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Personal injuries: what can I claim for?

Below is a summary of the kind of injuries and losses you can include in your personal injury claim.

Read on to make sure that you claim for everything you are entitled to.


This guide outlines general topics you should be thinking about if you want to make a personal injury claim in Northern Ireland. But it is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact a specialist personal solicitor for advice on your specific circumstances.

What can I claim for?

You can claim for both physical and psychological injuries. Personal injury claims can be made for diseases, illnesses, mental harm and any other type of hurt you have suffered.

Personal Injuries What You Can Claim For
An accident can cause you pain and loss in a million different ways.

Not only can harm be physical, but it can be mental or disease-related too.

Here are some examples:

• breaking your foot on a damaged paving stone would be a physical personal injury
• developing depression due to work-related stress would be a psychological personal injury
• getting asbestosis from breathing in asbestos fibres at work would be a disease personal injury

You get the picture.

Here are some common injuries you can claim compensation for:

• Whiplash claims
• Hearing loss claims
• Car accident claims
• Slipping or tripping claims
• Medical negligence claims
• Accidents at work claims
• Farming accident claims
• Asbestos claims
• Bicycle injury claims
• Criminal injury claims
• Pedestrian hit by car claims
• Hit and run driver claims
• Work-related stress claims

Remember, if your injury isn’t on the list, it doesn’t mean you don’t have a claim.

Just ask yourself the following question:

"Have I suffered harm because of an accident and is someone else at fault?"

If the answer is yes, you should continue reading because you may have a legal right to compensation.
The above article is part of our guide on how to make a personal injury claim in Northern Ireland.

If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim, you should get in touch with a Northern Ireland personal injury solicitor who will help you assess the strength of your case.

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to get in touch.

All the best,

The Team @ Lightlaw
Every effort is made to keep this guide up to date. Although it is not to be regarded as legal advice, we strive to make sure the information is helpful, accurate and practical. If you are a Northern Ireland personal injury solicitor and have spotted an inaccuracy, you can submit a suggested change.
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