A woman who claimed she injured her buttock, back and abdomen when she hit the ground, having fallen from a defective chair in Supermacs, has won her case for damages despite CCTV showing she did not impact the ground during the incident.
Judge Karen Fergus said no wonder insurance premiums so high given time and expense spent on failed cases
Bridget Delaney from Dungarvan in Co. Waterford claimed the appropriate award for her injury was between €18,000 and €34,000. She was awarded €3,000 last year
A man has claimed before the High Court that he wrongfully spent 10 days in jail after gardaí merged his PULSE-computer system profile with that of another unrelated person with a similar name.
Solicitors report a changed environment since the introduction of new guidelines on personal injuries but still express surprise at Government figures which show a 50 per cent reduction in the level awards just over eleven weeks after the new system came into force.
While the majority of fatal farm accidents in the last number of years were caused by machinery, deaths caused by animals also feature.
Fine Gael Senator Barry Ward called for a revised medical scheme because some of those affected have ‘significant incapacitation, and many don’t know how bad their condition is going to get’.
The Irish High Court has granted an interlocutory injunction restraining the infringement of a plaintiff’s registered trade mark, finding that damages would not be an adequate remedy in the circumstances.