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Personal Injury Litigation

Road Traffic Accident Claims

If you have experienced a personal injury in a car, motorbike or pushbike accident due to someone else’s negligence, we can assist you in recovering compensation for your injuries, whether those injuries are physical or psychological or both. Such compensation would include compensation for the impact your injuries have had on your quality of life as well as any expenses you may have incurred or income you might have lost as a result of your car accident.

With the thousands of cars, motorbikes and bicycles on the roads, unfortunately, it is inevitable that accidents will happen.

Whether you are a driver, motorcyclist or a cyclist, if you are struck by another vehicle and suffer injuries as a result, you may be entitled to recover compensation for those injuries. For drivers of cars the main injuries sustained in collisions are soft tissue injuries. Thankfully, for the most part, these injuries will resolve within a number of months but this is not always the case. For a cyclist, a common injury is often a broken bone, particularly in the wrist, due to cyclists’ greater vulnerability on our roads. If you do suffer an injury as a result of a road traffic accident, you should, as soon as possible, seek medical attention for the treatment of your injuries.

What you need to know before making car accident claims:

All motor vehicles are required to have a valid policy of insurance and if you are involved in a collision you should note the details of the other driver’s insurance policy so that the insurance company can be contacted to report your car accident claim. Unfortunately, not all drivers are insured but this does not mean that you do not have an entitlement to claim. There is a sum contributed from all motor insurance policies to the Motor Insurers' Bureau which then steps into the role of an Insurer in circumstances where a vehicle is uninsured or untraced.

You should also call the Gardai to attend the scene of any road traffic accident so that they can ensure that the insurance details provided are correct. If the Gardai do not attend the accident scene, you should make a report in person to your local Garda station so that they can investigate the matter if necessary.

In order to progress your enquiry, please submit your contact details or call us on 01-8590100. As expert car accident claims solicitors we can assist you following your car accident. For car accident claims solicitors that really care about their clients, contact McKeever Solicitors today.

Claims for accidents in the workplace

All employers are obliged under Health and Safety Legislation to ensure, where possible, that their employees do not suffer any injury at work. There is a significant amount of legislation creating obligations on employers so as to prevent accidents occurring and, indeed, re-occurring.

While the number of work related accidents has come down over the years, there are still approximately 1,000 workplace injury claims made for such accidents annually. Clearly, some areas of work carry with them a greater risk of injury but with the greater risk comes a greater obligation on an employer to ensure, where possible, the safety and welfare of employees.

What you need to know about making a workplace injury claim:

People are often, understandably, apprehensive about making work accident claims due to a fear of losing their job or because they might upset an existing working relationship with their employer. Employees are protected in this regard and they cannot be dismissed or treated differently in circumstances where they bring a lawful claim.

It is often the case that as a result of injuries sustained in work an employee is unable to work for a period of time. While some employers will ensure that the employee receives full pay while absent, others will not or cannot do so. An employee is entitled to recover any loss of earnings as well as any other out-of-pocket expenses as part of a claim for personal injuries.

It is worthwhile remembering that any accident at work compensation paid in respect of your claim will, in the vast majority of cases, be paid out by your employer's insurance company and not the employer directly.

Medical Negligence claims

Visiting a hospital or having a surgical procedure carried out can be a stressful and traumatic experience. While the standard of medical care and surgery in Ireland is generally very high there are inevitably situations in which things do not go according to plan.

Doctors and surgeons must follow an appropriate, approved and acceptable standard of care when treating patients and where this standard is not adhered to it can lead to mistakes causing injuries. In the rare circumstances where this standard is not reached and an injury is caused you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries due to the medical negligence involved.

Medical negligence can also encompass not simply incorrect treatment but also a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose an illness or injury which has negative consequences for a patient. Such a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can occur in any number of circumstances with wide ranging effects for a patient. These effects can have a significant impact on health and wellbeing and, if this has happened to you, you may be entitled to bring a medical negligence claim for compensation. Of course, should this be the case, you can rest assured that you have a choice of highly professional and knowledgeable medical negligence solicitors in Ireland available to you.

Accidents in Public

While in general the condition of public roadways, pathways and publicly accessible areas are maintained to a reasonably high standard there can be circumstances where due to negligence of a local authority or private company accidents and injuries can happen due to poor or incorrect maintenance.

If such an accident occurs it is imperative that the correct identity of the person who owns or is in control of the accident location is identified so that they may be pursued directly. If an unreasonable hazard was caused by the negligence of the local authority or private company and you suffer an injury as a result of the accident you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries.

In order to progress your enquiry, please submit your contact details or call us on (01) 859 0100.

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Damian Reilly

SENIOR SOLICITOR
Damian has a broad range of experience, acting for both Plaintiffs and Defendants at all levels, in personal, commercial, and general litigation cases.
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