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Our team has over 30 years of experience advising people who have suffered injuries through no fault of their own. We provide clear and practical legal advice on all stages of the litigation process.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

An accident can have a big impact on your quality of life, resulting in injuries, property damage, costly medical expenses and even impacting your income. This is why compensation may be paid for physical, psychological and financial losses. Our team can advise you on whether you have legal grounds for a personal injuries claim. We have helped people with the following types of personal injuries claims:

  • Workplace accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Assault
  • Fatal Injuries
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Cyclist Accidents
  • Accidents in a public place
  • Accidents in Shopping Centre / Supermarket
  • Defective Product Claims
  • Accidents involving children
  • Neglect of Children / Neglect of the Elderly
  • Garda Compensation Cases

Our guide below sets out the steps which you will encounter in a case for personal injuries:

1. Meet our team

If you wish to enquire about a case for personal injuries, contact our office and speak with one of the team. In most cases, a person will have at most 2 years from the date of the accident (or from the date of the knowledge of the injury) to pursue a case. We will discuss your accident and your symptoms with you before advising whether you may have a legal claim for compensation.

2. Medical Report

All cases involving personal injuries will require medical evidence. We will seek a medical report from your doctor setting out your injuries, treatment and prognosis.

3. Personal Injuries Resolution Board (PIRB)

PIRB is Ireland’s State body which assesses personal injury compensation. Most cases for personal injuries must first be submitted to PIRB before proceeding to court. PIRB generally deal with cases where liability is not disputed. Our team can deal with all aspects of this process for you.

4. Court

If a personal injuries case is not finalised at the PIRB stage, it will proceed through the court process. This process can seem daunting, but our expert team will advise you and keep you informed at every stage.

What forms part of a Personal Injury Claim?

The following items can form part of a personal injuries claim:


General Damages

This is the legal term for compensation. The level of compensation awarded will be determined by the medical report, the type of injury suffered, the treatment involved, the duration of the injury and whether or not a full recovery has been made.

Special Damages

This is the legal term for out of pocket expenses. Special damages can include medical fees including physiotherapy and prescriptions, damage to property and travel expenses. It is important that all of these expenses are vouched by receipts or invoices.

Loss of earnings

In cases involving serious injuries, there may also be a claim for loss of earnings or loss of employment opportunity. Expert reports are required to support such a claim and our team can advise you on this matter.

If you wish to discuss a case for personal injuries, contact us and speak with one of our team of solicitors.

*Before acting or refraining from acting on anything in this guide, legal advice should be sought from a solicitor. **In contentious cases, a solicitor may not charge fees as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.