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If you or somebody you know have been involved in an accident either at work, in a car, or walking in a public place and as a result of same, suffered a physical or psychological injury as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. If you feel that you may have a case against a third party who caused your injuries, please contact us to discuss the merits of you bringing a personal injury claim.*

At Kemple Gormley Solicitors we fully appreciate how stressful a situation it is for clients to sustain an injury following an accident and our personal injury litigation team have extensive experience in dealing with all types of personal injury claims.

Every case leading to a client’s injury is different and therefore before we make any recommendation we will discuss your case with you in detail.

We have extensive experience and expertise in the area of all personal injury claims. Therefore, in instructing our office, our clients can be comfortable in the knowledge that they will be ably assisted with the claim process from start to finish.

Personal injury law in Ireland addresses the legal rights and remedies available to individuals who have suffered harm, injury, or loss due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others. The legal system in Ireland provides a framework for individuals to seek compensation for injuries sustained in various circumstances. Here’s an overview of personal injury law in Ireland:

Key Aspects of Personal Injury Law in Ireland:

Duty of Care:

The concept of duty of care is central to personal injury cases. It means that individuals and entities owe a duty to others to take reasonable care to avoid causing harm.


Personal injury claims often arise from negligence, where a party fails to meet the standard of care expected, resulting in injury or damage.

Common Types of Personal Injury Claims:

Road Traffic Accidents: Injuries sustained in car accidents, bicycle accidents, or pedestrian accidents.

Workplace Accidents: Injuries occurring in the workplace due to employer negligence.

Public Liability: Injuries sustained in public places, such as slip and fall accidents.

Medical Negligence: Harm caused by medical professionals’ failure to meet the standard of care.

Product Liability: Injuries caused by defective or dangerous products.

Statute of Limitations:

There is a specific timeframe within which a person must file a personal injury claim, known as the statute of limitations. It’s essential to initiate legal proceedings within this timeframe.

Injuries Board (PIAB):

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) is an independent statutory body that assesses personal injury claims in Ireland. Claimants are generally required to apply to PIAB before initiating court proceedings.


Compensation in personal injury cases may cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and other related costs.

Liability Determination:

Establishing liability involves proving that the defendant’s negligence was the cause of the injuries sustained by the claimant.

Contributory Negligence:

In cases where the claimant’s actions also contributed to the injury, the court may reduce the compensation amount based on the principle of contributory negligence.

Legal Representation:

Individuals pursuing personal injury claims often seek legal representation to navigate the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate on their behalf.

Insurance Coverage:

Many personal injury claims are settled through insurance, with the at-fault party’s insurance covering the compensation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR):

Mediation and arbitration are alternative methods for resolving personal injury disputes outside of the courtroom.

Fatal Injuries:

In cases of fatal injuries, certain family members may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Understanding personal injury law in Ireland is crucial for individuals seeking compensation for injuries. It’s advisable to consult with a personal injury lawyer to assess the merits of a claim and navigate the legal process effectively.

If it is the case that you, a friend or family member have been injured in an accident that was not your fault within the last two years we can help you claim the compensation you are legally entitled to. If you want to establish whether or not you might be entitled to compensation, please contact our office today to arrange an appointment.

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