January 31, 2023
Healthcare law – a year in review.
Over the course of the last year, there have been many interesting judgements in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in relation to healthcare and personal injury law....
At Lavelle Partners, we provide a caring and empathetic service for the families and loved ones left behind following a fatal injury.
For those affected by the death of a friend or family member following the negligent actions of another person or business entity, it is our fervent hope that we can help them seek answers to the circumstances which led to the death, and where possible, seek appropriate recourse.
Any fatal injury or accident which results from the fault of another party may form the basis of a claim. Such circumstances may include (but are not limited to):
The Civil Liability Act, 1961, Part 4 states that it is the ‘personal representative’ of the deceased who can bring a claim; however, if six months have passed since death, and no such representative has been put in place, any or all dependents may do so.
Dependents include any ‘member of the family’ of the deceased, including their spouse, father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, stepfather, stepmother, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, stepson, stepdaughter, brother, sister, half-brother, or half-sister.
Regardless of who brings a claim for fatal injury, any recourse sought can only be for and on behalf of the dependents of the deceased.
To bring a claim for fatal injury, you need to show:
To prove a case of fatal injury due to negligence, we will compile evidence including photographs, correspondence, medical records, and where necessary seek expert medical opinion.
If you are unsure whether you have a valid case, speak to one of our fatal injury solicitors. Our team will take the time to listen to the details of what happened and provide an honest assessment of the chances of receiving a remedy.
A claim for fatal injury resulting from negligence may cover three areas of loss:
By allowing us to handle your claim on your behalf, you can focus on what is most important, caring for yourself and the family of the deceased.
For further information on making fatal injury claim, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800 or email Avril Scally at firstname.lastname@example.org
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