Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation

The Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal’s refusal to compensate a woman who suffered a psychiatric illness after her father died from an HIV-related illness 30 years ago has been overturned in a landmark High Court decision by Mr Justice Bernard Barton. The ruling now leaves open the door to a number of similar claims [...]

By |2018-08-10T11:15:32+01:00August 10th, 2018|Compensation, Courts, Medical Negligence, News|Comments Off on Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation

€52k High Court award for fall off horse at Castle Leslie

A woman who was thrown from a horse when a dog ran into her path as she was out riding at the Castle Leslie estate in Co Monaghan has been awarded €52,000 by the High Court. Mr Justice Anthony Barr said Jacqueline Whelan suffered a nasty injury as a result of falling from the horse [...]

By |2018-03-14T14:38:16+00:00March 14th, 2018|Accident, Compensation, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim|Comments Off on €52k High Court award for fall off horse at Castle Leslie

Dealing with Spinal Cord Injuries

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries can happen as a result of a vehicle, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, or premises liability accidents. Damage to any part of the spinal cord or the nerves surrounding it can cause permanent changes in ability, sensation, or strength in body areas below the location of the injury. There are two [...]

By |2017-11-30T13:13:34+00:00November 30th, 2017|Accident, Compensation, Injury, Legal Advice, News, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim|Comments Off on Dealing with Spinal Cord Injuries

6 Out Of 10 People Don’t Realise They Can Claim Compensation For Injuries Whilst On A Package Holiday Abroad

A Onepoll survey asked 1000 consumers whether they believed they could make a compensation claim for a number of different accident scenarios. Out of those people only 40% of people recognised that they could claim if they sustained an injury whilst on a package holiday abroad. People go on holiday to relax, switch off and [...]

By |2014-12-11T09:48:54+00:00December 11th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Insurance, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety|Comments Off on 6 Out Of 10 People Don’t Realise They Can Claim Compensation For Injuries Whilst On A Package Holiday Abroad

Teen who lost eye in golf course accident awarded over €240,000

A teenager who lost an eye after being struck by a ball on a golf course has been awarded more than €240,000 after taking a High Court action. Dean Boyle, 22, from Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth was 15-years-old when he went with a teenage friend to play at Julianstown Golf Course in Co Meath on [...]

By |2014-12-08T08:27:02+00:00December 8th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Courts, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Teen who lost eye in golf course accident awarded over €240,000

Why use a solicitor for a personal injury claim?

The ordinary injured person will not know how much their injury is worth. Compensation typically tends to cover pain and suffering for the actual injury, medical treatment, time off work, or even for friends/relatives providing assistance while the person is injured. By having proper legal advice, the injured person can thoroughly explore their claim. Following [...]

By |2014-11-19T09:16:10+00:00November 19th, 2014|Compensation, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Why use a solicitor for a personal injury claim?

Fitbit Data Now Being Used In The Courtroom

Personal injury cases are prime targets for manipulation and conjecture. How do you show that someone who’s been in a car accident can’t do their job properly, and deserves thousands of euro in compensation? Till now lawyers have relied on doctors to observe someone for half an hour or so and give their, sometimes-biased opinion. Soon, they might also [...]

By |2014-11-18T09:41:13+00:00November 18th, 2014|Compensation, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Fitbit Data Now Being Used In The Courtroom

Axa prosecutes fraudster following claim

A man has been found guilty of fraudulently attempting to claim £100,000 in damages for a personal injury allegedly sustained at work. A private prosecution, brought by Axa Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary, secured a conviction for Paul Gustar on two counts of insurance fraud. The jury at Truro Crown Court took just 42 minutes [...]

By |2014-10-28T11:48:43+00:00October 28th, 2014|Compensation, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Axa prosecutes fraudster following claim

How to protect your business from a personal injury claim

A workplace injury can be defined generally as any injury or illness that is sustained as a direct consequence of an employee undertaking their normal duties. Injuries and illnesses at work can be caused by a wide variety of different circumstances, and can be sustained in a range of different work environments, from construction sites [...]

By |2014-10-23T10:08:56+01:00October 23rd, 2014|Accident, Compensation, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety|Comments Off on How to protect your business from a personal injury claim

Brits abroad, holiday accidents and claiming compensation

UK Government figures show that an estimated 7.7 million UK residents travelled abroad in August 2013. Figures also show that in 2012 approximately 70 Brits a week were hospitalised abroad. A survey of 1000 people, compiled by the Hugh James Holiday Accidents Team, has found that travellers are not fully aware of their rights if [...]

By |2014-10-01T14:32:07+01:00October 1st, 2014|Compensation, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Brits abroad, holiday accidents and claiming compensation
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