Personal Injury

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The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) will assess claims from gardaí injured as a result of malicious incidents under legislation approved by the Oireachtas. The Garda Síochána (Compensation) Bill 2021 provides for a complete overhaul of the current Garda compensation sc

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The High Court has awarded €75,000 in damages to a man who was injured by a bull at a cattle market. The man was an experienced farmer who had been asked to assist in driving cattle into the auction area when he was attacked by a startled cow. Delivering judgment in the case, Mr Justice Cian Fe

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The personal injuries guidelines should be urgently reviewed in light of inflation and the increasing cost of living, a solicitor has said. While inflation in Ireland was at -0.33 per cent when the guidelines were adopted in 2020, it has now risen to 9.1 per cent, the highest level in 38 years, driv

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Proposed legislation which will transform the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) into an enhanced Personal Injuries Resolution Board (PIRB) has been published. Publishing the draft bill today, Robert Troy, minister of state for trade promotion, digital and company regulation, said the bill wo

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Proposed reforms to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) should be implemented as swiftly as possible, an Oireachtas committee has said. The joint committee on enterprise, trade and employment has completed its pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Personal Injuries Resoluti

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The High Court has dismissed a challenge to the application of the recently-adopted Personal Injuries Guidelines to a woman’s claim for compensation. The woman claimed that her injury would have previously attracted damages between €18,000 and €34,000, but was only assessed at €

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Duty of care legislation will be reformed to restrict the liability of occupiers, the government has announced. The proposed amendments to the Occupiers' Liability Act 1995 will be included in the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022 as part of the government's push to reduce in

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