Injuries arising from a road traffic incident or an accident at work can be traumatic and if another party is at fault then a claim for personal injuries might arise.
The first step is to establish fault or liability by the other party. The second step to deal with is quantum which relates to how much compensation is due. Quantum itself is divided into two areas being General Damages which include compensation for an injury and also Special Damages which relate to out of pocket expenses such as loss of earnings, medical bills and even travel expenses.
A claim is initially submitted to the Injuries Board who will provide a 90 day period for the respondent and/or their insurers to agree to the assessment process. If this is forthcoming then the Board will carry out their own assessment within the usual period of 9 months, which in turn can be extended by a further 6 months. If the claim cannot be concluded or resolved under the ambit of the Injuries Board then an authorisation is issued allowing the injured party to issue court proceedings.
Clarke Jeffers have over 70 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims. We are one of the very few firms in Leinster to have a dedicated litigation department for the last 15 years. Our expertise and experience in the area ensures that your case is dealt with in the fastest possible time while ensuring that the maximum benefit is achieved.
Specialist areas include:
• Road traffic accidents
• Accidents at work
• Application to the Injuries Board/PIAB
• High Court/Circuit Court claims
• Acting on behalf of minors and persons under a disability
• Fatal accident claims
• Advice on the limitation period
• Garda compensation claims
• Motor Insurers Bureau claims
• Uninsured/untraced driver claims
• Criminal Injuries compensation
• Medical negligence
• Claims against state or public bodies