Personal Injury *
Accidents are an unfortunate part of life. However, if you have suffered an injury due to the fault of another person, such as a car accident, an incident at work or other injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
We can assist you in all aspects of your claim, from identifying the wrongdoer and obtaining the necessary medical reports and other expert witness reports, liaising with insurance companies and negotiating settlements.
Where a claim is not settled between the parties or is disputed, it will then be submitted to the InjuriesBoard.ie, which was set up in 2004 by the Irish government, is to assess claims for compensation for anyone who has been in an accident and suffered an injury.
We will obtain any further medical reports required; compile your special damages including any loss of earnings or possible future losses.
If the claim is not resolved by the InjuriesBoard.ie, an Authorisation is then issued which allows you to bring your claim before the Courts.
We will advise you as to the correct Court Jurisdiction be it District, Circuit or High Court, as there are award limits and costs implications associated with each. We will arrange for the appropriate Court papers to be drafted, filed, issued and served. We will arrange your Court representation and necessary pre-hearing consultations. We will advise you on any settlement offers or the possible Court awards to ensure that you are compensated for the injury and any other loss and damage you have suffered.
Please that in all Personal Injury claims there is a time limit for claims for compensation of two years from the date of the accident.
Medical Negligence *
Such claims arise where the treatment and/or care given to you by a medical professional does not meet the expected standard of care and this has caused you an injury.
As with all Personal Injury claims, there is a 2 year time limit for bringing a claim for medical negligence. However, if you did not have knowledge of the injury until sometime after it occurred the time limit does not begin to run until you discover it.
Access to your medical records is required and specialist expert witness opinion will need to be obtained.
The preliminary work needed can be extensive and therefore it is important not to delay if you believe that you have a claim.
Please contact David O’Meara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.