Personal Injury Litigation
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Accidents

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Crimmins Howard Solicitors are experienced Practitioners in all aspects of litigation

We advise on the most appropriate course of action to take when a person has suffered injury as a result of their involvement in an accident. We have many years experience in assisting clients involved in difficult situations and are proud of our client care and success to date. We aim to make our clients experiences as free from stress as possible. We seek to ensure that the client is fully informed of how the process works, the stage in the process at which their case is at and what the likely outcome will be. We will use our knowledge and experience to give you the voice you need to secure the best possible outcome either through negotiation and settlement or a trial, in as short a time as possible.

Contact us today and we will be happy to advise you on how to proceed with your case. Call our office today on 061 361088, email us at info@crimminshoward.ie and we will call you back. You can also call to our offices to discuss how to proceed.

Injuries Board Applications
Road Traffic Accidents
Personal Injuries Claims
Public Liability claims
Product Liability
Medical Negligence, such as the DePuy Hip Recall
Accident Claims
Accidents with Uninsured or Unidentified Drivers
Holiday Accidents
Work Injury and Work Place Accidents

–  ACCIDENTS  –

Involved in a WORK PLACE ACCIDENT

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DO report the accident to your Supervisor/Manager/Direct Superior.
DO immediately seek medical attention by attending at either your own G.P. or the A and E Department of a local hospital as appropriate.
DO provide your Employer with a medical certificate in good time which clearly states the reason for your absence from work if you will be absent from work for a period due to certified sick leave.

Involved in a ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

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DO obtain the registration number of the other vehicle and the driver details including name and address.
DO obtain insurance details of the third party. If the third party will not volunteer their insurance details to you, you should be able to record those details from the insurance disc which they are obliged to display on the windscreen of their vehicle.
DO report the matter to the Gardai if necessary and wait for them to arrive at the scene of the accident. On occasion the Gardai will take measurements and produce a sketch of the scene of the accident which may be of assistance to you at a later date in Court.
DO take a photograph of the position of the vehicles if possible.
DO identify any witnesses and obtain their contact details as they may be necessary at a later date in any Court proceedings which may be instituted by either An Garda Siochana or the parties to the accident, to include yourself.

DON’T leave the scene of an accident until you have given your name, insurance details and registration details to the third party and that you have agreed whether or not it is a requirement for the Gardai to attend. If the Gardai are attending at the scene of an accident please remain there until such time as the Gardai attend and provide them with your details.

View our page for Road Traffic Accidents for a complete list of obligations and duties when involved in a Road Traffic Accident.

If you have been in a workplace or road traffic accident, contact your solicitor immediately. You can contact us on 061 361088 or info@crimminshoward.ie for any advice you may require and we will be happy to help you.

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Involved in a ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

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Road Traffic Accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury in Ireland. Due to the continuing rise in the amount of cars using our roads the chances of being involved in a road traffic accident are increasing. Being involved in a road traffic accident is very often a stressful and difficult experience and can result in significant pain, suffering and financial loss. It is important therefore that the necessary steps are taken in a timely manner to minimise stress and upset. The Personal Injuries Assessment Board released figures for liability actions in 2016 which indicated a staggering €315,130,000.00 being awarded to applicants with the average award being €24,305.00 and 74% of those claimants involved in a road traffic accident. The most common type of injuries receiving compensation are whiplash injuries to the neck and spinal injuries. Where a person suffers a significant injury as a result of their involvement in a road traffic accident they may be able to claim compensation for medical bills, loss of earnings and compensation for the personal suffering up to the date of the Court hearing and in cases of significant injury, into the future.

We are available to help people who have been injured as a result of their involvement in road traffic accidents so as to ensure they receive appropriate compensation to cover their losses and also damages for their injuries. We understand that an individual who has suffered an injury through no fault of their own may require legal advice and assistance which we are happy to provide.

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident always remember to follow the Accident Do’s And Dont’s above.

Contact us today and we will be happy to advise you on how to proceed with your case. Please call us on 061 361088, email us at info@crimminshoward.ie and we will call you back. We are happy to meet you to discuss your case so that you can decide how best to proceed.

Have you experienced MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

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Crimmins Howard Solicitors recognise that for a person to attend for medical treatment and suffer injury as a result is extremely distressing and difficult. We are happy to assist clients who have suffered injury and loss as a result of medical negligence. We will listen carefully to your account of events so as to be able to provide you with practical and impartial advice. We are happy to explain to clients the process involved in pursuing an action for medical negligence. We will use plain language where possible so that the client is aware of what is involved and so as to ensure that the right decision can be made as to how best to progress your case.

In order to establish if there is a case for medical negligence it is necessary to consider all medical and factual information available in respect of your treatment. We will assemble a team of suitably qualified experts to assist you with your case. It is important to bear in mind that in order to prove that a doctor/healthcare provider has been negligent it is necessary to prove that no reasonably competent practitioner with the same expertise as the doctor, at the relevant time, or with the same qualifications, faced with similarvcircumstances would have acted in the same way. Medical negligence is a complex area of Law and it is important that clients act quickly so as to ensure that they receive appropriate advice in a timely manner. It is important to bear in mind that the Statute of Limitations provide very specific time periods for a person to initiate an action to recover damages for injury where they have been the victim of medical negligence. Where a person fails to act within the requisite time period their case may become statute barred and they will not then be entitled to pursue an action for medical negligence.

Contact us today and we will be happy to advise you on how to proceed with your case. Please call us on 061 361088, email us at info@crimminshoward.ie and we will call you back. We are happy to meet you to discuss your case so that you can decide how best to proceed.

Involved in a WORK PLACE ACCIDENT

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It is important to bear in mind that your employer has a duty of care to you as an employee. If you suffer an injury in an accident at work which is not your fault you may be entitled to pursue an action for personal injury compensation against your employer and/or their insurance company. Your employer has a statutory obligation to ensure that your work environment is safe, that you work with safe people and equipment and that you have safe systems of work in place. It is important to ensure that if you are involved in a work place accident that you report the accident to your employer and seek the necessary medical treatment which you require. You should also seek legal advice so as to ensure that you are aware of your rights and your employers obligations. Your employer has very specific obligations under health and safety legislation.

Where you suffer an injury as a result of an accident in work which is not your fault, you may be entitled to pursue an action for personal injury compensation which may include a claim for loss of earnings, medical bills and other appropriate expenses. Typically work place accidents can involve the following:

Injuries sustained whilst working with dangerous machinery
Back injury sustained whilst discharging work duties, usually lifting
Poor machinery/plant
Trips, falls or slips in the work environment
Poorly surfaced working floors/stairs
Lack of health and safety guidelines/precautions/safeguards
Lack of training and/or supervision

It is important to bear in mind that there is a positive obligation on your employer to train you and your work colleagues so as to ensure that you have a safe work environment. Where an employer has failed to provide the necessary training and/or supervision this may result in a worker suffering injury.

Please call us on 061 361088, email us at info@crimminshoward.ie and we will call you back. We are happy to meet you to discuss your case so that you can decide how best to proceed.

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