€75,000 settlement over faulty fuel pump incident

Two Dublin children, who were sprayed with petrol and fumes at a faulty fuel pump when they were aged four years and 21 months respectively, have been awarded almost €75,000 damages against Tesco Ireland Limited. Barrister Hugh B Byrne told the Circuit Civil Court that Harvey Ring, now aged 11, and his brother Zachary, now aged [...]

By |2018-12-20T15:30:23+00:00December 20th, 2018|Courts, Damages, Injury, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim|

Boy knocked down at level crossing settles case for €100,000

A schoolboy who was knocked down as he walked across a level crossing at a retail park with his father has settled his High Court case for €100,000. Dylan Duffy's counsel, Vincent Foley SC, told the High Court the car drove "straight through" the zebra crossing at Carrickmines Retail Park, Co Dublin. The boy, who [...]

Family of ‘severely scalded’ 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

THE FAMILY OF a 90-year-old woman who, they claim, died as a result of scald injuries she suffered in a Co Dublin nursing home, have been awarded just over €54,000 damages for their own pain and suffering, loss, funeral and travel expenses arising from the tragic death of their mother and granny. Barrister Frank Crean told Circuit [...]

By |2018-11-14T08:15:52+00:00November 14th, 2018|Courts, Damages, Injury, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Settlement|

High Court awards factory worker more than €220k for fall while trying to free trapped bin

A factory operative who suffered a severe ankle injury when he fell to the ground as he tried to free a trapped bin has been awarded over €220,000 by the High Court. Tomasz Zdejszy fell from a height of about two metres to the ground landing on his right foot in the accident six years [...]

Girl left with scar after falling from climbing frame at Dublin crèche awarded €27,500

A teenage girl who was injured at a Giraffe crèche ten years ago has been awarded €27,500 damages in the Circuit Civil Court. Barrister Matthew Jolley told the court today Tuesday that 14 year-old Caoilfhionn O’Donnell was only four when she fell from a climbing frame at the Giraffe Crèche at Cherrywood, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin. [...]

By |2018-10-25T09:00:28+01:00October 25th, 2018|Accident, Courts, Injury, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim|

Duffy says he regrets being involved in road collisions

Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy has said he regrets being involved in a number of car collisions, particularly one in 1993 when he was 33. By that stage in his life, he said, he was married and should have matured. Mr Duffy was previously involved in a collision in 1978, where a woman was seriously injured. [...]

Commission calls for new judicial guidelines for personal injury claims

New judicial guidelines for personal injury claims have been recommended as "a matter of urgency" by an official report. Compensation for 'whiplash' claims here are running at 4.4 times the level in Britain according to the Personal Injuries Commission. The Commission found that the average soft tissue award is €17,338 compared to just €3,984 in [...]

By |2018-09-19T10:00:44+01:00September 19th, 2018|Compensation, Courts, Injury, Insurance, News|

Psychiatric nurse sentenced over Galway syringe assault

A 48-year-old psychiatric nurse has been sentenced to twelve months in prison for assaulting another nurse with a syringe filled with sedating, anti-psychotic medication. Kofi Kankam - with an address at 15 The Clarin, Athenry, Co Galway -  denied a charge of assaulting Emer Hyland, causing her harm, at the Psychiatric Unit at University Hospital [...]

Meath community devastated by death of young scout in car crash

A Co Meath community is devastated after learning of the death of a Junior Certificate student in a road traffic crash in Moldova. Marius Bors, 15, was killed in a car crash while on holiday with his family last weekend. Dunshaughlin Scouts hosted a vigil to remember their lost member last night in the village. [...]

By |2018-08-30T16:05:43+01:00August 30th, 2018|Accident, Courts, Injury, News, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim|

Boy, 8, seriously hurt in collision between scooter and car

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a boy was seriously injured after a car collision with the child’s scooter in Limerick City yesterday evening. The eight-year-old boy was travelling on a child’s scooter when the collision occurred. He was taken to University Hospital Limerick where he is being treated for serious injuries, according to gardaí. [...]

By |2018-08-17T11:05:26+01:00August 17th, 2018|Accident, Injury, News, Personal Injuries|
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