Personal injury law



Whiplash patients 'stop attending treatment' after completing litigation

More than nine in ten whiplash patients at a Dublin pain management clinic stopped attending treatment after completing their personal injury litigation, according to research.

Published 7 October 2019

High Court: Provincial of Oblate Fathers granted order dismissing personal injury proceedings

The Provincial of the Oblate Fathers of Ireland has been granted an order dismissing personal injury proceedings brought against him, in which a man who alleged he had suffered sexual abuse by an Oblate priest in the 1950s sought to hold him vicariously liable for the priests actions.

Published 19 September 2019

High Court: Adoption Authority granted order dismissing personal injury proceedings

The Adoption Authority of Ireland has been granted an order dismissing proceedings brought by a woman whose child was adopted in 1980. The woman was 16 at the time and submitted that the circumstances surrounding the adoption of her daughter entailed a breach of her rights.

Published 18 September 2019

Gardaí planning raids on solicitors' offices as part of insurance fraud crackdown

Gardaí are planning a number of raids on solicitors' offices as part of a crackdown on insurance fraud, according to reports.

Published 16 September 2019

Plan to double PIAB postal application fees attracts backlash from solicitors

Plans to double processing fees for claims submitted to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) by post have come under fire from solicitors.

Published 20 August 2019

High Court: Man who slipped on stone steps at National Museum awarded €67,000

A man who suffered an injury to his knee requiring surgery after he slipped on the stone staircase at the National Museum of Ireland has been awarded €67,000 in the High Court.

Published 9 August 2019

High Court: Garda awarded €90,000 compensation for facial injuries suffered in car crash

A garda who was involved in a "traumatic" road traffic collision in Mullingar, in which large pieces of wood entered through the body of the car while his young children were in the back seat,  has been awarded €90,000 in the High Court.

Published 8 August 2019

Number and value of personal injury awards down on previous year

The number and value of personal injury awards in Ireland declined last year, according to new figures from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB).

Published 22 July 2019

Lawyers call for personal injury discount rate to be brought in line with England and Wales

Lawyers have called on the Department of Justice to bring the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland in line with the rate in England and Wales.

Published 19 July 2019

Supreme Court: Disclosure of documents in personal injury claim not disproportionate

The Supreme Court has overturned a finding that a significant proportion of discovery sought by a man in personal injury proceedings against the Minister for Defence was premature.

Published 17 July 2019

Family of murdered man to launch personal injury proceedings against killer

The son and daughter of a man who was murdered in Co Tipperary in 2011 have launched personal injury proceedings against his convicted killer in the High Court.

Published 17 July 2019

Flanagan calls on Law Society to discipline insurance fraud solicitors

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has called on the Law Society of Ireland to discipline solicitors who are knowingly bringing false insurance claims to court.

Published 15 July 2019

Judge urges personal injury solicitors to be 'more selective' in taking cases

A judge has urged personal injury solicitors to be more selective in taking up cases after dismissing five claims as clearly fraudulent.

Published 11 July 2019

Law Society commends Sinn Féin TD for 'exposing' insurance companies on fraud

The Law Society of Ireland has commended a Sinn Féin TD for "exposing the soaring super-profits" of insurance companies, who have blamed high insurance premiums on fraudulent personal injury claims.

Published 9 July 2019

Rossa McMahon: The issue of fraud is exaggerated by the insurance industry

Rossa McMahon, solicitor at PG McMahon Solicitors, responds to recent comments about personal injury claims and the impact on insurance costs.

Published 18 June 2019