Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim arises when an individual suffers an injury through the negligence of another and party and that individual wants to seek compensation for their injury and related loss, such as loss of earnings and medical expenses.

Who Can Make A Personal Injury Claim?

Anybody who has suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party can bring a claim as long as it can be shown that the negligence caused the injury/ losses.

How long do I have to start the process?

By law an injured person must submit a claim to the injuries board with in two years of the accident date in some more complex cases such as medical negligence the two year time limit might be extended in certain circumstances. Its importance to start the process as soon as possible after the accident.

What is the injuries board?

The injuries board is a panel set up by the Irish government in 2004 to assess compensation in personal injuries cases. All personal injury cases must be referred to the injuries board. Your cases may settle at the injuries board stage if you are happy with the assessment. We will prepare and submit your application to the injuries board and will guide you through all stages.

How long does the process take?

Each case depends on the individual circumstances. Here at Sherwin O’Riordan LLP we guide you throughout the process and will ensure you get your and proper entitlements in a timely fashion.