Our International Partner: Denmark

We pride ourselves on building strong working relationships globally with reputable firms that we can engage and collaborate with on behalf of our clients, thus increasing our success rate in cases abroad. We handle all aspects of a case from correspondence to logistics.

Kira Kolby Christensen

Associate Partner

Elmer Advokater

The Danish-based law firm of Elmer Advokater is here to assist Irish tourists injured in Denmark, and, Danish citizens injured while travelling to the Republic of Ireland. Elmer Advokater has a team of personal injury* lawyers who are highly specialised in every kind of case regarding claims for personal injuries including industrial injuries, road-traffic accidents, claims regarding product liability, claims of medical negligence and claims for compensation if you are a victim of crime.

Over the past twenty-five years, Elmer Advokater has represented thousands of clients across Denmark – including several Danish trade unions – as well as residents of other countries who seek compensation for personal injury.

Elmer Advokater has represented clients in more than thirty cases before the Supreme Court. Most of the cases raised questions on substantial issues of interpretation of the law and current practice.

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Denmark law governing Personal Injury

The Personal Injury system in Denmark

Denmark has a no-fault compensation scheme relating to accidents at work, medical injuries, personal injuries due to a defect in products, and, personal injuries sustained from traffic accidents involving a motorised vehicle (including trains and airplanes).

Litigation regarding accidents at work and medical malpractice is replaced with an administrative compensation system. The system uses neutral medical experts to evaluate claims of injuries and does not require the injured person to prove that a specific person was negligent in order to receive compensation. Decisions from the first instance can be appealed to a higher authority. And in cases of medical malpractice, only decisions made by the appeal authority can be brought before the courts.

Regarding traffic accidents involving a motorised vehicle, the dispute will only relate to the size of the claim (not fault). If the injured party and the insurance company cannot agree, the case can be brought before the courts.

In other matters, the injured party must prove fault.