Changes to jurisdiction levels of civil courts

The changes to the monetary jurisdictions of the civil courts proposed by  Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 will take effect on 3rd February, 2014. The new limits will be: District Court: €15,000. Circuit Court in civil proceedings (other than personal injury claims): €75,000. Circuit Court for personal injury actions €60,000.  

Personal Injuries *: Compensation for tripping / falling / slipping in a shop

Compensation for tripping / falling / slipping in a shop * To establish a personal injuries*  case and obtain compensation for a trip / fall / slip in a shop you must first of all prove that your personal injury* was caused by the negligence of the shop or an agent or employee of the […]

Accidents * in Creche

Parents are obviously extremely worried about their childrens crèche facilities in light of last nights primetime programme. HSE inspection reports show a large number of childcare facilities were actually in breach of the Child care regulations in 2012. It was these reports that Primetime obtained. Worried parents should note that these HSE inspection reports can […]

Personal injuries *: Compensation for Accident in a Creche

Personal injuries *: Compensation for Accident in a Creche A child who was 4 years old, was injured in an accident in creche when she knelt on broken glass which was on the floor of the crèche. The Creche in question, admitted liability for the cut to her knee which left a visible scar. They […]

Pizza Delivery man awarded €7,000 compensation for dog bite. *

The High court awarded a pizza delivery man €7,000 in compensation after he sustained an injury delivering promotional leaflets. The pizza delivery man sued the homeowners of a property in Portobello, Dublin following the incident. He explained to the court that he had been delivering promotional leaflets for Apache Pizza when a dog bit his finger. […]

MMR- Medical Negligence? MMR blamed for partially deaf girls disablement *

MMR – Medical Negligence? MMR blamed for partially deaf girls disablement Interesting case law has been established in the UK with the Daily Mail recently reporting that a 21-year-old Scottish woman, Katie Stephen, won a ruling that her deafness in one ear was due to an adverse reaction to the triple MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) […]

Personal Injuries: Man settles High Court case for €1.75m

A man who took a lift home after a party has settled his action for damages for €1.75 million. The man suffered severe injuries including brain damage. It should be noted that the driver was drunk at the time .   See below for further details:    

Personal Injuries *: Compensation Guide

Personal Injuries: Compensation Guide* The Injuries Board provide an estimate of figures which provide a general guideline in relation to the value of an injury claim. Obviously each case depends on its own merits taking individual circumstances into account i.e. the severity of the injury, age, occupation etc. In addition there may be a claim for […]

Garda Compensation Scheme *

Garda Compensation Scheme * The Garda Compensation Scheme  was established for members of An Garda Siochana under the Garda Siochana (Compensation) Act 1941 and the Garda Siochana (Compensation) (Amendment) Act 1945. Two groups of individuals are eligible to apply for compensation under the Garda Acts: Members of An Garda Síochána who sustained personal injuries (not […]

Personal Injuries * : Passenger settles claim against Ryanair

A passenger who sued Ryanair after falling down steps while exited a Ryanair plane settled her  €38,000 compensation claim* . The mobile steps were claimed to be wet and slippy. The plaintiff confirmed she was holding a rail with one hand and carrying hand luggage in the other when she fell. The sum settled was undisclosed to […]