Personal Injury*

Have you sustained a personal injury*?

If you have suffered an injury or illness that has been caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation*.

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Personal Injury Claims* in Ireland

An injury of any kind can affect your quality of life. Being out of work as a result of this injury may also affect your monthly household income. Personal injury accidents can occur when we least expect it. They could happen on the road, at work or in a public place. Our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to make the process easier for you and your family.

Common Personal Injury Claims*

What to do after sustaining a personal injury*?

Following an accident, whether it be in a road traffic accident, an accident in a public place, or an accident at work, there are a number of steps you should follow which will allow us to help you with your claim.

  1. Seek medical attention

    Your health is your wealth and should be your first priority. Immediately after an accident*, take a second to assess yourself to determine if you have any injuries and seek the relevant medical attention. If you have sustained a serious injury, ensure that you contact an ambulance to attend the scene.

    For minor injuries, you must remember that minor injuries where you ‘feel fine’ could progress to a more serious injury in the future. In this case it is always better to be safe than sorry and advisable that you go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) or local GP to be checked out.

  2. Gather all relevant information at the scene

    It is important that you gather all the relevant information in connection with your accident:

    • Details of other people involved (where relevant): name, address, contact information, vehicle registration number and vehicle insurance information. You can also offer your own information to the others involved in the accident.
    • Name and contact details of any emergency service workers at the scene – paramedic/Gardaí.
    • Take pictures of the scene from different angles; this will help your solicitor understand how the accident happened.
    • If there are any CCTV recordings of the accident, like a camera nearby shop, for example, ask for a recording of the footage.
    • Record the time and date of the accident.
    • Weather conditions at the time (if accident occurred outdoors).
    • If possible, try to collect the contact details of anybody that witnessed the accident.
  3. Report the accident

    If the accident took place at work, it is critical to report the accident to your superior, i.e. a supervisor or manager on site. It doesn’t matter how small you think the accident may be. By law, accidents at work* are required to be reported if the person is injured and can’t perform their daily work tasks for more than three days. Make sure to fill out an Accident Report Form. This can be used in reference to any medical examination and will also prevent any similar accidents that could happen in the future.

    If you have been involved in a road traffic accident*, it is important that you call the Gardai to report the accident immediately.

  4. Speak to a personal injury claims solicitor*

    If you are considering moving forward with an accident claim* for any personal injuries sustained, it is advisable that you speak with a personal injury solicitor* as soon as possible. If you are proceeding with a claim, the first step will be submitting your claim to the Injuries Board for assessment. A personal injury solicitor* can help you in preparing your application to the Injuries Board and ensure that you follow the process in the correct format, meaning that you can move forward with your claim quickly without unnecessary delays.

    It is important to remember to keep copies of any expenses that you have incurred as a result of the accident. It is also imperative to retain copies of medical reports or other applicable reports such as Garda report or incident report form, where possible as you will need them when making a claim.

Once these steps have been taken and if your claim is something that we can help you with, we can begin to take action for you.

We Look After Your Case

Over the past 30 years, Tracey Solicitors have built a team and process to support people in Ireland who have been involved in accidents. This allows you to focus on your recovery, while we look after your case. Our team of solicitors and legal executives will take the time to explain the process to you in detail, in language that you can understand, free of jargon, and we’ll help you each step of the way.

How do I make a claim?

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. If you’ve been involved in an accident, the Injuries Board claims process generally consists of these steps:

  1. Speak with a solicitor

    To start the process, you will need to provide the following information to your solicitor:

    • Details of the accident
    • Details of the injury along with any evidence (photographs)
    • Details of any previous injuries, medical conditions, accidents, claims
    • Details of any expenses incurred as a result of the accident (medical bills, etc.)
    • CCTV footage, where applicable (Your solicitor can acquire this for you)
    • Details/Description of the person at fault
  2. Solicitor obtains a medical report

    One of the most important documents in your case is a medical report. Your solicitor will ask for your doctor’s or hospital details so he can obtain a report on your injuries. This report will then be used to allow us progress your case.

  3. Solicitor prepares the Injuries Board application

    Once your solicitor has gathered all information necessary, they will complete and submit the Injuries Board application form (Injures Board Form A) for you. Once submitted, the Personal Injuries Assessment Board will acknowledge receipt of this and will notify the person at fault of your claim. A copy of the application form and medical report will also be issued to the person at fault at this stage. Once submitted, the two year time limit clock will stop while your claim is being assessed.

Margaret's Story

Margaret fell crossing the road due to roadworks while doing her Christmas shopping. She injured her knee badly. Margaret found the claims process with Tracey Solicitors straight forward and was put at ease straight away.

  • They took my case and within a short space of time I had my claim settled with no hassle whatsoever.

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What are the Legal Time Limits?

Formally known as the Statute of Limitations, the legal time limit for a personal injury claim* is usually two years less one day after the date of knowledge of the injury. In many cases, the date of knowledge will be the date the accident occurred. In some cases, a person may not realise their injury until some time after the accident and in such cases, the clock starts from that date.

For children who have suffered an injury, the process works a little differently. A minor cannot bring a claim forward themselves. On their 18th birthday, the clock starts at their two year time limit to make their claim. Alternatively, a parent or legal guardian can bring the claim forward on behalf of the child immediately after the accident. This is generally a more favorable option. As making the claim sooner rather than later means that it is easier to source reliable evidence to strengthen the child’s case.

Important to note is that once the application to the Injuries Board is submitted, the clock stops on the two year time limit while they assess the claim.

Learn more about Time Limits

Trust in Tracey Solicitors

Being injured, whether it be an accident at work, an accident in a public place or in a road traffic accident, can be a difficult experience. At Tracey Solicitors, we understand this and know that the world of accident claims is something you may not have experience with. This is where our client-focused approach comes into play, to put your mind at ease and make the process as easy as possible for you.

Trust in Tracey Solicitors to provide you with the support and guidance you need so you can focus on your recovery while we manage your claim. With state-of-the-art case management systems, utmost in client care, total transparency and communication in a language you can understand, working with your solicitor has never been easier.

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