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complete guide to personal injury claims

The Complete Guide to Personal Injury* Claims

Thousands of personal injury* claims are made in Ireland each year. But exactly what is a personal injury* claim? And how can you claim compensation for an injury? At Martin A. Harvey & Co. Solicitors, we have been helping people for decades to navigate personal injury* claims. This guide is designed to help you to know what to expect during the claims process.

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COVID-19 – Where do employees stand?

In light of the unprecedented situation facing us at the moment, many employees have unfortunately found themselves self-isolating, on sick leave, laid off or on reduced hours. If you find yourself in this situation, you should be aware of your employee rights and the supports available to you.

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property conveyancing

Buying a home? Here’s what you need to know

If you’re actively looking to buy a new home, now’s the time to seek out a property conveyancing solicitor — they handle the legal transfer of property ownership. A solicitor works in your best interest to oversee the legality of the sale and to ensure the protection of your legal interests during the entire transaction. For many people, this will be their first real experience of engaging with a solicitor...

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car accident

6 things you need to do after a car accident

Road accidents are unexpected and stressful, but unfortunately they’re also a common occurrence. In fact thousands of collisions happen every year in Ireland. Chances are that you, a close family member, or a friend will be involved in an accident, so it’s important to know what to do ahead of time to protect the interests of yourself and loved ones.

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Avoid Winter-Weather Related Injury

5 Tips to Avoid Winter-Weather Related Injury

Did you know that in winter Ireland gets a little over 7 hours of daylight each day? With long dark hours and lower temperatures, accidents related to winter weather increase dramatically. Here are five quick things you can do now to avoid injury.

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Douglas Village Shopping Centre Fire: Information for employees and employers

The impact and gravity of the recent fire in Douglas Village Shopping Centre is now coming to light and management of the centre have confirmed that demolition of the areas of the structure affected by the fire must take place prior to reopening. Consequently, it appears that the centre may now be facing weeks of closure.

This unfortunately has major repercussions for the 50 or so businesses within the shopping centre and their staff. The biggest question for employers and employees alike will undoubtedly be that of pay and employees’ entitlements. In summary, the following scenarios/options may arise, depending on the particular facts and circumstances surrounding each employment relationship.

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Vehicle or property destroyed by fire, your rights explained.

Douglas Village Shopping Centre Fire – Saturday 31 st August, 2019 Unfortunate events in Douglas over the weekend saw Cork’s emergency services battle one of the biggest blazes in recent memory, causing untold damage at this point in time.

For the many people of Cork whose vehicles remain severely or partially damaged, the next step will involve recovering their losses and we at Martin A. Harvey & Co. Solicitors have a dedicated Accident Management Team to assist and guide you through the process.

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Wills and probate - don’t wait!

For obvious reasons, making a will is one of those things in life that most people avoid thinking about. It is easy to assume that when you pass away, everything will go to your immediate family. However, this is not always the case. Making a will ensures that your estate is distributed exactly as you wish.

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A Brief Guide to Personal Injuries* Claims

Suffering from a personal injury* can be a very traumatic experience. Suffering can take many forms, including physical injury and pain, as well as symptoms of fear, anxiety, depression, reduced vitality and psychiatric illness. In our experience, pain and suffering may simply be ignored by insurance companies if individuals approach them directly in order to reach a quick settlement. Without independent medical advice and reports, you may not have an accurate picture of the true extent of your injuries and suffering either now, or in the future.

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What to do if involved in a road traffic accident*

At one stage or another throughout the course of your lifetime driving either you, a close family member of friend will be involved in a road traffic accident. Many accidents are minor in nature but some of course can be very serious. It is very important to know what to do immediately following a road traffic accident to ensure that your interests are fully protected should any issues arise with respect to the circumstances of the accident and the placing of liability with the party at fault.

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Employment Law update: Bullying in the workplace

A recent decision in the case of Catherine Hurley v An Post provides a very helpful and detailed outline as to the steps and duties owed by an employer in circumstances where an employee alleges bullying against a co-worker. The matter came before the High Court and was presided over by Mr. Justice McDermott.

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*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.