State to take liability from farmers for hillwalkers’ claims

LEGISLATION protecting farmers from compensation claims by hillwalkers is set to be introduced before the end of this year. Speaking on RTE's This Week programme, Minister Michael Ring said that the State Claims Agency, not individual farmers, should defend cases taken by hillwalkers who injure themselves on private mountain land. He indicated that a new [...]

By |2020-11-16T16:17:32+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Personal Injuries, personal injury claim, Personal Safety|

High Court awards man €66k for fall at work

A man who suffered injuries to his shoulder, hip and knee after he tripped at the entrance of where he worked has been awarded over €66,000 in damages by the High Court. The award was made by Mr Justice Denis McDonald in favour of Mr Colie Conneely, who the judge said suffered "a very nasty [...]

Nine people injured in crash between school bus and car in Limerick

Nine people injured – six children, two adults and a teenager – have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision between a school bus and a car in Co Limerick. The collision, which occurred at Ardvarna, Lisnagry, was reported to emergency services at 8.15am. The 28-seater bus, contracted by Bus Éireann from a [...]

By |2018-09-07T13:00:26+01:00September 7th, 2018|Accident, Driving, Gardai, Law, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Road Safety|

‘It feels like I married a different person’

'It feels like I married a different person': Husband of woman in e-scooter accident He misses his wife's smile and her sociable personality. He remembers her cheerful confidence when she played cards with her friends. Now, it seems as if Leong Loon Wah, 55, is living with a stranger who keeps her thoughts to herself. [...]

By |2018-06-14T14:45:45+01:00June 14th, 2018|Accident, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety|

Teen now needs hand held when crossing road after accident

A JUDGE has rejected an offer for a personal injury claim worth almost €9,000 after hearing that a teenage girl has to hold someone’s hand while crossing the road following a traffic collision in Limerick. At a Limerick Civil Court sitting at Merchant’s Quay, Judge Gerald Keys, presiding, heard that a girl and her mother [...]

RSA appeals to motorcyclists to ‘think of their families’ before taking risks

Motorcyclists are not allowed to use bus lanes and should “think of their families” before taking risks like weaving in and out of traffic, driving in t-shirts and drink driving, the Road Safety Authority has warned. Launching a bank holiday weekend safety campaign aimed primarily at motorcyclists, authority chief executive Moyagh Murdock the summer was [...]

By |2018-06-01T12:47:27+01:00June 1st, 2018|Accident, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety|

Lift installation company fails in bid to set aside third party notice joining it to personal injury proceedings

In June 2013, Catherine Caffrey was allegedly injured when she was entering a lift at the offices of Bank of Ireland at Grand Canal Place, Dublin – a building which is owned by Denis O’Brien. Ms Caffrey’s injuries, which form the basis of a personal injury claim, are alleged to have been suffered “as a [...]

€60K Damages for woman traumatised in filling station robbery

A 64-year-old woman who lived for almost two years behind drawn blinds in her home following a robbery at work has settled a €60,000 damages claim for an undisclosed sum. Theresa Cullen, formerly of Tamarisk Heights, Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, Dublin, told the Circuit Civil Court Monday that when she worked as a cashier in a Topaz filling station she had [...]

€42.5k settlement for cut finger in woodwork class

A 17-year-old student who suffered a laceration to a finger when he was cut by a saw in his school woodwork class has settled his High Court action against the school for €42,500 It was claimed that Robin, while at woodwork class, was cutting a piece of wood on a band saw when a fellow [...]

By |2018-05-04T12:13:15+01:00May 4th, 2018|Accident, personal injury claim, Personal Safety|

€30k for boy who hurt his finger in bowling ball incident

An eight-year-old boy who, as a toddler, hurt his finger when he was holding a bowling ball has settled his High Court action for €30,000. Kaylum Devitt has been left with a raised 2cm scar on his right index finger, the court was told. The settlement was with a full denial of liability, the court [...]

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