If you have been injured as a result of negligence by another party and are considering bringing a claim, it is crucial you find a law firm who you can trust and has your interests, and those of your family, at heart. Lavelle Solicitors have built a reputation over the past 30+ years for providing excellence in legal practice. We believe that caring and empathetic service is as important as the legal advice we provide to our personal injury clients.
Our team of personal injury solicitors, headed by Avril Scally, who herself has over 15 years of experience in this area of law, work tirelessly for those who have been injured due to the fault or negligence of another party. They have developed an approach which maximises the chance of achieving a successful outcome; whatever that might mean for you.
No matter the type of serious injury you have suffered, if you have reason to believe it may have been caused by the action or inaction of another person, business, or organisation, whether private or public, we can assist you in making a claim.
We can manage a wide range of personal injury claim types
Over the decades, we have managed a vast array of personal injury claim types, including, but not limited to:
- Accidents in public places
- Airline injuries
- Amputation Compensation
- Back Injury Claims
- Criminal Injury claims
- Eye Injury Claims
- Fatal Injury Claims
- Psychiatric Injury
- Product Liability
- Road Traffic Accident
- Serious Injury Claims
- Slip, Trip and Falls
- Spinal Injuries
- Sports injury claims
- Work Accident Claims
If you are unsure if your injuries are legally considered a ‘personal injury’ for the purposes of bringing a claim, contact our team of personal injury solicitors. They will listen carefully and with empathy to the details of your accident and advise you of your options. If you decide to proceed with your claim, we will then assign you a dedicated member of our team.
We will listen to discover your objectives
Not everyone has the same reasons to bring a claim; regardless of your goals, we will help you to achieve them. In many cases, those who seek our services are driven to do so by the desire to ensure the actions that led to their injury can never be repeated. By holding the negligent party to account, where applicable, you can be confident you have done all you can to protect the lives of others.
The reality of personal injuries is that patients are often left worse off in terms of their mental and physical well-being, and their financial position. In some cases, families are left managing without a regular income (or reduced income) due to the injured person being unable to work, in addition to footing the bill for travel, accommodation, care, additional treatment and therapy, specialist equipment, and home modifications to accommodate their day to day needs. At a time of considerable emotional worry, money concerns only add to the strain felt.
We will quickly establish who was at fault for your personal injury
Often our clients do not know who might be to blame for their injury. It is our job to determine, based on the facts of your case, which person, business, or organisation holds legal responsibility for what happened to you. Personal injury claims may be due to error, negligence, inaction, or any other failure to uphold a duty of care by:
- Private businesses
- Public organisations
- Local authorities
- Police or other emergency services
- Drivers or pedestrians
- Military institutions
- Healthcare providers
- Manufacturers, installers, or service engineers
- Designers or architects
It may be that negligence or failure to uphold a duty of care cannot be proven, in which case it may not be possible to bring a claim. If you are in any way unsure, it is recommended that you speak to a member of our personal injury team as, due to their vast experience in this area of law, they will be able to determine if there is likely to be an at-fault party and whether this can be proven.
How Lavelle’s personal injury solicitors can assist you in bringing a claim
- Lavelle Solicitors have successfully managed many cases of personal injury caused by the negligence of another party over the past 30+ years.
- Our personal injury team, headed by partner, Avril Scally, who herself has over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims, place client care at the centre of everything they do.
- From the first moment you speak to one of our solicitors, we will listen to your case carefully and with empathy and will only recommend advancing your case if we believe you have a valid case.
- We have both the legal expertise and understanding of the real-life challenges faced by individuals and their families following such events.
- Our solicitors will manage the process entirely on your behalf; compiling the information necessary for your case, including medical notes, seeking an expert medical opinion, and managing the submission of your personal injury claim.
By allowing us to handle your claim on your behalf, you can focus on what is most important, your recovery and care, or that of your family member or loved one.
What will a claim for personal injury cover?
Claims may be brought for two main types of damages, namely: General damages: this is to cover physical and mental pain and suffering, with the amount depending on the precise type and extent of the injury. Special damages: This covers costs resulting from the injury, including expenses already incurred, such as transport, accommodation, medical treatment, and expected future costs including loss of earnings and ongoing care.
Can I bring a claim for personal or workplace injury?
To bring a claim for personal injury of any type, it will be necessary to provide evidence that:
- Another party owed you a duty of care, and;
- The duty of care was breached, and;
- The breach of care led to injury.
One of our primary roles will be to establish if there are grounds for a claim and if so, to create a compelling case that proves the other party held legal culpability which they breached, leading to your injury.
What factors contribute to accidents at work?
Many factors can increase the likelihood of an accident in the workplace, including lack of health and safety training, insufficient safety equipment, faulty or dangerous machinery, insufficient signage, and poor processes and procedures.
What types of illness or disease can result from an accident at work?
Illnesses or disease can result from exposure to harmful substances, excessive noise, vibration, poor working position, repetition of movement, slips, trips, and falls. As a result, workers may suffer upper or lower limb disorders, head/brain injuries, burns, amputation or lacerations. Industrial diseases may include mesothelioma, COPD, sensory impairment, carpal tunnel, dermatitis, certain types of cancer (including bladder), vibration white finger, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Why should I choose an experienced personal injury solicitor?
Domain experience is vital in personal injury law. By engaging a personal injury solicitor who you can trust, and one who has worked on similar claims before, you can be assured they understand the impact on you and your family. This means they will be able to seek damages which fully reflect all of your past, present, and expected future financial costs, in addition to the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity you have incurred. It takes expertise and detailed knowledge of the law and your injury type to achieve the best possible outcome.
How long will the process take?
Personal injury claims can take considerable time to conclude fully. This will depend on the scale of your medical recovery and the complexity of the case. In cases whereby the effects of injuries will continue, it is not advisable to settle a claim at an early stage in case further complications develop. Once a case is settled it is not possible for it to be reopened at a later stage.
What information will you need to support my claim?
In the initial stages of investigating your claim, we will ask for any correspondence, photographs, video or audio recordings, maps, diagrams, bank statements, police reports, witness reports, bills, or invoices. Any information pertaining to your case can be extremely useful in providing evidence.
Any further proof we then need we will seek on your behalf (with your permission), including medical notes, expert opinion, the other party’s insurance documents, and other important documents such as maintenance records if it is believed an item of faulty machinery caused your accident.
For further information on making a claim for personal injury in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Solicitors in confidence on (01) 644 5800 or email Avril Scally at [email protected]