Personal Injury

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

Sometimes, succeeding in a personal injuries 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

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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 from as [...]

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Is a Solicitor Really Necessary for Personal Injury Claims*?

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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, and that's good. But life [...]

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How Do I Go About Making a Personal Injury Claim*?

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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?

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 financial problems. Making [...]

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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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Personal Injury Claims Fraud – The Other Side of the Story

One of the many self-serving arguments trotted out by insurance companies to attempt to justify their recent astronomical round of hikes in motor insurance premiums is that we have a serious problem in this country with fraudulent personal injury claims and that the tab for this criminal behaviour has to be picked up by innocent [...]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Road Traffic Accidents

This is a no-brainer. It should be a matter of absolute priority that you establish that you, any passengers in your vehicle, and any other individuals involved in the accident are not seriously injured. If anyone is significantly injured an ambulance should be called straight away. Don’t agonise over whether an injury is sufficiently serious [...]

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Personal Injury Claimants Not All Treated Equally by the Injuries Board

The case of Kevin Barry McClintock is a tragic one that highlights an instance of double standards on the part of the Injuries Board, the government body responsible for assessing personal injury claims in Ireland. Mr McClintock was one of two people killed in road traffic accident in Donegal in 2015. A year after his [...]

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Your Rights If Injured On Air Travel

The system that regulates claiming compensation for any injuries sustained while engaged in international air travel differs significantly from that which applies were you to have been injured in an accident which occurred in this country. Here we address some of the most common questions which we find ourselves being asked by people who have [...]

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Beware of Early Offers of Settlement from Insurance Companies

N.B. – Our clients’ confidentiality is of cardinal importance to us. This article has been drafted so as to preserve our client’s anonymity and has been expressly approved by her prior to its publication arising out of her desire to warn others of the unfairness she witnessed in the claims process. A case that I [...]

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Work Injuries for Nurses and Care Workers – Your Questions Answered [with Video]

More so than any other profession, nurses and care workers are at serious risk of sustaining career-ending and life-altering injuries while performing their everyday work-related tasks.  It’s a well known fact within the profession that many nurses and health carers are forced to end their caring profession early against their will due to serious neck, [...]

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