Claiming Broken Nose Compensation in Ireland
If you have had the misfortune to break your nose in an accident for which you were not entirely at fault, you may have the right to make a claim for broken nose compensation in Ireland. This page explains the most frequently used procedures to claim broken nose compensation in Ireland; however, at a time when you may still be in a significant amount of pain from your nose injury, it is often more beneficial to you to have these procedures completed on your behalf by an experienced Irish injury compensation solicitor to ensure you receive a fair and adequate settlement of broken nose injury compensation.
Qualifying for Broken Nose Compensation in Ireland
In order to qualify for broken nose compensation in Ireland, it has to be shown that you sustained a broken nose due to somebody else´s carelessness. This carelessness might manifest as a negligent action – such as when a car driver pulls out in front of you without looking and you break your nose in the subsequent collision – or from a negligent inaction, such as when your employer fails to adhere to health and safety regulations at work and you have a fall at work which results in a broken nose injury. As long as the accident in which your nose was broken was the direct result of somebody else´s negligence, you should be qualified to make broken nose compensation claims in Ireland.
Your Health Comes Before Broken Nose Injury Compensation
Irrespective of the circumstances in which you sustained your broken nose, it is vital that you make your health your priority. No amount of broken nose injury compensation will make up for a prolonged health issue which could have been avoided with immediate professional medical attention; and furthermore, if you exacerbated your nose injury by your own lack of care, the settlement of your broken nose injury compensation claim may be reduced to reflect your own contribution to your injury. This comment applies equally to keeping broken nose follow-up appointments after you have been discharged from hospital.
Claiming Broken Nose Injury Compensation in Ireland
All broken nose injury compensation claims have to be submitted to the Injuries Board Ireland for assessment within two years of the accident in which your nose was broken. Although this may seem like plenty of time in which to collect evidence in support of injury claims for a broken nose, it is often better to submit your application for assessment sooner rather than later, as the Injuries Board Ireland´s remit is to assess the value of compensation awards for broken nose injuries rather than allocate blame for your nose injury.
Should the negligent party deny their liability for your broken nose, or the Injuries Board Ireland´s assessment of your broken nose injury compensation claim be less than your solicitor calculates you are entitled to, you will be able to obtain an Authorisation from the Injuries Board Ireland to pursue your claim for broken nose injury compensation through the courts. To delay submitting an assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland for broken nose injury compensation could extend how long it takes to resolve your broken nose injury compensation claim.
Compensation Awards for Broken Nose Injuries in Ireland
The reason why so many compensation awards for broken nose injuries assessed by the Injuries Board Ireland are rejected by claimants and their solicitors is that the application form for assessment (both online and paper copy) allows little room for claimants to elaborate on the effect that a broken nose has made to their quality of life. Although fair and adequate broken nose injury compensation settlements in Ireland can be resolved in court after the Injuries Board Ireland´s assessment, it is often much more effective to have a solicitor negotiate a broken nose injury compensation claim with the negligent party´s insurers as soon as it is known how much compensation for a broken nose injury you are entitled to.
Compensation awards for broken nose injuries in Ireland should not only account for the pain and suffering you experienced during your accident, but also for the physical and emotional consequences throughout your recovery from a broken nose injury. Therefore, if the pain from your broken nose means that you are unable to complete everyday tasks or engage in leisure and social pursuits, these factors should be included in a broken nose injury compensation claim. Any psychological trauma you have experienced due to the nature of the accident in which your nose was broken can also be incorporated into a claim for broken nose compensation, and compensation awards for broken nose injuries in Ireland should also account for any financial costs you have incurred which are directly attributable to your broken nose injury to ensure that you are no worse off financially than if the accident in which your nose was broken had never happened.
Free Legal Advice about Broken Nose Compensation in Ireland
If you have sustained a broken nose in an accident for which you were not entirely at fault, no matter what stage of the broken nose claims process you have reached, you are invited to call our Free Help Line on 1-800 989 999 and discuss the circumstances of the accident in which your nose was broken directly with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. Our solicitor will answer any questions you may have regarding broken nose compensation in Ireland and provide a free assessment of your claim in order to establish whether you have a broken nose injury compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue.
There is no obligation on you to proceed with a broken nose injury compensation claim once you have spoken with us and all calls to our Free Help Line are completely confidential. Please note that our telephone lines are manned 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and, if it is not a suitable time for you to speak with us right now about your broken nose injury, you can request a call from an Irish solicitor by completing the form below and one of our broken nose injury compensation claims team will call you back when it is more convenient for you.