Nerve Damage Claim Solicitors
A nerve injury can have an adverse effect on every part of your everyday life and the way your body functions. You may be eligible for a nerve damage claim if you sustained a nerve damage due to an accident or medical negligence.
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What are the causes of nerve damage?
Damage to nerves can result in either an increase or decrease in your nerve’s function, making them more or less sensitive. If you lose sensitivity, you may suffer from numbness. If your sensitivity increases, you may suffer from increased pain. Nerve damage can also interfere with your mobility and restrict your movement.
Nerve damage due to medical negligence
- During birth
- Direct injury to a nerve caused by cutting, burning, stretching, or compressing during surgery
- Improper prescription of certain toxic medicines
- Improper use of equipment like tourniquets and surgical retractors.
- Dental treatment (e.g., root canals)
- Cutting a nerve during a knee replacement
- Cutting a nerve during a hip replacement
- Cutting the radial nerve
- Epidural resulting in a spinal cord injury
Nerve damage due to road accidents
Establishing you have suffered a nerve injury
When you make a claim for a nerve injury, you must prove both the existence of the injury and the degree of damage. This can be a challenging task, and you are advised to consult a solicitor who can assist you in gathering the required medical evidence.
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a nerve injury as a result, and if you have any questions surrounding the claim process, speak with one of our experienced nerve damage claim solicitors, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.
How do I make a nerve damage claim in Ireland?
Most claims do not start in court. In general, they are legally required to begin with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board with exceptions including medical negligence, some assaults, and some cases of entirely psychological injury.
People who apply to the Injuries Board often do so with the help of a solicitor. This helps to make the process as smooth as possible.
Our nerve damage claim solicitors at Coleman Legal can assist you in filing an application for compensation by;
- Prepare information & documents: Gathering important documents for the application,
- Solicitor obtains evidence & medical report: Once your Solicitor meets with you in the initial consultation, he/she will ask for your hospital or doctor’s details so he/she can obtain a report on your injuries. Your medical report is one of the most important documents in your catastrophic injury claim. If you are required to visit the doctor several times, your solicitor may obtain more than one medical report as your case progresses.
- Solicitor submits the Injuries Board application: After gathering all the relevant documents of the injury and medical reports, your Solicitor will then submit your claim application to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board for assessment.
- Consideration of the amount of compensation suggested by the Injuries Board: Once the Personal Injuries Board assesses your claim, your Solicitor will let you know the financial Assessment sum awarded to you. You will then have the choice to accept or reject the Injuries Board assessment. Your Solicitor will advise you in relation to the Award amount.
Your Solicitor will advise you throughout the entire process, ensuring your best interests are met, and that you get the best settlement or Court Award possible that is fair in the entirety of the circumstances.
When should you bring a claim for nerve damage?
Medical practitioners have been trained to locate nerves before and during surgery. If your surgeon fails to do so and you suffer nerve damage and ongoing complications as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. You should contact a solicitor if you find yourself in any of the following situations:
- Shooting pain from you have suffered with persistent pain in a part of your body following surgery.
- Impaired use of muscles you have suffered from significant weakness in muscles following surgery.
- Reduced temperature control surgery has interfered with your temperament, resulting in hot and cold flushes.
- Interference with your senses-how you experience sensations has altered the following surgery significantly e.g., vision, hearing, touch
- Reduced mobility or paralysis.
Statute of limitations for a nerve damage claim
You have two years from the date of the accident within which to issue proceedings. If you are under 18, a separate set of rules apply, and we would recommend you contact our solicitors to discuss these. To learn more about the statute of limitation for a nerve damage claim, click here.
Choosing a solicitor for a nerve damage claim
If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury at the hands of another person, we would advise all persons to contact our nerve damage claim solicitors at the earliest available opportunity.
If you’re not yet ready to talk to anyone about your injury, you might find it interesting to learn more about the different accident types we assist with, which may involve nerve damage. They involve:
- Road traffic accidents
- Workplace injury
- Serious injury
- Medical negligence
- Birth injury
- Dental negligence
- GP negligence
- Slip and fall injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
If you want to take legal action over a nerve injury, you should consult our injury solicitors, who are members of the Law Society’s injury accreditation scheme and clinical negligence accreditation scheme. Contacted us at:
Coleman Legal LLP
84 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
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