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Make Your Claim A Consumer’s Guide to the Injuries Board

If you or a member of your family has been a victim of an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim to the Injuries Board to be compensated for the injuries that you suffered.

But if you do, you are likely to have many questions about what happened to you and about what you can and should do about it.

In this plain English guide for the consumer John McCarthy demystifies what often seems like a daunting process and shares with you over 10 years of experience representing victims.

This book is designed to answer your questions and to help you gain an understanding of the system.

And, perhaps most importantly, this book will tell you what you can do about it and tells you everything you need to know to be able to make your claim to the Injuries Board.

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What some other readers have said:

Clear, comprehensive, jargon-free and user-friendly. And it also exposes the extent to which the State-corporate dice are loaded against the little people. A timely publication.

Gaia Charis, freelance writer and researcher at

This is the latest book from a stable of excellent books. It helps clients to navigate the claim process including the pitfalls. I would definitely recommend it to any of my clients.

Bernard Leddy, Leddy Consultancy Limited, Lismore, Co.Waterford.

When I had my personal injuries case I agonised over the decision on whether to have a solicitor from the start of the process.

This is the book I wish I had to help after I suffered my personal injury.

It’s clear on the process, it’s clear on the need to instruct a solicitor and it’s even helpful on how to choose and instruct a solicitor.

On another related note it’s also a book that addresses the attempt to make those who legitimately take personal injury claims feel like the guilty party.

Paul Tucker

About the Author

John McCarthy Solicitor West Cork

John McCarthy Author of Make Your Claim

John McCarthy is a consumer advocate for accident victims.

He is the head litigation lawyer at McCarthy + Co. Solicitors where he specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims. His practice focuses on high value compensation cases.

He has extensive experience in this area of litigation, having acted for claimants for over ten years. John has acted in a wide variety of personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence and defective medical product cases at Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court level.