Personal Injury

Bringing a Successful Mesothelioma Compensation Claim with the Assistance of a Workplace Injury Lawyer

Asbestos fibres

Asbestos-related illnesses cost governments, employers, and asbestos companies many millions in compensation payouts annually. In the USA, the average settlement in cases where a claimant developed mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos in the work environment is between $1 million and $1.4 million. Recently, the BBC reported that the British government has paid out more [...]

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What are General and Special Damages in Personal Injury Cases?

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One of the most frequent questions our legal team get asked by people who are starting the process of bringing a personal injury claim is “what are special damages and how do they differ to general damages?” If you are currently seeking compensation for an injury that you sustained but have some confusion regarding the [...]

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Injury Compensation Awards in the New Personal Injuries Guidelines Compared to the Book of Quantum

New Personal Injury Guidelines for Ireland

Introduction of the New Guidelines On the 24th of April 2021, The Judicial Council of Ireland introduced new personal injury guidelines that dramatically reduced the value of General Damages for litigation involving minor to moderate injuries. The key outcome of this significant change in assessing personal injury cases is that only the most serious type [...]

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Court of Appeal Decision Confirms Importance of Book of Quantum in Assessing Personal Injury Claims

The Court of Appeal decision in Emma McKeown v. Alan Crosby and Mary Vocella [2020] IECA 242 is one that all personal injuries claimants and their advisors should study carefully.  You can see a copy of the full text of the decision here. At its most straightforward, the case involved a claim for personal injuries [...]

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Flor McCarthy Personal Injury Solicitor Interviewed on The Sweeney Show Podcast

Flor was delighted and honoured to have recently been invited to be interviewed on The Sweeney Show Podcast. During the interview, Flor and David Sweeney covered many topics training from Flor’s early years in law to the present day and navigating our current (COVID-19) situation. Flor talks about how he can draw from past experiences [...]

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Guidance Regarding DePuy Orthopaedics’ Attune Knee System

DePuy Orthopaedics’ Attune Knee System

Here at McCarthy + Co Solicitors, we have been contacted on numerous occasions recently regarding DePuy Orthopaedics’s Attune Knee System. The following information is set out to provide guidance to anyone who might currently be experiencing difficulties as a result of this product. Should you have any further questions regarding the following information, please feel [...]

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What Is the Injuries Board and How Can You Make a Claim?

Sometimes, succeeding in a personal injury claim and getting the compensation you deserve takes more than just applying to the PIAB yourself. You may need a little help and expertise along the way. People in Ireland who have unfortunately been injured in an accident that was not their fault are entitled to make a claim [...]

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Injury Claims in Ireland: All You Need to Know

Injury Claims Ireland

Important Information Your essential guide to injury claims in Ireland, including how much you can expect to get in compensation. Personal injury covers many kinds of accidents and incidents — from slips in the supermarket, to incidents at work, car crashes, defective products and a lot more — and they can be hard to recover [...]

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Is a Solicitor Really Necessary for Personal Injury Claims?

help with personal injury claims

Seeking advice from a solicitor Going it alone with personal injury claims can be a tough road, so you may need some expert help along the way. Here at McCarthy + Co, we know that many people can go their entire lives without ever having to appoint a solicitor to deal with a legal problem, [...]

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How Do I Go About Making a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal Injury Claim

How Do I Go About Making a Personal Injury Claim? The road to making a personal injury claim is not always smooth and there can be many twists and turns. Some expert legal help will help to pave the way. For people who have been injured in an accident that they didn’t cause, it can [...]

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Personal Injuries Claims: How Do You Know If You Have a Case?

Assessing your case It’s a traumatic time when you’re injured in an accident you didn’t cause, but before you make a claim, you first have to know if you’re eligible. Being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and becoming ill or injured as a result can lead to an array of emotional and [...]

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Injuries Board or PIAB; Which Is It?

Personal Injury Claims * Must be Made to PIAB If you have suffered an accident in Ireland in which you suffered personal injuries *, whether a road traffic accident, an accident at work or an accident in a public place *, your personal injury claim must in the first instance be submitted to the Personal [...]

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