How do I know if I can make a claim?
- Another person or organisation must have been negligent (at fault)
- The other person or organisation must have the means to pay a sum in damages (often through their liability insurers)
- In the Republic of Ireland, the accident must have occurred within the last two years for those aged 18 and over. For minors, under 18 a claim can be lodged within two years from their 18th birthday.
Note: If you were to blame for the accident it will not generally be possible to claim compensation.
If I am to claim, does the incident have to have happened in Ireland?
Am I entitled to any compensation?
How much might my claim be worth?
How long will it take before my case is settled?
How often can I expect to receive an update on my claim?
What if I was partly to blame for the accident?
What are damages?
These are compensation for losses which are likely to continue into the future and where it is difficult to put a final figure on the losses. Some examples of general damages are compensation for loss of promotion or other opportunities, disadvantage in the labour market, pain and suffering, inability to carry out day to day tasks / hobbies, future loss of earnings etc.
This is compensation for money you have had to pay out or have lost because of the accident / injury / illness, and which you can put a figure on. Examples are money spent on travel, prescription fees, buying special equipment, damage to property, insurance excess etc.
How long will my claim take?
- If your claim is limited to property damage or minor injury it should be resolved in 4 or 5 months, or
- If, on the other hand, your claim involves contested liability, evidentiary difficulties, or serious injury it may require the police/garda report to be obtained, which can take some time, especially if its
release is delayed by criminal prosecutions.
- Injury claims can also be delayed if it is difficult for your doctors to agree on the effects, and you may
be advised to wait until you have recovered fully, before agreeing any compensation.
Will my claim be paid in full?
Who are InjuriesBoard.ie
- to assess how much compensation is due to an injured party;
- to reduce costs and fees involved in the administration of personal injury claims; and
- to reduce the amount of time it takes to finalise a claim for compensation.
InjuriesBoard.ie awards the same level of compensation as the Courts but within a faster time frame and without associated litigation costs. These costs are a major factor in the cost of Insurance premiums.
InjuriesBoard.ie handles personal injury claims relating to motor accidents, accidents in the workplace and claims involving Public Liability.
Who should apply to InjuriesBoard.ie?
Can Minors (those under the age of 18) make a claim?
InjuriesBoard.ie will make an assessment of a claim brought on behalf of a Minor in the normal manner. However a Court must approve any Assessment when it has been accepted by both parties before the Respondent can be directed to pay the amount involved.