Can my Compensation Claim be transferred to another firm
Cases involving a serious injury can be incredibly complex and so it is vital that an injured person or their family instruct the right team of legal experts who have experience in dealing with these highly specialist cases.
What is a Periodical Payment
If an injured party is successful in their personal injury claim, the award of compensation can be in the form of one lump sum payment, periodical payments, or a combination of both.
Why We Should Deal With Your Personal Injury Case
At Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, we have built our reputation as one of Northern Ireland's leading law firms by recovering millions of pounds' worth of compensation for those who have suffered personal and serious injury due to the negligence of others.
Claiming Where the Injured Party Lacks Capacity
We are regularly asked " Can I make a claim on behalf of a relative or family member who lacks capacity?". Sometimes, an accident can result in an individual suffering life-changing injuries which impact on their capacity to instruct a solicitor to make a compensation claim themselves.
Can I make a Claim for someone who has died
We are often asked "Can I make a claim for a loved one who has died from their injury?" If a loved one has died as a result of an accident, their Estate may wish to make a claim on their behalf.
How much will my Personal Injury Claim cost
It is perfectly natural to ask questions as to how much making a claim is likely to cost you before you embark on legal proceedings.
Farming Accidents in NI cause more than 5 deaths per year
BBC News NI has recently reported that on average, more than five people are killed every year due to farming accidents in the past decade. The HSENI have stated that there have been two fatalities involving farming machinery in 2023, with older men being most at risk.
An Overview of the Personal Injury Discount Rate & Periodical Payments
In claims where there has been a serious or catastrophic injury and someone is unable to work, or will require medical care for the future, compensation will be sought to ensure that the person will have these needs met for the remainder of their life. When compensation includes an element of future loss of earnings or future medical care, a discount rate will be applied to any lump sum settlement obtained.
How Do I Make a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of My Child
If an injured person is under the age of 18, they are unable to represent themselves in respect of any compensation claim and as a result, they will need to engage a ‘Litigation Friend’.
How Much is my Personal Injury Claim Worth
The circumstances of every personal injury claim will be different and so the amount of compensation payable to any individual will depend on the accident, the nature and extent of the injury and the consequential loss suffered.
How Do I Make a Personal Injury Compensation Claim
After you have suffered a personal injury, it is always recommended that you seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible. Claiming compensation in respect of a personal injury is a complicated process and this can be daunting for many if done without the assistance and guidance of a lawyer experienced in this area.
Time Limits on Making a Personal Injury Compensation Claim
We are often asked "How long do I have to make a personal or serious injury claim?" Like the vast majority of compensation claims, a personal or serious injury claim needs to be issued within 3 years of the date you suffered the injury or the date you realised that your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence.
How Long will my Personal Injury Compensation Claim take to settle
One of the most frequent questions we get asked by our clients when dealing with a serious or personal injury compensation claim is "how long is it going to take to settle my claim?". You can see why this is an important question for many clients - the claims process is complicated and as a result can be daunting and stressful. A client may be out of work due to their injury and in financial need.
What is Classed as a Serious Injury Claim
As specialist solicitors in serious injury compensation claims, we are often asked what injuries are classed as serious for the purposes of making a claim.
Review of Personal Injury Discount Rate welcomed in Northern Ireland
The first review of the discount rate has been completed under The Damages (Return on Investment) Act (NI) 2022.
Francis Hanna & Co listed as Specialist Solicitors in Brain Injury cases
We have been listed as accredited and specialist Solicitors in the Headway Solicitor's Directory.
Calls for changes to Child Compensation claims in NI
Today marks the final day of the consultation process on mandatory Court approval of children’s compensation claims in Northern Ireland.
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2021
Friday 21st May 2021 marks Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2021. This is an event arranged by the Spinal Injuries Association in conjunction with other charities to increase awareness and understanding of spinal cord injuries and their impact, effect and treatment.
Action for Brain Injury Week 2021, The Importance of Instructing a Specialist in Brain Injury Claims
Action for Brain Injury Week 2021 runs in the UK from 17th – 23rd May 2021. This is a week where focus is given to raising awareness of the devastating effects of brain injury. As a legal practice specialising in catastrophic brain injury cases, we are regularly faced with the effects of brain injury arising out of all types of accidents on the road, at work or as a result of medical negligence.
Deaf Awareness Week 2021
Deaf Awareness Week 2021 runs from 4th - 9th May 2021 and aims not only to promote the positive aspects of living with deafness but to raise awareness of organisations that work to support those living with hearing loss and deafness within our communities.