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HSE abandons charge for employees in personal injuries cases

As part of our wide experience in dealing with personal injury cases we recently noticed that the HSE had started to charge staff members involved in personal injuries claims for providing details of lost wages. Rossa McMahon drew attention to the development two weeks ago. As part of a claim, a HSE staff member would […]

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Personal injuries law update by Rossa McMahon on PI Claims Blawg

Rossa McMahon wrote a blog post for the Personal Injuries Claims Blawg about an interesting recent High Court judgment about damages for nervous shock after a dishwasher fire. Mr Justice Barton was satisfied that the plaintiff suffered psychological injuries as a result of the fire and that the plaintiff’s intellectual disability made him susceptible to […]

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Recent whiplash decision shows how the Courts regulate personal injury compensation

The insurance industry continues to blame compensation claims for hikes in car insurance premiums. Recently a number of factors have caused premiums to rise, not least the fact that competition in the insurance industry for the past number of years kept prices at unsustainably low levels. Nevertheless, the industry repeatedly points to fraudulent claims and […]

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Insurance industry spin shouldn’t dismiss whiplash

The insurance industry has blamed recent car insurance price hikes on the number and cost of personal injury claims. They have yet to support this claim with facts and indeed many of the statistics relied on are dubious. What is routine, however, is a dismissive attitude to whiplash claims. Take these examples: “Motor injury awards […]

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High Court rules MIBI must cover Setanta claims

Setanta Insurance went into liquidation in April 2014. Many claimants on Setanta policies, most of whom were not customers of Setanta but suffered injuries caused by vehicles insured by Setanta, have been in somewhat of a limbo since then, but a High Court judgment today helps clarify what can be recovered and from who. It […]

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