Health & Safety Claims

Have You Had an Accident due to a Health & Safety Breach?

An injury can have a huge impact on you and your family and can cause long-term problems as well as financial difficulties and it is vital that you speak to an Expert Personal Injury Solicitor as soon as possible.

Health and Safety Claims

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 multiple injuries, including to her neck and back and required Hospital treatment for the injuries she sustained. Our client contacted McGee O’Kane Solicitors to discuss a Personal Injury Claim. She used the Free Consultation at McGee O’Kane and met with Stephen Martin who discussed the merits of the case with her. We… Read more »

At McGee O’Kane Solicitors we are expert Solicitors in Health & Safety Claims and we can help you today.

Health & Safety Claims – Free Enquiry

Free Consultation Available. We provide a Free Consultation so do not worry about Legal Fees.

Talk to an Expert Solicitor today for free. If you have had an accident because of the negligence of a business owner, employer, or anyone else who is responsible for your health and safety contact us using the enquiry form below.

How Can We Help? – Health & Safety Claims

Our priority is to provide an exceptional service, to make our client’s feel relaxed in the hands of expert Personal Injury Solicitors and to obtain Maximum Compensation for every client.

We have acted for many individuals whose injuries were caused by non compliance with Health & Safety regulations. A common breach of health and safety law is where an employer provides unsafe machinery for an employee or where an employee does not receive proper training.

A great deal of Health & Safety accidents occur at work. It is important to remember that your employer must make sure that the workplace and any necessary equipment is well maintained and safe to use. It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that employees can do their jobs safely and without risk of injury.

Adequate training must be given to employees along with any necessary safety equipment and they must be properly supervised at work. If an accident occurs and you sustain an injury then we can speak to you free of charge. We are Health & Safety Claims Experts.

Injured At Work? – Health & Safety Claims

If you have had an accident at work we suggest that you take the following steps after your accident:-

  • Make sure your injury is recorded in an Accident Report Form at work and, if appropriate, reported to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
  • A personal injury claim must be made within three years of the accident so speak to us as soon as possible to ensure you are in time and the details of your accident are still fresh in your mind.
  • Get the name of your employer’s insurance company – if a certificate is not on display anywhere then they must give you this information when you ask.
  • Check your contract so you are aware of what sick or accident pay you are entitled to.

Personal Injury Claims – More Information

Our Personal Injury Free Consultation

What Does Our Free Consultation Mean? We provide a Free, Confidential, No Obligations, Consultation for anyone with an Accident or Injury Claim. 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 bill. Our Free Consultation means that you can come and talk to us about your case and you will not be charged. We can assess your case and provide initial advice to you. We can also assess whether you qualify for Legal Aid funding for the legal costs of your case.We are friendly and approachable Solicitors and we make it as easy as possible to speak to a Solicitor. We are happy to hear from you and will assist you in any way we can without any cost to you.

Call us now on 028 71 229 343 or use our Free Enquiry Form.

Can I get Legal Aid for my Personal Injury Claim?

The Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland (LSANI) provides funding to help people who qualify to get legal advice and representation.

If you are unsure as to whether or not you qualify for Legal Aid, call us today on 028 71 229 343 and we will be able to advise you of your eligibility.

Legal Aid for a Personal Injury Claim / Accident Claim is called “Civil Legal Aid.” The granting of Civil Legal Aid is determined by the Northern Ireland Legal Services Agency. They will assess your financial eligibility and the merits of your case and decide whether or not you meet the criteria for Legal Aid funding.

The vast majority of Personal Injury Claims are settled without the need for Court Proceedings and do not require Legal Aid funding.

Call us now on 028 71 229 343 to talk to use about Legal Aid for an Accident or Injury Claim.

Will my Case go to Court?

Most personal injury cases are settled without the need for Court Proceedings. In most cases responsibility (or liability) for the accident is accepted by the other party and we are able to negotiate the maximum compensation settlement for our client. There is therefore no need to take the case to Court.

However, if the other party refuse to admit fault (or accept liability) for the accident or do not make a sufficient compensation proposal then will we consider issuing Court Proceedings on your behalf.

How Much Does It Cost? – Health & Safety Claims

We provide a Free Consultation with an expert to discuss your case. This is a no obligations consultation with our team, in person or over the phone, to discuss your case. This means it costs nothing to talk to the Personal Injury Solicitors Derry at McGee O’Kane.

We begin by sending the Insurance Company or “at fault” party a Letter of Claim advising that you have sustained injury due to their negligence. The accident will then be investigated and they will decide whether the Insurance Company or “at fault” party are willing to take responsibility for the accident that caused your injuries.

If they are prepared to take responsibility for the accident we will obtain medical reports to show the extent of your injuries and then begin negotiations to obtain the maximum compensation amount for you. In this case our legal fees are paid entirely by the Insurance Company so that making a claim costs you nothing.

If they are not prepared to accept responsibility then the next step is to issue proceedings and bring the case to Court. There may be costs involved in bringing the case to Court, such as Court Fees and Barristers Fees. We can apply for Legal Aid on your behalf to cover these costs.

However, the vast majority of cases are settled prior to Court and there are no legal costs due. In those cases it will cost you nothing to claim and you will keep 100% of your Compensation.

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 does go to Court a huge number of Personal Injury Claims will settle before the Hearing, as the Insurance Company could make an improved compensation proposal or accept liability.

In short, issuing Court Proceedings does not mean that the case will end up in front of a Judge as cases often settle right up to the morning of the Hearing.

Make an enquiry

To make a no obligation enquiry, please call us now on 028 71 229 343, email us on or Make An Online Enquiry.


Why Choose Us?

  • Friendly & Trusted Solicitors
  • FREE Initial Consultation
  • Legal Aid Available

Client Reviews:-

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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

August 17, 2018

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