Personal Injury Actions
In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
If you have been involved in an accident and if you were injured and have suffered losses as a result of that accident, you may be entitled to be compensated for those injuries and losses. In accordance with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 a Plaintiff must now establish, prove and bring a case before the Injuries Board. An injured persons application must be made to the Injuries Board and they will assess the case of that person and make a recommendation in relation to compensation resulting from their investigation providing they have the co-operation of all parties. Your solicitor can assist you with bringing this application before the Injuries Board, advising you in relation to the matter from start to finish, gathering in your medical reports which may deal with complex issues arising from your injuries and advise you in relation to any recommendation made by the Injuries Board.
When the matter is brought before the Injuries Board it is at the discretion of the defendants or their insurance company to refuse or accept liability for the claim being brought by you. If the defendants refuse to accept liability the Injuries Board may issue a certificate to you which will allow you to issue proceedings to pursue your claim. An insurance company or a defendant may also refuse to accept a recommendation from the Injuries Board. Essentially this means that an insurance company or a defendant may also refuse to accept the amount of an award which is being recommended by the board the matter may then revert to the courts or your solicitor can help you to negotiate that settlement further.
You of course as a Plaintiff may feel that a recommendation from the Injuries Board is not sufficient to compensate you for the injuries and losses that you have sustained and you have a right to refuse same and in circumstances revert to the court system. In such circumstances, you will be better able to assess your position and consider the amount of compensation awarded or any course of action being taken by the defendant / the defendant’s insurance company if you seek our advice that we have been dealing with such claims for over twenty years.
If you have been unfortunate enough to have been involved in an accident which has caused you loss or personal injury you should first seek adequate medical advice and treatment and thereafter contact our office to discuss your options.
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