Can I make a personal Injury claim for a dog attack

While most dogs are friendly and well-behaved, any dog has the potential to bite or attack under certain circumstances. Dog attacks and bites are unfortunate incidents that can cause physical and emotional trauma to victims.
10/04/2024personal injury

Paralysed motorcyclist calls for justice from police following delay in prosecution decision

A client who was left paralysed from the neck down following a devastating road collision has spoken to the press of his disappointment and frustration with the delay of the PSNI and PPS in deciding to prosecute the driver who caused his accident.
23/02/2024personal injury

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.   
15/09/2023personal injury

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.  
10/09/2023personal injury

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.  
05/09/2023personal injury

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.  
17/08/2023personal injury

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.   
09/08/2023personal injury

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.  
01/08/2023personal injury

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.
24/07/2023personal injury

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.
12/05/2023personal injury

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’.    
09/12/2022personal injury

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.   
26/08/2022personal injury

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.  
22/08/2022personal injury

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.  
05/08/2022personal injury

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. 
04/08/2022personal injury

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.   
03/08/2022personal injury

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. 
22/03/2022personal injury

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.
21/02/2022personal injury

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.     
24/09/2021personal injury

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.
21/05/2021personal injury