GARDA COMPENSATION CLAIMS
Garda Compensation – If you are a member of an Garda Siochana and injured in the course of your duties you may be entitled to compensation under the Garda Compensation Scheme:
Who can apply?
Two groups of individuals are eligible to apply for compensation under the Garda Acts:
- Members of An Garda Síochána who sustained personal injuries (not causing death) maliciously inflicted upon them in 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.
- 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 Síochána.
Please contact our Clondalkin Office on (01)4570846 to see if you are eligible for compensation.
How long does Garda Compensation process take?
The length of time it takes to make a decision on an application is determined by a variety of considerations, including the nature of the injury, the treatment period, and the time it takes to send all related medical records to the Garda Chief Medical Officer, including a final prognosis.
The member is put on a waiting list to be reviewed by the Garda Chief Medical Officer until all appropriate medical records have been forwarded to the Garda authorities. The Department receives a letter from the Garda Chief Medical Officer about his review.
Applications are assessed after the Garda Chief Medical Officer’s report is sent, as well as reports from the member’s Divisional Office on the incident in which the member was injured. In certain cases, claims are processed in the order in which the Garda authorities obtain the files, not in the order in which the accidents occurred.