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 make a personal injury claim, you will need medical evidence to support your claim, and you should work with an experienced personal injury solicitor to build your case. Here at Irwin, Kilculllen & Co Solicitors, we treat every case on an individual basis, and we will ensure that you have everything you need to make the process easier. It is important to realise the full implications of your injuries on your life so that the compensation you receive is adequate.
When You Should Settle Your PIAB Claim
It is important to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation you are entitled to, and this will depend on many factor, including the severity of your injuries and the way they impact upon your working and personal life. Loss of earnings can be considered, and lifestyle adjustments that must be made can be taken into account, as well as medical costs and rehabilitation expenses.
You should consider settling your PIAB claim if any of the following apply to you:
- If you are still experiencing pain during your daily life or at night time, and this pain has only developed since your injury.
- If you are taking medication, which is likely to be ongoing.
- If you have been told that you may need surgery in the future as a result of your injuries.
- If you have been scarred or left with a disability.
- If you find standing or sitting for short or longer periods of time painful.
- If you are struggling with daily tasks such as your normal job, or cleaning your home.
- If you have noticed that your injury is not improving and has stabilised.
Making a PIAB claim can be stressful, although it is a much easier process than pursuing your claim through the courts if the other party involved in your case refuses to accept liability. It is vital to seek legal advice before proceeding to ensure that you do not settle for less than you are entitled to.
Talk To Personal Injury Solicitors in Cork
Have you been injured in an accident at work or in a public place? It’s important to speak to an experienced personal injury solicitor to find out whether you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Contact Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors for a free consultation without obligation and benefit from our expertise in personal injury cases. Simply contact us online or call us today on +021 4270934 to talk to our experienced and helpful team.