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Accident At Work / Personal Injury Claims

Have you suffered a personal injury or illness that wasn’t your fault?

Accident At Work / Personal Injury Claims

Have you suffered a personal injury or illness

that wasn’t your fault?

If you have suffered a personal injury or illness that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your loss.

Our specialist legal teams are on hand every step of the way to support and guide you through the compensation process and have an excellent track record in fighting for the best outcome for you and your family.

We assist people in recovering compensation for both physical and psychological injuries and illnesses. These include:

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Road Traffic Accidents

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Cycle and Motorcycle Accident Claims

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Accidents at Work

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Accidents in a Public Place

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Accidents Abroad

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Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury Claims FAQ

When am I entitled to compensation?

You will be entitled to claim compensation if you have sustained an injury or suffered a loss as the result of someone else’s negligence.

What am I entitled to claim for?

You will be entitled to claim for your physical injuries, pain and suffering.

You will also be entitled to claim for any psychiatric injuries you have suffered, including stress.

Loss of earnings (past, present and future) and damage to any of your property could also be recoverable, as well as any subsequent medical treatment, for example, Physiotherapy.

How much will it cost and do I have to pay any fees?

Initial consultations with our expert solicitors are free.

During our initial consultation we will discuss your potential grounds for making a successful personal injury claim. We will explain the claims procedure and outline potential costs you may incur.

If your claim is successful, you are unlikely to have to pay any legal fees at all as these will be covered by the party at fault or their insurers. They will also be responsible for all associated costs of the incident, as well as compensating you for your loss.

Depending on your financial circumstances, you may also be entitled to Legal Aid. We can advise you on whether you may be eligible and assist with completing the necessary application form.

What are the time limits for making Personal Injury Claims?

There are strict time limits associated with these kinds of cases.

Time limits differ depending on the type of  personal injury claim, therefore we would advise you to seek the advice of our expert solicitors as soon as possible.

Next Steps for a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have suffered a personal injury and need some legal advice as how to move forward, the first step is to contact our expert solicitors at R G Sinclair to arrange a free consultation.

Call us today on 028 9023 1770 or fill in the call back form below.

Alternatively, you can email us directly using the links below which will direct you straight to one of our experienced solicitors.

Need a quick response?

Ask one of our solicitors today.

Meet your Personal Injury Claim Solicitors

Contact us for a quick, no obligation quote, on 028 90231770 or complete the enquiry form and we will call you back. At your free initial consultation our legal expert will make everything clear from the costs involved to what to expect along the way. We’ll work to get you the best possible result and promise to keep you up-to-date at every stage.

personal injury claims

Robert Sinclair LL.B

Managing Director

Robert Sinclair was educated at Queen’s University Belfast and after graduating, he completed his apprenticeship at L’Estrange and Brett.

Robert took the decision to set up his own practice and founded Robert G Sinclair & Co in 1983. Robert has acted for leading corporate and commercial clients and is well known in this field of work. He has acted in many high profile cases in these areas including tax cases, VAT cases, fraud cases and restructuring of major companies. Robert has acted for many major banks who have set up in Northern Ireland. He has drafted much of the security documentation used by major lenders and continues to review these. At present Robert is involved in re-drafting security documentation for major lender clients to comply with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requirements specifically related to Northern Ireland.

Robert has been involved in advising companies and lenders involved in administrations, receiverships and liquidations and schemes of arrangement. Robert holds practising certificates in Northern Ireland, England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland and carries out transactions in all jurisdictions. Day to day, Robert’s primary role is in relation to the strategy of the firm and cementing relationships with key existing clients and developing relationships with new clients. Further, Robert’s role involves cultivating and maintaining relationships with English and Irish solicitors and accountants who lead their fields within areas in which our firm operates.

In the office, Robert runs a specialist caseload involving banking, insurance and property related matters at all levels.

Robert has been appointed to the advisory board of several leading companies by the government. He has also been appointed by the Northern Ireland Department of Education as a governor of Our Lady of St Patrick’s Grammar School, Knock. He is a trustee of several leading Northern Ireland Companies as well as a non-executive Director.

Robert is well known in national hunt horse racing circles. He has owned a number of Cheltenham festival winners and winners of national hunt races in Ireland. He is a keen runner having completed events such as the New York Marathon and is a member of several golf clubs including the K-Club, Helen’s Bay where he has been Captain, Clandeboye, Aloha (Marbella) and Dunham Forest (Cheshire). As Managing Partner in the firm for over 20 years he oversees each specialist department.

With his vast commercial and legal experience and as a Queen’s Law Graduate, Robert was delighted to be appointed to the Queen’s University Foundation Board where he helps advance the strategic goals and objectives of the University. He was actively involved in the second fund raising campaign for the University and has been appointed to the committee of Health Sciences as led by Professor Paddy Johnston (Professor Johnston is now vice-chancellor of Queens University). Professor Johnston spearheaded the centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology which was supported by the Queen’s Foundation Board.
Robert is also a member of the Marie Curie Development Board for Northern Ireland which, among other duties works to promote the development of the Marie Curie Hospice in Belfast. Robert has run charity events for cancer research and raised substantial sums for charity.

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Nóirín O’Neill LL.B

Joint Head Of Litigation

Nóirín O’Neill was educated at Trinity College Dublin and then trained and qualified as a Solicitor in Republic of Ireland in 2001. Nóirín trained and worked in in one of the largest litigation practices outside of Dublin for 12 years gaining extensive experience in all areas of litigation.Nóirín is qualified and admitted to the roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland since 2006. Nóirín went on and obtained Postgraduate Diplomas in Applied European Law in 2009 and Employment Law in 2010. Nóirín is also a Fellow of the European Patients’Academy in Therapeutic Innovation.

Nóirín worked with a leading Plaintiff healthcare firm in the Republic of Ireland for two years and a NI firm for another year worked extensively on cases involving birth injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, surgical error and fatal claims. Nóirín had great success in this field and has successfully concluded many complex High Court Plaintiff medical negligence actions. Nóirín has also worked on minor injury and catastrophic injury cases arising from road traffic accidents and accidents at work. Nóirín worked on a case for a Plaintiff who suffered from a catastrophic brain injury arising out of a road traffic accident which settled for € 9 million in Dublin High Court which was one of the largest ever settlements achieved in that jurisdiction at that time.

Nóirín deals with a wide range of litigation and medical negligence actions to include professional negligence, claims relating to cerebral palsy/birth injury, gynaecological and obstetric injuries, A & E, GP negligence, oncology (failure to diagnose and misdiagnose of cancer), eye related claims, defective medical product claims and fatal injury claims. Nóirín is a high profile patient advocate and cancer survivor and as a result, she has spoken at many healthcare conferences in Northern Ireland. Nóirín was invited by the Cabinet Minister of Health and Sport of the Scottish Government to be an External Advisor on the Digital Healthcare Strategy and has had articles published in the British Medical Journal. Nóirín is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s Clinical Negligence Practitioner’s Group.

RG Sinclair - Mairead O’Boyle

Mairead O’Boyle LL.B

Joint Head Of Litigation

Belfast Solicitor Mairead has over 20 years experience in litigation. She spent 19 years with a large commercial law firm in Belfast before taking up a role in a public inquiry and then joined the expanding litigation team at Robert G Sinclair.

Mairead is recognised in the Legal 500 for her knowledge of personal injury and clinical negligence. She is described in the Legal 500 as ”very thorough, engaging, knowledgeable and astute”. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (“APIL”).

Mairead O’Boyle has extensive experience in personal injury and she has acted for leading Insurers and retailers in defending slips, trip and falls arising out of employer and public liability claims. She is highly experienced in motor claims including car hire matters. She has given presentations to Insurers on fraudulent claims and to retailers and manufacturers on health and safety in the work place. She has also acted for local businesses in relation to breaches of the health and safety legislation where serious injury has occurred and attended PACE interviews. Mairead can offer clients a unique service of carrying out preliminary investigations and preparing reports in relation to liability and quantum. This has enabled Insurers to settle claims at an early stage, where it is appropriate to do so and Mairead is a keen negotiator and has experience in settling high court and county court claims, including complex scarring injury claims.

For 19 years Mairead O’Boyle acted for a leading Livestock Insurer and is familiar with all liability issues associated with the ownership of animals, in particular, horses and dogs. Her experience in this area of insurance has developed from her experience in prosecuting individuals under the dogs order on behalf of two local councils. The prosecutions have ranged from no dog licences to dog attacks on persons and sheep and seizure of prohibited breeds of dogs. She has also provided advice notes for the local authorities regarding the dogs legislation. In addition, she has undertaken prosecution work regarding breaches of health and safety where fatalities have occurred, littering offences, breaches of the Sunday trading laws, breaches of the tobacco order and breaches of the bye-laws relating to consumption of intoxicating liquor in designated areas. She has experience in other criminal matters including defending motoring offences, assault charges and theft offences.

Mairead is keen to develop her expertise in professional negligence claims and is currently acting for a bank against an expert associated with a property evaluation. She is particularly interested in medical negligence and has increased her expertise in this area over the last number of years. She has acted in high value cases where individuals experienced catastrophic life changing injuries requiring future surgery and nursing care. She has also acted for minors who were mis-diagnosed of a condition which had severe consequences not only physically and psychologically but it affected their education and career.

Outside work, Mairead is a busy Mum of twins and enjoys a good walk in the Glens of Antrim when she has time to do so!

RG Sinclair - Grace Corr LL.B

Grace Corr LL.B

Solicitor

Grace Martin obtained her Law Degree from Queen’s University Belfast and went on to undertake a Masters Degree in Clinical Legal Education at the University of Ulster.

Grace joined the firm as a Paralegal in September 2014 and currently leads the firm’s busy Lender Services team. She has expertise in dealing with high volume mortgage litigation caseloads for a number of major banks and lending institutions and is experienced in working within Strict Service Level Agreements.

Grace is also an appointed member of the firm’s Risk and Compliance Committee and has been involved in developing new Policies and Procedures to help ensure the firm’s compliance with the ever growing needs of our lender clients.

Grace recently completed her studies and qualified as a Solicitor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast.

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