Personal Injury

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Justice minister Helen McEntee has indicated that new legislation will follow the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on the personal injuries guidelines. A majority of Supreme Court judges yesterday held that the relevant section of the Judicial Council Act 2019 is unconstitutional, but that the guidel

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A majority of the Supreme Court has determined that s.7(2)(g) of the Judicial Council Act 2019 which required the adoption by the Judicial Council of the 2021 Personal Injuries Guidelines is unconstitutional, but that the Guidelines remain in force in law being that were subsequently ratified by the

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The personal injuries guidelines drawn up by the Judicial Council are legally binding, the Supreme Court has ruled. In the complex case of Bridget Delaney v. the Personal Injuries Assessment Board & Others, the court ruled by 4-3 that part of the Judicial Council Act 2019 relating to the making

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JMK Solicitors is celebrating 10 consecutive years as Northern Ireland's most prolific personal injury firm. New figures from the Department for Communities' compensation recovery unit shows that JMK was instructed in 1,939 cases last year, more than double the next law firm providing personal injur

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The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) has become the Injuries Resolution Board, with an enhanced role and the expansion of its services to include mediation.

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Half of all personal injury claims relating to motor accidents were settled under the personal injuries guidelines last year, according to new figures. The Central Bank of Ireland today published the fifth annual private motor insurance report of the National Claims Information Database (NCID), whic

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Average awards by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) were down by more than a third in the first full year since the introduction of the Personal Injuries Guidelines, according to its latest annual report. PIAB's average award in 2022 was €15,867, down by 34 per cent compared to 2020

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The High Court has approved a PIAB assessment of €60,000 in respect of severe facial scarring and minor psychological injury suffered by the minor applicant in a road traffic accident. Delivering judgment for the High Court, Mr Justice Garrett Simons noted that the invitation to disapprove the

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed a Cork hotel’s appeal against a €91,000 general damages award to wedding guest who slipped and fell on a wet dancefloor. Delivering judgment for the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Seamus Noonan opined that in the absence of evidence concerning any system of

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Law firms Millar McCall Wylie and Paschal O'Hare Personal Injury Solicitors have come together with road safety charity Brake to offer specialist legal support to victims of bereavement and catastrophic injury following road crashes. The two firms have been selected for the new legal panel, co-ordin

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