A personal injury can have a significant impact on a person’s life in many different ways. Although injuries can be common, you should never have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence. 

If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, you have the right to make a personal injury compensation claim.  

Our legal team at  O’Brien & Company Solicitorscan aid and guide people in Dublin and surrounding counties through the claims process. Simply get in contact and we can help you begin proceedings.   

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What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is when another person has caused injuries or damages to you or a loved one. Personal injury claims most often stem from the workplace or public areas. 

You can make a personal injury claim against your employer, a business owner or anyone else who has contributed to such damages.

How to make a personal injury claim for compensation

At O’Brien and Associates Solicitors, we are here to guide you through the process of making a personal injury claim for compensation. The steps necessary to make a personal injury claim are as follows: 

First of all, reach out to a legal professional. Provide the details regarding your case so our solicitors can have a better understanding. 

Once you get in contact, the process of your claim can begin. Your solicitor will also be able to provide clarity regarding any concerns you may have.

Once your solicitor has a good understanding of the case they are dealing with, they will begin to gather evidence to support your claim. 

For a personal injury claim, effective evidence may include the likes of CCTV footage, eye witness accounts and medical reports. 

Once your solicitor has gathered all the necessary evidence and evaluated your claim, they will formally submit it to the defendant.

The defendant can accept or reject the claim. In the event they accept the claim, no further steps are needed. 

If the defendant rejects the claim, then court proceedings may begin. It is unlikely that your personal injury claim will result in this, however your solicitor is prepared for any circumstance.

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What are you compensated for in a personal injury claim?

When making a personal injury claim, you can be compensated under three different forms of damages. They include general, specific and property damages. 

You can be compensated for the overall situation you have had to endure due to someone else’s negligence. For general damages, you can claim compensated for the following: 

  • Mental distress
  • Loss of amenity 
  • Time lost due to injury

Any expenses that you now face due to your personal injury can be included in your claim. Examples of specific damages or costs you may be compensated for include: 

  • Medical costs 
  • Loss of income/future income 
  • Care costs 
  • Travel costs

If any material items sustained damage due to someone else’s negligence, you can be compensated for such costs. Examples of what you could be compensated for include: 

  • Damage to personal items (phones, laptops, etc.)
  • Damage to vehicles 
  • Damage to equipment

What should you do following a personal injury

There are some actions you can take following a personal injury that can help to support your claim. Some examples of what to do following a personal injury include:

  • Seek medical help
  • Report accident to Gardai
  • Get eye witness reports
  • Obtain CCTV footage
  • Document details of accident

Fatal personal injury claim

A fatal personal injury claim is when the negligence of another leads to the death of a victim and a dependent of the deceased seeks compensation. 

Any dependent of the deceased has the right to make a claim. This most commonly involves children, spouses and siblings. 

In a fatal personal injury claim, you can be compensated for general, specific and property damages.

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Common personal injury claims

Personal injury claims can occur in many different settings and vary in regards to the extent of damages. However, the following are some common personal injury claims:

Workplace accident claims

It is the duty of any employer to keep their employees safe. Failure to do this may result in a workplace accident. 

If you have suffered a workplace accident due to your employer’s negligence, you have the right to make a claim. Examples of how an employer could display negligence may include not dealing with workplace hazards, not providing manual handling training and failure to remove risk of slips, trips and falls.

Public accident claims

You can suffer a personal injury in a public space due to someone else’s negligence. For example, a business owner or county council may be responsible for such negligence. 

Public accident claims can occur from public hazards, slips, trips and falls.

Road traffic accident claims

Road users could be responsible for your personal injury. They can display negligence by not leaving space for cyclists or pedestrians, causing a collision or not obeying the rules of the road. 

If you have been in a road traffic accident, make sure you speak to one of our solicitors today.

Make a personal injury claim today

No one should ever be injured due to the negligence of another person. This is why our legal team is eager to help anyone who has suffered such misfortune. 

Get in contact with  O’Brien & Company Solicitors today to speak with our expert team of experienced personal injury solicitors today.

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O’Brien & Company Solicitors has a wealth of experience and a history of success in personal injury and medical negligence cases.

We pride ourselves on achieving the best results for our clients whilst at the same time making everything as straightforward and clear for you as possible.