Personal Injury Solicitors Ireland

If you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you can trust our experienced team of personal injury solicitors to provide specialist legal guidance to help you get back on your feet. Wherever you are located in Ireland, our dedicated nationwide network of personal injury solicitors will expertly handle every aspect of your case, giving you the peace of mind to focus on your recovery.

Our personal injury solicitors specialise in the following areas of personal injury:

Road Traffic Accidents

Whether you were involved in a road accident and hurt as a driver or a passenger in a car, on a bus or coach, as a pedestrian or cyclist, or were involved in a road traffic accident at work, our personal injury solicitors can provide specialist advice for your situation. 

Accident at Work Claims

A workplace accident can happen to anyone, but it shouldn’t mean that you have to suffer financially because of it.

A workplace accident claim supports you to achieve fair financial compensation for any injuries or other losses. Book a consultation with personal injury solicitors today.

Accident in Public Places

The most common accidents in public places are caused by slipping or tripping over an object or by falling because the object is defective or broken.

An example is falling over a broken step or kerb in a public place.

Medical Negligence

A medical negligence claim for financial compensation may be made when a patient suffers an injury or illness as a result of a mistake made by their doctor or hospital (or both). 

Childbirth Injury

A birth injury is when something goes wrong with a mother or baby during or after childbirth.

A birth injury doesn’t have to just occur during labor and the delivery. It can cover pregnancy, which impacts wrongful birth, and the post-birth period.

Catastrophic Injury

A catastrophic injury is generally defined as any serious injury that results in permanent disability, long-term medical problems or reduced life expectancy.

Catastrophic injuries can cause extreme pain and suffering. Financial compensation can help cover the costs of required care. 

Workplace Accidents in Hospitals
Workplace Accidents in Education
Holiday Accidents and Injuries
Flight Accidents and Injuries
Motorbike Accidents
Car Accidents

Our personal injury solicitors have specialist experience in:

  1. Road Traffic Accident
    Road traffic accidents can cause a range of personal injuries that can significantly impact your quality of life. Our personal injury solicitors can provide you with expert guidance about your rights if you have been injured in a road traffic accident.
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  2. Accident at Work Claims
    Everyone should expect to leave their job at the end of their shift in the same health as they started. Unfortunately, workplace accidents do happen. Our personal injury team can guide you on what steps to take if you have been injured at work.
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  3. Accident in Public Places
    The most common accidents in public places are caused by slipping or tripping over an object or by falling because the object is defective or broken. If you have been injured in a public place, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
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  4. Medical Negligence
    If a doctor or hospital (or both) makes a mistake that results in an injury to a patient, the patient could be eligible to make a medical negligence claim for financial compensation. Find out what is involved.
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  5. Childbirth Injury
    A birth injury refers to an injury that is suffered by a mother or baby, during or after childbirth. Our personal injury solicitors understand an injury of this nature can be traumatic, so are dedicated to managing each case with the utmost in sensitivity.
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  6. Catastrophic Injury
    A catastrophic injury is generally defined as any serious injury that results in permanent disability, long-term medical problems or reduced life expectancy. Financial compensation can help cover the costs of care required. Find out more.
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Highly experienced personal injury solicitors Ireland

You can trust our personal injury team to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

A personal injury can be a life-altering event, causing not only physical pain but emotional and financial strain for you and your loved ones. It has the potential to affect your health and mindset, your ability to earn an income, socialise and engage with others, and generally enjoy life. In Ireland, there are legal safeguards in place to ensure that if you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have opportunities to seek adequate compensation to support your recovery.

At Gibson & Associates LLP, we understand that personal injury cases can be daunting and stressful. We are dedicated to simplifying the process guiding you through the process with clarity and empathy, ensuring you understand your rights and options every step of the way. Whether you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, in a public space like a shopping centre or park, or on the road while cycling or driving, our team of solicitors have extensive experience managing personal injury cases on our clients’ behalf.

We care about transparency and honesty, and from our initial consultation to the completion of your case, we are committed to providing you with trustworthy legal representation and achieving the best outcome possible. Our goal is to alleviate the stress and uncertainty of your situation, and give you the space to focus on your recovery while we advocate for the compensation you deserve.

How can a personal injury solicitor help you with your case?

A personal injury solicitor plays a vital role in representing people who have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence. In Ireland, any personal injury matter which might result in a claim must begin with the PIAB (the Personal Injuries Assessment Board).
Our personal injury solicitors will handle all aspects of the case on your behalf, such as pursuing settlement offers, dealing with the defendant, and attending court hearings if necessary.

This relieves the stress associated in dealing with written correspondence from the defendant or attending court on your own, should the case require you to do so.
Court rooms can be daunting for most of us, but Personal injury solicitors are well acquainted with how courts work and in conjunction with the rest of a legal team, can make sure any presentation needed is done effectively.

Gibson & Associates LLP personal injury solicitors are specialists at representing people who have suffered an injury, and have an in-depth understanding of the law and how it applies to individual cases.
Our team understands that often these cases can be particularly emotional, and will approach your case with the utmost sensitivity to ensure you feel fully supported throughout the process.

If you would like to learn more, call us now on +353 (0)1 264 5555 to speak to a member of our team or complete the Online Enquiry Form.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors

Our personal injury solicitors know that every case is different. That’s why we offer personalised advice that is specific to your situation, supporting you to achieve the best outcome possible. We also understand that making a claim for financial compensation can be stressful and are dedicated to making the process as easy as possible, keeping you informed at each step with clear, transparent communication that gives you peace of mind.

Wherever you are in Ireland, our personal injury solicitors are ready to support you. With offices located nationwide, and associates around the country, you can have confidence we are by your side every step of the way.

For a confidential discussion about your circumstances, please get in touch with our personal injury solicitors on +353 (0)1 264 5555.

Road accident solicitors

A road traffic accident can leave a lasting impact, both physically and emotionally. If you’ve been injured while driving a car or riding a motorbike, or while cycling, running or walking on a public road or path, or have suffered whiplash, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Talk to our experienced personal injury team about your accident and the injury you have suffered to find out more about your options.

Flight and holiday accident solicitors

Holidays are a cherished break from our daily routines, but even the most meticulously planned trips can be disrupted by an accident. If you have been injured while traveling on a commercial or private flight, or have suffered an injury while on holiday, our trusted team of personal injury solicitors can provide you with specialist advice about your eligibility to claim compensation.

Workplace accident solicitors

Everyone has the right to work in a safe workplace. Despite this, workplace accidents still happen for a variety of reasons, and in some cases can have a long-term impact. If you’ve experienced an accident or injury while working at a school, college, university, or in another educational environment, or are a nurse, doctor or healthcare worker that has suffered an injury at work, our personal injury solicitors can provide you with advice about claiming compensation for your injury.

Anna O’Donoghue
Solicitor

Sarah Bradley
Legal Executive

Sinead Ivory
Legal Executive

Sinead Shaw
Operations Manager – Litigation

What our clients say

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for financial compensation.

Road Traffic Accidents
Injuries that result from road traffic accidents include being hurt as a driver or a passenger in a car or on a motorbike, on public transport such as a bus or train, or as a pedestrian or cyclist. It can also include injuries sustained in road traffic accidents while you’re at work. Whiplash is one of the key injuries that arise from road traffic accidents and can cause you to experience a significant degree of pain and miss time off work. Our personal injury solicitors can give you specialist advice about your situation and recover some of the costs of any time you’ve had off work and the costs of your medical treatment.

Whiplash is one of the key injuries that arise from road traffic accidents and can cause you to experience a significant degree of pain and miss time off work. Our personal injury solicitors can give you specialist advice about your situation and recover some of the costs of any time you’ve had off work and the costs of your medical treatment.

Accident at Work Claims

In Ireland, there are laws in place to protect you if you are injured at work. Your employer has a legal responsibility to provide you with a safe and healthy work. If you suffer an accident at work, you could be entitled to financial compensation to help cover any time you’ve had to take off work, the cost of your medical treatment and compensation for any other impacts you’ve suffered as a result of a workplace accident.

Our personal injury solicitors have extensive experience supporting nurses and healthcare professionals, construction workers, employees in industrial and manufacturing environments, and members of An Garda Siochana and emergency services with their workplace accident claims. 

Accident in Public Places

If you have been injured in a public area such as a park, sporting facility, restaurant or supermarket, our personal injury solicitors can advise you whether you are entitled to seek financial compensation. Whether it’s a trip or a fall caused by loose blocks, defective equipment, or other hazards, a personal injury can have a significant physical, emotional, and financial impact. Irish law safeguards individuals injured in public spaces by providing them with the opportunity to pursue financial compensation to help their recovery.

If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall in a public place, talk to our experienced personal injury solicitors for advice about your options. 

 

A catastrophic injury is a severe injury that has a profound and long-lasting impact. These injuries often result in permanent disability and often need extensive medical treatment and long-term care. Common examples of catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, loss of limbs, and paralysis that result from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, sports injuries, falls from heights, diving or skiing accidents, the wrong diagnosis for a medical condition, substandard care, and acts of violence. Our personal injury solicitors can provide you with advice about making a financial claim for compensation to help manage the financial costs of care and other needs as a result of a catastrophic injury.

Medical negligence claim
Medical negligence occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional or health service delivers substandard care or makes an error that results in an avoidable injury, illness or pain. Medical negligence that includes mistakes made during surgery and a misdiagnosis can impact a patient’s quality of life, or worse.

Our personal injury solicitors understand that cases involving medical negligence can be distressing, and we will take the time to listen to your story and be sensitive to your needs. We will explain what is involved with making a claim for financial compensation, the time limitations involved, and how we will support you at every stage.

Childbirth Injury

Under Irish law, birth injuries apply to those that occur during pregnancy, labor and after childbirth as a result of mistakes made by a doctor, midwife or health professional, or due to substandard care. Birth injuries apply to both mothers and babies and can vary widely in severity, affecting different parts of the body. Cerebral Palsy, clavicle fractures and brachial plexus injuries are among the common birth injuries suffered by babies at childbirth. Mothers can also experience injuries including tears and nerve damage during delivery, and substandard care post delivery that can lead to serious infections. Time limits apply to making a claim for financial compensation for a birth injury. Please talk to our personal injury solicitors for further information and how we can support you through the process.

Catastrophic Injury
A catastrophic injury is a severe injury that has a profound and long-lasting impact. These injuries often result in permanent disability and often need extensive medical treatment and long-term care.

Common examples of catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, loss of limbs, and paralysis that result from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, sports injuries, falls from heights, diving or skiing accidents, the wrong diagnosis for a medical condition, substandard care, and acts of violence.

Our personal injury solicitors can provide you with advice about making a financial claim for compensation to help manage the financial costs of care and other needs as a result of a catastrophic injury.

Frequently asked questions

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

When someone is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, the injured person might be entitled to make a personal injury claim against the person or organisation who caused the injury, to recover financial compensation for the negative or personal impact of the injury.

Personal injuries can be physical injuries, mental injuries, and property damage. For expert legal advice talk to our personal injury solicitors today.

How can I make a Personal Injury Claim

We understand making a personal injury claim can be daunting and that’s why our specialist solicitors are here to guide you through each step of the process. There are a number of components to a claim for personal injury:

  • You must complete all the details in Application Form (Form A) (pdf)
  • A Medical Assessment Form (Form B) (pdf) must be completed by your treating doctor.
  • You will need to make a payment using the payment details provided.

Your application can be submitted online or by post. Speak to our personal injury solicitors for advice that is specific to your situation.

How long does a a Personal Injury Claim take in Ireland?

Before you can file a personal injury claim, you must submit your case to the PIAB (the Personal Injuries Assessment Board). The respondent (the party responsible for the injury) has 90 days to agree to the process, and then the Board will assess your claim.

Currently, it takes seven months for PIAB to assess cases and make a recommendation for compensation. At most, the process will take nine months. For expert legal advice talk to our personal injury solicitors today.

What is the role of 'PIAB'?

The PIAB (Personal Injury Assessment Board) is an independent body that provides an assessment of personal injury claims for compensation following road traffic, workplace or public liability accidents.

You can read more about Making a Claim and Responding to a Claim on PIAB’s website.

What is the Statute of Limitations?

If you have suffered an injury, it is important to know you have a limited time to make a claim. These time limits are referred to as the Statute of Limitations and set out in the Statute of Limitations Act 1957. In most instances, you need to make your claim within two years of the incident.

What does 'No Win, No Fee' mean?

The concept of “no win, no fee” (also known as “no foal, no fee”) is common practice among solicitors in Ireland. Under this type of agreement, the solicitor will take on your personal injury or any other type of case, and if the case isn’t won, the solicitor won’t charge you a fee. The sole purpose of “no win, no fee” is to give you the legal power to pursue a claim regardless of your financial state or legal experience.

What type of Personal Injuries can I claim for?

The most common types of personal injury cases are vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall cases, work place accidents, dog bites, product liabilities, and nursing home malpractice/abuse. For example, if someone was injured in a motor vehicle accident that was someone else’s fault, this could result in a personal injury case.

How we support your personal injury claim

Step 1. We Meet To Discuss Your Case

To get a better understanding of your case and the injuries you’ve suffered, we’ll arrange for you to meet with our personal injury solicitors best suited to your needs. We can do this over the phone, at our offices or even by video call. We will explain terms such as “no win, no fee” and how a personal injury claim works.

Step 2. Arrange the medical report

Once we’ve assessed your case, we’ll send for your medical reports to be collected from a medical professional.

Step 3. Present the case to the Injury Board

Our highly experienced personal injury solicitors will put together a detailed and strategic case designed to achieve the claim you deserve. We’ll then present this case to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.

Step 4. The Injury Board assesses your case

After we’ve presented your case, the Personal Injuries Assessment Board will assess the *claim you’re likely to win.

Step 5. Decide to accept or reject the offer

As soon as you receive an offer from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, our solicitors will give you their honest assessment of whether it is fair. This will help you decide whether or not to accept it.

Step 6. You receive your *Claim / Go to court

If you choose to accept the offer, an “order to pay” will be sent to the other party for payment. If you choose not to accept the offer, our personal injury solicitors* team will prepare your case for court.