Pearse Mehigan & Company handles every type of Accident / Personal Injury. If you have been involved in an accident through no fault of your own, our specialised Accident / Personal Injury Solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
Types of claims include:
- Accidents at Work
- Accidents on Holiday
- Road Traffic Accidents and Car Crashes
- Medical and Dental Negligence and Malpractice
- Slips, Trips and falls
We work on your behalf to secure compensation for you if your wellbeing and quality of life has been affected by an injury, as well as recovering any financial losses associated with your injury, such as lost wages.
Our specialised Solicitors will explain the claims process to you in plain English and answer any questions you may have. We will help you understand how long your claim may take and assist you in completing any complicated paperwork. Most importantly we will keep you up to date with the progress of your claim.
It is important to note that strict time limits apply to make compensation claims and should you or a member of your family wish to pursue such a claim, we would advise you to contact us as soon as possible.
Accidents at Work
If you have been injured at work and you were not the person at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Accidents at work are very common and a surprising number of people suffer injuries in the workplace.
Under Irish law, every worker has the right to a safe place of work and a safe system of work. This legislation provides the rules to protect you from accidents at work and compensate you if you get injured while working. You can be compensated if you can prove that the accident was the fault of someone else – your employer or a co-worker.
You should not be afraid of making a claim against your employer or workplace if you have been injured at work because of their negligence. Most Irish Employers have Employers Liability Insurance to provide financial protection for themselves in the event of a claim being made for injuries or accidents at work by an employee.
Our experienced Solicitors can help you make a compensation claim for the injuries you have received, your medical costs and any loss of earnings which may have occurred among other costs.
Accidents on Holiday
Taking a holiday abroad can be extremely costly and if you are injured while you are away you may be entitled to compensation from your tour operator.
Common examples of accidents which occur on holiday and that may be eligible for compensation include:
- Road Traffic accidents – either as a driver or passenger
- Food poisoning
- Skiing and snowboard accidents
- Injury sustained in swimming pools or spas
- Injury sustained during organised excursions such as hiking or biking
- An injury caused by disrepair of hotels or other accommodation
Suffering an injury on holiday often requires costly medical treatment abroad, as well as transport home. In addition, an injury often means that you and your family must return home early, losing money you have paid for accommodation and other expenses. You may be entitled to recover some or all of these expenses.
Our experienced Solicitors can help you make a make a compensation claim for the injuries you have received, your medical costs and holiday expenses which may have been incurred among other costs.
In the unfortunate event of an accident abroad make sure to collect all accident reports, photographs of hazardous conditions, medical bills, medical records and other relevant information before you return home. Filing a claim after you return without all the facts and proper documentation can be difficult, or even impossible.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident you may be entitled to make an accident or personal injury compensation claim, for the injuries and losses which you have suffered as a result of the accident.
Often when you think of road accidents, you might think this only means car accidents, but this is not the case. Whether you have been injured as a driver of any type of vehicle, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist, it is important to get the right advice when claiming for injuries resulting from an accident.
There are many different types of injuries which can happen to a person who has been in an accident, including broken limbs, fractures, bruises, whiplash and even psychological trauma.
If you are injured as a driver, pedestrian or cyclist then your personal injury claim for accident compensation would be made against the insurance company of the person driving the vehicle which collided with you. However, if you are injured as a passenger in a car or on a motorcycle, you may claim against the insurance company of the person who was responsible for the accident – this might be the driver of the vehicle you were in or the driver of another vehicle.
Our experienced Solicitors can help you make a make a compensation claim for the injuries you have received, your medical costs and any loss of earnings which may have resulted among other costs.
Slips Trips & Falls / Public Liability Claims
A large number of injuries in Ireland result from slips trips and falls which are easily preventable. These accidents often result from simple things such as a crack in the pavement or spillage or leak, causing a floor to become unsafe and resulting in accidents which can cause significant pain and suffering to those who are injured.
You may have been in a shop and slipped on an unmarked wet floor, or you may have tripped on something left out carelessly in a supermarket aisle.
Our experienced Solicitors can help you make a make a compensation claim for the injuries you have received your medical costs and any loss of earnings which may have resulted among other costs.
* In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.