If you have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing, then you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering experienced by you and to recover out of pocket expenses such as medical expenses and loss of earnings which you have incurred.
An accident which causes injury can have so many different medical, emotional and financial repercussions for the person or people involved. Whether it happens on the road, at work or going about your normal business, an accident can have significant consequences for you and your family.
We can advise you and represent you in achieving the maximum compensation for your injuries. We take detailed instructions from you. We offer legal advice in relation to the Injuries Board. We advise on all parts of the Board’s personal injury compensation application and assessment process.
We advise on areas such as:
- to assess how much compensation is due to an injured party;
- to reduce costs and fees involved in the administration of personal injury claims; and
- to reduce the amount of time it takes to finalise a claim for compensation.
All personal injury claims in Ireland (with a limited number of exceptions) must be submitted to the Injuries Board.
The Board provides an independent assessment of personal injury claims for compensation following road traffic, workplace or public liability accidents. Where the person responsible (the respondent) does not consent to InjuriesBoard.ie assessing your claim for compensation, the Injuries Board will allow you to pursue your claim through the courts.
The Injuries Board has to assess a claim within 9 months of the respondent consenting. This can be extended in certain circumstances
Claims are assessed using the medical evidence you provide from your doctor and, if necessary, a report provided by an independent doctor appointed by the Injuries Board. The assessment of the damages due is made having regard to the particular injuries you sustained and your circumstances. Guideline amounts for compensation in respect of particular injuries are set out in the Book of Quantum which was prepared for the Board in 2004. If the respondent does not agree to an assessment by the Injuries Board or if either side rejects the Board’s award, the matter can then be referred to the courts. Under the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004, the time-limit for claims for compensation is two years from the date of the accident.
We can ensure that you will receive the best possible advice whilst enhancing your claim’s likelihood of success and maximising the level of damages recoverable on your behalf. We aim to achieve practical solutions for our clients quickly and cost effectively.
You should seek advice promtly as there is generally a two year time period within which a personal injuries action can be instituted.
In contentious business a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage of any award or settlement