Keenan & Co. Solicitors

The Claims Process

What To Know About PIAB &
The Personal Injury Claims Process

Personal injury laws apply to all instances where an individual suffers from a harmful condition caused by negligent actions of a third person. The most frequent cases are associated with injuries resulting from road accidents and motor vehicle collisions. A person injured in an accident with no fault from their side has the right to file a personal injury claim as well as demand for the rightful compensation. 

Expert solicitors at Keenan & Company can help in the smooth running of the personal injury claim process through the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB).

PIAB is an independent body specialized in dealing with personal injury claims. All personal injury cases occurring in Ireland should be brought to the notice of PIAB to initiate the process of evaluating compensation. A person can approach PIAB for accidents on the road, workplace, or other public spaces. A detailed analysis of the incident will be succeeded by an unbiased verdict and basic compensation to the victim. 

A warehouse employee was injured in an accident. because the product package fell from the shelves and crushed the employee's leg severely

If the accused person or firm does not wish to submit the case to PIAB, there is a provision for transferring it to the court for further procedures. The compensation claim is subjected to assessment by checking the medical reports and other supporting evidence. In some cases, the PIAB appoints a medical professional to run the check.


Personal injuries occur due to road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, and trip and fall accidents. In case of a car accident caused by the complete negligence of another person, the injured person can approach PIAB, file a case, and demand for compensation. If an uninsured driver causes the accident, the claim can be filed against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland.

In the case of workplace accidents that result in job loss, the victim can avail compensation from the company in question. Trip and fall accidents also fall under the personal injury claims category. It can happen both in private and public spaces. Hence it is essential to note the area where the accident took place along with the acquirement of photographic evidence to make the claim stronger.


Compensation claims for all personal injuries should be represented in the court within two years from the date of the accident. No matter which category it belongs to, Keenan & Company solicitors are skilled professionals with years of experience dealing with the personal injury claim process.

*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

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 *In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

Our Solicitors

We strive to get the right results at the right price for our Personal Injury clients. We have a professional, experienced and hands on approach to assist you with all of your legal needs.

Brian Keenan
Principal Solicitor

Donagh Bradley
Senior Associate

A Few Words From Our Clients


A personal injury claim is a legal case where an individual seeks compensation for injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. It can include various types of accidents, such as car accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, or public liability incidents.

To determine if you have a valid personal injury claim, several factors must be considered. These include establishing that someone else was at fault for your injury, demonstrating that you suffered harm or losses as a direct result, and ensuring that your claim falls within the applicable time limit. Consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer can help assess the viability of your case.

In a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to various types of compensation, including:

  • General damages: Compensation for pain, suffering, and loss of amenity.
  • Special damages: Reimbursement for financial losses, such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, loss of earnings, and property damage.
  • Future losses: Compensation for ongoing medical treatment, long-term care, and potential loss of future earnings.
  • Legal costs: In some cases, the successful party may recover their legal costs from the losing party.

 In Ireland, the time limit for making a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the incident or from the date you became aware of your injury. This is known as the statute of limitations. However, certain exceptions and different time limits apply to specific cases, such as claims involving children or cases against the State. It is advisable to seek legal advice promptly to ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines.

Contact Us

If you have been involved in an incident which has left you injured through no fault of your own, contact us to arrange a consultation to discuss your claim today.