Personal Injury*

Personal injury* is a physical or psychological injury, disease or illness caused by another person’s negligence.

If you have suffered an injury that was not your fault you are legally entitled to compensation to assist with your rehabilitation.

The most common injury claims are as follows:

For further information please contact us on 01 608 7784 or complete our online property quotation form.

Road Traffic Accidents*

The most frequent type of accident is a road traffic accident (RTA). While some road traffic accidents have contributing road or environmental factors, the majority are due to human error. These often arise from a collision of two motor vehicles but can also involve pedestrians and cyclists. If you are involved in a road traffic accident stop at the scene and exchange insurance details and if necessary call the police or emergency services. If the offending party does not stop the accident could be classified as a hit and run, which is a criminal offence.

Slips Trips and Falls

People are often entitled to recover compensation for the loss or damage they have suffered due to falling, slipping or tripping in an unsafe environment. Uneven footpaths, broken paving slabs or slippery floors can all cause slips trips and falls. However, those responsible for public areas have a duty of care to protect people from injury by adhering to the relevant health and safety guidelines. If you have been injured in a slip trip or fall of any description contact us for a professional assessment of your claim.

Children’s Accidents

Injuries to children are distressing and can occur at school, on fairground accidents, from animals or defective toys. If your child is injured through no fault of their own they may be entitled to issue proceedings. We will advise you on your options and the processes involved in bringing a case on your child’s behalf as a ‘next friend.’

Work Accidents

Every year employees are injured in the workplace. Employers have various duties of care towards their employees such as the duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, a duty to provide instruction and training to employees on health and safety and a duty to prevent any improper conduct likely to put the welfare of employees at risk. If you have suffered an injury in the workplace and wish to know your rights please contact the us for a consultation.

Occupier’s Liability

Occupier’s liability is a field of law that concerns the duty or care owed by those who occupy or exercise control over a premises or lands to people who visit or trespass. It deals with the liability that may arise from accidents caused by the defective or dangerous condition of the premises or lands. If you have been injured in such circumstances please contact the us for further information.

Miscellaneous Injury Claims*

There are numerous types of personal injury claims* that can be actioned from dog attacks and criminal assault to public transport accident and holiday accidents.

If you have suffered an injury that was not your fault contact us for a professional and confidential assessment.

 

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

For more information, advice and support with all personal injury* claims contact the Edward Healy Solicitors team today

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