High Court awards man €66k for fall at work

A man who suffered injuries to his shoulder, hip and knee after he tripped at the entrance of where he worked has been awarded over €66,000 in damages by the High Court. The award was made by Mr Justice Denis McDonald in favour of Mr Colie Conneely, who the judge said suffered "a very nasty [...]

By |2018-11-02T09:00:23+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Accident, Compensation, Courts, High Court, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim, Personal Safety|Comments Off on High Court awards man €66k for fall at work

RSA appeals to motorcyclists to ‘think of their families’ before taking risks

Motorcyclists are not allowed to use bus lanes and should “think of their families” before taking risks like weaving in and out of traffic, driving in t-shirts and drink driving, the Road Safety Authority has warned. Launching a bank holiday weekend safety campaign aimed primarily at motorcyclists, authority chief executive Moyagh Murdock the summer was [...]

By |2018-06-01T12:47:27+01:00June 1st, 2018|Accident, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety|Comments Off on RSA appeals to motorcyclists to ‘think of their families’ before taking risks

Boating Accident Survivor Pushes Boating Safety

"This is where they put a rod in, obviously the one back here is where the blade cut across my arm," says April Wheeler, showing how much progress she's made over the last nine months. "Everyday I have to look at that and remember the choices you make and remember that day," she says. It [...]

By |2014-05-27T07:10:40+01:00May 27th, 2014|Accident, News, Personal Injuries, Safety|Comments Off on Boating Accident Survivor Pushes Boating Safety

Personal accident insurance for riders: what it is and why you need it

The high profile falls of eventers Laura Collett and Harry Meade — who suffered serious injuries last year, but didn’t have personal accident cover — have raised awareness of the need for riders to protect themselves in case of an accident. What is personal accident insurance? While insuring our horses is high on our priority [...]

By |2014-04-11T11:25:32+01:00April 11th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Injury, Insurance, International, Legal Advice, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|Comments Off on Personal accident insurance for riders: what it is and why you need it

I sued my Primary School to highlight unsafe conditions

Margaret McErlean told the Belfast Telegraph that she would have settled for a "fraction of the maximum scale amount" if her personal injuries claim against her school had been upheld on Monday. The teacher, who had worked at St Bride's Primary in south Belfast for more than 20 years, slipped and broke her arm in [...]

By |2014-01-17T16:17:12+00:00January 17th, 2014|Courts, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety|Comments Off on I sued my Primary School to highlight unsafe conditions
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