Personal Injury Solicitors – Dublin, Limerick, Cork & Nationwide
What Is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is the legal term for an injury or illness that has been caused (or made worse) by someone else’s negligence. If you have suffered in these circumstances, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
What Type Of Personal Injuries Can I Claim For?
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. Personal injury accidents can occur when we least expect it. They could happen on the road, at work or in a public place. Our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to make the process easier for you and your family.
Road Traffic Accidents*
Being involved in an accident as a driver, passenger or pedestrian can be a traumatic experience.
Accidents at Work*
As an employee who has suffered an injury at work, you may be entitled to pursue legal action.
Accidents in a Public Place*
Some accidents can be attributed to the negligence of the persons responsible for an area.
How Do I Make A Personal Injury Claim In Ireland?
HOMS Assist support people in Ireland who have been involved in accidents. This allows you to focus on your recovery, while we look after your case. We will take the time to explain the process to you in detail, in language that you can understand, free of jargon, and we’ll help you each step of the way.
What Injury Did You Suffer?
Being injured or made ill, through someone else’s negligence, can happen in many different ways. From shoulder and arm injuries, to occupational and even psychological injuries, we can help you with your personal injury claim.
Calculation Of Damages
In a personal injury case involving an accident where you have suffered an injury, property damage or another kind of loss, as the injured party you can seek to claim for those losses. The best way to do so is to speak with a personal injury solicitor about your case. The losses the injured party incurs are called ‘damages’.
What Are The Legal Time Limits?
Formally known as the Statute of Limitations, the legal time limit for a personal injury claim is usually two years less one day after the date of knowledge of the injury. In many cases, the date of knowledge will be the date the accident occurred. In some cases, a person may not realise their injury until sometime after the accident and in such cases, the clock starts from that date.
For children who have suffered an injury, the process works a little differently. A minor cannot bring a claim forward themselves. On their 18th birthday, the clock starts at their two year time limit to make their claim. Alternatively, a parent or legal guardian can bring the claim forward on behalf of the child immediately after the accident. This is generally a more favourable option. As making the claim sooner rather than later means that it is easier to source reliable evidence to strengthen the child’s case.
Important to note is that once the application to the Injuries Board is submitted, the clock stops on the two year time limit while they assess the claim.
Solicitors’ Legal Fees
Solicitor’s fees depend on the complexity of the case, and a solicitor needs to examine your case and speak with you before they can give you an estimate.