Dillon & Co aim to provide a service as stress-free and with as swift a resolution as possible in cases where a client has suffered financial loss as a result of an injury caused by someone else’s mistake or negligence.
Personal injury cases can potentially involve considerable amounts of money, which can add to the stressful nature of a claim. We promise to keep our clients updated on the progress of their case and ensure a complete understanding of possible outcomes.
In Ireland, personal injury claims (with the exception of injuries arising from medical negligence) must first be submitted to the Injuries Board before court proceedings can commence.
The Injuries Board is an independent government body that assesses the amount of compensation due to a person who has suffered a personal injury. The Injuries Board does not hear cases but deals with matters where there is no dispute of liability. The Board can, if the defendants agree, carry out an assessment of the claim and make an award of damages accordingly. This allows a claim to be resolved without the higher costs and greater time involved in a court case.
We can submit your claim to the Injuries Board and will advise you on the stages of the process involved and discuss any settlement discussions that might take place during the process.
However, claims in which the defendant refuses to deal with the Injuries Board, or in which neither party is satisfied with the settlement, will advance to court and legal proceedings will begin.
If you are unsure about the legal process relating to your claim or would like a second opinion on a claim please feel free to contact us without obligation.
If you would like to discuss any elements of personal injury law, please feel free to contact us.