In Ireland, there is an independent statutory body, InjuriesBoard.ie (formerly the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, or PIAB), which allows for an independent assessment of any personal injuries claim. Claimants can submit a claim online themselves although many decide to do so through the support of a solicitor.
As part of the process, a formal medical report is needed as part of the submission, and for some claims, InjuriesBoard.ie will seek a second independent medical report. If InjuriesBoard.ie cannot reach a settlement, or if you are unsatisfied with the results of the claim, then the matter can be then referred to the courts.
When I returned to Ireland to work as a hospital consultant in 2011, I also established my medico-legal practice. I have focussed most of my work on InjuriesBoard.ie reporting with full patient consultation. I can also provide medico-legal reports based on medical record reviews as well as statements for Garda reports.
As an emergency medicine consultant, I’m able to review and offer opinion on a wide range of injuries and medical conditions. My emergency medicine background give me insight into the problems brought on by a sudden, unforeseen accident.
Even though InjuriesBoard.ie was set up so that making a claim for an accidental injury would be easier, for many people it remains a stressful and frustrating process. My goal is to make it easy to obtain your medical report. I promise a fast turnaround time for all reports: All reports are written and invoiced on the same day that the patient is seen in clinic.
If you are undertaking a claim through InjuriesBoard.ie , it is not a requirement that you do so through a solicitor – although many people prefer to do so. Please feel free to contact me directly arrange a consultation or to enquire about any report that is needed.