Another month closer to 2018, its September! We hope it has been going great for you and if not we are there to advise you for all your legal queries. Its important you know your rights while in Ireland and don't feel stressed if any mishap occurs while at work or in public.
With Immigration being our specialization, we have now added another new practice area to our profile to help you throughout your visit/stay in Ireland.
Refers to an area of the law that lets you get a legal remedy for all losses stemming from an accident or other incident where someone else's carelessness or intentional conduct caused you to be injured.
Suffering from a personal injury is one of the most difficult and traumatic experiences you can endure. Seeking correct advice and the right time is important to know about your entitlements to compensation to protect yourself and your family.
Slips, Trips & Falls
Trip and fall injuries can occur almost anywhere, from private homes to supermarkets to public pavements. An icy step or a wonky curbstone can mean significant injury and days or even weeks off work. In many instances, a slip trip and fall is a normal–though unfortunate–part of life. Following a slip, trip or fall on someone else’s property, you should: • Request that the property owner or an employee (if in a place of business) document the accident, and obtain a copy of their documentation; • Take a picture of the hazardous condition if possible; • Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you think you have been injured; • Seek help from a solicitor if necessary. It is important to follow these procedures even if the accident occurs at your workplace. Do not allow your employer to intimidate you or talk you out of documenting the accident and/or filing for compensation.
Road Accidents & Car Crashes
A car accident or crashes, also called RTAs (Road Traffic Accidents) can be devastating. Following a car accident, DO: • Collect the other driver’s information, such as name, address, vehicle registration number, and insurance information, which can be found on the disc on a vehicle’s windshield. • Offer your information to the other driver. • Telephone the Gardai immediately. If they will not attend the scene of the accident, report to the nearest Garda Station and request that they take the details of the accident. • Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you think you have been injured. Insurance information is crucial in filing your claim. A Garda report may also be important if the other party turns out to be uninsured or denies the accident occurred. And finally, records from medical care, whenever you seek it, can help to establish injuries if necessary during the claim process. Following a car accident, DO NOT: • Admit liability. This includes making statements like “I didn’t see the light/sign/ etc.” or “This is all my fault.” Accident victims often make such statements by reflex or out of shock, but this can harm their chances of collecting compensation they are actually entitled to. • Leave the scene of the accident until you have exchanged information with the other driver and/or the Gardai have told you that you may leave. • Assume that you cannot claim compensation because the other driver does not carry insurance, or because you do not think you have been injured. Accident victims are too often denied compensation because they did not take adequate steps following the accident.
Contact US to find out how you can make a personal injury claim and what damages you may avail.