Personal injury law



Lawyers urged to consider settling 320 personal injury cases 'in limbo'

Lawyers have been urged by Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the new president of the High Court, to consider settling 320 personal injury cases which have been left "in limbo" since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 26 June 2020

'Myth' that personal injury claimants are disadvantaged by discount rate

It is a "myth" that claimants in Northern Ireland are being disadvantaged by the current personal injury discount rate, the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) has said.

Published 23 June 2020

Department of Justice taking 'wholly unfair' approach to personal injury discount rate

Northern Ireland's Department of Justice is taking a "wholly unfair" approach to the personal injury discount rate, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has said.

Published 22 June 2020

Consultation asks how discount rate for personal injury awards should be set

A consultation has been launched on how the discount rate used by the courts to determine the size of personal injury awards should be set.

Published 10 June 2020

Court of Appeal: Dunnes Stores personal injuries appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by Dunnes Stores Limited Company over a July 2019 judgment in which Ms Justice Miriam O’Regan awarded the sum of €102,000 and costs to a respondent in respect of injuries sustained in a fall in a Co Cork store.

Published 11 May 2020

Personal injury lawyer makes plea to business amid hit-and-run spike

A personal injury lawyer has urged businesses to co-operate with the PSNI and insurance claims investigators amid a reported increase in hit-and-run incidents during the lockdown.

Published 7 May 2020

Personal injury lawyers and insurers agree coronavirus protocol

Personal injury lawyers and insurers have struck an agreement designed to ease the burden on the Northern Ireland courts during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 29 April 2020

High Court: HSE and St James’ Hospital application to set aside renewal of PI summons denied

The High Court has ruled against the Health Service Executive and St James’ Hospital Board in their application to set aside the renewal of a Personal Injury Summons granted by Mr Justice Anthony Barr in May 2019.

Published 16 April 2020

Statutory cap on personal injuries awards rejected by solicitors and barristers

Proposals for a statutory cap on personal injuries payouts have been rejected by the solicitor and barrister professions.

Published 8 April 2020

At least €130,000 paid out over Temple Bar falls since 2015

At least €130,000 has been paid out since 2015 in compensation to people who fell in the Temple Bar area, according to new figures.

Published 10 March 2020

Alison Cassidy: Proposed personal discount rate will needlessly drive up claims costs

Alison Cassidy, partner at BLM in Belfast, examines proposals to slash the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland.

Published 3 March 2020

High Court: Man who ran into path of racehorses in the Curragh loses personal injuries claim

A man who sustained injuries when he collided with racehorses being worked in the Curragh has had his personal injuries claim dismissed in the High Court.

Published 28 February 2020

Irish law firms approached by 'claims harvesting' website

A number of Irish law firms have been approached by a UK-based "claims harvesting" website offering to refer clients for a fee, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 5 February 2020

Court of Appeal: State successfully appeals €158k damages awarded to Revenue employee who tripped at work

The State has successfully appealed against a finding of liability in a trip and fall case which resulted in an award of over €158,000 in general and special damages.

Published 3 February 2020

Kildare solicitor Liam Moloney appointed to personal injury body executive

Kildare solicitor Liam Moloney has been appointed to the executive board of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).

Published 27 January 2020