A member of An Garda Síochána who sustained injuries maliciously inflicted upon them in the performance of their duties or acting in their general capacity as a member of the force. Or a member who is off duty and is assaulted by virtue of them being a member of the force may apply for compensation. The Garda Síochána (Compensation) Acts provide that compensation can be claimed by:
It is not necessary that the member was on duty when the injury was suffered. The member may also claim compensation if they were:
Compensation can be awarded for physical injuries as well as physiological injuries i.e if a member has suffered nervous shock etc. A claim must be submitted within three months of the incident. The Minister for Justice & Equality does however have discretion to extend this time limit in extreme circumstances.
The compensation we will seek to recover for you will include:
Houlihan Solicitors offers expert legal advice to all members of An Garda Síochána on Garda Compensation Claims. For further information on Garda Compensation or to make an appointment phone on 061 502 090 or email [email protected].
*In contentious business, solicitors may not calculate fees as a percentage of any award or settlement.