WARNING! – Has an Insurer Offered a Quick Settlement of Your Claim?

If you are involved in an accident through no fault of your own, the other side’s insurer may offer you a quick settlement of your claim. This is known as third-party capture and often happens following road traffic accidents. Please do not accept any offers made by an insurance company until you have sought independent […]

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Personal Injury Claim Time Limits

In Northern Ireland, you have three years to bring a personal injury claim. If you miss the three year limitation period, you have missed your chance to get compensation. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. To make a free no obligation enquiry, please call us now on 028 71 229 343, email us on info@mcgeeokanelaw.co.uk or Make […]

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Personal Injury Claims for Children

If a child is involved in an accident they have the right to make a claim for compensation for the injuries they have sustained. However, those under the age of 18 cannot deal with the claim themselves. Instead, an adult known as a ‘next friend’ must be appointed to bring a claim on their behalf. […]

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Case Study – Slipping Accident at Supermarket settles for £12,000

Slipping Accident at Supermarket settles for £12,000 Our client was involved in an accident at her local supermarket as a result of slipping and falling as a result of a spillage in an aisle of a supermarket. The supermarket had failed to erect any warning signs. As a result of this accident our client sustained […]

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Case Study – Accident at Work Settles for £8,000

Accident at Work Settles for £8,000 Our client was involved in an accident when servicing a machine at work. In the process of moving the machine, a wheel of the machine lodged into a defect in the floor and he hurt his back. As a consequence of this accident he sustained injuries to his lower […]

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Case Study – Road Traffic Accident Claim Settles for £8,000

Case Study – Road Traffic Accident Claim Settles for £8,000 Mr R was a passenger in a taxi when another car crashed into the back of the car he was travelling in. The impact caused injury to his neck and back with whiplash symptoms and exacerbated pre-existing back problems. Mr R contacted McGee O’Kane Solicitors […]

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Case Study – Serious Car Accident

Case Study – Serious Car Accident Mr D was involved in a very serious car accident and contacted us via LiveChat for advice. We dealt with the Insurance Company to ensure our client was reimbursed for the “write off” value of his car and also compensation for his injuries and loss of wages. We arranged […]

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Case Study – Car Crash Claim Settles for £4,000

Case Study – Car Crash Claim Settles for £4,000 “Mrs S was in her car when another vehicle emerged from a junction into her path. The impact caused injury to her neck and back with severe whiplash symptoms. Mrs S contacted McGee O’Kane Solicitors immediately using our 24 Hour Number – 028 71 229 343 […]

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The Divorce Process in Northern Ireland

Our Guide To The Divorce Process in Northern Ireland In Northern Ireland, once you have been married for two years, you can begin the Divorce Process. Every Divorce is different, but broadly speaking there are seven steps which you must work through, as follows:- Decide on the Reason for your Divorce To be granted a […]

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Injured at Work – What Are My Rights?

If you are injured at work through no fault of your own, you have a legal right to pursue a claim for compensation. To speak to a personal injury solicitor about making a work accident claim, call us now on 028 71 229 343, email us on info@mcgeeokanelaw.co.uk or make a Free Online Enquiry. Please do […]

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Can My Ex Change My Child’s Surname?

If you have parental responsibility, your child’s surname cannot be changed without your consent. The exception to this rule is where an application is made to the court, but these are very rarely successful. To speak to a family law solicitor about your child’s surname, call us now on 028 71 229 343, email us […]

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Whiplash Claims from Rear End Shunts

Whiplash claims often arise as a result of a rear end shunt. If you have developed whiplash following a rear end shunt and you were not at fault for the accident, you could be entitled to compensation. To speak to a personal injury solicitor about making a whiplash claim, call us now on 028 71 […]

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Social Services Have Removed My Child – What Can I Do?

Social services cannot remove your child without your consent, or a court order. If social services ask you to consent to the removal of your child, it is called voluntary accommodation. We would strongly recommend that you speak to us for expert advice before making this decision. We offer a Free Consultation to discuss your […]

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Divorce Lawyers Derry

Need Expert Divorce Lawyers in Derry? The breakdown of a relationship is always a difficult time. Emotions are running high, yet important decisions also need to be made, such as what happens to the family home and how much time the children spend with each parent. This can lead to confusion, frustration and disputes, particularly […]

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How Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take?

Expert Personal Injury Solicitors It is always difficult to say precisely how long a personal injury claim will take. There are various factors that can influence the process, particularly the scope of medical evidence required and whether or not liability is admitted. This means it varies from case to case. As expert Personal Injury Solicitors […]

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What Should I Use as the Grounds for My Divorce?

Expert Divorce Solicitors in Northern Ireland There is actually only one ground for divorce in Northern Ireland, and that is that your marriage has irretrievably broken down. However, you must support this with one of the ‘facts’ of divorce. There are five facts to choose from, and the right one for you will depend on […]

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Free Legal Advice

Looking for Free Legal Advice? At McGee O’Kane Solicitors we offer everyone a free initial enquiry, meaning you can get expert legal advice without having to worry about the cost. Following your free consultation there is absolutely no obligation to use our services – the choice is entirely yours. To speak to a Solicitor, call […]

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Our Guide To The Divorce Process in Northern Ireland

Expert Divorce Solicitors in Northern Ireland In Northern Ireland, once you have been married for two years, you can begin the Divorce Process. Every Divorce is different, but broadly speaking there are seven steps which you must work through. As experienced Divorce Solicitors we offer a Free Consultation to discuss your case – call us […]

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How Much Personal Injury Compensation Will I Get?

If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim, you will no doubt be wondering how much compensation you will get. It can be very difficult to give an exact figure, as it depends entirely on the circumstances of your case. What we can tell you is that you will be awarded a sum […]

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Had An Accident on a Construction Site?

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places, and anyone working on a construction site faces a number of risks on a daily basis. However, this does not mean that if you are injured while working on a construction site, it is simply something you must accept. The law states that your health and safety should be […]

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Can I Claim Compensation as an Injured Passenger?

Yes! If you have been hurt in a road traffic accident while travelling as a passenger, it is very likely that you will be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. To find out more about passenger accident claims, please do not hesitate to contact us at McGee O’Kane Solicitors. We are expert Personal Injury Solicitors […]

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Will My Personal Injury Claim Go To Court?

Will I Have to Give Evidence in Court? In some cases people can be scared of going to Court as they are worried that they will have to speak in Court. This happens in a very small percentage of cases. Most cases are settled without having to go to Court at all. If your case […]

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Will I Lose my Job for making an Accident at Work Claim?

What are your rights? Legally, you cannot lose your job for pursuing a claim for an Accident at Work. If you are dismissed because of pursuing a claim, then you will have a very strong case against your employer for unfair dismissal. If your employer decides to try and make your working life difficult after […]

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What Should I Do After a Work Accident?

Employers have a duty of care to ensure that the workplace is safe. This includes things like making sure machinery is safe for use, ensuring safe working practices are set up and followed, and checking that the working equipment is safe and well maintained. Employers must also ensure that they provide adequate training and carry […]

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What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

At McGee O’Kane, we understand that the moments after a car accident can be a blur and people are often unsure as to their responsibilities. We have therefore devised a simple 4 step guide to ensure that you keep yourself right in the event of an accident. Stop and Remain at the Scene It is […]

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What Does a Free Consultation Mean?

Free Solicitor Consultation We understand that when you need to speak to a Solicitor it can be stressful and you may be worried about how much it will cost you. You could be worried that as soon as you speak to a Solicitor you will have to pay Legal Fees and you could get a […]

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Should My Accident at Work Be Reported to the Health & Safety Executive?

Had An Accident At Work? Many employers are unsure of their responsibilities regarding the reporting of Accidents in the Workplace. The Health & Safety Executive is the body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of Health & Safety in the workplace. Employers have an obligation to report all serious work accidents that occur in the […]

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How Much Compensation Am I Entitled to for my Whiplash Claim?

A Whiplash Injury is caused by sudden head movement. The soft tissues become stretched and damaged resulting in pain. The pain is often experienced in the neck, shoulder and back areas. Whiplash symptoms are very frequently experienced by those involved in Road Traffic Accidents. It is generally quite difficult at the outset of a claim […]

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How Long Does It Take For a Personal Injury Claim to Settle?

A common question our clients often have is how long will it take for their claim to settle. It is quite difficult to answer this as each Personal Injury Claim is unique. At McGee O’Kane, we are leading Solicitors in Personal Injury Claims. Our priority is to provide an exceptional service, to make our client’s […]

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How Do I Start My Accident Claim?

Had An Accident? If you have been injured in an Accident which was not your fault then you could be able to claim for compensation for your injuries and any financial loss resulting from the accident. To start your Accident Claim just call us now on 02871229343 (24 Hrs) or send us an email info@mcgeeokanelaw.co.uk […]

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Do I have to use my Insurance Company’s Panel Solicitor?

Are You Getting Calls from “Panel Solicitors” after an Accident? After being involved in a car accident many people receive unsolicited calls from ‘Panel Solicitors’ claiming that you have to use them to pursue a Personal Injury claim after the accident. This is NOT correct. You have the right to use a Solicitor of YOUR […]

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Can I make a Loss of Earnings Claim?

At McGee O’Kane, we understand that an accident can result in some time off work. We are aware that those involved in accidents often become anxious and stressed about the possibility of losing out on earnings as a result of the accident. If you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you are […]

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Can I Claim Against an Uninsured Driver ?

Have you had an Accident with an Uninsured Driver? Many people believe that if they are in an accident with an Uninsured or Untraced Driver they are not able to make a claim for compensation. As there is no Insurance Company in place they think that they cannot bring a claim for personal injury and […]

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"Couldn’t recommend McGee O’Kane Solicitors enough, they are very friendly & informative. You’ll get 100% honesty and your case will be dealt with efficiently no matter day or night they are easily contacted and couldn’t do enough to help. Excellent service wouldn’t go anywhere else." Friendly Solicitors Derry

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