Duggan and Co Solicitors

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Accidents

If you have suffered an accident or a personal injury that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim. Declan Duggan & Co. can help you evaluate your compensation claim. From start to finish, we will ensure to make the whole claim process as simple and easy to understand as possible.

We offer legal advice in relation to the Injuries Board in Ireland (PIAB). We advise on all parts of the Board’s personal injury compensation application and assessment process.

Our areas of personal injury expertise include:

        • Road Traffic Accidents
        • Trips and slips including:
          •                 • on the pavement
                            • in a shop or supermarket
                            • in a public place
        • Accidents on land owned by others
        • Industrial disease claims including
        • Occupational Asthma
        • Asbestos related illness
        • Occupational deafness
        • Accidents at work and in factories
        • Fatal claims and inquests


More about the Claim Process …

Since July 2004 almost all accident claims must be processed initially through the Injuries Board (formerly known as PIAB). The Injuries Board will initially assess the level of compensation that should be paid but the injured party or the Defendant may object to such assessment. If an assessment is not accepted or if an award is inadequate Court proceedings can then be issued.

Declan Duggan & Co. will assist claimants in submitting their claim to the Injuries Board and will advise on each heading of compensation to which they may be entitled. At present a significant number of awards made by the Injuries Board are rejected. In normal circumstances an injured party has two years from the date of the accident to commence legal proceedings. It is important however that advice should be taken at the earliest opportunity.  Notice of a claim should ideally be given to a Defendant within two months of the incident. It is important to collate as much information at an early stage including insurance details, witness details, investigating Gardai, involvement of The Health & Safety Authority (if any) etc. If the injured party is under eighteen a claim must be pursued on their behalf by a legal guardian.

Declan Duggan & Co. will always endeavour to recover the maximum amount of compensation for pain and suffering together with all financial losses including losses to be incurred into the future.