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|Comments Off on Commission calls for new judicial guidelines for personal injury claims

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|Comments Off on Man who burned down his own business walks free from court

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 [...]

By |2016-09-02T14:12:11+01:00September 2nd, 2016|Accident, Injury, Insurance, International, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim, Personal Safety|Comments Off on Rio Tinto to pay injured worker a record $2 million compensation

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 [...]

By |2016-05-11T11:05:04+01:00May 11th, 2016|Accident, Driving, Injury, Insurance, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim, Solicitor|Comments Off on Personal injury lawyers target Snapchat as reason for potential car crash

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

Lives at risk because drivers are too vain to wear their glasses

VANITY MEANS thousands of motorists are endangering lives on the road by refusing to wear glasses when driving, a recent survey has found. The poll asked 1,000 drivers who wear spectacles whether they used them when required. The results showed that one in eight drivers who are legally required to wear glasses when behind the [...]

By |2014-10-30T11:20:42+00:00October 30th, 2014|Insurance, News|Comments Off on Lives at risk because drivers are too vain to wear their glasses

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|Comments Off on Fraudulent injury compensation claims

Whiplash report fees slashed in UK to cut false claims

Cost of medical reports will be drastically cut in the UK in a bid to limit false whiplash insurance claims The price of medical assessments for people that claim to have suffered whiplash in car accidents will be cut in England and Wales in a bid to reduce false whiplash claims. An initial medical report [...]

By |2014-08-06T09:32:54+01:00August 6th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Whiplash report fees slashed in UK to cut false claims

Aviva’s Plan to Clean Up the UK Car Insurance Business

At last an insurer has come up with a solid plan to clean up the UK car insurance business of all the parasites who feed off it and thereby put up our insurance premiums. Aviva has calculate that UK motorists could benefit from a £1.4 billion cut in their motor insurance costs, saving £50 on [...]

By |2014-07-28T13:42:52+01:00July 28th, 2014|Compensation, Insurance, News|Comments Off on Aviva’s Plan to Clean Up the UK Car Insurance Business

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|Comments Off on New laws to stop personal injuries claims firms giving away tablet PCs
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