Garda Compensation Claims*

Mangan O’Beirne Solicitors LLP have decades of experience in dealing with Garda Compensation claims.

The Garda Síochána (Compensation) Acts provide that compensation can be claimed by:

  • The dependents of any member of An Garda Síochána who has been fatally injured and
  • Any member who has suffered non-fatal injuries.

It is not necessary that the member was on duty when the injury was suffered.   The member may also claim compensation if exercising powers or otherwise acting in his or her capacity as a Garda when off duty or on leave or if the injury was suffered because of anything previously done by the applicant as a member of An Garda Síochána.


It is necessary to prove to the satisfaction of the High Court that the injury was inflicted maliciously.

Time Limits

A claim must be submitted within three months of the incident. The Minister for Justice& Equality does have discretion to extend this time limit but in recent years has been reluctant to do so unless the application can show a good reason.

Compensation can be recovered for injuries of a physical nature but also if the member has suffered nervous shock. The amount of compensation to be recovered in any case will depend on the extent of your injuries. We will obtain reports to support your claim from medical experts and, where appropriate, vocational, rehabilitation or actuarial experts.   The compensation we will seek to recover for you will include (a) general damages for pain and suffering and (b)  special damages in respect of any out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident and, if appropriate,  losses and expenses into the future.

In all cases it is important to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

Please contact us at 01 668 4333 or email

*in contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

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