• 12/07/2023 0 Comments
    Had an accident? Our solicitors in Dublin are here for you

    In 2021, there were 8,279 non-fatal personal injuries reported to the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland which was an increase of almost 10% from the year before. 97% of those non-fatal injuries were attributed to being work-related, the highest percentage coming from the Health and Social sector accounting for 22%.

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  • 12/01/2023 0 Comments
    Comparing the impact of the New Personal Injury Guidelines in Ireland Over Three Years

    Ireland has seen a systemic shift in pay-outs associated with personal injury claims over the last few years. This shift is a direct result of the PIAB moving away from the Book of Quantum – the former personal injury pay-outs guidelines – to a new set of rules.

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  • 20/06/2022 0 Comments
    Information on Occupational Injury and Work-Related Illness Claims

    Workplace injuries are often discussed; however, work-related illness sometimes gets lost in the conversation. An employee can pursue illness or occupational injury claims if they've been injured at work or come down with an industrial disease sustained during the execution of their work duties. Injuries and illnesses like this can happen in many different ways.

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  • 01/02/2022 0 Comments
    How Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take in Ireland

    It’s hardly news to state that the Irish justice system moves slowly. When we talk about any type of personal injury claim we have to judge the timeframe in months and in certain cases even years.

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  • 26/08/2021 0 Comments
    What is an accident at work?

    Every so often, a workplace accident makes the news and for 24 hours at least an injury in the workplace grips the public’s imagination. Whether it’s a story about the supposed unsafe conditions inside a factory or on a farm, large payments to an injured party can become a local or even a national talking point.

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  • 05/04/2021 0 Comments
    Case Study: Workplace Accident claim after an accident on a building site

    Martin works as an Electrician and had an accident at work in Dublin City Centre. He was working on the development of a large hotel along the banks of the River Liffey. The accident took place as Martin was walking into the main reception door of the hotel when suddenly a large scaffolding bar fell from above and landed on Martin's right shoulder.

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  • 12/11/2019 0 Comments
    New laws for motorists overtaking cyclists

    A motorist who dangerously overtakes a cyclist will face a fine of €120 and three penalty points under a new law coming into force tonight.

    New secondary legislation to protect cyclists was announced by Transport Minister Shane Ross today and will come into effect at midnight.
    Mr Ross said: “The law that we are commencing at midnight will target and punish drivers who are guilty of such deadly, dangerous behavior. Equally important is the impact I hope it will have on driver behavior, providing a heightened awareness of the importance of sharing road space in a respectful and safe manner.
    “Too many cyclists have frankly terrifying tales to tell of intimidatingly close passes and near misses. And we are all sadly aware of the worrying numbers of cyclists being killed and injured on our roads, despite a downward trend in road fatalities more generally.”
    The minister said that his Department, the Road Safety Authority, An Garda Síochána and the Office of the Attorney General have worked closely together to develop a robust, legal mechanism to target drivers who put cyclists at risk in this manner.
    The Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 builds on the existing legislation with regard to dangerous overtaking. These regulations divide the offence of dangerous overtaking to make it a separate offence to dangerously overtake a pedal cyclist. This separate offence will carry an increased fixed charge of €120 and penalty points and will particularly target those drivers who put cyclists at risk.
    New signage will warn motorists to provide for adequate overtaking space for cyclists. The signage includes providing for a one metre distance overtaking space (in locations with speed limits less than 50km/h) and 1.5 metre distance (where speed limit exceeds 50 km/h).


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  • 06/10/2019 0 Comments
    What is my Personal Injury Claim worth?

    We get asked this on a daily basis.  The simple answer is that no claim is the same and that the injury is what dictates the value of claim.

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  • 03/10/2019 0 Comments
    Work Accident Claims and Compensation: The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007

    If you have suffered an injury at the workplace that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In order to win a case for personal injury as a result of a workplace accident, you must prove (among other things) that your employer was negligent.

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  • 25/09/2019 0 Comments
    Personal Injury Success Stories

    We seem to spend an awful lot of our time discussing personal injuries and the potentially devastating effects an injury can have on a person’s lifestyle.

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  • 02/08/2019 - Ciaran Rogers 0 Comments
    Do get paid if I am injured at work?

    Getting paid after a workplace injury is one of the main client concerns that we encounter on a daily basis.

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  • 02/08/2019 - Ciaran Rogers 0 Comments
    How do I claim compensation for work injury?

    What to do if you have been involved in a workplace accident

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  • Road Traffic Accident Claims in Dublin
    23/07/2019 0 Comments
    Different Types of Road Traffic Accident Claims That Can be Made in Dublin

    Unfortunately, Dublin’s traffic-choked streets are a recipe for road traffic accidents and as a result traffic accident claims. Accident’s involving everything from cyclists, to car drivers to light commercial vehicles are an almost daily occurrence.

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  • 18/06/2019 0 Comments
    Why you need a Personal Injury Solicitor in Dublin

    The most common lie victims of personal injury are told is that they don’t need a personal injury solicitor.

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  • 15/05/2019 - Ciaran Rogers 0 Comments
    Case Study - Workplace Accident personal injury claim settles

    Scarring to arm injury case settles for undisclosed sum

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  • 15/05/2019 - Ciaran Rogers 0 Comments
    Accident at work - Will I put my employer out of business?

    Most employers will have insurance in place to cover any accident at work personal injury claim

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  • 15/05/2019 - Ciaran Rogers 0 Comments
    Accident at work - Will I get paid while I am off work?

    Decent employers will cover your wages, but they are not legally obliged to do so.

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  • 15/05/2019 - Ciaran Rogers 0 Comments
    Concerns after suffering an accident at work - I am badly hurt

    Your health is your wealth.  Always go to hospital if you have been injured as a result of an accident at work.

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  • 04/03/2019 0 Comments
    The 3rd worst traffic in the world isn’t an excuse

    A recent survey by one of the world’s leading transport data firms -- INRIX -- confirmed what every Dublin motorist has known for years. Dublin is one of the worst cities in the world for traffic. Based on data gathered during a massive worldwide survey, it was estimated that the average Dublin commuter -- going through the gauntlet that is inner city Dublin at peak times -- spends an average of 246 hours sitting in traffic, per year!

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  • 01/03/2019 0 Comments
    What to do if you suffer and accident at work

    If you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident at work, this is a guide to what you should do.

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  • 01/03/2019 0 Comments
    I have had an accident at work - am I entitled to sick pay?

    The short answer is no.  But the decent employers will cover your wages.  Others will not!

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  • 01/03/2019 0 Comments
    Insurance and Accidents at work

    Action needs to be taken to protect workers in Ireland who have suffered an accident at work, but their personal injury claim ultimately fails due to a lack of insurance on the part of the employer.

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  • 01/03/2019 0 Comments
    Overview of Accident at Work Personal Injury cases

    About 15% of personal injury cases submitted with the Injuries board in Ireland relate to accidents at work.  Around 70% of cases submitted to the Injuries board relate to car accident cases.

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  • 21/02/2019 0 Comments
    Car Accident case settled today in the Four Courts in Dublin

    Today Rogers Personal Injury Solicitors Dublin settled a case at the Four Courts in Dublin.  The case was a road traffic accident.

    The circumstances were all too familiar - Elaine was driving along the N11 motorway from from her place of work in Cabinteely (Dublin 18).  Traffic had grinded to a halt.

    Suddenly Elaine's car was hit from behind by a third party.  This is your typical "rear end shunt case."  Insurance details were swapped at the time, but the Garda did not attend, even though were asked to.

    Much to Elaine's annoyance, she received a telephone call from the third party insurer after making initial contact with them.  The third party insurers informed Elaine that liability for the accident was denied.  No reason was given for this.  Unbelievably, Elaine had rear end dash cam footage which showed the accident.  It could not have been clearer.

    Elaine suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck and lower back, these were typical "whiplash" injuries.  Elaine was forced to have her care repaired through her own insurer in light of the denial of liability.

    Elaine then contacted Rogers Personal Injury Solicitors Dublin, after seeing their website and noting that they regularly act in car accident personal injury cases.  One of our team called out to visit Elaine in her home.  A report outlining Elaine's injuries was compelled by Elaine's GP and the case was submitted into PIAB.

    The case exited PIAB after 90 days as the their party insurers denied liability.  In such cases PIAB will not assess a claim - this only happens if the third party insurer consents to this.

    The next stage was to issue Court proceedings.  This was done within a matter of weeks and the case commenced in Dublin Civil Circuit Court.  Around 3 months later Rogers Solicitors received a call from the Third Party Solicitors inviting us to settlement talks at the Four Courts in Dublin, to which we accepted.

    After about an hour a settlement figure was agreed.  Elaine was happy to have the case settled.  However she was understandably upset that liability had been denied in the first instance and that Court proceedings had been necessary.

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  • 18/02/2019 0 Comments
    What are Special Damages?

    Special Damages are essentially any out of pocket expenses that an individual incurs as a result of an accident.

    I will explain this by way of an example.

    John suffered an accident at work in which he fractured his wrist. We were able to settle John's case and he was awarded a sum of money for his injuries. This is what is known as "general damages."

    However, John also lost out on six months loss of earnings, he had to pay €400.00 in hospital bills and he paid €300.00 in physiotherapy fees. These are all known collectively as "special damages" and these expenses were incurred by John directly as a result of his accident at work. Therefore he is entitled to be paid back these sums of money.

    When we agreed a settlement figures with the Defendant, we were able to secure all of John's special damages, on top of what the figure that was agreed for John's injury (general damages).

    In certain cases the claim for special damages can end up being a higher figure that the figure for the general damages. This is especially true in cases involving very serious injuries that can have long term employment consequences for the injured party. In cases like this, it may be appropriate for the Solicitor to obtain a report from a vocational assessor and an actuary to help calculate any claim for future loss of earnings.

    For additional information on personal injury, please view our personal injury page. 

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  • 15/02/2019 0 Comments
    The 3rd worst traffic in the world isn’t an excuse

    A recent survey by one of the world’s leading transport data firms -- INRIX -- confirmed what every Dublin motorist has known for years. Dublin is one of the worst cities in the world for traffic.

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  • 14/02/2019 0 Comments
    Accident at Work Personal Injury Cases

    Workplace accidents in Ireland are much too common

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  • 17/09/2018 0 Comments
    Flight Accident Claims

    Thousands of passengers on board airplanes are injured by no fault of their own. Many people do not think they can claim for personal injuries sustained on airplanes however this is not the case.

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  • 18/06/2018 0 Comments
    DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall

    The American company, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc have issued an urgent recall of replacement hip systems in two models used in Ireland since 2003.

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  • 12/03/2018 0 Comments
    Case Study: Accident at Work case settles for 95,000 euros

    Bernard was working as a welder at a large manufacturing plant in Tallaght, Dublin 24. On 23rd August 2015 a large and heavy metal container fell from a work bench and landed on Bernard's right ankle. Bernard suffered a nasty fracture and spent two night in Tallaght Hospital and he was out of work for six months.

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  • 08/03/2018 0 Comments
    Car Accident Case Study: Rear end shunt case settles for 22,000 euros

    Jane was driving her car from her home in Clontarf in Dublin 3 to work in Dublin City Centre. She was waiting at traffic lights and her car was stationary. Suddenly and with no warning she heard a massive bang, her airbags were deployed and she smashed into the car in front. The car was full of dust from the airbags for a few seconds.

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  • 26/01/2018 0 Comments

    There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the use of the drug ‘Lariam’ with the Defence Forces and other military divisions. Lariam was used as an anti-malarial drug for soldiers serving overseas. However, the side effects of this drug have been increasingly linked to severe psychiatric symptoms suffered by many service men and women who have been deployed overseas with the Defence Forces.

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  • 22/12/2017 0 Comments
    Accidents at Work for Seasonal Staff

    The run up to Christmas is always the busiest time of year with a surge of demand for temporary staff particularly in the retail department but also for factory work. The issue we at Rogers Solicitor have witnessed come up time and time again is the amount of workplace accidents that occur at this time of year.

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  • 21/12/2017 0 Comments
    Choosing a Personal Injury Solicitor

    Choosing a Personal Injury Solicitor in Dublin is not easy. To start with, it means that you will have endured an accident and suffered an injury! Choosing a Personal Injury Solicitor in Dublin can be daunting as there are so many firms to choose from, and everyone who you speak with will have their own opinions on who to choose, who to avoid etc.

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  • 15/11/2017 0 Comments
    Accidents at Work and Employers liability Insurance

    Each and every employer in Ireland is responsible for the health and safety of their employees. This is governed by statute and is a very clear and very obvious concept. The insurance is in place to cover the costs of any claims that will be made by an employee against an employer in the event of an accident that was caused by the negligence of the employer.

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  • 20/10/2017 0 Comments
    Accident at Work Case Settles for €90,000.00

    Rogers Solicitors recently secured another substantial High Court Settlement in relation to an accident at work claim. Our client suffered a nasty fracture to her ankle as a result of defective work equipment falling onto her ankle. It was argued by us that her employer was negligent and in breach of their duty of care towards their employee.

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  • 04/10/2017 0 Comments
    Finger Injuries in the Workplace

    From our experience, many people sustain finger injuries in work and they can occur from a vast array of situations that are completely unexpected. If you injure your finger whilst at work, you should seek medical help immediately as delays could have a negative long term impact on the recovery of your finger.

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  • 23/08/2017 0 Comments
    Slipping and Tripping Accidents in Parks

    There are thousands of parks across Ireland that we use as a means for leisure. Unfortunately, these parks have also lay claim to victims who suffered injuries as a result of negligent maintenance and upkeep of these parks. According to figures released by the four administrative councils in Dublin, from 2011 to 2016, more than €4 million has been award to victims in compensation from accident in these parks.

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  • 08/08/2017 0 Comments
    Rogers Solicitors settle finger injury case for €60,000.00

    Rogers Solicitors recently settled a case in the sum of €60,000.00 at the High Court in Dublin following a very nasty accident at work.

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  • 20/06/2017 0 Comments
    Road Traffic Accident Dublin

    Road traffic accidents in Dublin are a common occurrence with as many as 17 fatalities stemming from road traffic accidents in Dublin in 2015. However, this is a decrease when compared to the 29 fatalities the previous year which is a positive enforcement of safer roads. The number of injuries sustained from road traffic accidents is significantly higher in Dublin with an astounding 1,974 people injured from road traffic accidents in 2012.

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    30/05/2017 0 Comments
    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.

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  • 29/05/2017 0 Comments
    Accidents on building sites

    Construction sites are extremely dangerous places of work and require rigorous health and safety training and inspections to ensure it is safe to visit and work on. Unfortunately, the level of fatalities in the construction industry remains consistent with 3 fatalities in Ireland already reported for 2017. However, if you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident at work on a building site, then we will list out the things that you should do in order to help secure compensation for your injuries.

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  • 22/05/2017 0 Comments
    Passengers involved in a road traffic accident, what are your rights?

    You are entitled to claim compensation for any personal injuries you suffer as a passenger in someone else’s vehicle. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a passenger, you are in a strong legal position as you have multiple options. Firstly, you could claim off of the third party who crashed into the vehicle you were travelling in which is what most claimants do in standard road traffic accidents.

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  • 07/03/2017 0 Comments
    Rear end shunt accidents – when a car is hit from behind by another car

    A substantial amount of cases that we deal with here at Rogers Solicitors are road traffic accidents, particularly rear end collisions. According to figures from the Injuries Board, these are by far the most common type of Personal Injury claim pursued in Ireland.

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  • 03/02/2017 0 Comments
    Causation in Personal Injury

    In personal injury cases, the burden of proof rests on the Plaintiff to prove, on the balance of probabilities, that the Defendant was negligent. In the instance of the Defendant, this is perhaps more difficult to defend against as the Plaintiff need only secure a 51% probability in his favour that the Defendant was negligent. To exemplify the successfulness of these cases in favour of the Plaintiff, if you juxtapose a civil action with a criminal action, the prosecution must prove that the Defendant is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. The extent of this heightens the threshold required in criminal cases as opposed to civil actions.

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  • 30/01/2017 0 Comments
    Exposure to trichloroethylene

    The chemical trichloroethylene, which has subsequently been banned by the European Union in 2016, is an extremely dangerous chemical that has an extensive list of health implications to those who have long term exposure to it. Whilst the dangers of it can no longer affect people, those who have been exposed to it, particularly for several years, may have contract irreversible health defects that could significantly shorten their life or subject them to an array of health problems.

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  • 25/01/2017 0 Comments
    Proposals of a commission to examine personal injury awards

    The Government have released statements that address the growing tension between the legal profession and the insurance industry, with the latter holding victims who sustained personal injuries culpable of the rise in insurance premiums. The proposals by the Government are to engage a commission to study personal injury awards, the effect of which will allow them to analyse the compensation awarded for injuries within Ireland compared to other jurisdictions.

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  • 09/01/2017 0 Comments
    New Studies on Workplace Accidents within the farm

    The Health and Safety Authority [HSA] has released figures to exemplify the dangers that arise amongst the farming population which they summated as ‘the fatality rate in agriculture is far higher than any other economic sector.’1 The most worrying aspect of this contention is that the agriculture sector is significantly diminutive when juxtaposed with other economic sectors. Furthermore, the HSA acclaim that the attitude of farmers towards safety is only altered after a serious accident is experienced firsthand which is an alarming statement. The number of fatalities that occurred within the agricultural community within Ireland in 2016 tallied 21 people. Conversely, when compared to non-fatal injuries within agriculture, it was reported that in 2015 there were only 88 recorded injuries which is relatively low compared to the highest contributor which was the health and social work sector tallying 1,490.

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  • 05/12/2016 0 Comments
    Insurer’s displeased with awarding victim’s compensation

    The insurance industry has grown even more hostile towards those who decide to claim against their insured in order to obtain compensation. Many victims, who are involved in road traffic accidents mainly, are at the forefront of abuse generated by the insurance industry that scapegoat their claims for compensation as the primary reason for increased premium prices.

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  • 24/11/2016 0 Comments
    Book of Quantum

    The Book of Quantum is an authoritative guide that provides Solicitors and Claimants with an idea of the level of compensation that can be expected in relation to the injury sustained. It should be noted that this only provides a rough estimate that should not be considered exact as your solicitor will have a better understanding as to what your case is worth. When a case is submitted with the Injuries Board, the Book of Quantum helps assess the value of your case, but in a practical terms, it is dependent on the individual circumstances of your case. Notably, a great deal of cases may settle outside of the Injuries Board or the solicitor may feel that the amount awarded is simply not enough in which case an authorisation letter will be issued and the case will exit the Injuries Board process.

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  • 24/11/2016 0 Comments
    Contributory Negligence

    Being involved in an accident often causes you to suffer both physically and financially, which was usually caused by someone else’s negligent actions. If you seek to instigate legal proceedings against someone who caused you to suffer an injury, within the law, they may too have grounds for redress. Contributory negligence is a defence that reverses the burden of proof onto the defendant. The requirements for this defence are to demonstrate that the claimant did not take proper care to ensure their own safety and that because of this failure, it too contributed to the damage endured.

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  • 16/11/2016 0 Comments
    Bitten by a dog?

    The law surrounding injuries sustained by an animal, namely, a dog, is an area which is less straightforward as opposed to other areas of personal injury claims. The main piece of statute that governs this aspect of law is the Control of Dogs Act 1986, in particular, Section 21.

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  • 08/11/2016 0 Comments
    The Injuries Board

    The Injuries Board is an independent statutory body that was set up under the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003. The effect of this dictates that each personal injury case that occurs within the Republic of Ireland must be submitted to the Injuries Board who will then assess the claim.

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  • 01/11/2016 0 Comments
    What is Ex Turpi Causa Non Oritur Actio?

    The Latin phrase, ex turpi causa non oritur actio when translated, literally takes the form, ‘from a dishonourable cause, an action does not arise.’ This Latin maxim is sometimes referred to as the illegality defence.

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  • 27/10/2016 0 Comments
    Accidents in factories

    Health and safety within the workplace is of paramount importance, however, the severity of failing to implement sufficient health and safety regulations can vary depending on the area of the work. A role within an office can provide less risk as opposed to that of a factory worker who may deal with heavy and dangerous machinery.

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  • 25/10/2016 0 Comments
    What to do after a car accident

    There are a number of contributing factors that may alter the correct protocol a person must follow if they are involved in a road traffic accident. Firstly, if the accident is more serious in nature, then no vehicle involved should be moved. However, depending on the level of severity, the vehicles may be moved in order to not cause an obstruction on the road. If this does occur, those involved should make every effort to attempt to photograph the incident and the damage that was caused.

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  • 18/10/2016 0 Comments
    The Law Surrounding Deliveroo Cyclists

    The law with regards to Deliveroo cyclists is ambiguous and an area of law that many are perhaps uninformed about and potentially at risk as a result of this. Those who deliver for Deliveroo are technically not employed by the company, but rather, self-employed. Therefore, the implications that arise from this are that if you are injured whilst delivering goods on behalf of Deliveroo, there is no legal demand that requires them to pay you sick pay whilst you are off work.

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  • 18/10/2016 0 Comments
    What are special damages?

    Compensation is subcategorised into two different categories; general damages and special damages. For the purpose of this discussion we are solely discussing that of special damages and what it entails.

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