The Garda Compensation Scheme was established for members of An Garda Siochana under the Garda Siochana (Compensation) Act 1941 and the Garda Siochana (Compensation) (Amendment) Act 1945.
Two groups of individuals are eligible to apply for compensation under the Garda Acts:
- 1. Members of An Garda Síochána who sustained personal injuries (not causing death) maliciously inflicted upon them in the performance of their duties or acting in their general capacity as a member when off duty or merely because of their being a member of An Garda Síochána.
- 2. Dependants 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 Síochána. Section 3(1) of the Garda Síochána (Compensation) Act 1941 states that the following dependants may be awarded compensation: the widow, children, step-children, parents, siblings, half brothers or sisters, grandparents of the deceased member or adopted children under the age of 21 years who were supported, maintained and educated wholly or partially by the deceased person.
Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors have extensive experience representing Gardai who have suffered an injury whilst working in claims for compensation from the Garda Compensation Scheme.
There are strict timelines to be adhered to in relation to such claims and so please contact us immediately to discuss.