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# carrickfergus
Legal action launched against Antrim funfair over collapse of ride
The claimants say they suffered serious physical and psychological injuries as a result of the incident.
# Injury Claims
Cabinet approves implementation of new guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards
Justice Minister Helen McEntee intends for the guidelines to take effect next month.
# Insurance
Capping of damages in personal injury cases is constitutionally permissible, says Law Reform Commission
The Commission examined similar legislation in other jurisdictions including the UK and Australia.
# Insurance
'The elephant in the sitting room': Long-awaited report on injury payouts could have 'dramatic' effect on premiums
The Judicial Council’s Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee is expected to publish its guidelines in October.
# 320 cases
President of High Court asks people to negotiate personal injury cases as pandemic causes large backlog
Some 320 claims, which were postponed since 18 March, were listed for mention this week.
# personal injury
Justice Minister launches review of how personal injury compensation should be calculated
The Cost of Insurance Working Group (CIWG) was established in 2016 to analyse the high costs imposed by insurance companies.
# personal injury
There are still around 11 insurance claims harvesting websites operating in Ireland - and they're 'challenging' to stop
Minister Paschal Donohoe has said he’s satisfied Ireland hasn’t become like the UK when it comes to the prevalence of claims harvesting.
# steep increase
Personal injury claims have cost the State €2 billion this decade
The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath via parliamentary question.
# Courts
Reserve garda awarded €50k for injuries sustained chasing man who drove stolen jeep onto bonfire
Garda Sean White suffered a serious leg injury as he ducked to avoid a punch in 2013.
# premiums
'It's time we called out the insurance industry': Courts figures show drop in number of personal injury cases
Awards in medical negligence cases in the High Court were also down last year.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims?
The Law Reform Commission is looking into the topic.
# personal injury
'High time' people stop thinking others should pay, judge warns about personal injury awards
Judge Michael Coghlan’s comment during a sitting of Dublin District Civil Court today.
# personal injury
Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme
The School Transport Scheme transports children who reside in remote areas of the country to and from their nearest school.
# Insurance
'Stark multiples': Personal injury payouts here 4 times higher than in the UK
A new report recommends urgently taking action to address the level of payouts in personal injury claims.
# Courts
Sharp increase in personal injury suits with almost 22,000 filed last year
The biggest award given in the courts last year was €9 million.
# Mullingar
Woman who banged her knee sitting down at restaurant table awarded damages of €20,000
Annette O’Connor saw a specialist in muscle spasm and said the injury affected her work as a hairdresser.
# Courts
Man who slipped and fell down Ryanair plane stairs at Dublin Airport loses €60k damages claim
The judge agreed that the proceedings were launched too late.
# personal injury
Council pays thousands in compensation for staff needle stick injuries
Dublin City Council also spent €7.7 million on settlements for public injuries last year.
# Insurance
State Claims Agency doubles its remits to save €4 million
It now covers bodies such as the Criminal Assets Bureau, Nama, and the Labour Court.
# compensation
Injuries Board says €210 million paid out in compensation last year
The highest award made was for a record €829,444.