Personal injury law

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 firm JMK Solicitors 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

Kearns questions whether Law Society can do more to stop fraudulent injury claims

Retired judge Nicholas Kearns, who chaired the Personal Injuries Commission, has questioned whether the Law Society of Ireland could do more to stop solicitors representing fraudulent personal injury claimants.

Published 20 May 2019

Kearns urges Government not to blame lawyers for insurance premium deadlock

The Government should not blame the legal profession for hindering efforts to reduce insurance premiums in Ireland, retired judge Nicholas Kearns has said.

Published 23 April 2019

Flanagan calls on insurance industry to bring down high premiums

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said Ireland's "very profitable" insurance industry needs to do more to reduce the costs of premiums.

Published 29 March 2019