Personal Injury Solicitors Nationwide

Our Personal Injury Claim Solicitors are experienced in dealing with all types of personal injury cases and we have helped thousands of people receive compensation for their injuries and illnesses.

How can we help?

To discuss your case in detail, contact us today or request a callback from our experienced team.

Free Phone: 1800 844 104
Email: info@colemanlegal.ie

What is a Personal Injury?

An injury or sickness caused (or made worse) by someone else’s negligence is known as a personal injury. If you’ve been injured or become ill due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

This can be direct, such as an injury to yourself, or indirect, the grief you feel after a bereavement caused by someone else’s negligence.

If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury at the hands of another person, and if you have any questions surrounding the claim process, speak with one of our experienced personal injury claim solicitors, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

Coleman Legal personal injury claim solicitors

We work with our clients to achieve the best possible outcome for your case and have helped thousands of individuals get compensation for their injuries and illnesses.

To speak with one of our experienced personal injury claim team, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Coleman Legal Personal Injury Claims Practice Areas

Personal injury claim practice areas

Our team of experienced Personal Injury Claim Solicitors at Coleman Legal continuously educates themselves on all aspects of personal injury.

No matter how unusual or rare your case is, we can offer sound advice and support to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

To speak with one of our experienced personal injury claim team, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

Catastrophic Injury Claims
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Personal Injury Claims Process in Ireland

How do I make a personal injury claim in Ireland?

Most claims do not start in court. In general, they are legally required to begin with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board with exceptions including medical negligence, some assaults, and some cases of entirely psychological injury.

People who apply to the Injuries Board often do so with the help of a solicitor. This helps to make the process as smooth as possible.

Our personal injury solicitors at Coleman Legal can assist you in filing an application for compensation by;

  • Prepare information & documents: Gathering important documents for the application,
  • Solicitor obtains evidence & medical report: Once your Solicitor meets with you in the initial consultation, he/she will ask for your hospital or doctor’s details so he/she can obtain a report on your injuries. Your medical report is one of the most important documents in your catastrophic injury claim. If you are required to visit the doctor several times, your solicitor may obtain more than one medical report as your case progresses.
  • Solicitor submits the Injuries Board application: After gathering all the relevant documents of the injury and medical reports, your Solicitor will then submit your claim application to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board for assessment.
  • Consideration of the amount of compensation suggested by the Injuries Board: Once the Personal Injuries Board assesses your claim, your Solicitor will let you know the financial Assessment sum awarded to you. You will then have the choice to accept or reject the Injuries Board assessment. Your Solicitor will advise you in relation to the Award amount.

Your Solicitor will advise you throughout the entire process, ensuring your best interests are met, and that you get the best settlement or Court Award possible that is fair in the entirety of the circumstances. To speak with one of our experienced personal injury team, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

The Injury Assessment Board

The Personal Injuries Assessment 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

  • The Respondent refuses to engage with PIAB;
  • If PIAB refuses to proceed to an assessment or;
  • If the applicant (the injured party) refuses to accept

If you have received an assessment from PIAB and 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Statute of limitations for a Personal Injury Claim

With all Personal Injury claims, one of the most important factors to be aware of is time or the statute of limitation 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 and the Statute of Limitation (Amendment) Act 1991.

You have two 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. 

To speak with one of our experienced personal injury team about your statute of limitation, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Our Personal Injury Team

If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury at the hands of another person, we would advise all persons to contact our personal injury solicitors at the earliest available opportunity. To speak with one of our team of experienced personal injury team, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

*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.