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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:


Road Traffic Accidents


Cycle and Motorcycle Accident Claims


Accidents at Work


Accidents in a Public Place


Accidents Abroad


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.

lawrence lavery

Lawrence Lavery LL.B


Lawrence is a lawyer of 15 years’ experience.

Lawrence is an expert in personal injury litigation and has experience in helping people obtain compensation, especially in situations involving medical negligence, occupational disease, injuries in the work place, and RTAs (with specialist knowledge in credit hire cases). Lawrence also has significant experience in defending people, companies, and organisations against personal injury claims. Lawrence has done this mostly while working alongside his client’s insurance companies.

Lawrence also has significant experience in negotiating and drafting a broad range of contracts and agreements – with particular interest and expertise in the scientific and computer software fields. Lawrence can also advise and represent clients in commercial litigation, e.g. breach of contract situations.

Corporate governance and Intellectual Property are also areas Lawrence can assist in, e.g. regulatory compliance, GDPR compliance, and registering Intellectual Property, along with other business needs.

Lawrence has worked in-house for and represented at court individuals, companies (from SMEs to Credit Suisse), and non-commercial organisations (AFBI, and all NI government departments).

Outside of work Lawrence enjoys spending time with family and friends, and engaging in his broad range of interests, which include music, sport, travelling, and photography.

patrick McNeill

Patrick McNeill LL.B


Patrick is a dynamic, modern and experienced solicitor recently returned to his native Belfast after gaining diverse litigation experience at various busy legal centres around the world.

Patrick has worked at a Mediation Firm on Broad Street, Philadelphia, followed up by years, both training and qualifying in private practice on Tyneside, prior to a year at Durham County Council upon qualification in March 2010. This was followed up by a return to private practice and consultancy Manchester, London and Ringsend, Dublin where Patrick spent 2018 prior to deciding upon a welcome Belfast return in 2019.

Patrick is an expert in litigation funding and providing the all-important, early strategic advice on any type of litigated or mediated action. Patrick especially enjoys incepting meritorious, complex claims and test cases.

Patrick is an approachable, plain and efficient solicitor currently licensed to practice in multiple jurisdictions and has taken in excess of ten thousand discrete legal instructions.
Patrick has also amassed ten thousand hours experience in the booming eDiscovery sector. The accent with this solicitor is on 360 degree client care – delivered each and every time.

It is Patrick’s starting point that within the banner of legal services - there is no such thing as “little things.”

Gavin Cumiskey

Gavin Cumiskey LL.B


Gavin Cumiskey was educated at Abbey Grammar CBS in Newry and read law at the Queens University of Belfast.

Having worked in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland Gavin brings a wealth of experience to the firm and has worked in numerous areas of the law, most specifically personal injury cases. He has been involved in numerous large settlements for clients who have suffered serious injuries and has an excellent insight specifically into claims arising out of injuries received as a result of motorcycle and bicycle accidents.

Outside of his professional life Gavin is heavily involved in sport, with Gaelic football being his great passion. After playing at a high level for many years and gaining national titles he now focuses on supporting the younger players through coaching at underage level.

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