At Anderson & Gallagher Solicitors we are aware that an accident can leave people feeling vulnerable and frustrated which is why we have highly trained and experienced solicitors and legal executives to give you all the support you need.
The process begins as soon as you get in touch either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01 6776066. We will take details of the accident and you can speak to one of our experienced solicitors who will be able to give you initial advice on your claim*. Wherever possible we like to follow up the initial conversation by arranging a face to face meeting with new clients. This gives the client an opportunity to meet the fully qualified and experienced solicitor who will be handling the case and it allows us to take a detailed statement about the accident and your injuries*.
At this first meeting we will explain exactly what steps we will be taking to commence legal proceedings* and let you know what you can do to help us. It is very important that if you have a previous medical history which may be relevant to the claim that advise us straight away.
Following this meeting we will submit a claim* on your behalf by writing to the person responsible for the accident telling them why we believe they are liable to pay you compensation*. In almost all cases we will be dealing not with the person who caused the accident but with their insurers.
We will need to obtain a medical report so that we can value your case. We will also calculate any loss of past or future earnings as well as any other head of claim* that might apply.
You can make a big difference to the outcome of your personal injury* case, by helping us in the following ways:
- If possible take a photograph of the scene of the accident, and the plant or machinery involved.
- Make your own note of what has happened to you, with details of the time, date, place and witnesses, as soon as you can. If possible, make a sketch plan or take photos to help record and explain the circumstances of your accident at work.
- If machinery or equipment was involved in your accident, make a note of the manufacturer, model, any known defects, and any maintenance regime.
- Make sure that your work place accident is recorded in the Accident Report Book which the law requires your employer to keep.
- Find out whether other people have experienced a similar accident at work in the past, and get as much detail as you can of who was involved, what happened and when, whether your employer was told about it and if so whether they took any action.
- Ensure, if you can, that any serious work place accident (causing an absence from your job for more than 3 days) has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive or the local authority’s Environmental Health Service.
- Get medical attention promptly and tell the hospital and/or your GP about your job and how you think it has caused your personal injury*.
- Keep every invoice, receipt or other record of your expenses and losses. It is preserving evidence which we need to get the right level of personal injury compensation* for you.
- Keep a diary of your symptoms and medical treatment.
For your assistance please fill our form where you can submit your instructions online.
Online claim enquiry form
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* Irish solicitors may not calculate fees or other charges in contentious business as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement nor is it our practice to do so.