Accident + Injury Claims – Holland Condon Solicitors Kilkenny

September 13, 2019

Injury compensation in Ireland is not 4.4 times English awards as the insurance industry would have us believe – capping awards may not be the answer

13th September 2019. Martin Kenneally recently published an article in which he demonstartes that Irish injury (PI) awards are around 1.55 (not 4.4) times British awards, and this is almost entirely due to the higher injury severity of Irish accidents compared with Britain. He makes other interesting observations :- PI […]
August 8, 2019

Compensation injury claims and the insurance industry

Irish Law Society Director General Ken Murphy has recently commended TD Pearse Doherty’s for devastatingly exposing the soaring super-profits insurance companies are enjoying. Distraction technique Ken Murphy said: “Pearse Doherty’s questions laid bare the insurers’ distraction technique of blaming false and exaggerated claims, rather than their own profiteering, for the […]
April 25, 2019

Injury Claims – some new rules for 2019

Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 – Letter of claim (Section 8) Recent amendments to the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 (the 2004 Act) have reduced the time for issuing a letter of claim under section 8 and have introduced costs penalties for failing to file a verifying affidavit, where […]
April 3, 2019

If I have an injury compensation claim, do I have to go to the Injuries Board in Ireland ?

In almost all cases for injury compensation, you must go through the Injuries Board.  There are a number of limited exceptions to this, on which you would need to take specific advice if they apply to you.  But even in those exceptional cases, it may be advisable to lodge an […]