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If you have suffered a personal injury* or illness through no fault of your own, you will understand that compensation is only part of the story.

Each year, we help hundreds of people across South East Ireland make successful personal injury claims.

Over the past 30 years  we have handled some of Waterford’s most significant personal injury cases, operating as a respected intermediary between insurers, commercial entities and private individuals to achieve the most positive outcome for our clients.

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With combined experience of over 80 years, M.M. Halley & Son’s personal injury team has acted successfully in a diverse range of litigation cases. Focusing on achieving a positive and cost effective resolution, we expertly fight your corner while delivering the approachable and attentive service only a family-owned firm can provide.

Any individual or business can become involved in dispute, either as a plaintiff, or a defendant. Our principle aim is to reduce the risk for our clients and keep costs to a minimum. Our negotiation expertise allows us to settle a large proportion of our work out of court, whilst our experience tells us when we should defend or pursue a case in court.

We represent our clients in a wide range of civil disputes, including:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Medical negligence claims
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Employers’ liability/Accidents in the workplace
  • Contractual disputes
  • Injuries Board Applications /PIAB
  • Defamation and privacy
  • Health and safety legislation

Protecting your best interests

Our specialist litigation and personal injury solicitors understand that the majority of commercial and private clients would prefer to resolve a dispute without the potential expense of a litigation battle. We work to achieve this aim, and there is unlikely to be a charge for the first consultation.

To discuss your personal injury or litigation case, please contact our specialist team of solicitors in Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny. Call Emmet Halley, Liz Dowling,  Richard Halley, Anne McGuire on 051 874 073 or

FAQ’s Around Personal Injury Claims

What constitutes a personal injury claim in Ireland?

Personal injury claims in Ireland typically involve seeking compensation for injuries (psychological or physical) caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. This can include injuries from road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, slips and falls, medical negligence, and other scenarios where harm has been suffered.

How long do I have to make a personal injury claim in Ireland?

In Ireland, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years from the date of the accident or the date of knowledge of the injury. It’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within this time frame.

What should I do immediately after an accident causing personal injury?

If you’re involved in an accident, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately, even if injuries seem minor. Documenting your injuries and the accident scene can be helpful. Report the accident to the relevant authorities (e.g., your employer, the Gardaí in case of a road accident) and collect contact details of any witnesses.

How is a personal injury claim processed in Ireland?

Initially, notification by way of letter to the defendant party or insurance company if any. The next step is to start with submitting a claim to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). The PIAB assesses the claim and can make an award. If either party rejects the PIAB’s assessment, the claim can then be pursued through the courts.

Can I claim for psychological injuries as well as physical injuries?

Yes, you can claim for both physical and psychological injuries in Ireland. Psychological injuries, such as trauma or stress resulting from an accident, are recognised and can form part of your personal injury claim.

What kind of expenses can I include in my personal injury claim?

You can include various expenses in your claim, such as medical costs, loss of earnings, costs of ongoing care or rehabilitation, and other expenses directly related to the injury.

Do I need a solicitor to make a personal injury claim in Ireland?

While it’s not mandatory to have a solicitor, it is highly advisable. Personal injury law can be complex, and a solicitor can help navigate the process, ensure your claim is properly presented, and advise on the adequacy of any compensation offered.

Why don’t solicitors in Ireland advertise ‘no win, no fee’ agreements?

In Ireland, it’s against the regulations for solicitors to advertise ‘no win, no fee’ agreements. However, this doesn’t mean such agreements aren’t available. Solicitors may enter into a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement with a client, but they cannot promote their services based on this.

How long does a personal injury claim take to settle in Ireland?

The duration of a personal injury claim in Ireland varies depending on the complexity of the case, the extent of the injuries, and whether the claim is settled through the PIAB or goes to court. It can range from several months to a few years.

Can I claim for an injury caused by a defective product?

Yes, if you’ve been injured as a result of a defective product, you may have a claim for personal injury. These claims can be complex, involving product liability law, so legal advice is essential.

What if I am partly to blame for my injury?

In Ireland, you can still make a claim even if you are partly to blame for your injury. This is known as contributory negligence. The compensation may be reduced to reflect your part in the accident.

Can I make a personal injury claim on behalf of a child?

Yes, a parent or guardian can make a personal injury claim on behalf of a child under 18 in Ireland. The time limits for making a claim are different for children, so it’s important to seek legal advice.

Where can I get advice on personal injury claims?

As with any legal matter, it’s important to consult with a qualified solicitor who can provide advice specific to your situation. If you would like to discuss a personal injury claim then get in touch today to arrange a consultation with Richard Halley on our trusted team or email us at

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