John Glynn & Co Solicitors provides independent legal advice to those who have suffered an injury and are seeking personal injury claims.
How we handle personal injury claims
- Explain legal advice in simple terms
- Provide a clear outline of legal costs from your personal injury claim
- Provide Personal attention from a specialised solicitor
- Give regular updates on your case
We are members of the Law Society of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.
If you have any query in relation to personal injury claims or if you feel you may have a claim, we would be happy to meet with you at no obligation.
Simply call us on 1800 661234 or use the contact form on this site.
Why do you need a personal injury solicitor?
In general the reason you engage the services of a solicitor is to represent your best interests. Consulting with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor before accepting any settlement will make sure you receive a fair offer.
After you have an accident you may be told you do not need a solicitor and you may even be put under some pressure to accept a personal injury claims settlement offer. Whomever you are claiming against will be represented by a solicitor and it is important to protect your interests.
Remember that the injury you have suffered may not just go away but linger for years to come.
"I was travelling as a passenger and I had a car crash. The insurance on the other side told me I would not get more than €7,000 for my injuries and that I had to accept the offer straight away. I called John Glynn & Co Solicitors and settled for €18,000 – AC, Dublin"
In Ireland, virtually all personal injury claims must go before one of two boards before any action may be taken in court. The Injuries Board (formerly know as PIAB) was set up by the Government to mediate claims between you and the party who caused your injury. The Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI), was established for the purpose of compensating victims of road traffic accidents caused by uninsured and unidentified vehicles
Running your personal injury claims through the Injuries Board and MIBI may be more complicated than you may realize (for a detailed process of an Injuries Board personal injury claim process click here). There are a number of common pitfalls in the personal injury claim process that may delay or even jeopardize your claim.
It is in your best interests to proceed with an experienced solicitor when filing and dealing with either the Injuries Board or the MIBI.
What About Personal Injury Claims Costs?
Most people are concerned by the potential costs of court proceedings when making a personal injury claim. Generally, under the Courts system, ‘costs follow the event’ such that the wrongdoer pays the injured party’s costs of seeking compensation in addition to the compensation itself. This means that if you are successful in your personal injury claim case, the defendant has to pay all or most of your legal expenses in addition to your personal injury compensation award. The defendant will pay for the solicitors’ professional fees, engineer’s fees, medical report fees and other expert report fees. However there are instances where a shortfall occurs between what the defendant is ordered to pay and the actual costs incurred by the Plaintiff. In such circumstances, the Plaintiff will be responsible for these fees, usually paid out of any compensation award. Some personal injury claims costs are not routinely covered, and these include a portion of the witnesses’ fees, and in particular, expert witnesses’ fees. You will likely have to pay these sums out of your compensation award, or otherwise out of your own pocket. This includes the initial application fee to the Injuries Board. Where the Injuries Board assess your personal injury claims case, their offers will include some outlays, may add some legal fees if applied for, and tend to allow for the fact that legal costs are not specifically recoverable. Our personal injury claims clients have been more than pleased with the net result in practice. However, it is important to realize that most personal injury claims cases never reach court at all. Instead, they are successfully settled outside of court.