While applications can be made by claimants directly to the Injuries Board a significant majority of people exercise their right to choose to obtain legal advice from a solicitor before making such claims for the following reasons:

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1. The Injuries Board (formerly known as PIAB) cannot advise you regarding the time limits which apply in relation to taking a claim!

In Law, good and timely advice is essential. Strict time deadlines apply under the Statute of Limitations and the Civil Liability Acts otherwise a claim could be statute barred. What does that mean? Well. It means if an injured person waits too long they may be too late to seek to be compensated for their injury. The Injuries Board cannot advise you re this!

2.The Injuries Board cannot advise you regarding the identity of the person or company you should make the claim against!

The devil can be in the detail in terms of proper identification of the legal entities involved in the accident and if initial investigations result in an incorrect submission (even of something every small like the wrong naming or identification of a company) this can mean the clock has not stopped running against a respondent and a later claim could result in being statute barred and ultimately unsuccessful. The Injuries Board cannot advise you re this!

3.The Injuries Board cannot advise you regarding whether the assessment made is good, bad or indifferent, and the insurance company most certainly won’t!

If a case is accepted into Injuries Board and several months they will assess what they feel is the value of your case. However, they will not advise you on how they came to that conclusion, merely give you a heap of medical reports and let the injured party make their own mind up from there!

Solicitors can advise you on the Injuries Board process at each stage including;

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  • assisting you make a valid application
  • helping you through the process
  • explaining what it means if a respondent accepts or rejects the Injuries Board assessing the claim
  • any negotiations arising at Injuries Board stage
  • advising on the adequacy of any award proposed by the Injuries Board by way of compensation
  • advising you on what time limits are involved
  • advising you on what it means if an assessment is accepted or rejected by a respondent
  • dealing with any further negotiations or advising you as to your legal options.

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4.The Injuries Board cannot advise you or the Insurance company regarding the implications for you rejecting an Assessment!

Few people other than practiced personal injury solicitors will be able to tell you what may happen if a person injured in an accident rejects the assessment of compensation made by the Injuries Board. The Injuries Board won’t, but your solicitor will.

5.The Injuries Board won’t try and negotiate on your behalf with the Insurance Company!

Many of our cases settle before the lengthy Injuries Board process even begins. The Injuries Board cannot help you with these negotiations. Some insurance companies will be on contact with an injured person within days of an accident offering what may seem like good settlements, but which could be far far less than the value of the claim. Carmody Moran can advise you in relation to this and negotiate on your behalf to ensure that any settlement is just and fair.

6. The Injuries Board won’t help you prepare the case for Court if the matter is not resolved at he Injuries Board stage!

… but your solicitor will!!

Anthony Carmody is a partner in Carmody Moran Solicitors, based in Dublin. He has significant experience defending and prosecuting personal injury claims, and together with the team at Carmody Moran Solicitors provide a prompt, efficient, and practical service to his clients. 

For further information please telephone us on 01 827 2888 to arrange an appointment. You can also contact us through our website here.

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Fantastic experience dealing with Anthony. Excellent and quick communication. Would highly recommend!
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Anant Batra
00:05 05 Feb 21
Great service, efficient, proffesional, very responsive. Over all very happy with services.
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15:43 02 Sep 20
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Tracy Ankers
11:22 02 Aug 20
Really pleased with the advice, help, communication and understanding that I received all the way through my case. A very personable and professional firm with the focus always on the client.
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10:01 31 Jul 20
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13:47 12 May 20
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Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly
02:11 06 Feb 20
My experience with this law firm was exceptional. Tony is a very professional man who gave me his time and opinion without over promising on the result. Honest and trustworthy - Highly recommend
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Mick Giles
15:50 09 Dec 19
Absolute pleasure working with the CM team. Highly professional, always helpful. Great communication and made the process as hassle free as possible. Highly recommended.
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17:01 02 Dec 19
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17:17 23 May 19
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Alan Alyyan
19:14 21 Jan 19
We have dealt with both, Niamh and Anthony. Very pleased with the level of service. Very professional and always there to answer any questions we had while guiding us through the process. Highly recommended
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07:49 06 Jul 18
Great to deal with professional,patient and efficient. Big thanks to Niamh, Leanne and Camilla .
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07:52 14 Jun 18
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07:36 12 Jun 18
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16:33 31 May 18
We selected Carmody Moran to represent us. Great experience with Niamh and the crew after over a year engagement on property dealings have nothing but great things to say. Very professional, prompt to queries and very responsive. Highly recommended.
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Andrew Penrose
23:57 24 May 18
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Paul Moran
Paul Moran
17:52 25 Feb 18
I went to Carmody after deciding to get a house. I found their work is detailed and very reliable. I will go again to them for next time legal service.
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jingjing xu
16:11 15 Jun 15
I went to Carmody Moran Solicitors after a car accident and needed injury claim advice, I was incredibly impressed and was kept well informed of how my claim was progressing.They were very straight forward and never set unrealistic time frames or over promising but delivered on everything, They were consummate professionals and I really can't thank them enough, I would highly recommend them to anyone and I will use them for any legal advice I may have in the future.
David McGowan
David McGowan
16:43 14 May 15
I have always found the service offered by Carmody Moran to be first rate and i would would have no hesitation in recommending them.
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Terry Palmer
15:24 23 Apr 15
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