Claims Ireland

The Independent Service that Assesses Compensation Claims

05-Sep-2017
US court decision could trigger many personal injury claims in Ireland

Thousands of personal injuries claims could be made against American companies in the Irish courts because of a landmark US Supreme Court decision.

21-Aug-2017
CAR CRASH INJURY SETTLEMENTS UPHELD AFTER COURT HEARING

Seven car crash injury settlements, originally awarded by Buncrana Circuit Court in 2015, have been upheld after a hearing of the High Court.

07-Jul-2017
Insurance firms raided by EU told not to admit swoops

European Union cartel busters have switched their attention to motor insurance brokers operating in this market.

04-Jul-2017
Raids on main motor insurance providers over alleged cartel activity

Insurance companies, brokers and representative bodies for the industry were raided this morning as part of a probe into alleged price fixing in the motor insurance industry.

10-May-2017
A passenger scalded on Ryanair flights every month, court hears

Every month there is a case of a passenger being scalded on Ryanair flights, the Circuit Civil Court was told

20-Mar-2017
Compensation for 10,000 as tracker loan scandal likely to cost banks €1bn

Almost 10,000 mortgage holders will have their tracker mortgages restored and get thousands of euro in compensation.

07-Mar-2017
Play centre worker awarded €32k for injuries suffered in slip and fall

A FORMER part time worker in a children's play centre has been awarded €32,000 for injuries she sustained after she slipped and fell on a wet floor while at work.

02-Mar-2017
How investigators use Facebook to snare insurance fraudsters

One of the country's top insurance companies says it has witnessed a 25pc increase in "claims fraud detection" in the last two years.

10-Feb-2017
UPC worker who injured elbow after slipping on ladder awarded almost €27k

A 37-year-old network technician, who injured his right elbow while installing UPC cables on a house, has been awarded damages in the Circuit Civil Court.

27-Oct-2016
Irish Rail has must warn customers to 'mind the gap'

Irish Rail has an “absolute requirement” to warn its customers to mind gaps between trains and platforms when getting on and off trains, a Circuit Civil Court has said.

29-Jul-2016
Government drawing up plans for national indemnity scheme

The Government is drawing up plans to introduce a new national indemnity scheme to protect farmers and landowners in the event that someone is injured on their land.

05-Apr-2016
Appeal courts now signalling end of 'compo culture' as awards slashed

A number of personal injury awards by the High Court have been halved by the Court of Appeal, with some criticism of the approach adopted by the original judges.

01-Mar-2016
Legal elites have nobbled the rest of us

The power and privilege of lawyers in this country is excessive and anti-consumer.

05-Aug-2015
Man who suffered traumatic brain injury after falling from ladder settles action for €1.5m

A MAN who claimed he suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from a ladder has settled his High Court action for €1.5million.

15-Jun-2015
Man whose home was damaged by chimney fire in neighbour’s house is awarded €23,000 damages

A Dublin man, whose home was damaged by a chimney fire in his neighbour’s terraced house, has been awarded €23,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.

30-Jan-2015
€1m settlement for man injured in car park fall

A 32-YEAR old man who claimed he had been left with a brain injury after he tripped and fell in a car park at night has settled his High Court action for €1m.

30-Jan-2015
Woman (32) who was attacked by 'vicious' Great Dane settles in damages claim

A 32-year-old homemaker, who suffered injuries to her body when she was attacked by a “vicious” dog three years ago, has settled, on undisclosed terms, a €38,000 damages claim in the Circuit Civil Court.

10-Oct-2014
€2m payout for boy who suffered injury at birth

A FOUR-year-old boy who suffered brain injuries at birth is to receive an interim payment of €2m under a High Court settlement.

15-Sep-2014
Widow awarded €520,000 after late husband bled to death following pharmacy treatment

A MAN bled to death after he was given a mouth gel in a pharmacy which reacted to medication he was already on, the High Court heard.

15-Sep-2014
Accident victim accused of mounting sham case

Polish man suing his employer and a motorist for compensation from two accidents was accused yesterday of mounting a sham case

30-Jun-2014
ATE - A Changing Landscape in Ireland

ATE - a significant impact on the future of litigation in Ireland.

24-Apr-2014
Personal injuries system has “fundamental flaws”

There are still “fundamental flaws” in the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) system of settling personal injuries complaints, according to a new book.

22-Apr-2014
Compensation fund ‘able to cope with Setanta Insurance fallout’

The collapse of Setanta Insurance may leave outstanding claims but these are unlikely to trigger another insurance levy

18-Apr-2014
Setanta Insurance collapse leaves up to 75,000 Irish drivers at risk

Up to 75,000 van and car drivers have been advised to urgently seek alternative insurance cover following the collapse of Dublin-based Setanta Insurance.

20-Nov-2013
€71k award for woman who fractured knee after slipping on kitchen tiles

A woman who fractured her knee when she slipped on new porcelain tiles on her kitchen floor has been awarded more than €71,000 in the High Court against the tile supplier.

20-Jun-2013
Review of pay insurance policies may lead to refunds

Move by the Central Bank on PPI products could result in financial institutions being forced to pay back hundreds of millions of euro to consumers

11-Jun-2013
Taoiseach: Magdalene payout details within two weeks

A planned compensation scheme for survivors of the Magdalene laundries will be published in the next two weeks, the Taoiseach has confirmed.

30-Apr-2013
Insurers strangely quiet on plan to raise award limits

Why are the insurance companies not up in arms at the Government’s plans to increase the size of awards that can be made by the Circuit and District Courts?

07-Feb-2013
£412,500 for patient infected with MRSA

A former London Underground station supervisor has received £412,500 in compensation after contracting MRSA in an open wound following a hip operation.

22-Jan-2013
Dad not allowed invest €25k awarded to his children after car accident, court rules

A judge has refused to allow a man personally deal with the investment of €25,000 damages awarded to his three young children.

22-Nov-2012
Compensation for Late Diagnosis of Brain Tumour Approved in High Court

A young student, who was left severely disabled after an alleged delay in diagnosing a tumour, has had a settlement of compensation for the late diagnosis of a brain tumour approved at the High Court.

17-Jul-2012
Thalidomide cases may yet end up in High Court

The personal injuries claims being filed in a ‘class action’ against the State by members of the Irish Thalidomide Association (ITA) could well end up before the High Court

13-Jul-2012
PIP Scandal Not Over

The scandal of women whose breast implants were made of industrial-grade silicone has not gone away, with the State this week stepping in to guarantee removal of dangerous PIP implants.

26-Apr-2012
Don't run out on health and safety procedures

It’s supposed to be a straight-forward contract. You go to work when you’re scheduled to do so, do what you’re asked, and leave at the appointed hour – and in return you get paid a salary.

22-Feb-2012
Solicitors abandon fight over complaint system

The Law Society, the ruling body for solicitors, has abandoned its fight to retain control over the handling of complaints against members of the profession.

12-Oct-2011
Legal Services Bill unveiled

A number of proposals forming new bodies to regulate the legal profession are in the Legal Services Regulation Bill, published today.

14-Jul-2011
Medical injury cases are perhaps the most complex genre of personal injury law

At present the Injuries Board which was established to assess personal injury claims will refuse jurisdiction in respect of medical malpractice.

04-Jul-2011
Medical Injuries Idea is an Accident Waiting to Happen

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has proposed the establishment of a medical injuries assessment board along the lines of PIAB.

01-Jul-2011
€7.5m settlement for woman paralysed 'by parrot disease'

A WOMAN who claimed she contracted a rare brain disease from parrots said she felt "free" last night after settling a damages claim for more than €7.5m.

15-Jun-2011
Artist gets €45,000 damages after hair fell out following 'disastrous' salon visit

A MOTHER-OF-THREE whose hair fell out after undergoing a colouring treatment at a hair salon has been awarded €45,000 in damages.

25-May-2011
Woman almost died of infection she suffered after breast operation

A young woman who almost died following a breast augmentation job had to have nine procedures and skin grafts to correct the damage.

17-Apr-2011
State facing drug compensation claims

The state is facing compensation claims from 17 former soldiers who were prescribed the controversial anti-malaria drug Lariam while serving in Africa with the UN.

15-Apr-2011
Boy knocked off bicycle by reversing car awarded €87,000

A young boy who was knocked off his bicycle by a neighbour reversing her car out of her driveway has been awarded €87,000 damages at the High Court.

30-Mar-2011
Family of man killed by wrong drugs awarded €1m

THE HIGH Court has approved an award of €1 million damages to the family of a man who died after a doctor injected him with the wrong medication to treat a bout of suspected food poisoning.

25-Mar-2011
Retired Teacher wins €88,000 in Bullying case

A retired Dublin teacher who was subjected to savage and relentless bullying by a school principal has been awarded €88,000 in damages.

08-Mar-2011
Developer Awarded €4m after Local Authority "Bungling"

A High Court judge has awarded €4 million damages to a developer over "bungling and ineptitude of a high order" by Meath County Council in granting an effectively unworkable contract in 2006 for a development at Ashbourne.

24-Feb-2011
Injuries Board shunned – because the High Court pays out more

PEOPLE FILING PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS are shunning a government service set up to deal with their cases, and are flocking to the High Court – because it awards far higher settlements.

25-Jan-2011
€1.3m for Injuries Sustained at Birth

A four-year-old boy has been awarded an interim payment of more than €1.3m in damages against the HSE and a consultant obstetrician for injuries he sustained at his birth.

14-Jan-2011
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The High Court has approved a settlement of €650,000 in the case of a toddler who suffered catastrophic brain injuries after he almost drowned while on an outing with a Dublin crèche in 2007.

10-Jan-2011
€385k following death of Leitrim teacher

The High Court has approved a settlement of €385,000 in the case of a Co Leitrim man who died after a routine post-operative procedure at the Blackrock Clinic went wrong.

08-Jan-2011
Cerebral palsy teen awarded €4.5m

A Cork teenager who has cerebral palsy because of a lack of oxygen at birth has been awarded $4.5 million. She had taken legal action against the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

15-Dec-2010
Whilst everyone else suffers, bonuses are paid to PIAB officials

€31,395 paid to Patricia Byron without any referral to Enterprise Minister Batt O'Keeffe

22-Nov-2010
Girl struck by bus wing mirror awarded €20k

A 14-year-old schoolgirl, who was struck on the head by the wing mirror of a passing mini-bus, has been awarded €20,000 damages.

19-Oct-2010
EU: Group lawsuits to recover losses should be allowed

Consumers who suffer food poisoning from contaminated products that breach EU safety standards or people overcharged for services by price-setting cartels should be able to take class-actions to recover their losses, according to the European Commission

29-Sep-2010
Careless HSE blamed for bed delay

Carelessness in the HSE caused an eight-year delay in processing an elderly woman’s application for a public long-term care bed, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner Emily O’Reilly has found

26-May-2010
Slips and trips the main workplace risks

One in five people who slip and trip at work are absent for over a month, according to the Health and Safety Authority.

16-Apr-2010
Working group on payments for catastrophic injuries set up

The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, has established a working group to examine how damages are paid in catastrophic injuries cases.

08-Mar-2010
More than 4,000 adverse incidents occur in Irish hospitals each month

MORE THAN 4,000 adverse incidents occur in Irish hospitals each month, new figures show.

17-Feb-2010
No surge in weather claims, says body

Preliminary figures from InjuriesBoard.ie, the operating name of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, show that it awarded €200m to 8,645 personal injury claimants in 2009.

26-Jan-2010
Injuries Board awards fall sharply

Compensation totalling €200 million was awarded in respect of 8,645 personal injury claimants last year

24-Sep-2009
Passengers found to 40% liable for injuries

Anyone who chooses to travel as a passenger in a car driven by a person whom they know has consumed alcohol is at high risk of being found partially liable for any injuries in any accident.

17-Sep-2009
Injured motorist felt hounded by companys efforts to settle

Third party capture is a growing problem and you might be at risk.

17-Aug-2009
Injuries act open to challenge

Children are, in effect, in the worst position of all claimants, in a legal Catch-22 for which they end up paying.

17-Jun-2009
Women make up 70% of public liability injury claims

WOMEN ACCOUNT for 70 per cent of all public liability injuries, according to new figures produced by the statutory body that adjudicates on personal injuries claims.

06-Jun-2009
Insurers 'pressure' crash victims

Insurers are trying to force drivers to settle claims just hours after accidents, says a road safety charity.

05-Apr-2009
High Court rules on PIAB claim delay

The High Court has ruled that a delay by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) in recording receipt of a claim does not prevent the injured person bringing a legal action.

14-Feb-2009
Fight back against rise in insurance premiums

Insurance companies are desperately trying to get us to pay more for our motor and home cover.

22-Dec-2008
Supreme Court rules Piab must deal with solicitors

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Piab) is not entitled to pursue a policy of dealing directly with clients rather than through their solicitors.

07-Nov-2008
Drivers warned to watch out for freaky Friday

October is the most dangerous month of the year and Friday is the riskiest day of the week on Irish roads, new analysis of almost 10,000 motor accident claims conducted by InjuriesBoard.ie has revealed.

04-Sep-2008
Bus Eireann wont prevent bus crash victims families compensation claims

Bus Eireann has confirmed that it wont stop the families of the Navan schoolbus crash victims from making a claim for compensation

08-Jul-2008
IP installation reduces bogus injury claims

Tackling bogus gslip and fall personal injury claims is one of the many innovative functions of an award winning IP installation at a shopping centre.

29-May-2008
Psychiatric nurses end action after deal

Psychiatric nurses have ended dispute over compensation for assaults in the workplace.

07-Apr-2008
Personal injury payouts higher for men

Men receive higher average payouts than women when it comes to claims through the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB), but women make more claims.

03-Apr-2008
Switchboard operators claim hearing loss

A group of former telephone operators are to issue civil proceedings in the coming weeks against Eircom for loss of hearing.

14-Mar-2008
PIAB plans to pay vulnerable claimants solicitors fees

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) plans to pay legal fees to solicitors who represent vulnerable personal injury claimants.

13-Mar-2008
Victims lose out due to PIAB loopholes

Loopholes in Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) legislation could deprive personal injuries victims of damages, according to legal experts.

03-Mar-2008
PIAB awards rose sharply last year

Preliminary figures from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board show that awarded EUR181m to 8,200 claimants last year.

13-Feb-2008
Compensation delay to crash victims criticised

Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey has criticised the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland for delays in paying compensation to victims of road crashes.

25-Jan-2008
Potholes: 330,000 paid out to drivers in compo

Potholes on Ulster's roads have cost almost a third of a million pounds in compensation claims over the past three years.

24-Jan-2008
More injury claimants opt for court

ALMOST EUR114m now lies uncollected in claims from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board because injured parties were unhappy with their payouts and have decided to go to court.

09-Jan-2008
Refused Compensation Claims to Drop

New law to lower number of refused compo awards

05-Nov-2007
PIAB in move to include legal fees in claims

Insurance companies will be forced to pay the legal costs of "vulnerable" accident victims and others who have difficulty accessing the lawyer-free claims service.

18-Oct-2007
No reason to up costs, insurance firms told

Insurance companies claim to have cut motor insurance premiums by up to 10pc this year and have been warned there is little justification for future increases.

24-Sep-2007
Medical Negligence Limitation Period Reduced to 2 years

The limitation period to pursue a medical negligence action has been reduced from 3 years to 2 years

20-Jul-2006
Govt facing EUR250m bill for personal injury claims

The Government is facing a bill of 250m in personal injury claims, according to the latest figures.

15-Jan-2006
Consultants Seek Medical Court to tackle Litigation

Hospital consultants will ask the government to stem the rising cost of medical litigation

12-Nov-2005
NI drivers still paying more

Motorists in Northern Ireland are still paying significantly more for car insurance than their UK counterparts

21-Oct-2005
Insurers should pass on savings to consumers

PIAB confirms the publics suspicion that insurance companies were not passing on all savings to consumers

20-Oct-2005
Consumer body calls for monitoring of legal profession

An independent regulatory body to oversee the legal profession must now be established, the Consumers Association of Ireland has said,

19-Oct-2005
Law Society rejects redress board accusations

Law Society, has rejected accusations that it failed to respond properly to complaints of overcharging.

14-Oct-2005
Solicitors concede they illegally deducted cash from victims of abuse

A SOLICITORS' firm has admitted ripping off victims of abuse.

13-Oct-2005
Sore Users

Recent legislation promises to revolutionise personal injury cases in Ireland.

18-Sep-2005
PIAB Not Serving Plaintiffs

Two reports demonstrate how Irish consumers are being ripped off.

18-Sep-2005
PIAB gives huge boost to insurance firms profits

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board says that it is delivering compensation four times cheaper than lawyers.