Thursday 28 May 2015

Dun Laoghaire Library up for Award!

The controversial Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Lexicon building has been shortlisted for this year's Irish Architecture Awards.

The library, which opened its doors six months ago, will be facing competition in the Public Choice category from the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and the newly-restored St Mel's Cathedral in Longford.
The €36.6m seafront library attracted a variety of criticism during its construction, including public calls for it to be demolished. Others were critical of its cost during a time of economic crisis while its facade and size were also controversial.
Project architect of the DLR Lexicon, will be undoubtedly thrilled with the news from the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.
Hudson Solicitors, Dun Laoghaire.

Sunday 17 May 2015

Personal Injury Law - Hudson Solicitors.

Personal Injuries can occur in many different situations, whether at work, driving your car or simply falling in a public place.

If you have been unfortunate enough, to hurt yourself in a situation that was not of your own doing, you have two years from the date of the accident to do something about it.

The Injuries Board, was set up in Ireland to deal primarily with Personal Injury matters. The function of the Injuries Board is to assess the extent of the Personal Injury and to ascertain the level of compensation, relevant in the particular set of circumstances.

The Injuries Board (Formerly PIAB), is the first step in the process of filing a Personal Injury claim in  Ireland. The requirements to file a claim, firstly, is to attend a Doctor/GP/Specialist and obtain a medical report for submission, along with the documentation that the Injuries Board request.

This can be a complex process, especially in terms of which parties you wish to hold responsible for the Personal Injury sustained.

It is vitally important to ensure that the correct parties are being listed as the defendants in such cases and to also bear in mind the two year statute of limitations on bringing such action.

For example if you list a party whom you deem to be responsible and then some time later , you believe there was another party that may have also contributed , you may be barred from adding them at a later time, should the two year period have passed from the date of the accident.

This is one example of why it is critical to obtain the correct advise before proceeding with a Personal Injury Application.

Should you wish to discuss this or any other related matter, with me, feel free to contact me in the office.

Yous faithfully,

Wesley Hudson

Monday 11 May 2015

Personal Injury Lawyers- Dun Laoghaire.

If you have obtained a personal injury of any description, come talk to us here at Hudson Solicitors  in Dun Laoghaire to obtain advice about your entitlements to compensation.

In the first instance, all personal injury claims, with some exceptions, must first go to the Injuries Board, an independent government body. 

You are entitled to be represented by a solicitor throughout the application process and at any Injuries Board hearings.

If the person responsible for your injury is not disputing liability and gives their consent, your claim for damages can be assessed by the Injuries Board. 

Where the person responsible for your injury does not give consent to an Injuries Board assessment, the Injuries Board issues an authorisation to allow you to pursue your claim through the courts.

There is a limited period within which you can bring a claim so you should apply as soon as possible after the injury occurs. Once consent is received from the person against whom the claim is made, the Injuries Board has nine months to make an award. 

This period may be extended by a further six months, but cannot go beyond fifteen months.

If you would like to discuss these matters further, or any aspect of a personal injury claim, feel free to contact us in our Dun Laoghaire office, by phone/email, 

Yours sincerely,

Hudson Solicitors
Dun Laoghaire