Howell Kelly Solicitors Rathgar Clondalkin Dublin

Personal Injury Solicitors Clondalkin & Rathgar, Dublin

Personal Injury Claims

If you have been involved in an accident through no fault of your own and you want to make a claim for compensation, then Howell Kelly Solicitors can help.

Call our Clondalkin office on 01 4030777  or our Rathgar office on 01 4990499 or email: or contact us here.

Howell Kelly Solicitors advise clients in all types of personal injury claims* including:

  • Road traffic & car accidents*
  • Slip, trip and fall accidents*
  • Accidents at work*
  • Fatal injury claims*
  • Product liability claims*
  • Children’s accident claims*
  • Holiday accidents*
  • Garda compensation claims*
  • Compensation for victims of crime*
  • Injury claims against the State*
  • Post traumatic stress claims*
  • Supermarket accidents*
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Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury

What to do if involved in a car accident?

All road traffic accidents can be stressful so it’s important to be aware of what to do if you are involved in an accident. People can make simple mistakes like leaving the scene of an accident or leaving without getting the other drivers details.

Do not accept responsibility/liability at the scene of the accident. You may initially think it is your fault, but remember that you might be experiencing an element of shock and may also be unaware if the other driver was at fault, through speed or impaired or dangerous driving. Witnesses may have vital information that you don’t. Also it may be a condition of your Insurance Policy not to admit liability following an accident. Your solicitor or Insurer can advise after the accident once the full facts are available.

Do not leave the scene of an accident without first exchanging information with the other driver, pedestrian or cyclist.

Call the Gardai and make sure you get the details of the Garda (name, Garda station etc.). The Gardai will take information on how serious the accident is and will decide if they will attend or not. If it is a minor accident they may not attend. If they decide to attend then you must remain at the scene until they arrive.

Always report the accident to your Insurance Company and to the Gardai.

Take full details of the other driver, cyclist or pedestrian. For example registration numbers, insurance details (insurance company and policy number) and witness details.

Always try take photos of the scene of the accident, including photos of any damage to cars or bicycles etc.

Try to remain calm, even if the other driver is displaying anger or aggression. People react differently in stressful situations.

The most important thing after an accident is to make sure you are physically alright. If a Garda or member of the emergency services, thinks you need medical attention, heed their advice. They will have a lot of experience in relation to traffic accidents and of dealing with people in shock.

Your solicitor can advise you on things such as car repair estimates, medical expert opinion and personal expenses.

What to do after an accident at work?

People often brush off accidents at work, through fear or because they don’t want to appear in any way difficult. Sometimes the effects of a workplace accident don’t materialise until after the event. Often people experience long term pain as a result of a workplace accident. It’s always important to take workplace injury seriously. In fact your employer will usually want to know about such an accident too. In some cases, the accident may be as a result of your employer’s negligence.

Whatever the circumstances, there are some things you should do immediately after an accident at your job.

Seek medical attention as your first course of action.
Tell your employer about the accident immediately, while letting them know that you are seeking medical attention. Medical attention is a priority. If you find yourself in a position where you need to take legal recourse, you have to make sure that you took your injury seriously, especially if you wish others to do so also.
A lot of employers will face up to their responsibilities at an early stage and provide adequate training to prevent workplace accidents.
Some employers may ask you to admit liability. It is important not to admit liability.
Contact your solicitor at the earliest stage for advice on your legal options. At Howell & Co., we find that the earlier our clients contact us after an accident, the better their recollection of events.
It is the duty of any employer to make sure that their staff are protected. That means that equipment should be properly serviced, that there are no hazards in the office or on the factory floor. Buildings should be safe and workers should expect to be able to carry out their work after full training is provided and where safety is a given.

It can be a difficult decision to seek legal advice after an accident at work, as some people feel wary about complaining, but it’s important to remember that addressing accidents at work properly, can also mean better safety in the future for everyone.

If you’ve experienced a workplace accident and you wish to take legal advice, contact us and we will be happy to discuss your case with you.

Call our Solicitors for confidential advice about your accident at 01-4030777 or send an email to

What if I fall or slip on the footpath or on private property and sustain an injury?

Howell Kelly Solicitors advise on slip, trip or fall accidents that occur in public places or on private property. We advise our clients on whether the relevant land owner has a legal responsibility for such accidents and whether they can claim for compensation. We instruct specialist engineers who assist in determining where liability lies. As a result we can give you the best advice possible on whether you can pursue a claim* for compensation. We can advise you on all aspects of any claim* that you may wish to pursue.

Call our Solicitors for confidential advice about your accident at 01-4030777 or send an email to

Accidents at work

Slip Trip and Fall Accidents

Please contact our Clondalkin office on 01 4030777  or our Rathgar office on 01 4990499 for a written quote
*In contentious Business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

There are Strict Time Limits within which personal injury actions* must be taken. Generally speaking the time limit is Two Years but sometimes, the time limits may be shorter or longer. If you have suffered an injury and you want to make a claim for compensation, you should contact a member of our team as soon as possible.

Call our Solicitors for confidential advice about your accident at 01-4030777 or send an email to