Personal Injury Claims

At Dillon Solicitors we have a great deal of experience in acting for clients in personal injuries claims.

Before commencing Court proceedings in Ireland, all personal injury claims (with the exception of a personal injury arising out of medical negligence) must be submitted first to the Injuries Board (formerly known as PIAB). The Injuries Board is an independent government body which assesses the amount of compensation due to a person who has suffered a personal injury. The Injuries Board can deal with matters where there is no dispute of liability, as they do not hear cases.

In the event that the defendants agree, an assessment of damages can be carried out by the Injuries Board without proceeding to Court.

We can submit your claim and deal with your claim to the Injuries Board. We will advise you on the process and discuss any settlement discussions that might take place during the process. If a defendant refuses to have the claim dealt with by the Injuries Board or if an award is deemed to be unsatisfactory by either party, then the compensation claim can proceed to Court and legal proceedings are started. At this point, what is known as an ‘authorisation’ is issued by the board.On receiving the authorisation from the Injuries Board legal proceedings can then be issued.

In the case where proceedings issue we offer clear advice on the necessary steps to be followed. We will advise you on the following:

  • The claim itself and the best avenue to adopt in order to pursue your case.
  • Obtaining updated medical reports.
  • Putting together the requisite financial information including loss of earnings. Where an actuary or any other type of expert should be instructed we will advise you of this.
  • Any necessary applications to the courts as the case may determine.
  • Any settlement offer or settlement meeting where both sides meet in order to discuss a settlement prior to the court date. We will engage a highly reputable barrister to work with us and to advise you.
  • The court date and attendance, witnesses and case itself as it has developed.

We use sophisticated case step procedures to ensure that all matters are dealt with in as timely and as orderly a manner as possible.

If you require advice in relation to any of the services listed above or if you wish to receive copies of our client newsletters and / or our business ezines please contact us on 01-2960666 or at info@dillon.ie.

Accident Assist

Dillon Solicitors have developed an information booklet called “Accident Assist”. This booklet contains useful information for anybody involved in an accident. It contains a list of what to do in the unfortunate event of being involved in an accident, it contains space to record all relevant details such as registration numbers, an area to prepare a sketch of the accident scene, details of persons involved in the accident etc. If you wish to obtain one of our Accident Assist brochures please contact us at 01-2960666 or info@dillon.ie.

If you require advice in relation to any of the services listed above or if you wish to receive copies of our client newsletters and / or our business ezines please contact us on 01-2960666 or at info@dillon.ie.