If you are injured in an accident or due to medical negligence, it is essential to act within the time limits provided.
The law provides for a two-year limitation period for such claims. This means that unless the claim is legally commenced within two years of the accident date or two years from the date you knew or should have known the accident was the cause of injury, your claim will be statute-barred and out of time.
Most claims other than those for medical negligence must first be lodged with the Injuries Board. Where the party responsible for your accident consents, the Injuries Board may make an Assessment of compensation. You and the other party may accept or reject that Assessment.
If rejected, the Injuries Board will issue an Authorisation to take Court proceedings. These proceedings must be commenced within the two-year period already referred to, or such further period as provided by the Injuries Board process and Authorisation. Failure to do so would mean your claim would be out of time. Furthermore, you should have a Letter of Claim written to the party responsible within two months of the accident.
If you suffer an injury in an accident or due to medical negligence, therefore, please contact us at Staunton Caulfield & Co., Solicitors, as soon as is convenient, and we will take the necessary steps to ensure your claim is dealt with efficiently, promptly and professionally. To book an appointment, contact us at 094 9620008 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org