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|

Man who burned down his own business walks free from court

A man who burned down his own business for the insurance payout has walked free from court, despite putting firefighters at risk. David Healy could have faced a life sentence for arson and attempted deception but walked away with a 10-year suspended sentence on the condition he pays €33,000 to the State. The judge said [...]

By |2018-07-24T17:10:27+01:00July 24th, 2018|Insurance, Legal, personal injury claim|

Rio Tinto to pay injured worker a record $2 million compensation

Mining giant Rio Tinto has been hit with an unprecedented $1.3 million payout order for an injured mine-worker it unlawfully stood down just days after he won a damages claim against the company. The compensation, which comes on top of the $638,000 in damages, represents the highest amount awarded for an employer's breach of the [...]

Personal injury lawyers target Snapchat as reason for potential car crash

Personal injury lawyers have been asking people if they've been in a car accident that may have involved Snapchat. Attorneys have set up websites to explain local laws on distracted driving, sent out press releases about Snapchat's potential involvement in certain accidents, and written blog posts about the dangers of the app. At issue are [...]

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|

Fraudulent injury compensation claims

"There has been a move over the past few years to make claiming compensation for whiplash injuries almost impossible.  The driving force, to pardon the pun, has come from the insurance industry which claims they have been paying out far too much money to claimants who suffer whiplash as a result of road traffic accidents.  [...]

By |2014-09-17T14:08:21+01:00September 17th, 2014|Accident, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries, Settlement|

New laws to stop personal injuries claims firms giving away tablet PCs

Courts will also be given powers to refuse compensation for personal injuries claimants who have been dishonest in their Compensation Claims. The measures, announced by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), are among several aimed at reducing insurance fraud. Justice secretary Chris Grayling has warned insurance companies he expects the reforms to lead to lower premiums. [...]

By |2014-07-17T12:41:33+01:00July 17th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Courts, Injury, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries|
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