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
There was a famous case some years ago (Kelly -v- Hennessy 1995) in which the Plaintiff’s husband and two daughters suffered severe injuries in a car accident.
This is probably one of the most prevalent enquiries we get where people have accidents, be it on the footpath or on the roadway, which are public places. The Local Authority is normally the party that a claim such as this is taken against. The law on this matter is very old but is [...]
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 [...]