A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident or medical malpractice.
We understand that this can be a difficult time for a client and we provide full and comprehensive professional advice and take all the necessary steps whilst keeping the client fully informed.
We also have a full team of experienced and professional medical, engineering, vocational and rehabilitative, actuarial and other experts at our disposal were required to ensure our clients obtain a full and comprehensive service.
The Personal Injuries Compensation Board (PIAB) was set up in 2003 to provide for the independent assessment of personal injuries.
Statute of Limitations (Time Periods)
The Statute of Limitations is the time period in which an application must be made in respect of personal injuries. The time period is two years from the date the accident or injury occurred or two years from the date when someone becomes aware that they have a cause of action.
By law, your solicitor must give you information about your legal charges – the money you must pay them for their services. Solicitors’ charges include their fees and any money they pay to another person or an organisation for you. Your solicitor must give you the information in this leaflet and must also write down and give you details of how they will charge you in your particular case. You should read this leaflet carefully. If you have any questions about your charges, ask your solicitor.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.