A Naas Solicitor said today that the Injuries Board is taking far too long to process claims. Liam Moloney who specialises in personal injury law said today, “in cases where people have been injured in road traffic accidents, public liability accidents and work accidents it is clear in many cases that liability is being contested but the Injuries Board continue to delay in issuing Authorisations. People who are injured cannot progress their cases quickly until they obtain an Authorisation from the Injuries Board. In many cases it is taking a number of months for the Injuries Board to issue these Authorisations even in cases where it is clear that there is going to be a fight on liability”.
The Injuries Board is the statutory body charged with assessing compensation entitlements to people who have been injured in accidents. It does not deal with medical or dental negligence claims.
Mr Moloney added “the failure by the Board to issue Authorisations quickly means that cases cannot be lodged in Court, whose rules have strict time limits to make sure that Defendants do not delay unduly. Until an Authorisation has been issued the case remains with the Injuries Board and during that time very little progress can be made to advance the claims of injured people to make sure that vital evidence is secured”.
If you have been injured in an accident either at work, in a road accident or in a slip, trip or fall in a public place or on private property, you may entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. Moloney & Company Solicitors in Naas specialise in the area of personal injury law and to obtain further advice regarding your rights please call Liam Moloney, Solicitor today on 045 898000 for a free consultation or simply log onto our website www.moloneysolicitors.ie for further information.