Claims Ireland The independent claims assessment service - Free resource of information on compensation claims with free online assessments Woman whose house gardaí unlawfully entered awarded €78,300 A woman whose home was unlawfully entered by gardaí looking for her boyfriend has been awarded €78,300 by the High Court, The Irish Times reports. Claims Ireland Insurers not Telling the Full Story PIAB and the Courts Service showing no significant change in the number of claims. Claims Ireland Creche Fall Compensation of €52k Award to Boy (9) Who Broke Thigh Bone A nine-year-old schoolboy who fractured a bone in his leg at a creche in 2014 was awarded €52,600 creche fall compensation against its the operators of the establishment. Claims Ireland Late docker’s asbestos-linked cancer case settled for €42k The family of a Dublin docker who died seven years ago from cancer later found to be linked to asbestos dust has settled its High Court action for €42,000. Claims Ireland Girl awarded €35,000 after breaking ankle A 17-year-old schoolgirl who broke her ankle when she stepped in a pothole while playing in her back yard of her local authority home has been awarded €35,000 damages. Claims Ireland Farmer with multiple sclerosis awarded €31,000 in unfair dismissal case A farmer with multiple sclerosis who was told not to come back to work until he provided his employer with a letter confirming his fitness to drive has been awarded €31,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission. Claims Ireland WOMAN IS AWARDED €150K AFTER BRUTAL ATTACK BY EX-PARTNER A 35-year-old mother has won €150,000 compensation from her ex-partner following a brutal assault in which every bone in her face was broken. Claims Ireland Injured worker receives €224,000 compensation for severe ankle injury A factory operative who suffered a severe ankle injury when he fell to the ground as he tried to free a trapped bin has been awarded €224,000 damages by the High Court. Claims Ireland Teen Receives €1.5m Compensation After Being Knocked Down A teenager who suffered a head injury after she was knocked down as she crossed a road near her home has settled her High Court action for €1.5m Claims Ireland Man Awarded €60k Compensation Following Car Crash In Dublin A car crash compensation settlement of €60,000 has been approved in the Circuit Civil Court after a 64-year-old man was injured in a road traffic accident that occurred in August 2015. Claims Ireland Teacher left with permanent numbness after dental works went wrong awarded €60,000 A woman left with numbness in her mouth and jaw after a tooth implant went wrong has been awarded €60,000 damages by the High Court. Claims Ireland Garda (36) awarded €80,000 after injuring shoulder during arrest A garda who requires shoulder replacement surgery as the result of being assaulted while on duty, has been awarded more than €80,000 following a High Court Garda Compensation hearing. Claims Ireland Garda slashed with razor during deportation awarded €25,000 A detective whose face was slashed with a razor blade on a plane as he accompanied a man being deported from the State, has been awarded €25,000 damages at a garda compensation hearing in the High Court. Claims Ireland Six year old girl receives €30,000 after knee injury A six-year-old girl who suffered a "nasty" cut to her knee during gymnastics has been awarded €30,000 damages. Claims Ireland Children get €10,000 after claim they stole from shop Two teenagers, who were wrongly accused of theft at McGuirks Blanchardstown Golf Store, have each been awarded €10,000 damages for defamation of character. Claims Ireland Woman Accused of Theft Settles Defamation Claim A Dublin woman, who alleged she had been accused of stealing a €1 shopping bag from Dunnes Stores, has settled her €75,000 defamation claim for an undisclosed sum against the shopping chain Claims Ireland Woman who slipped on spilled cream in Dunnes Stores awarded €75k A woman who slipped on spilled cream in a supermarket has been awarded €75,000 by the High Court. Claims Ireland Donegal teen settles case over catastrophic car crash injuries for €4.5m Jake McGrath was a rear seat passenger in the car, which was owned by one of his brothers, and was being driven by another brother, when the incident happened in April 2014. Jake was 14 years old at the time Claims Ireland Teenage girl awarded £180k for crash 'life-changing' injuries With liability admitted by the woman who was driving the other vehicle involved in the crash, proceedings centred on the level of compensation to be paid out. Claims Ireland Boy to be awarded £5m damages over alleged medical negligence A six-year-old boy from county Londonderry who suffered devastating injuries at birth is set to be awarded nearly £5 million in damages. Claims Ireland Boy knocked down at level crossing settles case for €100,000 A schoolboy who was knocked down as he walked across a level crossing at a retail park with his father has settled his High Court case for €100,000. Claims Ireland €650000 Award After Mother Died In Caesarean Birth The husband and son of a woman who died at the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) hours after undergoing an emergency caesarean section have settled their High Court action for nervous shock for €650,000. Claims Ireland €5.9m settlement for man who lost sight due to mistakes in medical treatment The High Court has approved a settlement of €5.9 million in the case of a man who went blind because of mistakes in his medical treatment. Claims Ireland Boy (8) awarded €25,000 after falling and lacerating face outside Hotel AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD BOY, who fell and lacerated his forehead at The Deer Park Hotel, Howth, Co Dublin, more than five years ago, has been awarded €25,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court. Claims Ireland €75,000 settlement over faulty fuel pump incident Two Dublin children, who were sprayed with petrol and fumes at a faulty fuel pump when they were aged four years and 21 months respectively, have been awarded almost €75,000 damages against Tesco Ireland Limited. Claims Ireland Couple Turn to Claims Ireland After £1m Dream Home Is Flooded With Oil Claims Ireland offered its support to a couple who claimed the value of their dream £1million home had been significantly slashed after a bungling delivery driver flooded their four-bedroom property with nearly 500 litres of toxic kerosene. Claims Ireland MEATH WOMAN SETTLES INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIM AFTER FALLING ON ‘DEFECTIVE TILE A 39-year-old Co Meath woman, who experienced injuries in a fall in at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, has settled her personal injury compensation claim against the hospital. Claims Ireland Family who sued over fumes from alleged oil spill on their estate awarded €140,000 A Limerick family who claimed they suffered respiratory type problems as a result of an alleged leak of kerosene heating oil from another property on their housing estate has settled five different actions at the High Court. Claims Ireland Toddler awarded €10,000 after ambulance rolls into tree A 16-month-old child was injured when an ambulance, in which she was a passenger, rolled backwards into a tree, the Circuit Civil Court heard Tuesday Claims Ireland Woman gets €600k settlement over alleged negligence in knee care An elderly woman who requires 24-hour care as an alleged result of alleged negligence in her care and treatment after she suffered a knee injury has secured a €600,000 settlement of her High Court action. Claims Ireland Disabled woman awarded €40,000 over alleged assault at treatment centre A woman with physical and intellectual disabilities and terminal cancer has secured a €40,000 settlement over an alleged assault on her by a nurse at a centre for women with intellectual disabilities. Claims Ireland Family receive €12,500 settlement after mould gel left in infant's throat following surgery The family a young boy who was left with medical debris in his throat following a surgery have received €12,500 in compensation. Claims Ireland Interim €2.5 million settlement agreed for boy with cerebral palsy A nine-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who sued over the circumstances of his birth at Wexford General Hospital has settled his High Court action on terms including an interim payment of €2.5 million. Claims Ireland Dublin girl, 14, knocked down while crossing road gets €47,500 settlement A 14-year-old girl who was injured when she was knocked down as she attempted to cross a road near her home after buying an ice cream has settled her High Court case for €47,500. Claims Ireland Man (83) Awarded €15k After Injuring Neck In Shopping Centre Accident An 83-year-old man, who was injured in a fall when his shopping trolley jammed on a travelator, has been awarded €15,000 damages. Claims Ireland Catering manager who was unfairly dismissed awarded €28,400 A catering manager who was unfairly dismissed by the new owners of a hotel has been awarded €28,400 in the Workplace Relations Commission Claims Ireland Special needs student wins compensation after being denied funding to complete course A student who won a gold medal for badminton at the Irish Special Olympics has won compensation after he was refused funding for the final year of a catering skills programme. Claims Ireland Bin man settles case over brain injury suffered at work for €3.5m A Co Kerry bin man who suffered severe injuries when he landed on the road after being propelled from a waste disposal van, has settled his High Court action for €3.5million Claims Ireland High Court: Lift installation company fails in bid to set aside third party notice joining it to personal injury proceedings Lift installation company fails in bid to set aside third party notice joining it to personal injury proceedings Claims Ireland Woman awarded €5m over negligence at Sligo hospital The family of a 60-year-old woman said they hope a court settlement will allow her to spend Christmas next year at home. Claims Ireland Family slam 'unforgivable' treatment from HSE following award of €15 million THE FAMILY OF a four-year-old boy who has been awarded a €15 million settlement over catastrophic injuries he suffered during his birth at the Coombe Hospital in Dublin Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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 Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland Legal elites have nobbled the rest of us The power and privilege of lawyers in this country is excessive and anti-consumer. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland €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. Claims Ireland €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. Claims Ireland 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 Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland ATE - A Changing Landscape in Ireland ATE - a significant impact on the future of litigation in Ireland. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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 Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland €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. Claims Ireland 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 Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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? Claims Ireland £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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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 Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland €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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland €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. Claims Ireland €650,000 settlement for toddler's injuries | {scheme_name} 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. Claims Ireland €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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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 Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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 Claims Ireland 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 Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland No surge in weather claims, says body Preliminary figures from, the operating name of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, show that it awarded €200m to 8,645 personal injury claimants in 2009. Claims Ireland Injuries Board awards fall sharply Compensation totalling €200 million was awarded in respect of 8,645 personal injury claimants last year Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland Injured motorist felt hounded by companys efforts to settle Third party capture is a growing problem and you might be at risk. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland Insurers 'pressure' crash victims Insurers are trying to force drivers to settle claims just hours after accidents, says a road safety charity. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland Fight back against rise in insurance premiums Insurance companies are desperately trying to get us to pay more for our motor and home cover. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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 has revealed. Claims Ireland 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 Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland Psychiatric nurses end action after deal Psychiatric nurses have ended dispute over compensation for assaults in the workplace. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland PIAB awards rose sharply last year Preliminary figures from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board show that awarded EUR181m to 8,200 claimants last year. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland Refused Compensation Claims to Drop New law to lower number of refused compo awards Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland 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 Claims Ireland 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. Claims Ireland Consultants Seek Medical Court to tackle Litigation Hospital consultants will ask the government to stem the rising cost of medical litigation Claims Ireland NI drivers still paying more Motorists in Northern Ireland are still paying significantly more for car insurance than their UK counterparts Claims Ireland Insurers should pass on savings to consumers PIAB confirms the publics suspicion that insurance companies were not passing on all savings to consumers Claims Ireland 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, Claims Ireland Law Society rejects redress board accusations Law Society, has rejected accusations that it failed to respond properly to complaints of overcharging. Claims Ireland Solicitors concede they illegally deducted cash from victims of abuse A SOLICITORS' firm has admitted ripping off victims of abuse. Claims Ireland Sore Users Recent legislation promises to revolutionise personal injury cases in Ireland. Claims Ireland PIAB gives huge boost to insurance firms profits The Personal Injuries Assessment Board says that it is delivering compensation four times cheaper than lawyers. Claims Ireland PIAB Not Serving Plaintiffs Two reports demonstrate how Irish consumers are being ripped off. Claims Ireland