Personal Injuries

Shalom Binchy & Co. Solicitors offer advice and representation for claimants who have suffered injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents in the workplace and slips, trips and falls.

We deal with claims through the Injuries Board and, if necessary, through traditional court proceedings.


Road Traffic Accidents

Since 2004, the vast majority of personal injury claims must first of all be submitted to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). If it is believed that the injuries were caused by an uninsured motorist then the claim must be first of all submitted to the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI).

Workplace Accidents
If you have had an *accident at work and suffered an injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

Slips / Trips / Falls
If you have fallen, tripped or slipped due to a danger or hazard created by others and have suffered an injury, you may be entitled to make a *claim for compensation. Often a trip, slip or fall is the result of a simple accident and nobody is to blame. However if an accident is the result of negligence of another party then there may be a claim.

There can at times be a fine line between an accident and an accident that gives rise to compensation due to negligence. To put it simply, in the eyes of the law a trip slip or fall will be deemed to be an accident when it is held that no one could possibly have foreseen it happening and for which is it not appropriate to place blame. Nobody has control over the incident nor does anybody have responsibly to prevent it.

However a trip slip and fall will be deemed to give rise to a *claim when an incident is caused by the act or omission of another in breach of their duty of care, which is a duty to avoid acts or omission that you can reasonably foresee would cause an injury to another.

Therefore in order to receive *personal injury compensation for an injury resulting from a trip slip and fall, your personal injury solicitor will have to prove that the accident occurred because of another persons negligence and was not a mere accident. In addition, they will have to prove that the negligence did in fact cause your injury.

“This is a brief note to thank you and your colleagues for your professionalism and concern for my welfare while I have been your client.”

NIGEL RAWLINSON

“Thank you in particular for being so conscientious as to accept my calls outside of office hours, when I felt I needed to talk to you. I admire you for going the extra mile!”

E.B.T., Dublin