Accidents occur every day: at work, on the roads, dangerous footpaths, defective products etc. If you have suffered an injury or loss due to the fault of others, you should seek our advice about bringing a claim for damages.
You should seek advice promptly – there is generally a period of two years from the date of the incident within which legal proceedings must be issued. Even if you believe you may be partly at fault you may be entitled to recover a proportion of the damages relevant to your injury.
If you would like to make an appointment to discuss a personal injury claim in Ireland, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
Road Traffic Accidents
Where there is an accident in which there are no obvious injuries, the Gardai will more than likely not call to the scene as there is a policy by the Gardai to let the drivers sort the matter out themselves. Where there is serious injury, the Gardai will nearly always attend and may caution the drivers and in due course may take statements from the people involved and Court prosecution may result.
You may be entitled to seek compensation for the injuries you received and your ongoing pain and suffering, damage and loss of use of your car, loss of earnings, hospital and medical expenses, travel expenses and other miscellaneous expenses. We will advise you about all of the items which you can claim compensation for.
Compensation for Accidents at Work
If you have been injured in an accident at work, you may be entitled to claim for compensation. Employees have the right to a safe place and system of work. You may be compensated if you can prove that the accident was the fault of someone else – your employer or a fellow employee. You may be able to claim if you had an accident at work or if you suffered as a result of your employer being in breach of Health and Safety legislation. You can make a claim for the injuries you received, your medical expenses, any loss of earnings and other miscellaneous expenses.
If it is not possible to settle your claim for compensation with the other parties’ Insurance Company, an application must be made to the Injuries Board.ie.
InjuriesBoard.ie is the independent government body which assesses the amount of compensation due to a person who has suffered a personal injury. (i.e. Workplace, Motor and Public Liability accidents). InjuriesBoard.ie does not assess claims that are the result of medical negligence.
Injuries Board.ie will only assess a claim if the other party admits responsibility. The other party must consent before the claim can be assessed by Injuries Board.ie.
Injuries Board.ie assess claims based on the medical evidence they are provided with and with regard to the level of compensation that is awarded for particular injuries, as set out in the Injuries Board.ie Book of Quantum.
If either party is dissatisfied with the award, Injuries Board.ie will issue an authorization to allow you to take your case to Court.
If you believe you may have a personal injury compensation claim and would like to make an appointment to discuss the matter further, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
Irish solicitors may not calculate fees or other charges in contentious business as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement nor is it our practice to do so.