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A personal injury claim arises when an individual has suffered some type of loss as a result of another's negligent actions.
"Negligence" means that the person who caused the loss failed to act with reasonable care. For example, if you were injured in a car accident because the other driver was texting while driving, the other driver could be held liable for your injuries because she did not act with reasonable care by driving while distracted.
Personal injury claims are generally broken into two categories:
1. Those based on negligence and duty of care - these include negligence cases, breach of contract and fraud cases.
2. Those based on intentional wrongs - these include assault, battery and false imprisonment.
Personal injury cases based on negligence usually arise from car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents at a shop or restaurant and medical malpractice cases (in hospitals or doctors)
We have represented individuals who have been injured due to:
• Accidents at Work
• Accidents in a Public Place
• Medical Negligence
• Road Traffic Collisions
All personal injury cases in Ireland must be submitted to the PIAB (Personal Injuries Assessment Board). The PIAB is an independent statutory board that assesses the value of personal injury claims in Ireland.
There are strict time limits for making a personal injury claim in Ireland. All cases must be commenced within two years from the date of the accident in line with the statute of limitation.
Following an evaluation of all available medical evidence, the PIAB will put forward their valuation on what they feel the claim is worth. The case can then be settled by way of compensation if all parties are happy with the assessment.
Our personal injury solicitors will help you prepare your application for the PIAB and can advise you on the adequacy of any assessment of compensation and whether you should accept or reject same and proceed to court.
Personal injury can occur anywhere and an injury can have lasting detrimental effects on the victim. Treatment costs can quickly become a real financial burden. If you’ve been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of others, Frank Buttimer & Company can help you achieve legal redress.