Personal injury is the legal term for an injury or illness that has been caused (or made worse) by someone else’s negligence. If you have suffered in these circumstances, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
If you have been involved in an accident through no fault of your own and you want to make a claim for compensation, then O'Connor Buckley solicitors can help.
Road traffic & car accidents*
Slip, trip and fall accidents*
Accidents at work*
Fatal injury claims*
Product liability claims*
Children's accident claims*
Garda compensation claims*
Compensation for victims of crime*
Injury claims against the State*
Post traumatic stress claims*
Strict Time Limits
within which personal injury actions* must be taken. Generally speaking the time limit is Two Years but sometimes, the time limits may be shorter or longer. If you have suffered an injury and you want to make a claim for compensation, you should
contact a member of our team
as soon as possible.
The majority of claims do not start in court. Generally, they are required by law to start with the Injuries Board — with the exception of Medical Negligence, some assault cases and some cases where the injury is wholly psychological. Many people who apply to the Injuries Board do so with the help of a solicitor. This ensures that the process runs as smoothly as possible from gathering of documents, medical reports and evidence to submission of the application to consideration of the Injuries Board compensation suggestion.
In order for a solicitor to advise you on your accident and whether you may be entitled to make a claim, when bringing the claim to a solicitor, include all facts surrounding the accident. Even the facts that you may think are not as important. Also remember to include things like how the accident happened, what exactly you were doing at the time, who was involved and who witnessed the accident.The following pieces of information are important for you to bring with you, where possible when you start the claims process with your solicitor:
A detailed description of the accident and how it happened.
Pictures of the scene of the accident to show how it happened.
Specific time and date of the accident.
Was there any CCTV in operation where your accident happened? Your solicitor can request the owner of the CCTV to send over the recordings.
Witness Details – was there any witnesses to the accident?
Medical Reports – if you have copies of them to hand, if not your solicitor can request these from your doctor.
Details of Loss of Earnings – how much wages have you lost as a result of the accident?
Details of Medical History – did you have any medical conditions before the accident occurred?
Claims History Details – have you made any personal injury claims in the past? Details of the party at fault for your accident. – it is of the utmost importance that you have the correct party identified when making a claim.
A list of any expenses you incur as a result of the accident (for example, medical costs, travel costs, home care costs or any other costs involved).
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