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Applications to the Injuries Board (PIAB)

Whether you have been involved in a car accident, an accident at work, an assault or any incident in which you have been personally injured then the procedure to be adhered to is as set out below. The Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act, 2003 introduced a new method when making *personal injury claims. The 2003 […]

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Personal Injury Claims

Since 2004, the vast majority of personal injury claims must first of all be submitted to the Injuries Board. If it is believed that the injuries were caused by an uninsured motorist then the claim must be first of all submitted to the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI). The main thinking behind the introduction […]

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Elder Abuse

As we get older, our legal needs and requirements change. The law relating to the elderly is not particularly different from the law as it applies to any individual but there are particular sensitivities and urgencies which have to be addressed and dealt with. It is a sad fact that any vulnerable group within Irish […]

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*Personal Injuries

Personal Injury Solicitors Dublin If you have had an *accident, whether as a result of a road traffic incident or at work or a trip and fall then you are entitled to claim for compensation even if the accident was only partly caused by the negligence of somebody else. Insurance company advertising has persuaded many […]

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Litigation, Personal Injury & Defamation

Litigation Support and Assistance A substantial part of  my work involves litigation support.  Litigation is the procedure whereby a series of steps are taken which ultimately will result in a contested court hearing before a judge. The first step in most litigation matters is that a demand is made and if the demand is refused […]

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Law Relating to the Elderly

Support for Elders As we get older, our legal needs and requirements change. The law relating to the elderly is not particularly different from the law as it applies to any individual but there are particular sensitivities and urgencies which have to be addressed and dealt with. It is a sad fact that any vulnerable […]

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INJURY CLAIMS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. ~Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam In the age of social media, we all need to be aware of the saying ‘that the spoken word can never be unspoken’ especially as increasingly we play out our […]

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THE DIFFICULTY WITH NERVOUS SHOCK CASES

We were recently approached by a client who said that the hospital he had attended recently had written to him saying that certain medical instruments used in the treatment of him had not been properly sterilised and that he was therefore at risk of the dreadful CJD illness. Our client was a young man who […]

THEY SAID I DON’T NEED A SOLICITOR!

All too often clients involved in personal injury claims seek urgent legal assistance in relation to their claims. When I ask why they left it so late to come to a solicitor the answer is all too familiar – “they said I don’t need a solicitor”. Oftentimes clients feel that they are put under pressure […]

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EARLY SETTLEMENT OF PERSONAL INJURY CASE BENEFITS EVERYONE

We settled a very substantial personal injury claim last week. Our case was in the very early stages and we had only very recently submitted an application to the Injuries Board on behalf of our client. The Injuries Board had not yet commenced their assessment of the claim and we were a long way off […]

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MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS & THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

We were contacted by a new client during the week in relation to a medical negligence claim she wishes to take against her former chiropractor. The lady who contacted us is now being treated by a neurologist because the treatment from the chiropractor aggravated a pre-existing back condition and ruptured veins and nerves such that […]