The directive will apply to both judges of the courts and the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). However, both will have a degree of discretion on the limits set out by the Guidelines.
Of the drivers killed in road accidents in 2019, one-fifth were not wearing seatbelts. Because failure to wear a seatbelt is such a risk factor for death and injury on roads, the law does its best to encourage drivers and passengers to use them at all times. If a member of An Garda Síochána [...]
According to coverage from the Waterford News & Star, Waterford was mentioned in the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes more than 120 times. The report detailed abuses and neglect in several types of institutions, including mother and baby homes, county homes, industrial schools, and Magdalene laundries. The [...]
Repetitive strain injuries are a diverse group of conditions that cause bodily pain, usually in upper limbs. These injuries usually come about due to repeated movement over a long period of time, rather than a single incident
Sepsis is an immune response to bacterial infections in the bloodstream. The inflammation that this response triggers can be very harmful, causing tissue damage, organ malfunction, and even death. Sepsis occurs most commonly in hospitals. While the issue is sometimes unavoidable, the risk of its development increases in facilities with improper hygiene procedures. Failure [...]
Two headings of claim were brought by his widow, namely a loss of dependency claim as a result of the death of her husband and furthermore, a claim for nervous shock.
Many residential properties have increased in value, some significantly since May 2013. It is expected that an update in the valuation date will mean a substantial increase in local property tax payable for many. However, homeowners should be aware that they may be facing an increased LPT bill from November 2021.
The Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019 has passed committee stage in Dail Eireann. It is intended that this legislation will streamline the disciplinary processes of the Medical Council.
Prior to 2004, the Statute allowed a period of 3 years within which to take a Personal Injury Claim, however, the Courts Act of 2004 reduced that to 2 years in respect of personal injuries based on negligence, nuisance or breach of duty. In the case of medical /dental negligence, generally speaking the period [...]
In this article we outline some of the amendments to the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 (the 2004 Act) that commenced in January as well as some provisions of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) Act 2019 to come into force in April. Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 - Letter of claim (Section 8) [...]