Most personal injury claimants are no longer accepting awards by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) following the introduction of the Judicial Council’s new personal injury guidelines, new figures show.
Professional negligence is subject to the general principles of negligence. Professional negligence is negligence in the course of a professional service or advice.
Court of Appeal: Full rehearing in personal injuries case after ‘total non-engagement’ by trial judge with the evidence
The Court of Appeal has ordered a full rehearing of a personal injuries case after the court determined that the trial judge had failed to engage with essential aspects of the evidence.
This was an Appeal by the Complainant, a 19 year old female barista, against a Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) decision that she should be awarded €3,500 on foot of a sexual harassment claim that resulted in her feeling stressed and anxious, certified out sick and ultimately resigning her position.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Zurich Insurance plc seeking to set aside a third party notice in personal injury proceedings where cover was denied. It had been claimed by Zurich that the dispute regarding insurance cover was “entirely different” from the personal injuries proceedings and therefore the joinder application should have failed.
The average fraudulent insurance claim in the UK has risen by six per cent since 2019, with figures reaching £12,000, according to the latest figures published by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Court of Appeal: €210,000 injuries award reduced after judge fails to set out reasoning for the level of damages
The Court of Appeal has reduced a personal injuries award by €35,000 on the basis that the trial judge failed to adequately set out reasons for the original award of €210,000.
1983 WJSC-SC 3454 PATRICIA REDDY v. JOHN BATES Subject Headings: DAMAGES: assessment 29 07 1983 [HEDERMAN CONCURRING] In this action which was tried before Mr. Justice D'Arcy and a jury damages amounting to £551,354 were awarded to the plaintiff....
National Maternity Hospital apologies to six-year-old Fionn Feely, who has cerebral palsy
A look at Product Liability law in Ireland and the potential avenues of redress in the event that there is a defect in a manufacturer’s product.