Personal Injury

Your Rights If Injured On Air Travel

What are my rights if I’ve been injured in the course of air travel? The system that regulates claiming compensation for any injuries sustained while engaged in international air travel differs significantly from that which applies were you to have been injured in an accident which occurred in this country. Here we address some of [...]

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Beware of Early Offers of Settlement from Insurance Companies

N.B. – Our clients’ confidentiality is of cardinal importance to us. This article has been drafted so as to preserve our client’s anonymity and has been expressly approved by her prior to its publication arising out of her desire to warn others of the unfairness she witnessed in the claims process. A case that I [...]

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Work Injuries for Nurses and Care Workers – Your Questions Answered [with Video]

What are the most common types of shoulder, neck and back injuries in the healthcare sector? More so than any other profession, nurses and care workers are at serious risk of sustaining career-ending and life-altering injuries while performing their everyday work-related tasks.  It’s a well known fact within the profession that many nurses and health [...]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Work – Your Questions Answered

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of a group of injuries known as repetitive stress injuries in which nerve damage is suffered in one or both hands. The nerves that supply the hand and wrist include the median nerve, the ulnar nerve and the superficial radial nerve. The carpal tunnel, [...]

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Should You Settle Your Personal Injury* Claim Early?

Well the short answer is always: NO. The Injuries Board has been in the news quite a bit lately expressing concern about early settlements, somehow suggesting that this might involve claims being paid that might not otherwise or that this might involve lawyers getting some sinister extra cut as a result. The fact that these [...]

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The Injuries Board’s Silence on the Setanta Collapse is Deafening

Setanta was a handy man with a hurley; a bit too handy for his own good in fact. He killed a chieftain’s guard dog while having a knock about, was renamed Cú Chulainn to replace the trusty hound and became a Red Branch knight as a result. Ulster hurling has been in terminal decline ever [...]

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How should I fill out the Form A?

At the initial stage of lodging your claim and at all times subsequently it is essential that you are completely satisfied that all of the effects which your injury have had on you are made clear to the Injuries Board. Many of these symptoms will be set out in the medical report which you submit [...]

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How do I submit my claim to the Injuries Board?

Beware of pre-application settlement offers Before addressing the issue of how to prepare your Injuries Board application it is important to point out that you may very well be approached by one or more of the parties against whom you are claiming, or their insurers, making an offer of settlement to you on the basis [...]

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Can Irish solicitors advertise a no-win-no-fee service?

The Solicitors Acts, 1954 to 2002 Solicitors (Advertising) Regulations, 2002 forbid any solicitor from publishing an advertisement which include words or phrases such as “no win no fee” or “no foal no fee” or other words or phrases of a similar nature which could be construed as meaning that legal services involving contentious business would [...]

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What are the rules regarding no-win-no-fee arrangements in Ireland?

In this country the basis upon which a solicitor and client agree the extent of the legal fee to which the solicitor will be entitled if the case is successful is a contractual matter to be agreed on between the parties. If there is a dispute between the parties it can be submitted to an [...]

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Members of Irish Defence Forces Exposed to Risk of Asbestosis

Hundreds of members of the Irish Defence Forces are faced with a worrying future after it recently emerged in the media that members of both the Irish Army and Navy were exposed to asbestos while in the line of duty. Over 300 Irish soldiers were exposed to asbestos while carrying out peacekeeping duties in East [...]

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Accident victims should be cautious about injuries claims advertising

In the period running up to the introduction of the Injuries Board over ten years ago, there was a perception amongst lawmakers (fomented by insurance companies and employers’ groups) that a culture of ambulance-chasing was being driven by so-called ‘cowboy’ solicitors who, it was alleged, were wreaking havoc on the legal system in pursuit of [...]

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