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School girl receives €26,000 after crushing finger in fire escape door

At the Circuit Civil Court, Judge Justice John O'Connor approved a €26,000 personal injuries settlement for an eight-year-old schoolgirl. Her left ring finger was crushed when a fire escape door was accidentally closed on it. The Circuit Court was told that Zarabelle O'Neill McAllorum, was only six years old when the accident occurred at her [...]

By |2021-04-08T17:51:19+00:00January 11th, 2021|Personal Injury Claim|0 Comments

Family Settles Negligence Case For €68,000

The family of a woman who died from sepsis after a feeding tube became dislodged has settled a case for negligence against the Health Service Executive for €68,000. Rose O'Malley, from Co Mayo, was aged 72 when she died.  Mrs O'Malley had a history of pancreatitis, alleged her death was due to a PEG feeding [...]

By |2021-04-08T16:07:13+00:00December 21st, 2020|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Two Brothers Of Girl Mauled At Dublin Zoo Awarded €33k Each

Schoolboy brothers Daithi and Cathal Owens, who saw their two-year-old sister, Katie, mauled and seriously injured in an attack by a Brazilian tapir at Dublin Zoo, have received damages settlements of €33,000 each for nervous shock. Judge John O'Connor, approving the €66,000 compensation pay-out today in the Circuit Civil Court, heard the boys were only [...]

By |2020-12-01T17:03:25+00:00December 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cork Woman Awarded €189,000 After a Steel Girder Fell On Her At Work

A 52-year old woman who claimed she was left with a scar on her leg which looked like “a shark bite” after a steel girder fell on her at work has been awarded €189,000 by the High Court. Store supervisor Joann Twomey had claimed the scar looked like a “shark bite”. Mr Justice Charles [...]

By |2021-02-04T10:05:39+00:00November 24th, 2020|Work Accident Claim|Comments Off on Cork Woman Awarded €189,000 After a Steel Girder Fell On Her At Work

Man awarded €16,000 after suffering injury playing footgolf

A top amateur goalkeeper who injured a big toe while playing footgolf has been awarded damages in the Circuit Civil Court against the owner of the Co Dublin course. Stuart O’Dwyer of Glenhill Avenue, Finglas, Dublin 11, and Leinster Senior League goalkeeper for Glasnevin FC, suffered the injury to his big toe and sought [...]

By |2021-02-04T10:06:34+00:00October 19th, 2020|Personal Injury Claim|0 Comments

Painter with brain injury after accident at work settles case for €3m

A painter who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling 16 feet (5m) to the ground from a ladder has settled his High Court action for €3 million. Vincent Barry (60) will only get €825,000 of that award because the insurance company involved, based in mainland Europe, has gone into liquidation, the court was told on [...]

By |2021-02-04T10:07:31+00:00October 13th, 2020|Work Accident Claim|0 Comments

Man Awarded €20,000 For Unfair Dismissal From Call Centre

A call centre worker alleged to have told a customer they were "an impolite animal" has been awarded €20,000 after being unfairly dismissed. The RCI Call Centre in Cork has been ordered to pay Ibrahim Salah compensation after the Labour Court found it did not give allegations against him "sufficient consideration". Mr Salah commenced employment with RCI [...]

By |2021-02-04T10:08:34+00:00September 28th, 2020|Unfair Dismissal|0 Comments

Cork Woman Awarded €87,000 After Developing PTSD In Aftermath Of Road Accident

A woman has been awarded more than €87,000 by the High Court for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after she saw the partly decapitated body of a motorist who had just crashed into a bus. Lisa Sheehan (36), a married mother of two from Banteer in north Cork, sued Bus Éireann and FBD insurance which [...]

By |2021-02-04T10:10:06+00:00September 21st, 2020|Road Accident Claim|0 Comments

Former pupil settles for €20k against school in defamation case

A Laois boy has been awarded €20,000 for defamation after being labelled as a "suspect thief" when money went missing from the staff room at St Joseph’s National School in Borris-in-Ossory, in April 2018. The headmaster of the school asked four senior classes to mark on a piece of paper who they thought the culprit [...]

By |2020-09-14T18:02:57+00:00September 14th, 2020|Defamation|0 Comments

Woman scalded after glass jug explodes awarded €56,000 in compensation

A woman who was scalded when a glass jug she bought in Dunnes Stores exploded after she poured hot water from a kettle into it has been awarded more than €56,000 damages by a High Court judge. Mr Justice Kevin Cross found the jug did not have a label warning against using it for hot liquids and he [...]

By |2021-02-04T10:10:48+00:00August 10th, 2020|Personal Injury Claim|0 Comments