Personal Injury Claims *
Pádraig O’Donovan & Company is a leading legal practice in South Dublin in the area of Personal Injury Claims. Whether you have been involved in a road traffic accident/motor accident, an accident at work, a slip or fall in a public place, suffered medical negligence or are a member of An Garda Síochana who has been injured in the course of duty, our team is ready to help.
We have pursued numerous claims on behalf of our clients over the years and are extremely proud of our record of success.
We aim to give you expert, clear and concise advice as to whether you may be entitled to any form of compensation as a result of any injury you have received due to the negligence or malice of another party;
- Road Traffic Accidents/Motor Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Accidents in Public Places
- Medical Negligence
- Garda Compensation Claims
In order to bring any type of personal injury claim in Ireland, one must follow the Personal Injury Process in Ireland as laid out by the Personal Injury Assessment Board Act (PIAB).
Road Traffic Accidents/Motor Accidents
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident (RTA) and have suffered for example whiplash, back and spinal injury you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for injury and losses (loss of earnings, medical bills etc.) if the accident was caused by another person who breached another road user’s duty of care.
If the accident involved a so-called ‘Hit and Run’ driver or an Uninsured driver, we will advise you to make a personal injury compensation claim to the Motor Insurer’s Bureau of Ireland (MIBI). The function of the MIBI is to compensate victims of road traffic and car accidents caused by uninsured and unidentified vehicles.
The most common types of claims arising from accidents at work are:
- Slip and Trip
- Falls from stairs, ladders or scaffolding etc.
- Manual Handling
- Handling of machinery unsuitable for the task involved or not serviced correctly
- Hazardous and dangerous substances exposure
If you have had the misfortune of being injured at your place of employment and it was not your fault then you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim under the Personal Injury Process in Ireland.
You can be compensated for the injury you received, your medical costs and loss of earnings as a result of a workplace accident if you can prove that the accident was the fault your employer or another employee.
If you have been involved in a Workplace Accident please email our expert Personal Injury Claims team today.
Accidents in Public Places
Accidents can happen anywhere – in a shop, a restaurant or simply walking down the street. Slipping on a wet floor that hasn’t been properly notified, something falling from a height or tripping on an uneven or poorly repaired pavement does happen.
If an accident of any type happens to you in a public place and it was not your fault then you may be able to bring a personal injury claim under the Personal Injury Process in Ireland.
If you have been involved in an Accident in a Public Place please email our expert Personal Injury Claims team today.
Medical Negligence Claims
Medical negligence has a broad meaning insofar as it can cover a very broad spectrum of problems arising out of lack of adequate clinical care. It may arise out of a lack of duty of care by a doctor, surgeon, nurse, dentist, or mid-wife etc. In essence, medical negligence relates to all health professionals practicing and caring for patients.
All medical professionals owe a duty of care to their patients and if they have acted in a manner which is below a reasonable standard then this duty is deemed to have been breached.
Medical Negligence Claims are somewhat different to other personal injury claims in that the PIAB process does not apply to these types of claims. The PIAB cannot deal with jurisdiction in respect of medical negligence claims. In order to bring a medical negligence claim one would have to issue court proceedings from the outset.
Garda Compensation Claims
Under the Garda Compensation Act 1941-1945 (as amended), if you are member of An Garda Síochana and have suffered an injury during the course of your duties, you may be entitled to compensation.
Pádraig O’Donovan & Company will advise members of An Garda Síochana who have been injured during the course of their duties.
You should note that time limits apply to the bringing of claims under the Garda Compensation Act 1941-1945 (as amended) and a claim must be lodged within three months of the date of the incident, this in essence begins the process. However, in certain circumstances, the Minister has discretion to grant an extension of time. We suggest to make the application within the three month period in order to assist you in bringing a claim.
* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.