A personal injury is a legal term for a physical, psychological or emotional injury. A personal injury claim is a lawsuit that is initiated in order to seek restitution, usually in the form of compensation, when the injury results from another’s failure to use reasonable care. In plain English, what this means is that if you have suffered an injury due to another person’s, or company’s, or any kind of entity’s negligence, then you may well be entitled to compensation. A personal injury solicitor is a solicitor who provides specialised legal services for those making personal injury claims.
There are many common causes of personal injuries such as car accidents, work accidents, holiday accidents, slips, trips and falls, medical negligence, the rapidly expanding area of dental negligence, assault, bullying and harassment, defamation and slander among others. The resulting pain and suffering, whether physical, psychological or emotional, are termed, as mentioned, personal injuries, and when caused by another’s neglect or wrongdoing, should be properly compensated.
The staff team at Fachtna O’Driscoll Personal Injury Solicitors include some of the most highly experienced, specialist personal injury solicitors in the country. We understand how stressful and intimidating it can be to begin the process of making a claim when you have had the misfortune to suffer a personal injury. Our solicitors are there to immediately put you at your ease. We will advise you of your entitlements and the duties of those responsible for injuring you in a friendly yet highly focused and professional manner.
Whatever the circumstances of your personal injury and no matter where it takes place, we will investigate the facts and take such steps as are appropriate to claim and recover whatever compensation is properly due to you. Just read through our news section for details about some of our most recent successes in injury claims brought by our clients. Our dynamic team of expert professionals have decades of experience in dealing with personal injury claims in Cork, as well as nationally and internationally. For a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us by filling in the form below. Our friendly staff would be delighted to assist you.
We advise on:
- Bullying and harassment
- Psychological Damage
- Medical negligence
- Dental negligence
- Claims under the Garda Compensation Scheme
- Applications to Injuries Board
- Road traffic accidents
- Trip and fall type incidents
- Back injuries
- Workplace and industrial accidents
- Post traumatic stress
- Public liability
- Fatal injury
Most personal injuries, with the exception of medical negligence cases and a few other areas, are required, since July 2004 to go through the Personal Injuries Assessment Board. The Board was set up with the aim of saving time and money in the delivery of compensation in personal injury claims. It is highly advisable to get help from an experienced solicitor from the very beginning in order to navigate successfully through the sometimes complex legal territory of the Board. Your solicitor can deal with the Board on your behalf, and advise you as to the appropriateness of the award. Should you be unhappy with the Board’s decision, then you can instruct your solicitor to commence court proceedings.
In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
For further information or to make an appointment please contact Fachtna O’Driscoll Injury Claims Cork: