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Anthony Fay & Company
Solicitors,
105 Clonliffe Road,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 3.

 

01- 836 9805 We specialise in personal injuries and employment law claims

Personal Injury Claims & Injuries Board Assessment


Personal Injuries*
Anthony Fay & Company have extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of personal injury claims including Injuries Board applications and issuing court proceedings. The firm instructs Barristers who specialise in this area so that all clients will have the benefit of expert advice from both Solicitor and Counsel.


Our office will give you a realistic assessment of your claim and the various options available to you. Anthony Fay has been a strong advocate for injured parties and has also proposed reforms in this area of law including the attached article published in the Irish Law Times. We are fully committed to protecting our client’s best interests with the objective of ensuring the best possible outcome for the claimant.

The Injuries Board (previously known as the Personal Injuries Assessment Board):
Most personal injury claims must initially be lodged with the Injuries Board. There are some exceptions including medical negligence claims. The Injuries Board is a statutory body which provides an assessment of personal injury compensation for victims of workplace accidents, road traffic and public places accidents. If you have suffered an injury or loss due to the fault/negligence of another party(ies), you should contact our office for advice about claiming for damages.

 
“Time is the only thief we can't get justice against.”
 

Strict Time Limits apply to making an injury claim. The statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident in Ireland. Notwithstanding that, you or your solicitor should notify in writing the party(ies) you hold responsible for your injury within two months (if possible) of the accident.

 

The Book of Quantum is an aid in the assessment of compensation to which a claimant may be entitled when injured due to the fault of another. The Book only deals with compensation for pain and suffering. It is used by the Injuries Board when making an assessment for personal injuries. The courts are also obliged to have regard to it but this does not operate to prohibit Judges from taking into account other matters. The Book of Quantum has been described as a blunt instrument which has not for example factored in psychological injuries, scarring or kept up-to-date with recent court awards. The Injuries Board launched a revised Book of Quantum (October 2016) which shows improvements but flaws also remain. 

 

You could be also entitled to seek compensation for  loss of income, hospital and medical expenses, travel costs and out of pocket expenses known as Special Damages. We will advise you about various items which you can claim compensation for. It is also important that you keep receipts as evidence of your expenses.


The Injuries Board can deal only with matters where there is no dispute of liability, as they do not hear cases. In the event that the defendant(s) agree, an assessment of damages can be carried out by the Injuries Board without the necessity of proceeding to Court. If either party is unhappy with the award, the Injuries Board will issue an authorisation allowing the claimant to bring the case to court.
 

Examples of claims:

  • Road traffic accidents where you have been injured as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist.  

  • Injuries on public and private property including road and pavement defects.

  • Work related accidents

  • Industrial diseases including asbestosis, repetitive strain injuries and deafness.

  • Product liability. This can include a consumer who has suffered loss as a result of a defective product for instance faulty electrical goods, food poisoning & contaminated medication.


Other Matters


  • Accidents Involving Children 
  • Applications for ASR Hip Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal. There is no time limit for making a claim in cases where the victim has died as a result of the injury inflicted, in all other cases the time limit for making a claim is generally three months (which can be extended in the event of a reasonable explanation for the delay).
  • The Defamation Act 2009 and the protection of ones reputation.
  • Legal representation before a Coroner's Court

 

Contact Our Office at 01-836 9805 for more information if you have an enquiry in relation to this area. You can speak to a solicitor, or simply enquire online and we will telephone you within 24 hours.

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

Disclaimer: - The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Please note that legal advice should be sought in relation to individual circumstances.

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