Highly experienced in all matters of personal injury claims in Dublin & nationwide, our team will deliver the best possible outcome on your behalf.
We support all of our clients by providing a team of experts who are there for them every step of the way. And also understand that this can be an overwhelming time for many people and we want to ensure that you know everything about your personal injury claim from start to finish.
Gibson and Associates pride is in being able to provide quality customer service, great legal representation, and transparency throughout the entire process
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
Typically, you can make a personal injury claim if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident in the following circumstances:
- You were injured within the last two years
- The injury resulted in you suffering financially as well as physically
- The damage was caused wholly or partly by somebody else
If you would like to learn more about our services, call us now on +353 (0)1 264 5555 to speak to a member of our team.
Can I make a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury solicitor can help you assess if you have a legal personal injury claim after an accident caused by another person’s negligence. The Personal injury claims are used when you’ve been hurt because another person failed to uphold their duty.
To prove that someone is at fault for your injuries, you must show that their actions were negligent. For example, if you tripped and fell because there was water on the floor and the person who owned the property didn’t clean it up properly, then you would likely be able to make a successful claim against them for your injuries because they were at fault for not cleaning up after themselves properly.
You may be entitled to receive a financial award for loss of earnings, medical care, and for the impact the injury has on your life.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Road traffic accidents can happen for many different reasons, including car accidents and pedestrian-related accidents.
Some common types of road accidents include:
- Car Accidents
- Rear End Collisions
- Side Impact Accidents
- Accidents on Poorly Maintained Roads
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Luas Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Motorway Incident
- Passenger Related Incidences (i.e., backseat passengers)
- Pedestrian-Related Incidences
Workplace injuries refer to any injury or accident that has occurred in the workplace as a direct result of the employer’s negligence.
Some of the most common types of accidents at work include:
- Building Site Accidents
- Dangerous Machinery Accidents
- Farm Accidents
- Forklift Accidents
- Health and Safety Breach Claims
- Accidents Caused by Poor Lighting
- Ladder Accidents Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Pallet Accidents
- Back Injuries at Work
Public place accidents (also known as public liability claims) refer to any accident or injury sustained in a public place as a result of the negligence or actions of the people responsible for maintaining a safe environment for public use.
Some of the most common injuries related to these kinds of cases include:
- Accidents In A Supermarket.
- Car Park Accidents
- Claims Against A Council Or Local Authority For An Injury Occurring On A Footpath, Public Park Or Poorly Maintained Or Hazardous Public Space.
- Slip And Falls In Public Places
- Accidents In A Hotel
- Accidental events inside restaurants
- Food poisoning from eating at restaurants
- Injuries resulting from spills
Medical negligence, also referred to as clinical negligence, refers to an event where a person is injured, or their current medical condition worsened due to subpar care from a medical professional.
They may have prevented injury if the standard of care was met.
Common types of negligence claims include:
- Cosmetic Surgery Claims
- Misdiagnosis Claims
- Fracture Misdiagnosis Claims
- General Surgery Claims
- Retained Surgical Instrument Claim
- Wrong Site Surgical Error Claim
- Medical and Prescription Error Claim
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Why is Contributory Negligence Important When Filing for a Personal Injury Claim?
In a personal injury claim, it will generally be proved that the car crash and subsequent injuries were sustained by another person–usually because of negligence.
However, if the accident was caused by the person making a claim (the plaintiff), this is known as contributory negligence. This means that if you had any involvement in causing or worsening your injuries due to some action or inaction (such as driving without wearing a seat belt), that portion of your claim would likely not be covered.
For example, if you are involved in a car accident caused by somebody else, but you fail to wear your seat belt–leaving yourself open for much worse injuries when the airbag deploys–then your contributory negligence is failing to wear a seat belt.
You may still qualify for benefits from personal injury claims which occurred through no fault of yours; however, it might seem like those damages could’ve been reduced had you worn a seatbelt during the crash.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
The most important piece of information needed for a successful personal injury claim is the medical report. And this records all injuries and estimates the time they’ll take to heal.
It might even detail what treatment will be required in order to recover fully from an accident or incident. If you don’t have this, we can request it for you right away.
Without it, there’s no chance at a successful claim because these sorts of reports are so vital when putting together a legitimate one.
Generally for a personal injury claim to move forward, a person has two years less than one day from the date of knowledge of their injury.
What is the date of knowledge?
The date of knowledge refers to the date on which the injured person gained knowledge of the following facts:
- That they had been injured
- That the injury was significant
- The injury was caused by negligence, nuisance or breach of duty by the party at fault for the accident.
- They know the identity of the party at fault.
In many cases, people know they’re injured on the accident date. But sometimes, it might take a while before an injury or illness becomes noticeable. And so the date of knowledge would be the day they find out about their injury.
Once you submit your claim to the Injuries Board, you can stop worrying about time limits.
Step 1. Meeting To Discuss Your Case
To get a better understanding of your case and the injuries you’ve suffered, we’ll organise a consultation with you and the personal injury solicitor best suited to your needs. We can do this over the phone, at our offices or even by video call. We will explain terms such as ‘no win no fee’ and how an injury claim works.
Step 2. Arrange the medical report
Once we’ve assessed your case, we’ll send for your medical reports to be collected from a medical professional.
Step 3. Present the case to the Injury Board
Our highly experienced personal injury* solicitors will put together a detailed and strategic case designed to get you the claim you deserve. We’ll then present this case to the Injury Board.
Step 4. The Injury Board assesses your case
After we’ve presented your case, the Injury Board will assess how much of a *claim you’re likely to win.
Step 5. Decide to accept or reject the offer
As soon as you receive an offer from the injury board, our solicitors will give an honest assessment into how fair they think it is. This will help you decide whether or not to accept it.
Step 6. You receive your *Claim / Go to court
If you choose to accept the offer, an “order to pay” will be sent to the other party and you’ll receive your *claim. If you choose not to accept the offer, our personal injury* team will prepare your case for court.
Gibson & Associates LLP is one of Ireland’s leading law firms. No matter your situation, our team will use their experience to make sure that you benefit from the best possible outcome.
We put our clients at the heart of everything we do and work tirelessly to get the best results.
We treat clients and each other the way we’d like to be treated and for us “good enough” just isn’t good enough!
WE’RE FAST & RESPONSIVE
When you make contact with our team, you’ll hear back from us within 3 hours or less – that’s our promise.
WE USE CLEAR, SIMPLE LANGUAGE
We don’t try to impress with “legalese” and jargon. We use clear, plain language.
WE GIVE YOU A DEDICATED POINT OF CONTACT
The person responsible for your case will never change. You’ll be assigned a dedicated point of contact who will take charge of your case from start to finish.
At Gibson & Associates LLP, we’re clear about our processes and transparent when it comes to costs.
Before progressing any case, we offer a no-obligation consultation with our client care team and will provide you with practical options.
Integrity and transparency are core to how we work with all of our clients and means we’ll always treat your case as if it was our own.
Why Choose Gibson & Associates LLP?
You and your circumstances are unique – your solicitor should be too. You will be assigned a dedicated point of contact who will take charge of your case from start to finish – this person will never change.
Our solicitors put their clients at the heart of everything they do and work tirelessly to get you the best results. We treat clients the way we would like to be treated – for us, ‘good enough’ just isn’t good enough! Call us now on +353 (0)1 264 5555.