If you are a member of An Garda Siochana and sustained a personal injury maliciously inflicted upon you in the performance of your duties, or acting in your general capacity as a member when off duty, you may be entitled to compensation under the Garda Siochana (Compensation) Acts 1941-1945.
Dependents of deceased members who were fatally injured while on duty or while acting in their general capacity as a member or merely because of their being a member of An Garda Siochana may also be entitled to compensation.
You must ensure that your application is made within the strict three-month time limit allowed by the Act however the Minister does have discretion to extend this time limit in exceptional circumstances.
In particular the courts have most recently awarded compensation for members who suffered severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while on duty where the members application was not submitted within the time limit allowed.
If you think you are have a claim contact O’Brien Murphy Solicitors who have a dedicated team to assist you with the process.