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Rogers Solicitors secure €165,000 High Court Employers Liability Settlement

On Friday a High Court Settlement was reached in the sum of €165,000 following a workplace accident in March 2014. The Plaintiff sustained life changing injuries during the course of his employment with a major international airline after he slipped on grease that was negligently present on the floor of the aircraft during disembarkment at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport.

Even though the incident occurred in Paris, the case was brought in Ireland under the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 because the Defendant (his employer) was a company with its registered offices in Ireland.

Proceedings were issued by Rogers Solicitors at Dublin High Court in May 2016. It was argued that the Defendant had been negligent and in breach of their statutory duty in relation to the circumstances of this accident. The Plaintiff sustained serious injuries to his right knee which required major re-constructive surgery and the insertion of 4 metal screws.

On Friday past a settlement was agreed at the Four Courts in Dublin. Rogers Solicitors' Principal Solicitor Ciaran Rogers appeared alongside Senior Counsel Hugh Mohan on behalf of the Plaintiff, while the Defendant's insurers AIG were represented by a team from Pembroke Solicitors. A settlement was agreed in the sum of €165,000 to include a substantial claim for future loss of earnings.

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