How does one claim compensation for an injury caused by a chiropractor?
Eoin P. Campbell
Eoin P. Campbell, LL.B., Solicitor
Editor in Chief

Question:

How does one claim compensation for an injury caused by a chiropractor?

Answer:

Claiming for chiropractor injury compensation is a complicated procedure, as it is often difficult to distinguish what you may regard as an injury from a chiropractor´s treatment. Furthermore, even when you are certain that you have actually sustained an injury, in order to make a chiropractor injury compensation claim it has to be shown that “on the balance of all probability” your injury was due to a chiropractor´s negligence.

Consequently claims for chiropractor injury compensation are categorised as medical negligence cases and the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to assess your claim. Instead, you will have to engage a solicitor who will seek medical expert opinion to ascertain in what way the chiropractor was negligent, and establish the extent of your injury in order that you receive an adequate level of chiropractor injury compensation.

Although compensation claims for medical negligence are dealt with by the court system, chiropractor injury claims can often be resolved by negotiation when your solicitor has constructed a sufficiently strong case. Therefore, it is in your best interests to speak with a solicitor about the process of making a chiropractor injury compensation claim at your earliest opportunity.

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