Accident & Personal Injury * Law
Anderson & Gallagher have over thirty years experience dealing with Personal Injury Claims in Ireland and are available to provide expert legal advice.
In Ireland if you have been involved in an accident or subject to conditions that lead to your injury/ ailment you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim *.
Making a Personal Injury Claim *:
Although pursuing a legal dispute for injuries or illness may seem straight forward, it has proven to be a more complicated task most often requiring legal expertise, knowledge and experience.
All personal injury claims* in Ireland must be assessed by an independent body known as The Injuries Board, formerly referred to as the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.
In 2013, claims were assessed on average within seven months of the respondent consenting to such assessment.
Personal injury claims through litigation* – that is through court, where the respondent rejected the Injuries Board assessment were assessed on average within thirty six months.
Claims to the Injuries Board and Courts are both assessed on the medical evidence you provide from your medical practitioner and in some circumstances from an independent medical practitioner appointed by the Injuries Board.
The award of compensation will be based on an assessment of damages* with due regard to the extent of your injuries/ illness and the particular circumstances leading to your illness/ injuries.
Where the respondent does not agree to the assessment by the Injuries Board or where either party rejects the Injuries Board assessment your case can then be initiated in the Courts*.
Applications for compensation* in Ireland cannot be made directly to the Courts without the consent of the Injuries Board.
Step- by- step process to making a personal injury claim* :
- Get in touch with your solicitor to gain a clear understanding of the claims process and your entitlements.
- Request assistance in filling in a claim application form and compiling necessary documentation i.e. medical report, images of injuries, accident report etc. This is crucial and is often a determining factor in the Injuries Board decision to accept or reject a claim.
- Forward your application form to the Injuries Board within 3 months of the incident leading to your injury/ illness.
- The Respondent (i.e. the person against whom you are making a claim) should receive notification of your claim from the Injuries Board.
- The Respondent, usually represented by an insurance company, agrees to the assessment of your claim by the Injuries Board.
- You may need to attend a medical assessment carried out by an independent medical practitioner nominated by the Injuries Board.
- The Injuries Board assesses the amount of compensation* (i.e. the monetary value of your claim) having regard to the information submitted.
- The claimant and the respondent both accept the amount of compensation*.
If the respondent does not agree to an assessment by the Injuries Board or if either side rejects the Injury Board assessment, the matter can then be referred to the Courts. Once resolved the respondent or respondents insurer issues a settlement cheque *.
How Anderson Gallagher can help you to make a successful personal injury * claim:
Anderson Gallagher are Personal Injury* Solicitors located in the City Centre, Dublin 2, with over thirty years’ experience.We have a dedicated team who has a reputation for professional, independent and expert advice.
Our experienced solicitors can provide the support and advice necessary to assist you in your claim for fair compensation* for your injury.
Our Personal Injury* team is trained to provide practical and impartial advice which will be provided in plain English. Our solicitors have a proper understanding of all the issues involved and they will assist you through each stage of the injury compensation claim* process. Upon examining your particular circumstances Anderson & Gallagher can advise you of the best course of action suitable to your particular circumstances.
We also have Polish speaking members of staff who can assist you.
If you would like more information on the Personal Injury compensation* claims process please contact us on free phone 1800 200 618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.