Category Archives: Personal Injury

Potential Problems With A Personal Injury Case

By acelegal February 11, 2020

If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation in a personal injury case. In many cases, this involves an application to the Personal Injury Board in Ireland, who will assess your case and suggest appropriate compensation. However, there are many potential problems with personal injury cases, and we will discuss some of these here. Potential Problems In Personal Injury Cases: A personal injury case can be straightforward if the other party accepts liability and a sufficient amount of compensation is agreed between you. However, there are many…

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What To Do After A Minor Car Accident

By acelegal August 29, 2019

Would you know exactly what to do if you were involved in a car accident? Any road traffic accident, even if it is minor, can be very stressful for those involved, and knowing what you should do if this happens to you will help to make the process less stressful and ensure that you do not make errors that could be problematic in the future. Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co. Solicitors, we work with many clients who have been injured in road traffic accidents, and we are well placed to represent your interests and ensure that you are awarded…

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Making A Personal Injury Claim

By acelegal July 12, 2018

If you have been injured and believe that another party is at fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation under personal injury legislation. In Ireland, you will make your claim through the Injuries Board in the first instance, and you should do this after you have sought legal and medical advice. Failing to do this can lead to a settlement in which you receive far less compensation than you are entitled to, so it is in your interests to ensure that you are well advised before you begin the process. In Order To Make A Personal…

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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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Personal Injury: Is It Too Late To Claim?

By acelegal October 16, 2017

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation even if you did not claim immediately after the accident happened. The claim process may be more complicated, and it may take longer to process if you did not seek medical advice immediately, but it is still possible to make a personal injury claim. Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we support clients throughout the claiming process, and we will work for the best outcomes for you regardless of when you sought medical help. We understand that it isn’t always…

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Serious Injury Cases: How Legal Advice Can Help

By acelegal May 11, 2017

In cases of personal injury where serious injuries have been incurred, the legal proceedings against the party at fault may be long and complicated. This is often a good thing, as it means that the full extent of the injuries and their impact can be examined, but it can be detrimental if it means that rehabilitation is deferred until the case is decided. Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we focus on personal injury law, and we see many cases in which individuals have suffered serious injuries as a result of bad practice on the part of their employers,…

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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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