Personal Injury

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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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Work – Your Questions Answered

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of a group of injuries known as repetitive stress injuries in which nerve damage is suffered in one or both hands. The nerves that supply the hand and wrist include the median nerve, the ulnar nerve and the superficial radial nerve. The carpal tunnel, which is located at the [...]

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Should You Settle Your Personal Injury* Claim Early?

Well the short answer is always: NO. The Injuries Board has been in the news quite a bit lately expressing concern about early settlements, somehow suggesting that this might involve claims being paid that might not otherwise or that this might involve lawyers getting some sinister extra cut as a result. The fact that these [...]

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The Injuries Board’s Silence on the Setanta Collapse is Deafening

Setanta was a handy man with a hurley; a bit too handy for his own good in fact. He killed a chieftain’s guard dog while having a knock about, was renamed Cú Chulainn to replace the trusty hound and became a Red Branch knight as a result. Ulster hurling has been in terminal decline ever [...]

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How should I fill out the Form A?

At the initial stage of lodging your claim and at all times subsequently it is essential that you are completely satisfied that all of the effects which your injury have had on you are made clear to the Injuries Board. Many of these symptoms will be set out in the medical report which you submit [...]

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How do I submit my claim to the Injuries Board?

Beware of pre-application settlement offers Before addressing the issue of how to prepare your Injuries Board application it is important to point out that you may very well be approached by one or more of the parties against whom you are claiming, or their insurers, making an offer of settlement to you on the basis [...]

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