SNOW DAY for personal injury*

There is no doubt but that Clonmel, County Tipperary is enduring the most severe snow falls in many, many years.

In this beautiful, but inclement weather, the mind of this Clonmel solicitor turns to what one should do if one is unfortunate enough to suffer a personal injury*. Thankfully most people have heeded the warnings and remained indoors. Some have no choice but to brave the elements as they are manning the essential services that keep the rest of us safe.

If a personal injury* is suffered by an individual, whether as a result of a road traffic accident, accident at work or otherwise, the first matter to determine whether this is as a result of another party's negligence.

We, at Heslin Ryan Solicitors can help you determine this. After that, it would be important to get a medical report from your medical practitioner. It is also crucial that the third party and/or their insurance company is notified.

Most claims will be processed by the Injuries Board. In 2016 The Injuries Board say that they made 12,966 awards to the tune of €315.13m. This sounds fantastic. However, if you were awarded a sum of money by the Injuries Board, would you know if it was enough? More than that did you know that while you might accept the award the other party might not? If the matter is not resolved at this stage you then must proceed to court. In 2016 21,898 personal injury claims were filed in the Courts. Medical negligence claims cannot be dealt with by the Injuries Board. These cases must be dealt with by the courts. All cases involving child claimants must be approved by the Court.

Assuming that a third party's negligence caused your injury then you need to be quick about making your claim. You have only two years to make your claim. After that your claim is statute barred. This means that regardless of how badly injured you are and regardless of how negligent the third party was, you will not be compensated for your injuries if you do not make your claim in time. Here at Heslin Ryan, Clonmel, County Tipperary Solcitors we can help ensure that does not happen to you.

If you have suffered a personal injury* which you believe was at the result of another's negligence feel free to contact us on (052) 6125350 or email oliver@heslinryan.com. First consultation free.

*In Contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.


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