Personal Injury Claims*

Conor McLaughlin & Associates can help you to make a personal injury claim. A Personal injury* is the legal term for an injury or illness that has been caused or exasperated by someone else’s negligence.  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. Our personal injury solicitors are here to make the process easier for you. Personal Injuries could happen in a public place, at work, abroad or even on the road.

Get in touch today through our contact form or call +353 (0)71 984 1322 for help on making a personal injury claim.

 

What is a Personal Injury

If you have suffered a personal injury you may be able to make a claim to the Personal Injury Assessment Board. A personal injury may impact on your working life and as a result your disposable income. Conor McLaughlin & Associates are here to streamline the process from initial instruction stage to possible compensation for a valid claim.

 

Statute of Limitations

The legal time limit or statute of limitations for a personal injury is 2 years from (i) the date of the injury, or (ii) the date of knowledge of the injury. The date of knowledge of the injury is significant in that in some cases an injured party may not realise they are injured until after the injury has occurred. It is important to note that your case may not be brought forward after this period.

 

Legal Services Offered:

  • Various Workplace Injuries;
  • All General Accident Claims; and
  • All types of Road Traffic Accidents.

 

Types of injuries covered

Our Personal Injury Solicitors understand the upset and impact to both your private and professional life that suffering a personal injury causes and are here to help you through that experience. Our Personal Injury Solicitors will assist you in making a claim for compensation. While compensation may not totally undo the damage caused it will go some way to ease your financial & physical losses and emotional distress.

 

Workplace Injuries

In the case of workplace injuries an employer owes a duty of care to its employees to provide a safe working environment, adequate training and strict adherence to current health and safety regulations. It is clear from media reports that quite often employers do not discharge these obligations. Our Workplace Injury Solicitors are aware of the difficulties that can arise for employees. Employers should be held accountable for their shortcomings and for your injuries. Please contact our Workplace Injury Solicitors so that your claim may be pursued in an efficient manner.

 

Construction Site Accident

Despite an increase in compulsory training and improved health and safety regulations Construction accidents are still common and can result in very serious injuries which may impact on your future working life.  Very often this results in implications for your private life where your disposal income may be reduced or removed altogether. Please contact our Workplace Injury Solicitors so that your claim may be pursued in an efficient manner.

 

Accidents caused due to lack of/or incorrect Training

Nowadays, great value is placed on the necessity of training whether you work in an office environment or in heavy industry.  Regardless of the work environment accidents may occur as a result of improper or inadequate training. Every employer is required to provide appropriate training and make sure proper procedures are followed.  An employer must also fully consider an employee’s ability to carry out the work in question and to ensure employers that are vulnerable are treated with the special arrangements they require. Please contact our Workplace Injury Solicitors so that your claim may be pursued in an efficient manner.

 

Primary Activity Accidents

The primary activities of Fishing, Farming and Forestry work are among the most dangerous in the world. Like all employers, owners of Fishing boats, Farms and Forests who employ people must provide adequate training and a safe environment as to do otherwise would be considered negligent. If you have suffered an injury while working in these industries, please contact our Workplace Injury Solicitors so that your claim may be pursued in an efficient manner.

 

Workplace Deafness

Employees who work in noisy working environments may suffer from partial or complete deafness. The most likely working environments where employees suffer in this respect are those of heavy industry or construction. In these types of industries employers are well aware of the necessity of proper protection and training in this respect. These requirements are part of an employer’s duty of care and need to be discharged in full. If you have suffered an injury while working in these industries, please contact our Workplace Injury Solicitors so that your claim may be pursued in an efficient manner.

 

Workplace Illnesses

Employees who work in working environments where dangerous substances are used may suffer as a result of exposure to these substances such as asbestos. The most likely working environments where employees suffer in this respect are those of heavy industry or construction. In these types of industries employers are well aware of the necessity of proper protection and training in this respect. These requirements are part of an employer’s duty of care and as such need to be discharged in full. If you have suffered an injury while working in these industries, please contact our Workplace Injury Solicitors so that your claim may be pursued in an efficient manner.

 

General Accident Claims

Our Accident Solicitors understand that your Personal Injury is personal to you and should be dealt with care and empathy. Our Accident Solicitors consider your case, organise the necessary paperwork and communicate with the relevant medical professionals. We will guide you through the life cycle of your claim whether it means organising an appropriate settlement or preparation for your case for court.

 

Accidents on Pavements or in Shopping Centres, Supermarkets, Bars & Entertaining centres

Many accidents occur in public areas typically involving a trip or slip and fall which have an impact on your daily life. The owners of Shopping & Entertaining centres and County Councils owe a duty of care to their patrons to provide a safe environment. Part of this duty of care involves compliance with health & safety regulations. In circumstances where these regulations are not complied with the public are put in danger of suffering a personal injury. If you have suffered an injury while working in these areas, please contact our Accident Solicitors so that your claim may be pursued in an efficient manner.

 

Injuries suffered by Children

Injuries sustained by children are particularly stressful for parents. Many elements are considered in any personal injury matter such as whether the accident occurred due to the negligence of another, the location of the accident and the severity of the accident along with the physical and emotional effects of the accident. It these elements are present you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation on your child’s behalf.

 

It is inevitable that children have bumps and bruises growing up. However, when an accident is as a result of the negligence of another in circumstances where they fail to discharge their duty of care a claim for compensation may be possible.

Typical personal injuries suffered by children include school yard accidents, playground accidents and toy defect accidents.

Get in touch today through our contact form or call +353 (0)71 984 1322 for help on making a personal injury claim.

 

Holiday Claims

For many of us a holiday is a time when you can forget your everyday challenges. Holidays can be time consuming to organise and costly. Suffering an injury can lead to further costs which is particularly stressful when abroad. Unfortunately, holiday accidents are a very common occurrence. Notwithstanding the fact that an accident occurs abroad you may be in a position to pursue legal action. Holiday accident claims come in many forms such as food poisoning, poor hygiene, infection or poor sanitation or exposure to unfamiliar germs.

 

Fatal Injury Claims

A Fatal injury claim may be pursued where a loved one passes due to the negligence of another. It goes without saying that no amount of compensation will replace the life of another or remove the sense of loss suffered. Nevertheless, you may want to pursue a compensation claim in order to bring justice to those effected. The law recognises that when someone passes it has a financial impact on those who counted on the deceased in a financial capacity.

 

We can help you make the necessary claim against the negligent party permitting you to access justice on behalf of your family member. We can pursue the fatal accident claims process, supporting you every step of the way. After we have obtained all the necessary evidence, we will work hard to obtain the compensation you deserve, securing the financial support you and your family need for the future.

 

Acquired Brain Injuries

Where a party sustains a head injury it is important to consider if someone else is responsible for said injury.  A head injury may have occurred as a result of a failure of an employer or road user to discharge their duty of care. In the case of an employer it may be that they did not provide a safe working environment or provide proper training. It should be noted any party injured through the negligence or lack of due care of another person or organisation will be entitled to claim compensation for their head injury. It is imperative that any victim of a head injury pursue their claim on time as such an injury may have a long -term or permanent effect on the victims work and private life.

 

Indeed, head injuries can be extremely serious, often resulting in cognitive difficulties and extreme pain. This will leave many unable to work and in need of medical attention. For some, these problems will continue in the long-term, as a head injury can lead to permanent damage.

 

Injuries caused by Animals

Attacks by animals may result in physical injuries and psychological damage. Where these injuries have occurred due to the negligence or recklessness of the owner you may be entitled to compensation.

 

Road Traffic Accidents

Our Road Traffic Accidents Solicitors understand that an injury caused as a result of Road Traffic Accidents are an incredibly stressful and emotional experience which have a bearing on your private and professional life. In circumstances where you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another you may be entitled to take a claim for compensation. It is clear that Road Traffic accidents are an everyday occurrence and can result in whiplash or more serious physical injuries or physiological injuries.

 

Bicycle Accidents

When the driver of a car is injured due to an accident, they are protected by their insurance company. Unfortunately, a cyclist does not enjoy the same protection despite the fact that they may be left with serious injuries. In cases such as these you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. This compensation is awarded to help you cover the costs of your injuries, time off work and for repair or replacement of your bicycle. You should be aware that you only have a certain amount of time in which you can make a claim.

 

Car Accidents

Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience whether you suffer a physical injury or psychological injury as a result of the negative experience. In some cases, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation.

 

Public Transport Accidents

In Ireland public transport includes bus, light rail and train. In most cases national bus and train operators maintain a very high standard of care for the patrons. As you are aware from media reports accidents do happen unfortunately. As a passenger you are much less likely to be paying attention to the traffic which unfortunately leaves your body exposed to greater injury. Bus, light rail and train operators have a complete responsibility to ensure the health and safety of any patrons they carry. Again, in some cases, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation.

 

Pedestrian Accidents

As noted above when the driver of a car is injured due to an accident, they are protected by their insurance company. Unfortunately, a pedestrian does not enjoy the same protection despite the fact that they may be left with serious injuries. In cases such as these you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. This compensation is awarded to help you cover the costs of your injuries and your time off work. You should be aware that you only have a certain amount of time in which you can make a claim.

 

Taxi Accidents

In most cases taxi operators maintain a very high standard of care for the patrons. As you are aware from media reports accidents do happen unfortunately. As a passenger you are much less likely to be paying attention to the traffic which unfortunately leaves your body exposed to greater injury. Taxi operators have a complete responsibility to ensure the health and safety of any patrons they carry. Again, in some cases, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation.

 

Whiplash

A Whiplash is a neck injury which occurs due to forceful, rapid movement of the neck, like the motion of cracking of a whip. A Whiplash injury often occurs by car accidents involving rear-ending. It should be noted that whiplash may result from traumatic abuse and sporting and other physical accidents. Whiplash may be cured in a matter of months or it may have long lasting effects. Typical symptoms of whiplash may include neck pain, stiffness, restricted movement, headaches, tenderness, numbness, fatigue and dizziness. Again, in some cases, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation.

 

 

 

Our 6-stage process for all Personal Injury Claims:

  1. Consultation

A consultation with our Personal Injury Solicitors will help them to understand the nature of the injury, the causes of same and the likely Defendants and allow them to strategize the best path forward for you.

Get in touch today through our contact form or call +353 (0)71 984 1322 for help on making a personal injury claim.

 

  1. Review

Our Personal Injury Solicitors will require copies of all relevant documentation in order to fully consider your injury, complete your Form A which is general information and advise on your medical report (Form B).  The Medical Report is considered to be the most important in terms of proving the injuries sustained. A Medical report may involve a report from a General Practitioner or a Psychologist depending on the type of injury sustained.

 

  1. Personal Injury Board Assessment

Our experienced Personal Injury Solicitors will put forward a comprehensive and robust case designed to accurately outline your injury so that you can obtain the compensation your injury warrants.

 

  1. Assessment

The Personal Injury Board will then assess your matter in terms of a compensation.

 

  1. Adequate Compensation

Our experienced personal injury Solicitors will contact you regarding your compensation. They will contact you outlining the merits of accepting or rejecting your compensation. Please note that you have 28 days to either accept or reject your compensation.

 

 

  1. Proceedings

At this point you must choose whether you wish to accept the offer and receive your compensation (assuming the Defendants also choose to accept the offer) or alternatively if you choose not to accept the offer our Personal Injury Solicitors will prepare your case for Court. It is important to note that a large number of personal injury cases will settle outside of court.

Get in touch today through our contact form or call +353 (0)71 984 1322 for help on making a personal injury claim.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.