Personal Injury Claims
Many people are injured every year in Ireland, through no fault of their own.
If you are unfortunate enough to join them, expert representation will assist you in two key ways:
- Assessment of liability. Ensure that you are not erroneously forced to accept liability that is not yours. Also ensure that others, including insurance companies, do not disown their rightful obligations.
- Assessment of compensation: Ensure that your injuries and expenses are properly assessed and compensated.
Whilst both these items may seem straightforward, there are other parties who will dispute your and their level of responsibility. Clear, effective representation is the most effective and shortest route to a fair settlement. You will recover your out-of-pocket expenses including loss of earnings, medical fees, vehicle replacement and as well as compensation for losses you may suffer into the future.
Personal Accident and Injury claims are one of our main areas of litigation that we specialise in.
We have a track record of experience and success in helping injured people recover losses and damages through Personal Injury Claims.
Doherty Solicitors initial advice is:
Know your legal rights – do not settle your Personal Injury Claim before you get legal counsel.
You may feel intimidated about making a claim, you may find the process difficult or you may have been offered a settlement that looks attractive and been told that that is the best on offer.
If any or all of this applies, talk to us just once for a free and fair appraisal of your case with no obligation. You will have your options assessed and fully explained to you. If you then do not wish to use our services, that will be the end of the matter.
Doherty Solicitors in Ennis Professional Approach to Litigation
However, if you do select Doherty Solicitors to prepare your strong Personal Injury Case, you will receive a very professional approach throughout the process. The vast majority of cases must firstly be processed through the Injuries Board or through the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland.
The Injuries Board (formally known as the Personal Injuries Assessment Board) is an Injuries Claim Board which makes the assessments on Personal Injury Claims. Areas covered under Personal Injury Claims are as follows:
- Road Traffic Accident
- Defective Products
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Work related injuries
- Defective footpaths
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Injuries suffered as a result of an assault
- Accidents while on holiday at home or abroad
The Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland deals with accidents where parties have been involved in a road traffic accident with an uninsured driver.
It is important to note that there are time limits within which applications for compensation must be brought. The general rule of thumb is that the injured person/claimant has two years from the date of the accident within which to issue legal proceedings.
To book an appointment or to just seek more information about your potential for personal injuries claim contact us. *“In contentious matters a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges or a percentage or a proportion of any award or settlement”