Did you know that farmers in Ireland are ten times more likely to die in an accident at work than the average worker? This is a shocking statistic, and is the finding of a report into ‘Risk-Taking and Accidents on Irish Farms’, published last year.
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury through medical negligence, your priority will be to recover from the physical and mental effects of your ordeal, and you may not think about seeking legal advice for several months. Many people are not aware, however, that there is a time limit on medical negligence claims.
Many personal injury cases are manual handling injury claims, in which heavy lifting has resulted in an injury to the back, neck and/or shoulders. Continue reading Making A Manual Handling Injury Claim
Making a personal injury claim can be a challenging process, and it takes time. It can be tempting to settle early if an insurance company offers what appears to be an attractive amount of money. Continue reading Should I Settle My Personal Injury Claim Early?
Whiplash is the term used to describe an injury that causes damage to the fragile ligaments and tendons in the neck. It is often sustained during car accidents, especially those that involve a rear shunt, and can cause lasting problems, with many people experiencing pain and discomfort for many months or years.
When children are injured it can be an extremely difficult time for their families. If a child is injured in an accident which is not their fault they may be entitled to bring a case for redress.
Do you work on a construction site? Have you been injured in an accident that could have been prevented? If you feel that your employer has failed to observe their duty of care to you, and you have been injured as a result, you may be able to bring a case against your employer for negligence*.
Many people experience back pain on a daily basis, but most people don’t realise that if their back pain is being caused or contributed to by the failure of their employer to comply with Health and Safety legislation they may be entitled to bring a case for redress.
Continue reading DO YOU SUFFER FROM WORK-RELATED BACK PAIN?
Coping with an unexpected bereavement is deeply traumatic. If a loved one dies as a result of the negligence of another person or an institution there may be a case for a dependant to bring a fatal injury case for financial redress.
Many people are involved in road traffic accidents every year in Ireland, and if you are one of these, you may be surprised to learn that you may bring a case for redress if you have had an accident that isn’t your fault. Being able to establish blame in a road traffic accident is very important for the legal processes that follow, and it can help to reduce stress in the future if you follow simple protocol to make this as easy as possible.
When using public roads, you are legally obliged to adhere to the rules that require you to drive in a careful and courteous manner, to avoid putting yourself and others at risk. Many accidents are caused by drivers who are not taking adequate care.
With modern medicine maternal health in childbirth is usually not a cause for concern. Occasionally, however, a woman may develop an infection after giving birth, or even a miscarriage, or loss of pregnancy. An infection can usually be treated with antibiotics, but if it is not diagnosed early on, or has progressed or developed within the body, it can lead to serious complications such as sepsis, infertility or even death.
Bereavement is always difficult to deal with, but if the circumstances of death are complicated, it can be even more challenging. Dealing with the emotional trauma of bereavement, as well as the many practical losses that may follow from the death of someone you love, can be incredibly stressful and often leads to significant problems.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to bring a case relating to your loss. The courts may consider the physical and mental suffering you have experienced, as well as the medical costs you have incurred. If you are unable to work as a result of your accident you will be entitled to claim for any loss of earnings you have incurred.
The construction industry experiences a higher rate of accidents and injuries than most other workplaces. The most common accidents include falling from heights, such as ladders and scaffolding, and being injured by falling objects. Many of these accidents are due to the failure of employers to maintain the statutory minimum levels of health and safety standards. Such accidents are frequently the subject of claims for redress.
Continue reading Accident And Injury Claims On Construction Sites