Welcome to Ireland’s First Independent Personal Injury Claims Website
We have published articles on this Irish website answering the most common questions about making personal injury claims in Ireland. We have written the articles in plain English, so that they are clear and informative, while still covering a wide range of important topics.
Guarantee of Independence
This is an independent Irish website, not owned or affiliated with any law firm or statutory body and we are therefore free to provide impartial and accurate information. This website is edited by an Irish solicitor with extensive personal injury claims experience, currently living and working in the city of Lyon in France while lecturing in law at two universities. The editor is not connected with any Irish law firm and does not handle personally any legal cases in Ireland.
Health First, Legal Advice Second
Please remember that your health always comes first, so make sure you get medical assistance if you have suffered any kind of injury.
We also strongly recommend that you speak to a solicitor about any potential claim for personal injury compensation you have at the earliest possible opportunity. You can call our free solicitor advice line on 1-800 989 900 or request a call back. There will be no charge or obligation for this initial call and you will receive impartial advice about your potential case.
We have assembled a panel of experienced Irish personal injury claims solicitors, many of whom have contributed to this website or who man our free advice line. You can call any time of day – seven days a week – on our freephone number 1-800 989 900, or you can provide your name and number here and a solicitor will call you back at a suitably convenient time.
Why Use a Solicitor for Personal Injury Claims in Ireland
No two claims for personal injury compensation are the same and, although it is often possible for a plaintiff to claim injury compensation through the Injuries Board without legal assistance, there are two very important reasons to use a solicitor to make personal injury claims in Ireland.
The Injuries Board provide a valuable service in limiting the costs of making claims for personal injury compensation in Ireland and reducing the length of time that it takes for a claim to be resolved. However, the Injuries Board can only assess claims according to the information they are provided with and, if you do not know how personal injury compensation in Ireland is calculated, there is a genuine risk that your claim will be settled for less than you are entitled to.
A bigger threat to the fair and adequate settlement of personal injury claims in Ireland is the unsolicited offer of compensation from an insurance company. Insurance companies are often advised by their policyholder when an accident has occurred and, as an insurance company´s primary consideration is not your financial well-being, it is probable that the offer of personal injury compensation is the lowest amount they feel will be accepted – again exposing you to the possibility that your claim will be under-settled.
What You Can Expect When You Call
For many people, the prospect of seeking advice from a solicitor about making personal injury claims in Ireland can be daunting – especially when you have sustained an injury in an accident for which you were not to blame and at a time when you may be in considerable pain or discomfort. Our solicitors appreciate that you may not be feeling at your best or remember all the circumstances of how your injury was sustained at this time.
Therefore, when you call our free advice line, we will listen carefully as you explain as much as you can tell us about a loss, an injury or the avoidable deterioration of an existing condition, what medical attention you have received and what actions you may have already taken in preparation for making personal injury claims. We will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about making a claim for personal injury compensation in Ireland and provide a preliminary assessment of your claim whenever possible.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident and injury, we should be able to explain what procedures need to be completed before personal injury claims can be made and offer our assistance to help support your claim for personal injury compensation by collecting evidence of negligence or making accident reports on your behalf.
Even if you have already submitted an application for assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland, or have been approached by an insurance company with an unsolicited offer of personal injury compensation, you are still invited to call our free advice telephone service or take advantage of our ‘call-back’ form below to get independent and impartial advice about personal injury claims in Ireland.
What Happens After I Call?
What happens after you call is entirely dependent on your personal situation. We aim to provide you with sufficient information for you to make an informed decision of whether you have a claim for personal injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue – however no pressure will be placed upon you to proceed with a claim and you will be under no obligation to do so.
However, please be aware that there is a time limit on making personal injury claims in Ireland and in potentially complex cases you would be best advised to speak with a solicitor at the earliest practical opportunity.
All articles are written or edited by a qualified solicitor Eoin Campbell.