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Serious Injury Cases: How Legal Advice Can Help

By : acelegal, May 11, 2017

Accidents At WorkIn cases of personal injury where serious injuries have been incurred, the legal proceedings against the party at fault may be long and complicated. This is often a good thing, as it means that the full extent of the injuries and their impact can be examined, but it can be detrimental if it means that rehabilitation is deferred until the case is decided.

Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we focus on personal injury law, and we see many cases in which individuals have suffered serious injuries as a result of bad practice on the part of their employers, or after road traffic injuries. In serious injury cases, we work to secure interim payments on our clients’ behalf to ensure that rehabilitation is not delayed while a case is in progress. These payments are usually made in conjunction with the defendant’s insurance company, and can be used to fund rehabilitation costs.

What Are Rehabilitation Costs?

Costs that help someone who has experienced a personal injury to recover may be known as rehabilitation costs. This can include costs such as:

  • Specialist care, especially for immediate medical needs
  • Support to make everyday life easier
  • Adaptations or equipment necessary for daily life
  • Necessary changes to accommodation

How Can Rehabilitation Costs Be Obtained Before Settlement Is Agreed?

If rehabilitation needs to begin – and in most cases, the sooner it begins, the better the outcomes will be – it is essential that interim payments are released by the insurance company of the defendant. Expert care and support may be provided on an ongoing basis if this type of payment schedule can be agreed, and this will make it possible for rehabilitation to begin as soon as possible.

Find Personal Injury Solicitors in Cork

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced personal injury solicitor can help you with the legal proceedings, and will work with you through every step of the process. It can be overwhelming to consider making a claim for compensation, but you should remember that you are entitled to be compensated for the harm you have suffered, and for the impact this has had on your life.

Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we focus on personal injury law, and we work hard to ensure the best outcomes for you. Compensation claims can include repayment for loss of work and impact on personal and social life, as well as damages relating to the injury you have suffered and the physical or psychological outcomes of this. Simply contact us online or call us today on +021 4270934 to see how we can help.