Garda Compensation claims

A Garda who sustains an injury while preforming his/her duties, may be able to bring a personal injury* claim under the Garda Siochana (Compensation) Act.


Such claims are limited injuries which have been:

(a) maliciously inflicted while a Garda is in the performance of their duties or
(b) maliciously inflicted in the general capacity of a member of an Garda Siochana when off duty;
(c) which have been maliciously inflicted because they are members of An Garda Siochana.


All claims must be submitted to the Garda Compensation Section within three months of the date of the incident. Late claims must get the approval of the Minister. Defendants of Garda who have been fatally injured can also make a claim, provided

Hanahoe and Hanahoe Solicitors LLP advise clients from all over the country on Garda Compensation and personal injury claims*. We operate two offices:
16 North Main Street, Naas, County Kildare, where we advise clients on Garda Compensation and personal injury claims from Naas, Newbridge, Clane, Maynooth, Leixlip, Celbridge and the wider Kildare area.
Contact us: Tel: 045 897784 or at
Pembroke House, Upper Pembroke Street 28-32 Dublin 2 where we advise clients on Garda Compensation and personal injury claims from throughout Dublin, Tallaght, Lucan, Blanchardstown and Wicklow.
Contact us: Tel: 01 5255637 or at

We also offer phone and online consultations. Accommodations can be made for clients who live outside of the Kildare and Dublin area who cannot make it to one of our offices for an appointment.


What information should I bring to my consultation?


Firstly, if you do not have any of the following information, do not be concerned as we will generally be able to source it ourselves.
However, if possible you should bring the following:

1. Details of the date of the accident/assault.
2. Details of the perpetrator, if known.
3. Copies of any reports which have been filed
4 Contact details of any witnesses
5. Contact details of your medical practitioners


For further information please contact Hanahoe and Hanahoe solicitors on (045) 897784 / (01) 5255637 or at

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