Accidents

Time Limits

A court action for personal injuries for negligence must be issued within two years from the accident, or from the date of knowledge of the injured person, whichever occurs later. The time during which the Personal  Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) processes an application, and the period of six months from when your application is released by the PIAB, are both disregarded for the purpose of calculating the time limits. Please contact us immediately for advice if you are not sure about time, or any other aspect of your proceedings.

Accidents at Work

Frances Twomey & Co., Solicitors, are experts in dealing with personal injury proceedings for people injured during the course of their employment. Injuries caused by accidents at work can happen in many different circumstances and vary greatly in severity from minor cuts/falls and broken bones to severe burns, amputations, whiplash injuries, and sometimes sadly, fatalities. Specialist accident solicitor Limerick.

When bringing personal injury proceedings after an accident at work, it is important to choose an experienced solicitor as experience really can make a difference to the success or failure of your claim. Please be aware that there are strict time limits in place so please do not delay.

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at work, which was not your fault and you suffer from a workplace injury, you may be able to bring personal injury proceedings.

As with all accident claims, you would need to prove that your injury, illness or disease was caused as a result of the negligence of another party (in this case your employer) and once you appoint a personal injury solicitor, they will assist you in compiling your evidence and presenting it to the third party insurers.

Every personal injury action is different and while some are settled within a matter of months, others can take much longer. This is often in your best interest however in order to ensure your injuries are fully documented, all advised treatment is undertaken, and all information is available to us, to help us fight the case properly. Many claims for workplace accidents and workplace injuries are settled out of Court; however, some cases will need to progress this far.

Depending on the circumstances of the case, and to ensure the best service to clients is provided, we discharge the expenses as they arise such as the cost of medical reports and MRI scans.

Road Traffic Accidents

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident, which was not your fault, then you may be advised to issue personal injury proceedings.

If you are a passenger in a car, van, bus, coach or train; which is involved in an accident (whether there is a collision or not), your personal injury compensation claim would be made against the insurance company of the person responsible for the accident, whether that is the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in or a third party driver (or both if necessary).

If you are a pedestrian, a motorcyclist, a pedal cyclist or a driver, your personal injury claim would be made against the insurance company of the person driving the vehicle responsible for your injuries.
You may also be able to make a claim for compensation if you are involved in a road accident abroad or on holiday. Contact us today for more information.

To help your case, you should take names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the accident and take photographs of the accident, if possible. If the third party driver has no valid insurance, leaves the scene or admits to driving a stolen vehicle, you should contact the Gardaí immediately and report the incident. Contacting the Gardaí in these situations is usually a wise decision.

Depending on the circumstances of the case, and to ensure the best service to clients is provided, we discharge the expenses as they arise such as the cost of medical reports and MRI scans.

Holiday Accidents

If you have suffered injuries, as a result of an accident, whilst on holiday, whether in Ireland or abroad, you may be advised to issue personal injury proceedings.

It is important to collate as much information as possible regarding your accident, including insurance details, witness details, details of investigating Gardaí or local Police, involvement of the Health & Safety Authority etc.

Depending on the circumstances of the case, and to ensure the best service to clients is provided, we discharge the expenses as they arise such as the cost of medical reports and MRI scans.

Injuries to Minors

If the injured party is under eighteen years of age a claim must be pursued on their behalf by a parent or legal guardian.

Frances Twomey & Co., Solicitors, have years of experience in handling such claims and will assist you in securing the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Depending on the circumstances of the case, and to ensure the best service to clients is provided, we discharge the expenses as they arise such as the cost of medical reports and MRI scans.

Medical Negligence

Frances Twomey & Co., Solicitors, understand that being the victim of negligent medical care can be particularly distressing and the prospect of taking action daunting. Our aim is to take the stress out of the situation guiding you through the claims process and treating you and your case with confidentiality, sensitivity and respect.

We believe that if you have suffered loss or harm because of medical negligence you should receive an explanation as to why this happened and that your proceedings achieve the best possible result. Medical Negligence claims are a very different type of case to deal with compared to other types of personal injury claim. When instructing a solicitor to deal with a medical negligence claim for you, it is important that you choose a firm with the experience and track record to bring your claim to the maximum successful conclusion.

If you or your loved-one suffers what insurers refer to as a ‘catastrophic injury’ life is likely to become challenging. Specialist care and support may become a necessity. Special equipment may be required or your home may need to be adapted. You will need financial support to rebuild your life and Frances Twomey & Co. Solicitors are here to ensure that you receive the justice and result your proceedings deserve.

Depending on the circumstances of the case, and to ensure the best service to clients is provided, we discharge the expenses as they arise such as the cost of medical reports and MRI scans.

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