Byrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors

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Personal Injury*

stock-photo-12396870-personal-injury-claim-formByrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors are Members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Medical Injuries Alliance.

Byrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors have advised clients on personal injury matters for over twenty years and have built up an enviable record in this area. We are now one of Ireland’s leading personal injury law firms and we at Byrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors are particularly well equipped to look after your personal injury matter with professionalism, excellence, wisdom and skill. We are proud of our nationwide reputation as specialists in personal injury litigation and in achieving maximum results for our clients seeking personal injury compensation.

Our expert team of personal injury solicitors advise on all types of personal injury claims including accidents at work, road traffic accidents,fatal injury claims, accidents in a public place, Garda compensation claims, industrial diseases, survivors of abuse claims, travel claims and accidents abroad, criminal injury and criminal damage, product liability, child injury claims, medical accidents, medical negligence and DePuy hip recall.

We understand that a personal injury can have a profound and often life changing impact on an injured person and their family. On occasion, the nature of personal injury suffered may be such that the injured party may be left with permanent disabilities preventing them from leading a normal life again. Thankfully, other personal injuries are less traumatic and are more temporary in nature. Irrespective of the personal injury suffered it is essential to seek our advice at an early stage if you believe that your personal injury was sustained due to the fault or negligence of a third party.

We possess the essential personal injury experience to guide you through your claim for personal injury compensation and importantly, through our expertise and knowledge will ensure that you are not encouraged to settle your claim too early with an inadequate offer for compensation.

Time Limits

The statute which sets out time limits in which a person can bring a personal injury action in Ireland is called the Statute of Limitations. This statute imposes strict time limits in respect of pursuing a personal injury action. The Statute of Limitations imposes a strict rule in that a personal injury action must be instituted within two years of the event causing the personal injury or within two years of the date of knowledge of such event. It is therefore essential that you contact us immediately if you believe you may have a cause of action arising from your personal injury. Our expert team of Solicitors will be happy to advise you on a confidential no obligation basis.

Accidents at Work

Every employer is obliged to provide a safe place of work for his employees. If you have been injured in an accident at work which you believe was not your fault you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. Furthermore, employees are expected to take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and of other people in the workplace. If an employee, whilst acting in the course of his employment, negligently causes an accident which injures another, then the employer may be considered liable for that incident. In such circumstances an employer, or in his insurers, may be liable to compensate the employee for his personal injuries. In addition to a personal injury compensation claim the injured employee may be entitled to claim medical expenses, any loss of earnings together with other out-of-pocket expenses. Most employers have Employers Liability insurance cover to protect themselves against such personal injury claims.

Road Traffic Accidents

Road traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injury in Ireland. If you receive personal injuries as a result of a road traffic accident you may be entitled to seek compensation for your personal injuries. If your personal injuries were received as a driver, pedestrian or cyclist then your personal injury compensation claim will be made against the insurance company of the person driving the vehicle which collided with you. If your personal injuries were caused as a result of a “hit and run” then you may make a personal injury claim to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland. If your personal injuries were received as a passenger in a car or motorcycle then you may make a claim against the insurance company of the person who was responsible for the accident whether this is the driver of the vehicle you were in or the driver of another vehicle. In addition to receiving compensation for personal injuries you may also claim compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings and other out of pocket expenses. If the driver of the vehicle responsible for your injury is uninsured, you can pursue a claim against the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland.

Accidents in a Public Place

An accident in a public place typically refers to accidents occurring as a result of slipping on a wet floor, tripping on an uneven footpath, being attacked by an animal etc. If you sustain personal injuries as a result of an accident in a public place which was caused by the negligence of another then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your personal injuries against that negligent party or their insurers. In addition to receiving compensation for personal injuries you may also claim compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings and other out of pocket expenses.

Travel Claims and Accidents Abroad

If you have sustained personal injuries as a result of an accident whilst on holiday, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, if the cause of the injury was not your own. If you booked your holiday as a “package holiday” through a tour operator you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the tour operator for your injuries and any related financial losses. A package holiday is defined under the Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act 1995 (the “Act”) as a combination of two or more of the following, when sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price:- (i) transport; (ii) accommodation; (iii) other significant elements of a tourist service nature. Under the Act a tour operator may be held responsible for all of the services provided as part of a package holiday including holiday accommodation. Legal proceedings may be brought before the Courts in the country where the injured party resides or where the incident occurred. If you sustained personal injuries abroad and did not book your holiday as part of a package then legal proceedings must be brought before the Courts in the country where the incident occurred.

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

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