Personal Injury Solicitors*

Our team of Personal Injury Solicitors are experienced in dealing with all types of personal injury cases.  We work with our clients to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.  Contact one of our Personal Injury Solicitors today to see how we can help you.

If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury at the hands of another person we would advise all persons considering a personal injury claim to carefully read the information below and if you have any questions or you are contemplating an action to contact our solicitors at the earliest available opportunity. The main reason for this is time. It is not enough for one to have merely been involved in an accident or to have suffered an injury; in order to obtain compensation from the courts it must be apparent that the party or parties you wish to pursue for a claim were at fault and at the very least partly to blame for the accident and the injuries that you have suffered.

Time nor tide…

With all Personal Injury claims, one of the most important factors to be aware of is time. And this cannot be understated. The law in this area is covered by the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 and by the Statute of Limitations Act 1957 as well as the Statue of Limitation (Amendment) Act 1991.

You have 2 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.

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board / The Injuries Board

Often referred to as PIAB, (or the Injuries Board) the board was set up in 2004 by the Government, to specifically deal with personal injury claims for compensation from anyone who has been in an accident and suffered an injury.

The effect of PIAB has meant that a person cannot issue proceedings until they have first made a valid application to the Injuries Board. That application is then registered with and assessed by PIAB. You are not allowed to bring a personal injury claim before the Courts unless you have an authorisation from PIAB to do so.  An authorisation from PIAB to proceed through the Courts will issue if a) the Respondent refuses to engage with PIAB, b) if PIAB refuses to proceed to an assessment, or c) if the applicant (the injured party) refuses to accept.

If you have received an assessment from PIAB and you are happy with the sum and the Respondent accepts that assessment or takes no subsequent action, you are entitled to receive that sum and you do not have to go to Court. This saves claimants both time and money.

As stated, if the Respondent refuses to acknowledge PIAB or participate in the Injuries Board assessment or you are not happy with the amount proposed by the Board, you are entitled to proceed through the Courts.

CURRENT PERSONAL INJURY CLIENTS

We act for many different people for many different reasons.  The one thing that all our clients have in common is that we have their best interest in mind at all times.

After any type of  accident or incident that leads to personal  injury, you may be entitled to make a claim.

Our personal injury solicitors can guide you through the entire process, from the Injuries Board through to proceeding to Court, depending on your situation.

As an example, we have an existing case which went through the Injuries Board process. Proceedings then issued in June 2016 against Tayto Park on behalf of a lady aged 46 who had a fall in Tayto Park from one of the attractions. She has very severe and ongoing injuries.

Relevant News:

RTE.ie 23/10/2016

Irish Independent 23/10/2016

Our proven track record in processing Personal Injury claims covering a wide variety of events

Our team of litigation specialists has extensive experience and knowledge in the successful processing of personal injury claims for our clients. Some of the more common claims include;

Slip and fall:

These types of injuries may have long lasting repercussions on your livelihood and/or health. If they occur whilst on someone else’s property this might entitle you to compensation.  READ MORE

Accidents at the workplace:

Most accidents at work can be prevented as company owners and site management have responsibility to their staff to ensure incidents are kept to a minimum. READ MORE

Relevant News:

Irish Independent – 19/10/16  Man dies in workplace accident after roof and wall collapse

Irish Examiner – 30/06/16 – 56 people killed in workplace accidents last year

Farming Accidents

Farming Accidents and Fatalities are devastating to both the injured party and their families.  There are various types of Farming Accidents that can occur.  READ MORE

Relevant News:

Irish Independent – 12/01/16 – Farmer killed and son seriously injured in farm accident

Irish Independent – 26/08/16 – Farmer (70s) dies in farm accident involving machinery

Road traffic accident compensation:

Whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist, a passenger or in the driving seat, we can help. After a brief consultation and medical analysis we can advise you on the best course of action. READ MORE

Relevant News:

The Irish Examiner – 30/6/16 – €5m over brain injury from crash

The Irish Times – 10/02/16 – Family of woman killed in Dublin bike crash awarded €37,000

Dog bite/attack claims:

These types of claims are unfortunately on the increase. A dog attack can cause very serious injuries and varying degrees of psychological upset. If you have experienced this as a result of the owner being reckless and/or neglectful you may find yourself to be eligible for compensation.

Relevant News:

Irish Independent – 26/1/16 – Fatal attack by dog is ‘just a matter of time,’ experts warn

the Journal.ie – 21/10/15 – 8-year-old boy seriously injured following attack by dog

Defective products:

Whenever a product is sold to consumers it must be safe for its intended use. If you’ve been injured as a result of using a faulty or unsafe product, you could be entitled to make a defective product compensation claim.

Relevant News:

The Irish Times – 10/05/2016 – Council must pay compensation for ferry injuries, court rules

The Irish Times – 15/06/15 – Man settles action over allegedly defective hip replacement

This list is non exhaustive and we have acted in a wide variety of personal injury claims, all of which could not be listed here. If you think you might have a claim or you have a question as to whether one might be worthwhile pursuing, please call our solicitors today.

Contact Rose Sweeney or Keith Rolls by email or FREEphone us on 1800 844 104 to see how we can help you.


*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with RE.8 of SI 518 of 2002.