Should I accept an offer of 35,000 Euro compensation for fractured pelvis at work or will I receive more if I claim against my employer?
Eoin P. Campbell, LL.B., Solicitor
Editor in Chief
It is impossible to determine whether the offer of compensation for fractured pelvis at work accurately reflects your injury and its consequences and is worth accepting, or whether you would receive a higher figure from the Injuries Board assessment or through the Irish courts without knowing the complete details of your case. Each claim for work fractured pelvis is unique and compensation should be calculated based on its individual merits, and there are a number of elements which should influence the amount of fractured pelvis injury at work compensation you could receive.
By referencing the Book of Quantum, however, it is possible to get an idea of the typical range of general damages allocated for pelvis injuries. The Book of Quantum is a publication used by the Injuries Board Ireland when calculating the amount of compensation for a particular injury and the range of compensation for fractured pelvis at work will likely be in the vicinity of 19,600 – 87,200 Euro.
The offer of fractured pelvis injury at work compensation that you received does evidently fall within the range, although it is likely that the compensation figure proposed for your claim for work fractured pelvis is in fact an unsatisfactory and inadequate amount. The range of compensation mentioned above applies only to general damages for pain and suffering and does not account for any loss of income or other financial costs incurred as a result of your injury. Additionally, if surgery is required at a later date, this should also be included into your compensation settlement.
After confirmation from your doctor, further elements of your compensation for fractured pelvis at work that should be added would be for the soft tissue injuries which you have likely suffered; also for any associated bladder or urinary system injuries that may have been sustained.
It is highly advisable that you refer the offer of fractured pelvis injury at work compensation to an experienced personal injury claims solicitor who can offer you expert legal advice. Your solicitor can assess your claim and indicate the amount of compensation you should genuinely be entitled to receive. They would also evaluate the offer you received to determine how well it represents your injury and the affect it has had on your quality of life.
Insurance companies rarely offer high settlement figures of compensation for fractured pelvis at work as a method of saving costs; whereas a claim for work fractured pelvis has the potential for being resolved with a six figure sum. By speaking with a personal injury solicitor you would be able to make an informed decision as to whether accepting the offer would be the right move for you or if you would be better served by pursuing a claim for fractured pelvis injury at work compensation through legal action.