We have been specialising in Forensic Engineering (litigation engineering) and expert witness services in Ireland for over four decades.
A forensic engineer is involved in the technical side of a claim relating to personal injury or property damage.
A forensic engineer will inspect a location, equipment, or machinery relating to an accident, and prepare a technical report, which will form part of evidence in a court case. As an Expert Witness the forensic engineer gives expert evidence in court, on the basis of the content of their report.
We are instructed by insurance companies, solicitors, public and private companies and private individuals.
Our policy is to present our technical findings in a professional report in a clear and concise manner, which can be easily understood by the recipient regardless of their technical or professional background.
We are a Galway based company, and we accept instruction to carry out forensic inspections and give expert witness evidence to courts throughout Ireland.
We accept instructions on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.
We are qualified forensic collision investigators (UCPD). We carry out detailed surveys of the scenes of road traffic accidents, and we present our findings in technical reports, with location photographs and location maps.
If an accident has happened in the work place, we will investigate the accident, analyse a company’s systems of work, staff training, safety statements, risk assessments and company policies and procedures, and we advise our clients on the appropriateness of their systems, and their potential liability.
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common types of accidents. Many floors will demonstrate a high resistance to slip when dry, but can become slippery and hazardous when wet.
We carry out slip tests on floors using modern devices such as the Pendulum Slip Tester, the Slip Alert Ramp test, and Surface Roughness Tester. We present our findings in a technical report, and we advise our clients in relation to the suitability of their flooring for the specific location.
If a slipping (or falling) accident has happened at a company premises, we will advise our clients on their potential liability.
If you have employees that carry out any lifting, it is imperative that you carry out risk assessments, provide appropriate training, and implement appropriate policies and procedures relating to manual handling.
We will assess a company’s systems of work, training, policies and procedures, and advise on appropriateness and potential liability.
Typical types of personal injury claims which often arise from industry, include injuries relating to machinery, equipment, slipping, falling, lifting, manual handling accidents, or repetitive strain from working on an assembly line.
Farms are a workplace where safety is often overlooked. If you have people working on your farm, you have a duty of care to their safety.
Accidents involving machinery, equipment and livestock are common on farms.
Farmer’s marts have a lot of live animals, and a mix of members of the public, and mart staff.
It is imperative that appropriate systems are in place, and training provided.