Personal injury law

Court of Appeal: Dunnes Stores personal injuries appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by Dunnes Stores Limited Company over a July 2019 judgment in which Ms Justice Miriam O’Regan awarded the sum of €102,000 and costs to a respondent in respect of injuries sustained in a fall in a Co Cork store.

Published 11 May 2020

Personal injury lawyer makes plea to business amid hit-and-run spike

A personal injury lawyer has urged businesses to co-operate with the PSNI and insurance claims investigators amid a reported increase in hit-and-run incidents during the lockdown.

Published 7 May 2020

Personal injury lawyers and insurers agree coronavirus protocol

Personal injury lawyers and insurers have struck an agreement designed to ease the burden on the Northern Ireland courts during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 29 April 2020

High Court: HSE and St James’ Hospital application to set aside renewal of PI summons denied

The High Court has ruled against the Health Service Executive and St James’ Hospital Board in their application to set aside the renewal of a Personal Injury Summons granted by Mr Justice Anthony Barr in May 2019.

Published 16 April 2020

Statutory cap on personal injuries awards rejected by solicitors and barristers

Proposals for a statutory cap on personal injuries payouts have been rejected by the solicitor and barrister professions.

Published 8 April 2020

At least €130,000 paid out over Temple Bar falls since 2015

At least €130,000 has been paid out since 2015 in compensation to people who fell in the Temple Bar area, according to new figures.

Published 10 March 2020

Alison Cassidy: Proposed personal discount rate will needlessly drive up claims costs

Alison Cassidy, partner at BLM in Belfast, examines proposals to slash the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland.

Published 3 March 2020

High Court: Man who ran into path of racehorses in the Curragh loses personal injuries claim

A man who sustained injuries when he collided with racehorses being worked in the Curragh has had his personal injuries claim dismissed in the High Court.

Published 28 February 2020

Irish law firms approached by 'claims harvesting' website

A number of Irish law firms have been approached by a UK-based "claims harvesting" website offering to refer clients for a fee, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 5 February 2020

Court of Appeal: State successfully appeals €158k damages awarded to Revenue employee who tripped at work

The State has successfully appealed against a finding of liability in a trip and fall case which resulted in an award of over €158,000 in general and special damages.

Published 3 February 2020

Kildare solicitor Liam Moloney appointed to personal injury body executive

Kildare solicitor Liam Moloney has been appointed to the executive board of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).

Published 27 January 2020

High Court: Girl granted order rejecting €21K damages assessment made by PIAB

A girl who initially accepted a €21,000 damages assessment from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident has been granted an order rejecting this assessment and a declaration that the PIAB can authorise legal proceedings.

Published 14 January 2020

Councils pay out £1.3m in personal injury cases

Northern Ireland councils have paid out at least £1.3 million in personal injury cases since 2015, according to new figures.

Published 13 January 2020

Deirdre Munnelly: Courts criticise lawyer referrals to medical experts

Mason Hayes & Curran partner Deirdre Munnelly and associate Aisling Pierce examine a recent judgment criticising lawyers who refer their clients for specialist medical evaluation in the absence of a referral from the client’s primary treating doctor.

Published 10 January 2020

Government to legislate to protect sports clubs from certain personal injuries claims

Ministers are planning to bring proposals to the Dáil to protect sports clubs from some personal injuries claims, according to reports.

Published 7 January 2020