Compensation for Personal Injury: The Importance of Knowing Your Entitlements

You know I’m a critic of the entitlement mentality; believing that you’re entitled to something just because of who you are, what you’ve done in the past, whatever.

I am.

But this is very different from simply expecting your legal entitlements; that’s a different ballgame altogether.

The entitlement to personal injury* compensation is not a deserving cause in many people’s eyes; usually those who have not been victim to it.

But it serves a very important social function; those who cause others harm by their negligence or carelessness are obliged to compensate their victims. This is only fair. The victim is the innocent party. And if people weren’t held accountable in this way, there would be an awful lot more harmful negligence and carelessness.

Somehow, the insurance industry has been given a free run in giving the impression that seeking your legal entitlement to be compensated if you have had an injury is someone how disreputable or dishonest. The ads they repeatedly run on radio, in the press and on large billboards have this clear sub-text.

We’ve based our business on making sure that our clients always get the full and fair value of their entitlements, not a penny more, not a penny less. In the face of the negative campaigning that is continually being run by the very powerful insurance lobby, we feel it is our duty to continually remind people of when they are rightfully entitled to compensation and that they should not be in the slightest bit ashamed of asserting this right.

John’s latest video on this very point is here.

If you have any queries on a personal injuries claim* feel free to call us in complete confidence and without commitment on Nationwide Locall Phone 1890 390 555 or email John McCarthy at john@mccarthy.ie.

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