Personal injury law



Supreme Court: Disclosure of documents in personal injury claim not disproportionate

The Supreme Court has overturned a finding that a significant proportion of discovery sought by a man in personal injury proceedings against the Minister for Defence was premature.

Published 17 July 2019

Family of murdered man to launch personal injury proceedings against killer

The son and daughter of a man who was murdered in Co Tipperary in 2011 have launched personal injury proceedings against his convicted killer in the High Court.

Published 17 July 2019

Flanagan calls on Law Society to discipline insurance fraud solicitors

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has called on the Law Society of Ireland to discipline solicitors who are knowingly bringing false insurance claims to court.

Published 15 July 2019

Judge urges personal injury solicitors to be 'more selective' in taking cases

A judge has urged personal injury solicitors to be more selective in taking up cases after dismissing five claims as clearly fraudulent.

Published 11 July 2019

Law Society commends Sinn Féin TD for 'exposing' insurance companies on fraud

The Law Society of Ireland has commended a Sinn Féin TD for "exposing the soaring super-profits" of insurance companies, who have blamed high insurance premiums on fraudulent personal injury claims.

Published 9 July 2019

Rossa McMahon: The issue of fraud is exaggerated by the insurance industry

Rossa McMahon, solicitor at PG McMahon Solicitors, responds to recent comments about personal injury claims and the impact on insurance costs.

Published 18 June 2019

High Court: Student awarded €92K in damages for injuries caused by collision

A 20-year-old woman who was injured when the car in which she was a passenger was involved in a collision has been awarded €92,115 in damages for pain and suffering to date and into the future.

Published 17 June 2019

High Court: Woman who fractured her elbow on 'white knuckle' boat ride loses claim against travel agent

A woman who suffered a fractured elbow in the course of a “White Knuckle Jet Boat Thrill Ride” which she booked through a travel agent prior to going on a cruise in the West Indies, has lost her claim for damages in respect of her injuries.

Published 13 June 2019

Bill to toughen penalties for fraudulent claims moves forward

Legislation to toughen penalties for making fraudulent claims in the Irish courts will skip pre-legislative scrutiny and go straight to committee stage.

Published 11 June 2019

High Court: Woman awarded €85,000 in general damages for 10mph crash

A woman whose car was rear-ended at traffic lights has been awarded €85,000 in general damages for pain and suffering caused by the accident.

Published 10 June 2019

JMK Solicitors managing director awarded APIL fellowship

The managing director of personal injury specialist JMK Solciitors has been awarded a fellowship from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Published 10 June 2019

Government minister blames court injury awards for 'compo culture'

Personal injury awards in the Irish courts are driving a "compo culture" in Ireland, the Government minister with special responsibility for insurance has said.

Published 7 June 2019

Supreme Court: Hospital loses appeal against finding that limitation period began when medical report was furnished

A hospital has lost an appeal against the finding that the two-year limitation period for issuing personal injury proceedings began when the plaintiff received a doctor’s medical report based on hospital records – not when he was informed in the weeks after his surgery that he had contracted MRSA.

Published 24 May 2019

Personal injury guidelines committee to be established through legislation

A statutory committee of judges will draw up guidelines on personal injury pay-outs under plans approved by the Cabinet yesterday.

Published 22 May 2019

Dedicated anti-fraud unit not necessary to tackle insurance fraud

A dedicated anti-fraud unit in An Garda Síochána is not necessary to tackle insurance fraud, according to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

Published 21 May 2019