Moloney & Co. are delighted to announce Elmer Advokater as our Danish international Personal Injury* law partner.
Located in Copenhagen, Elmer Advokater has a team of personal injury lawyers who are highly specialised in personal injury claims, such as, industrial injuries, road-traffic accidents, claims regarding product liability, claims of medical negligence and claims for compensation if you are a victim of crime.
Over the past twenty-five years, the firm has represented thousands of clients across Denmark – including several Danish trade unions – as well as residents of other countries who have sought compensation for a personal injury. They represent the injured party during the entire process of obtaining fair compensation for injuries occurring in Denmark, and can also represent the injured party in legal proceedings before the Danish districts courts, the Danish high courts and the Danish Supreme Court.
Elmer Advokater has represented clients in more than thirty cases before the Supreme Court where the majority of cases raised questions on substantial issues of interpretation of the law and current practice.
The Personal Injury system in Denmark
Denmark has a no-fault compensation scheme relating to accidents at work, medical injuries, personal injuries due to a defect in products and personal injuries sustained from traffic accidents involving a motorised vehicle (including trains and airplanes).
Litigation regarding accidents at work and medical malpractice is replaced with an administrative compensation system. The system uses neutral medical experts to evaluate claims of injuries and does not require the injured to prove that a specific person was negligent to receive compensation. Decisions from the first instance can be appealed to a higher authority. In cases of medical malpractice, only decisions made by the appeal authority can be brought before the courts.
Regarding traffic accidents involving a motorised vehicle, the dispute will only relate to the size of the claim (not fault). If the injured party and the insurance company cannot agree, the case can be brought before the courts.
In other matters, the injured party must prove fault.
*In contentious business a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
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