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Home & Public Injury Claims

If you have suffered an injury at home or on holiday, caused by a faulty product or service provider, you may be liable to make a claim against the organisation responsible for your injury. On this page, you will find advice on how to instigate a home or public injury compensation claim.

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Types of Home & Public Injury Claims

We’ve provided some general helpful information below. However, you may find it useful to navigate directly to one of our guides relating specifically to the type of accident you have suffered. You can use the following links to do this.

Holiday Injury & Accidents

Assisting clients in bringing claims against negligent tour operators, hotels, or transport providers.

Aviation Accidents

Assisting clients who have sustained an injury as a passenger on a private or commercial airline.

Maritime Accidents

Assisting clients who have sustained injuries whilst on-board a ship or seafaring vessel.

Product Liability Claims

Providing guidance to clients who have sustained injuries due to a faulty product or service.

Asbestos Claims

Assisting clients who have developed mesothelioma or other dangerous illnesses due to asbestos exposure.

Dog Bite Claims

Providing guidance to clients who have been seriously injured in an attack by a dangerous dog.

Helpful Information

There are a multitude of accidents and injuries that can occur in places where the responsibility for your injury resides with a third party. At McCarthy + Co. we have a high success rate in helping individuals and families to settle claims relating to negligence in the following areas.

Injuries Sustained On A Foreign Holiday

If you have suffered an injury whilst on holiday, you may have certain questions in mind regarding the responsibilities of the tour operator, hotel, or transport provider who owns the equipment that caused your injury. Read more about injuries sustained on holiday here.

Injuries Sustained On A Domestic or International Flight

Aviation claims are governed by the Montreal Convention. This means that there is a strict two-year limitation period from the date that the aeroplane touches down. Read more about injuries sustained on flights here.

Injuries Sustained Due to a Defective Product

Product liability is governed by a separate piece of European legislation implemented in Ireland under the Liability for Defective Products Act, 1991. Read more about defective product claims here.

Injuries Sustained Due to Builder or Landlord Negligence

Our team has helped many individuals to settle their cases successfully after being diagnosed with diseases caused by a third party such as asbestosis. Read more about asbestos claims here.

Injuries Sustained Due to Negligent Care of a Dangerous Dog

If you have suffered a physical and psychological injury due to being attacked by a dog, our team can assist you. Read more about dangerous dog attacks here.

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Home & Public Accident Compensation Claims

Get in contact with our personal injury solicitors today to make a start on your claim. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Helpful Information

If you are not yet ready to speak to a solicitor about your accident or injury, we have prepared various items of helpful information that you may find useful for ascertaining your rights and the responsibilities of those who caused your injury. This includes guides to submitting your claim to the injuries board; completing Form A; settling your claim early; and the meaning of vicarious liability.
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About McCarthy + Co

With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with serious injury claims, McCarthy + Co. has expertise in a wide variety of fields including cases involving injury in the home or in a public space. We are a family-run business, and we pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial, and helpful advice.

Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork but we work with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. You can count on us for legal advice, guidance, and assistance regarding any form of serious injury.

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Flor McCarthy

Flor McCarthy

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wears multiple hats, not only as the managing partner of one of Ireland’s leading law firms, but also as an author, speaker and an acknowledged expert in client service, innovation and marketing.

Beginning his academic journey at UCC, Flor furthered his education with a master’s degree in law from UCD. After gaining valuable experience as a solicitor in Dublin, the allure of home and the family brought him back to West Cork to contribute his expertise to the family business.
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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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is a seasoned solicitor with almost 20 years of experience, specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims, focusing particularly on high-value compensation cases. His extensive litigation experience spans Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels.

John's practice involves a diverse range of cases, from personal injury and wrongful death to property damage, defective products, professional negligence and judicial reviews.
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