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An Garda Síochána

Under the An Garda Síochána Compensation Acts of 1941 and 1945, any member of An Garda Síochána who, in the performance of his or her duties, suffers an injury, then you may very well be entitled to bring a claim for compensation under the scheme as set up under the acts.

The scheme covers both personal injuries and fatalities.

In relation to personal injuries, a member of An Garda Síochána may apply themselves under the scheme for injuries sustained because they are a member of An Garda Síochána. Where a member of An Garda Síochána is fatally injured, the dependants of the deceased may bring a claim under the compensation scheme where the member of An Garda Síochána died in the course of duties or because they were a Garda.

The act provides that the following category of people can bring such a claim.

  1. The Widow.
  2. Children (to include adopted children).
  3. Stepchildren.
  4. Parents.
  5. Siblings.
  6. Half-brothers/half-sisters.
  7. Grandparents of the deceased.

Time is of the essence. A claim must be brought within three months of the date of the incident.

The minister for justice has discretion to extend that time but obviously, the longer the delay, the less likely that discretion will be exercised.

Conways Solcitors can assist with the process of preparing a claim and issuing the necessary proceedings.

We can ensure that the correct medical reports are prepared and submitted for examination by the Garda Chief Medical Officer.

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