Category Archives: Accidents

Hand Injuries And Compensation Claims

By acelegal May 22, 2018

Many people know that an injury at work can be cause for a compensation claim, but did you know that hand injuries fall into their own, specific, category as they can have such a big impact on our lives? Our hands are crucial to many of the tasks we perform, and if the hands are injured or damaged, our ability to do our jobs, as well as many other activities, may be compromised. Here is our guide to common hand injuries that occur in the workplace, and what to do if you experience an injury such as this. What Sort…

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Personal Injury Claims: How To Make A Claim Against An Uninsured Driver Or Untraced Driver As A Cyclist

By acelegal April 4, 2018

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, your first thoughts will be to attend to injuries and ensure that you and your family get the medical attention you need. However, you may then consider making a claim for compensation against the driver who caused the accident. If you are a cyclist, or if the driver you are claiming against is uninsured or cannot be traced, many people assume that this process will be much more difficult. When you are cycling on roads, unprotected by a seatbelt and a surrounding vehicle, you are at greater risk of injury…

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Reasons To Settle Your Injuries Board Claim

By acelegal February 21, 2018

When you sustain an injury at work or in a public place, or are injured in an accident that isn’t your fault, it is likely that you will be able to claim compensation through the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). This is the way in which all personal injury claims in Ireland are independently assessed, while cases in which the other party does not agree to a PIAB assessment may be pursued through the courts. Making a claim via the courts is likely to take much longer than a claim through PIAB, which is usually assessed within 7 months. To…

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Accident Or Injury In A Public Place

By acelegal May 30, 2017

Having an accident in a public place may give rise to a compensation claim. If you are injured in an accident on public property that has not been maintained properly or is in a dangerous condition, it may be deemed that this is not your fault and that you are entitled to be compensated for your injuries. To claim compensation for an accident that has happened in a public place, it will be easier if you have evidence of your accident and good records of what happened. Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we focus on personal injury claims…

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Tips For Cyclists After Road Traffic Accidents

By acelegal April 19, 2017

Many people are aware of the law with regard to road traffic accidents between motorized vehicles, but when an accident involves a cyclist, this may be more complicated. If you are a cyclist, and you have been involved in an accident, you should be aware of the legal processes that you should follow in order to claim compensation for injuries or defend yourself against claims made against you. Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we focus on cases involving personal injury. Talk to us to find out whether you may be able to claim compensation, and we will advise…

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Have You Been Injured Or Attacked In Your Workplace?

By acelegal March 16, 2017

Irish law dictates that all employees have the right to work in a safe environment, in which all reasonable measure have been taken by their employers to prevent injuries or harm in the workplace. This includes all forms of threat, or assault by other employees or members of the public. However, many people are injured during the course of their work, and this can often result in legal proceedings against the employer. Of course, for individuals who work in high risk environments, such as on construction sites, or those who work in the public sector, such as nurses and firefighters,…

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A Typical Accident Scene

By acelegal December 6, 2016

Imagine you are walking in public place such as a footpath, a car park or a shopping centre and you suddenly slip and fall. You have been blissfully minding your own business and doing your thing and, all of a sudden, you are in a heap on the ground and you are so embarrassed that you only want to get away and hide your clumsiness. True you might have hurt your knee, fractured your wrist or broken your tooth but you will put up with the pain just to get out of this awkward and embarrassing situation. You don’t want…

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Have You Been Injured On Holiday?

By acelegal October 25, 2016

For many of us, holidays are the highlights of our year, and they usually go without a hitch. However, there are situations in which people are injured in accidents or incidents while on holiday, and many people do not realise that they may be able to claim compensation for this just as they could do for an accident that occurred in their own local area. Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we specialize in personal injury litigation, and we will be happy to talk to you about your experiences and find out whether you may be able to make…

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