may have a viable claim against a travel agent, hotel or an individual.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal – Victims of Crime*
You may be entitled to compensation* if you are the victim of a crime. Our lawyers will explain what is involved in making a Tribunal claim and represent you throughout if you decide to proceed.
Contact our Personal Injury* Solicitors in Carrigart and Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Suffering a Personal Injury* can be upsetting and daunting for both you and your loved ones. Our lawyers will manage the complete compensation* process, reducing any stress you have and allowing you to focus on your wellbeing. Based in Carrigart, we service clients across Donegal, including Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Buncrana, Donegal Town, Carndonagh, Dungloe, Gweedore and Killybegs.
*In contentious business, a legal practitioner shall not charge any amount in respect of legal costs expressed as a percentage or proportion of any damages (or other moneys) that may become payable to his or her client or purport to set out the legal costs to be charged to a junior counsel as a specified percentage or proportion of the legal costs paid to a senior counsel. A legal practitioner shall not without the prior written agreement of his or her client deduct or appropriate any amount in respect of legal costs from the amount of any damages or moneys that become payable to the client in respect of legal services that the legal practitioner provided to the client.
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