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# personal-injury - Today’s News

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.

# personal-injury - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'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.

# personal-injury - Friday 26 June, 2020

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 - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

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 - Sunday 12 January, 2020

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.

# personal-injury - Monday 23 December, 2019

Personal injury claims have cost the State €2 billion this decade

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath via parliamentary question.

# personal-injury - Monday 7 October, 2019

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.

# personal-injury - Monday 8 July, 2019

'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.

# personal-injury - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims?

The Law Reform Commission is looking into the topic.

# personal-injury - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'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 - Friday 25 January, 2019

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.

# personal-injury - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'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.

# personal-injury - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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.

# personal-injury - Thursday 30 March, 2017

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.

# personal-injury - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

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 - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

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.

# personal-injury - Monday 21 April, 2014

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.

# personal-injury - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Injuries Board says €210 million paid out in compensation last year

The highest award made was for a record €829,444.