Personal Injury

Accident Claims

Accidents occur every day: at work, on the roads, on dangerous footpaths, in supermarkets, or due to defective products etc.

Sometimes groups of people are affected by the same circumstances, for example, Repetitive Strain Injuries and exposure to dangerous substances, such as asbestos. *If you have suffered an injury or loss due to the fault of others, you should seek our advice about bringing a claim for damages.

You should seek advice promptly – there is generally a period of two years from the date of the incident within which legal proceedings must be issued. Even if you believe you may be partly at fault you may be entitled to recover a proportion of the damages relevant to your injury.

Road Traffic Accidents

If you would like to talk to us about a personal injury claim in Ireland, please complete the online form.

Where there is an accident in which there are no obvious *injuries, the Gardai may not call to the scene as there is a policy by the Gardai to let the drivers sort the matter out themselves. Where there is *serious injury, the Gardai will nearly always attend and may caution the drivers and in due course may take statements from the people involved and Court prosecution may result.

You may be entitled to seek compensation for the *injuries you received and your ongoing pain and suffering, damage and loss of use of your car, loss of earnings, hospital and *medical expenses, travel expenses and other miscellaneous expenses.

We will advise you about all of the items for which you can *claim compensation.

Compensation for Accidents at Work

If you have been *injured in an accident at work, you may be entitled to *claim for compensation. Employees have the right to a safe place and system of work. You may be compensated if you can prove that the accident was the fault of someone else – your employer or a fellow employee. You may be able to *claim if you had an accident at work or if you suffered as a result of your employer being in breach of Health and Safety legislation. You can make a claim for the injuries you received, your medical expenses, any loss of earnings which you had and other miscellaneous expenses.

If it is not possible to settle your *claim for compensation with the other parties’ Insurance Company, an application must be made to the Injuries Board. The Injuries Board assesses compensation for victims of Workplace, Motor and Public Liability accidents. It does not assess claims that are the result of *medical negligence. It will only assess a claim if the other party admits responsibility. The other party must consent before the claim can be assessed by the Injuries Board.

The Injuries Board assess *claims based on the medical evidence they are provided with and with regard to the level of compensation that is awarded for particular *injuries, as set out in their Book of Quantum – a publication which details the range of awards for all types of injuries (link to Book here). If either party is dissatisfied with the award, the Board will issue an authorisation to allow you to take your case to Court.

The Injuries Board assess claims based on the medical evidence they are provided with and with regard to the level of compensation that is awarded for particular *injuries, as set out in their Book of Quantum – a publication which details the range of awards for all types of *injuries

If you believe you may have a *personal injury compensation claim, call Anne Kelly on 01 6243624 or e-mail her at anne.kelly@pkelly.ie for advice.

Our Firm

We provide an expert, personal service in the following areas of law:
Accident Claims & Personal Injury Litigation*, Conveyancing, Debt Collection, Wills & Probate and Family Law.

* In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any settlement.