Claims Ireland http://www.irishclaims.org The independent claims assessment service - Free resource of information on compensation claims with free online assessments US court decision could trigger many personal injury claims in Ireland http://www.injuryclaims.org/bristol_myers_squibb_claims 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/car_crash_settlements_upheld 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/insurers_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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/raids_on_motor_insurers 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/ryanair_scalds 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/tracker_compensation 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/play_centre_worker_32k 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/facebook_snare_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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/upc_worker_injured 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' http://www.injuryclaims.org/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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/end_of_compo_culture 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/Legal_elites The power and privilege of lawyers in this country is excessive and anti-consumer. Claims Ireland Man who suffered traumatic brain injury after falling from ladder settles action for €1.5m http://www.injuryclaims.org/ladder_fall_compensation A MAN who claimed he suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from a ladder has settled his High Court action for €1.5million. Claims Ireland Man whose home was damaged by chimney fire in neighbour’s house is awarded €23,000 damages http://www.injuryclaims.org/chimney_fire 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 €1m settlement for man injured in car park fall http://www.injuryclaims.org/1m_car_park_claim 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 Woman (32) who was attacked by 'vicious' Great Dane settles in damages claim http://www.injuryclaims.org/vicious_great_dane_attack 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 €2m payout for boy who suffered injury at birth http://www.injuryclaims.org/2m_injuries_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 Widow awarded €520,000 after late husband bled to death following pharmacy treatment http://www.injuryclaims.org/Widow_awarded_520000 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 Accident victim accused of mounting sham case http://www.injuryclaims.org/accident_victim_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 ATE - A Changing Landscape in Ireland http://www.injuryclaims.org/ATE_GreenClean ATE - a significant impact on the future of litigation in Ireland. Claims Ireland Personal injuries system has “fundamental flaws” http://www.injuryclaims.org/fundamental_flaws_in_piab 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’ http://www.injuryclaims.org/setanta_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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/setanta 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/71k_for_woman_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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/insurance_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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/magdalene_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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/Insurers_strangely_quiet_on_plan 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/mrsa_claims 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/dad_not_allowed__invest_childs_awards 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/late_brain_tumor 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/Thalidomide_cases 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/pip_implants 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/dont_run_out_on_health_and_safety 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/Solicitors_abandon_fight 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/legal_services_bill 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/medical_injuries_are_the_most_complex 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/medical_injuries_version_of_piab 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' http://www.injuryclaims.org/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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/hair_fell_out_injury 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/breast_operation_infection 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/State_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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/boy_knocked_off_bicycle 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/wrong_drugs_awarded 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/teacher_bullying 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" http://www.injuryclaims.org/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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/injuries_board_shunned 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/birth_injury 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} http://www.injuryclaims.org/toddler_injuries 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/Cerebral_palsy_teen 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/bonuses_for_piab €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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/Girl_struck_by_bus_wing_mirror 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/Carelessness_in_the_HSE 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/116 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/115 MORE THAN 4,000 adverse incidents occur in Irish hospitals each month, new figures show. Claims Ireland No surge in weather claims, says body http://www.injuryclaims.org/114 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. Claims Ireland Injuries Board awards fall sharply http://www.injuryclaims.org/113 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/111 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/110 Third party capture is a growing problem and you might be at risk. Claims Ireland Injuries act open to challenge http://www.injuryclaims.org/109 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/108 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/107 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/104 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/103 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/101 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/99 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. Claims Ireland Bus Eireann wont prevent bus crash victims families compensation claims http://www.injuryclaims.org/98 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/96 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/95 Psychiatric nurses have ended dispute over compensation for assaults in the workplace. Claims Ireland Personal injury payouts higher for men http://www.injuryclaims.org/93 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/94 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/91 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/92 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/90 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/89 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/88 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/87 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/85 New law to lower number of refused compo awards Claims Ireland PIAB in move to include legal fees in claims http://www.injuryclaims.org/81 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/80 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/79 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/14 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/15 Hospital consultants will ask the government to stem the rising cost of medical litigation Claims Ireland NI drivers still paying more http://www.injuryclaims.org/16 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/17 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/18 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/19 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 http://www.injuryclaims.org/20 A SOLICITORS' firm has admitted ripping off victims of abuse. Claims Ireland Sore Users http://www.injuryclaims.org/21 Recent legislation promises to revolutionise personal injury cases in Ireland. Claims Ireland PIAB Not Serving Plaintiffs http://www.injuryclaims.org/22 Two reports demonstrate how Irish consumers are being ripped off. Claims Ireland PIAB gives huge boost to insurance firms profits http://www.injuryclaims.org/23 The Personal Injuries Assessment Board says that it is delivering compensation four times cheaper than lawyers. Claims Ireland