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Do you need personal injury solicitors after a personal injury? Our personal injury solicitors at Michael Kelleher Solicitors have extensive experience handling a variety of accident and injury claims. We offer only the very best support whether you’re ready to file a claim or just need advice. Call 01-6144565 today for expert advice on the next steps.

If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Seeking legal advice quickly gives your claim the best chance of success. Our team will fight for your rights after a workplace accident, road traffic accident or public slip and fall. We know how devastating such injuries can be to your health and work. Our Dublin personal injury solicitors can help you with Irish law, which protects the wrongfully injured.

Our team is dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve with years of experience and a track record of success. We’ve handled many cases and pride ourselves on being regarded as one of the best personal injury solicitors in Ireland.

Contact Michael Kelleher Personal Injury Solicitors today for help during this difficult time. We prioritise your health and will fight for your justice and compensation. Our team has:

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Road Traffic Accident Claims

Understanding your rights and compensation options after an Irish road traffic accident is crucial. Road traffic accidents can cause physical harm, emotional distress, and financial hardship due to medical bills and lost wages. To get full compensation for your road traffic accident losses, read this.

Understand Your Rights

You have the right to compensation if another party caused a road traffic accident. This applies to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Compensation may cover medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Proceeding with Your Claim

  1. Immediate Steps:
    • Safety First: Check on everyone in the accident and call 911.
    • Report Accident: Contact Gardaí immediately. Your claim may require an official report.
    • Document everything: Get names and contact info from everyone involved and witnesses. Photograph the accident, your injuries, and all vehicles.
    • Seek Medical Attention: Even minor injuries should be evaluated by a doctor. Medical evidence supports your claim.
  2. Filing your claim:
    • Notify Your Insurer: Report the accident immediately to your insurer.
    • Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB): The PIAB must review all injury claims, except for material damage. Claims must include all required documents and evidence.
    • Legal representation is optional, but a road traffic accident solicitor can advise you and help you navigate complex claim processes.

What Compensation Can You Expect?

Road traffic accident compensation depends on the severity of injuries and the case. Costs may be recoverable:

  • Medical treatment and rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings and future earning capacity
  • Repair and replacement of damaged property
  • Pain, suffering, and loss of quality of life
  • Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident

Claim Time Limits

From the accident date, personal injury claims in Ireland have a two-year limitation period. Thus, you should start the claims process immediately to protect your right to compensation.

How We Can Help

Michael Kelleher Solicitors specialises in road traffic accident compensation. Our personal injury solicitors understand road traffic accident claims and will guide you through the process. We offer compassionate and comprehensive service to make the claims process as easy as possible for our clients.

Contact us to discuss your case or for more information. After a traffic accident, our dedicated team can explain your rights and options.

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Accident at Work Claims

Experiencing an accident at work can be distressing and may result in physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial uncertainty. If you have suffered from an injury at your workplace, it’s important to understand your rights and the steps necessary to claim compensation for your losses. This section provides detailed information about navigating accident at work claims in Ireland.

Understanding Your Rights

In Ireland, employees are entitled to a safe and healthy work environment. If you’re injured at work due to employer negligence, inadequate safety measures, or a colleague’s actions, you have the right to seek compensation. This compensation can cover medical expenses, lost wages due to time off work, and other related costs.

Steps to Take Following an Accident at Work

  1. Immediate Actions:
    • Report the Incident: Notify your employer or immediate supervisor about the accident as soon as possible, regardless of the injury’s severity.
    • Medical Attention: Seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries. This provides documentation that proves the injuries were a direct result of the workplace accident.
    • Accident Record: Ensure the accident is recorded in the workplace’s official accident report book, a legal requirement for most businesses in Ireland.
  1. Document Everything:
    • Collect and maintain records of everything related to the accident and your injuries, including medical reports, treatment receipts, and a diary of how the injury has impacted your daily life and work.
  1. Legal Advice:
    • Consulting with a solicitor who specialises in workplace injuries can provide crucial guidance and improve the outcome of your claim. They can help gather necessary evidence, negotiate with insurers, and represent you in court if needed.

What Compensation Can You Expect?

Compensation for workplace accidents may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Costs for immediate and ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, and any necessary surgeries or therapies.
  • Lost Earnings: Compensation for lost wages if you’re unable to work temporarily or permanently due to your injuries.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain and emotional distress suffered as a result of the accident.
  • Other Losses: Reimbursement for any additional costs incurred, such as travel expenses to medical appointments.

Time Limits for Claims

The statute of limitations for making a workplace injury claim in Ireland is generally two years from the date of the accident. It’s vital to begin the claim process as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are maintained.

How We Can Help

At Michael Kelleher Solicitors, we understand the complexities of workplace injury claims and are dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for our clients. Our experienced team of personal injury solicitors will guide you through each step of your claim, from initial advice through to settlement or court proceedings if necessary.

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If you have been injured at work, do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation. We are here to help you understand your rights and ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. Let our expertise in workplace accident claims work for you.

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Public Liability Claims

Accidents can occur in various public settings, from retail establishments to entertainment venues, and even on city sidewalks. If you suffer an injury in a public space due to negligence or unsafe conditions, you may have grounds for a public liability claim. Understanding your rights and the process to seek compensation is essential for ensuring you are adequately covered for any injuries sustained. Here’s a detailed guide on navigating public liability accident claims in Ireland.

Understanding Your Rights

As a member of the public, you are entitled to a safe environment when entering premises controlled by businesses, government entities, or private property owners. If you are injured due to poorly maintained properties, inadequate safety measures, or other negligent actions by the premises owner, you can pursue a public liability claim for compensation.

Key Steps in Making a Public Liability Claim

  1. Report the Incident:
    • Immediately inform the property owner, manager, or authority in charge about the accident and ensure they make a formal record in their accident log.
  1. Document Everything:
    • Take photographs of the accident scene and your injuries.
    • Gather contact details of any witnesses.
    • Save medical reports and receipts related to the treatment of your injuries.
  1. Seek Medical Attention:
    • Have a thorough medical examination as soon as possible after the incident. Medical documentation is crucial in substantiating your claim.
  1. Legal Consultation:
    • Contact a solicitor experienced in public liability claims. They can offer valuable advice, help gather additional evidence, and represent you in negotiations with insurance companies or in court proceedings if necessary.

 What Compensation Can You Expect?

Compensation in public liability claims can cover:

  • Medical Expenses: Costs for immediate and ongoing medical care, including surgeries, medication, and therapy.
  • Loss of Earnings: Compensation for lost wages if you are unable to work during your recovery.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress suffered due to the accident.
  • Other Damages: Costs for any other expenses incurred as a result of the injury, such as travel costs to medical appointments.

Time Limits for Claims

The statute of limitations for filing a public liability claim in Ireland is generally two years from the date of the accident. It is crucial to begin the legal process promptly to ensure your claim is filed within these time constraints.

How We Can Help

At Michael Kelly Solicitors, we specialise in public liability claims and are committed to helping our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve. Our team of experienced personal injury solicitors will guide you through every step of your claim, ensuring that you understand your rights and the potential outcomes of your case.

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If you have been injured in a public space and believe it was due to negligence, please do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation. Our dedicated team is here to help you navigate the complexities of public liability claims and work towards securing a favorable resolution.

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Slip, Trip and Fall Claims

Slip, trip, and fall incidents are among the most common accidents that occur in both public and private spaces. These accidents can happen anywhere—on wet floors in shopping centres, uneven sidewalks, or cluttered pathways in workplaces. If you have suffered an injury due to a slip, trip, or fall that was caused by negligent maintenance or unsafe conditions, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Here’s what you need to know about pursuing a slip, trip, and fall claim in Ireland.

Understanding Your Rights

Everyone has the right to expect safe conditions in places accessible to the public or in their workplace. Property owners, managers, and local authorities have a duty to ensure that environments are free of hazards that could cause slips, trips, and falls. If you are injured because of a failure to uphold these safety standards, you have the right to seek compensation.

Steps to Take After a Slip, Trip, or Fall Accident

  1. Immediate Response:
    • Report the accident to the property owner, manager, or supervisor immediately.
    • If possible, document the scene where the accident occurred by taking photographs or videos, especially of whatever caused you to fall.
  1. Medical Documentation:
    • Seek medical attention right away for your injuries. This step is crucial not only for your health but also for documenting your injuries, which is vital for your claim.
  1. Witness Information:
    • Gather names and contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident. Witness statements can significantly strengthen your claim.
  1. Keep Records:
    • Save all medical records and receipts related to treatments for your injuries. Also, keep a record of any other expenses incurred due to the accident, such as travel costs for medical appointments.

 What Compensation Can You Expect?

Compensation for slip, trip, and fall claims may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Including the cost of emergency care, ongoing treatments, and any future medical expenses related to your injury.
  • Loss of Earnings: If you are unable to work while you recover, you can claim for lost wages.
  • Pain and Suffering: For the physical pain and emotional distress caused by your injuries.
  • Other Financial Losses: Such as travel expenses and any modifications needed in your home.

 Time Limits for Filing a Claim

In Ireland, you typically have two years from the date of the accident to make a slip, trip, and fall claim. It is important to start the legal process as soon as possible to ensure compliance with this time limit.

How We Can Help

At Michael Kelleher Solicitors, our experienced team of personal injury solicitors specialises in slip, trip, and fall claims. We understand the complexities involved in proving negligence and securing the compensation you deserve. We guide our clients through every step of the claims process, from initial consultation to settlement or court proceedings if necessary.

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If you have been injured in a slip, trip, or fall accident and believe it was due to someone else’s negligence, please contact us today. Our knowledgeable team is here to provide you with expert legal advice and representation, ensuring the best possible outcome for your claim. Let us help you recover the compensation you need to facilitate your recovery and move forward from your accident.

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Types of Injury

  • Injuries Resulting in Foreshortened Life Expectancy
  • Injuries Involving Paralysis
  • Head Injuries
  • Psychiatric Damage
    • Psychiatric Damage
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)]
  • Injuries Affecting The Senses
    • Injuries affecting sight
    • Deafness
    • Impairment of taste and smell
  • Chronic Pain
    • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
    • Other pain disorders
  • Damage To Hair
  • Dermatitis And Other Skin Conditions
  • Injuries To Internal Organs
    • Chest injuries of traumatic origin
    • Lung disease
    • Digestive system
    • Reproductive system
    • Kidney
    • Bowel
    • Bladder
    • Spleen
    • Hernia
  • Facial Injuries
    • Facial disfigurement
    • Skeletal injuries to the face
  • Non Facial Scarring And Burns
    • Scarring
    • Burns
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
    • Neck injuries
    • Back injuries
    • Pelvis and hips
    • Shoulder injuries
    • Amputation of arm
    • Other arm injuries
    • Injuries to the elbow
    • Wrist injuries
    • Hand injuries and injuries to thumb and fingers
    • Vibration White Finger (VWF) and/or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
    • Other upper limb disorders
    • Leg amputation
    • Other leg injuries
    • Knee injuries
    • Ankle injuries
    • Achilles tendon
    • Other foot injuries
    • Toe injuries

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Time Limits for Claims for Personal Injuries

The time limit within which to bring a claim for personal injuries is typically 2 years from the date of the accident or the date of knowledge of the injury. Time will stop running once a claim is lodged with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board and acknowledged as complete and received. It is vital a claim is commenced within the appropriate time period, otherwise it will become Statute barred.

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Letter of Claim

A letter of claim must be served on the party or parties deemed responsible within one month from the date of the cause of action. If you fail to do so and the case proceeds to hearing, the Judge is obliged to draw such inferences as appear proper and either refuse to award legal costs or reduce those costs, where the interests of justice require.

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Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB)

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board is an independent state body which assesses personal injury compensation. Once an application is received by PIAB, a written notice is sent to the respondent requesting consent to assessment. If consent is forthcoming, PIAB may proceed to assess damages. In the event assessment is declined, PIAB will issue an Authorisation to allow commencement of court proceedings.

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Court Proceedings

Court proceedings may prove necessary for a variety of reasons, for example, where liability or quantum remain in dispute. We have the expertise to provide you with advice tailored to the individual circumstances of your claim. We also have close working relations with the expert witnesses required to support your claim, whether that be medical experts, engineers, occupational therapists or actuaries.

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Liability and Quantum

In any personal injuries action, in order to succeed it will be necessary to demonstrate negligence and/or breach of duty on the part of the party deemed responsible. Once liability is proven, the issue of damages may be dealt with. Damages consist of ‘general damages’ for pain and suffering and ‘special damages’ for losses such as medical bills, material damage and loss of earnings. An important principle is that the injured party is entitled to be put in the same position he or she would have been in if he or she had not sustained the wrong in question.

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Legal Costs for Personal Injuries

PIAB typically do not allow your costs as part of any assessment and accordingly your will be responsible for discharging your legal fees. If legal proceedings are commenced and your claim is ultimately successful, the other side will normally discharge the costs of the proceedings. However, not all costs will be covered, such as the PIAB stage or investigations, and you will be responsible for such fees and outlays. In order to ensure you are kept informed of all fees and outlays, we will furnish you with a written notice of costs at the outset and will update you as the claim progresses so as to ensure you remain fully informed.

Understanding Personal Injury Claims

Understanding the fundamentals of personal injury claims is crucial for anyone considering legal action. This section covers the basics, including definitions, types of accidents that qualify and key legal concepts like tort law and negligence. Learn about your rights and the initial steps in pursuing a claim.

In tort law, personal injury claims typically arise from negligence, where one party fails to meet a legally required standard of care, causing injury to another. Common examples include careless driving or inadequate workplace safety. These instances represent negligence and can form the basis for pursuing a personal injury claim.

Insurance plays a crucial role in personal injury claims, particularly in incidents like road traffic accidents or injuries occurring at work or public spaces. Typically, employers, vehicle owners, or property owners have relevant insurance to cover such risks. Although the insurance company handles the claim, legal action must be directed against the party responsible for the injury, not their insurer.

A personal injury claim seeks compensation for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. This includes physical, emotional, or psychological harm, covering accidents, medical malpractice, workplace incidents, and more. The goal is to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs.

You can claim for various accidents, including road traffic accidents, workplace incidents, slips and falls, medical negligence, and product liability. Any situation where someone else’s negligence causes you harm can be grounds for a claim.

Yes, you can still make a claim even if you were partially at fault. Compensation may be reduced based on your level of responsibility for the accident. This concept is known as contributory negligence.

Yes, psychological injuries such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression are compensable if they result from an accident or negligence. Providing evidence from medical professionals is crucial to support claims for psychological harm.

If you have endured physical injuries, compensation may include pain and suffering, which encompasses psychological impacts. If you were present but not physically injured during an incident where a close relative was seriously injured, you might be entitled to claim for emotional distress or nervous shock under specific conditions.

Proving negligence involves showing that the other party owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused your injury as a result. Evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, and expert testimony can help establish negligence.

Yes, you can sue for emotional distress in Ireland as part of a personal injury claim. These claims often accompany physical injury claims but can stand alone if psychological harm results from negligence, such as witnessing a traumatic event. Successful claims require proving the distress was a direct result of the incident, with supporting evidence from psychological assessments and an impact statement detailing how the distress has affected your life.

The Claims Process

The claims process involves several important steps from the moment an accident occurs to the final settlement. This section explains the time limits for filing a claim, actions to take immediately after an accident, and the types of evidence required. Discover how to initiate a claim, the role of a solicitor and what to expect during consultations and court proceedings.

In Ireland, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years from the date of the accident or the date when the injury was first realised. It’s crucial for claimants to initiate their claim within this period to avoid being barred from pursuing compensation. This time frame encourages timely submission of claims and ensures that evidence is relatively fresh, aiding in the accurate assessment of claims.

In Ireland, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. This period, known as the statute of limitations, ensures timely submission of claims while evidence is fresh and available.

Personal injury claims in Ireland must be initiated within two years from the date of the accident or the date when the injury was recognised, according to the Statute of Limitations. This time limit ensures that claims are made while evidence is still available and memories of the incident are fresh, facilitating a fair and accurate assessment of the injury and associated damages.

Seek medical attention immediately, report the accident to relevant authorities, and document everything. Collect evidence, including photographs, witness statements, and medical reports. Contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to guide you through the claim process.

Key evidence includes medical reports, accident reports, witness statements, photographs of the scene and injuries, and any other documentation that supports your claim. This evidence helps establish liability and the extent of your injuries.

To start a personal injury claim, contact a personal injury solicitor who will assess your case, advise on the next steps, and help gather necessary evidence. They will file your claim with PIAB or pursue legal action if required.

While you can file a claim without a solicitor, having one can significantly increase your chances of a successful outcome. Solicitors offer expert guidance, help gather evidence, negotiate settlements, and represent you in court if necessary.

During the initial consultation, your solicitor will assess your case, review the details of the accident, and advise on the best course of action. This meeting is usually free and helps you understand your legal options and the potential for your claim.

Most personal injury claims are settled out of court. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, your case may go to court. Your solicitor will prepare you for this possibility and represent you during the proceedings.

Compensation and Legal Representation

Understanding compensation and securing proper legal representation are crucial for a successful personal injury claim. This section details the types of compensation available, such as for pain and suffering, PTSD, and specific injuries. Learn about average payouts, the duration of settlement processes, and how solicitors can assist in maximising your compensation.

Compensation varies widely depending on the severity of the injury, impact on your life, and financial losses incurred. It can cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Consulting a solicitor can provide a better estimate based on your specific case.

Compensation for pain and suffering is part of the general damages awarded in personal injury cases. The amount is determined based on the severity and lasting impact of the injuries. Under the Personal Injuries Guidelines, these amounts have been adjusted to create more consistency. For example, less severe injuries typically result in lower compensation amounts, while more serious conditions lead to higher awards. The specific amount would depend on the individual assessment of each case.

Compensation for PTSD, as with other personal injuries, is assessed based on the severity and impact of the condition on the individual’s life. While specific averages for PTSD are not detailed, awards for psychological injuries are assessed with consideration to the long-term consequences on the claimant’s personal and professional life. Compensation is aligned with guidelines that aim to ensure fairness and consistency across similar cases.

Whiplash claims in Ireland are assessed based on the severity of the injury and the impact on the individual’s ability to carry out daily activities and work. Under the Personal Injuries Guidelines, compensation for less severe whiplash injuries, where recovery occurs within a few months, might range from a few thousand euros to higher amounts for more severe cases that result in longer-term effects. These guidelines ensure that compensation is proportional to the impact of the injury.

Proving PTSD can be challenging as it requires substantial medical evidence and often expert psychological evaluations. Claimants must demonstrate that PTSD resulted directly from the incident in question and show how it impacts their daily functioning and quality of life. Detailed medical records, expert testimony, and personal impact statements are critical to establishing the presence and extent of PTSD.

Compensation for soft tissue injuries in Ireland varies according to the injury’s severity and the recovery time. Typically, these injuries, such as sprains or minor muscle damages, receive lower compensation amounts. According to the Personal Injuries Guidelines, awards for less severe cases might be modest, reflecting shorter recovery periods without long-term consequences.

Compensation for anxiety depends on how significantly the condition affects your life. It requires proof of diagnosis, evidence of treatment, and an explanation of how the anxiety impairs your daily activities and mental health. Compensation is assessed based on the severity of the symptoms and the long-term outlook, with guidance from the Personal Injuries Guidelines ensuring consistency in awards for similar cases.

The average payout varies significantly depending on the injury type and severity. Minor injuries may receive a few thousand euros, while severe injuries, particularly those resulting in long-term disability, can be compensated with substantial sums.

The duration varies depending on the case’s complexity and whether it’s settled out of court. Simple cases might settle in a few months, while more complex cases, especially those going to trial, can take several years.

Most personal injury solicitors work on a “no win, no fee” basis, meaning you only pay if your claim is successful. Fees are typically a percentage of the compensation awarded, ensuring that legal costs are covered by the claim.

If the defendant is uninsured, you may still be able to claim compensation through entities like the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) for road accidents. Your solicitor can advise on alternative routes to compensation in such cases.

Yes, you can claim for work-related injuries caused by employer negligence, unsafe working conditions, or insufficient training. Compensation covers medical expenses, lost earnings, and other related costs.

Contributory negligence refers to situations where the claimant is partially responsible for the accident. Compensation is adjusted based on the claimant’s level of fault. For example, if you are 20% at fault, your compensation may be reduced by 20%.

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