Have you suffered an injury as a result of a road traffic accident, slip and fall or work place accident. If so, there are strict timelines within which you must take your claim. You have two years from the time of the accident of from when you first sought medical attention after the accident. The first part of the process is to meet with your solicitor as soon as possible after the accident to ensure a detailed and accurate attendance can be taken. If the solicitor deems a bona fide and state-able case to be present the solicitor will write to the party we hold responsible for the accident advising of our intentions to proceed. The solicitor will also write to your GP or the medical attendant who treated you at the time of the accident. An accurate medical report is required to support any personal injury claim. Once the medical report is received and you have confirmed it accurately reflects your injuries we must then lodge your application with the injuries board i.e. the injuries board is an independent body set up a number of years ago to review and assess all personal injury claims in Ireland. Once the injuries board have accepted and acknowledged your claim the clock on the two years stops and remains stopped until the injuries board gives their decision.
If you would like to discuss this area of law in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact today on the details on screen. Finally, please note that in contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fee’s or other charges as a percentage of any award or settlement.