Is it possible to claim injury compensation for a tourist injured while visiting Ireland?
If you have suffered a personal injury in an accident for which somebody else was to blame, you are entitled to claim compensation for a tourist injured while visiting Ireland even though you may live overseas. The process for claiming injury compensation in Ireland is that a plaintiff submits an application for assessment of their injuries to a government body known as the Injuries Board, who then assess the value of your claim and advise the party responsible for your injuries how much they should pay you.
However, in order to make a successful claim for compensation for a tourist injured in Ireland, you must have received a medical examination from doctor who will be able to complete the Medical Assessment Form (Form B) which has to be submitted to the Injuries Board with your application for assessment. You will also need the full contact details of the person(s) you believe is responsible for your injury in order that the Injuries Board can contact them and obtain their consent to assess your claim.
In the event that the person(s) responsible for your injury deny their consent, you will have to pursue a claim for an injury to a tourist in Ireland through the courts. In order to do this, it will be necessary to have a solicitor compile a case on your behalf which proves that your injury was due to the third party´s negligence. Depending on the strength of your claim for an injury to a tourist in Ireland, it may be possible to negotiate an out-of-court settlement so that you do not have to return to Ireland.
It may also be possible that your claim for compensation for a tourist injured in Ireland can be managed from overseas if you use the services of a solicitor in Ireland to submit the relevant documents to the Injuries Board on your behalf. This has additional advantages inasmuch as the solicitor will be more familiar with the Injuries Board process and will be able to ensure that you receive your full entitlement to injury compensation for a tourist injured while visiting Ireland.
The solicitor would also be able to help you recover compensation for a tourist injured while visiting Ireland if your injuries fall under one of the categories not covered by the Injuries Board process – for example injuries due to medical negligence or those which occurred while you were flying to or from Ireland.
For more information about claiming compensation for a tourist injured while visiting Ireland, you are invited to contact our injury claims advice service. However, as our freephone number will not work outside of the country, please complete you contact details in one of our call-back boxes (including the international dialling code for the country in which you live) and one of our helpful team will get back in touch with you.