What rights do you have in the event of an injury during an airline flight?

Most air passengers thankfully only ever have a reason to consider the terms of the Montreal Convention when their baggage has been lost during a flight. However, the Montreal Convention also governs claims for injuries sustained during international carriage. The Montreal Convention was signed at Warsaw on the 12th October 1929. This was the first…

what legal rights do you have if getting food poisoning on holiday?

Unfortunately gastric illnesses can occur when holidaymakers consume food and drink in hotels or restaurants of unsatisfactory quality. Food that is contaminated with bacteria in sufficient quantities to cause illness is not “fit for purpose” or of “satisfactory quality” and therefore a victim can take an injury compensation claim under the provisions of the Package…

holiday injuries on a cruise ship

With the increase in popularity of the number of passengers booking cruises there has also been a substantial increase in the number of passengers injured through slips, trips, falls and gastric illnesses at sea. Personal Injury claims must be brought under the provisions of the Athens Convention ( 1974) .The Convention entered into force in…

The recent spell of bad weather will inevitably lead to more compensations cases being taken against local Authorities, businesses and even domestic homeowners.  The last very bad weather spell in 2010 saw a significant increase in the number of compensation claims due to the increase in slip, trips and falls from icy footpaths, roads and…

The High Court has clarified the legal obligation on Local Authorities in relation to pavements.  This clarification was contained in the Judgment of the High Court in a case called Olive Loughrey – v – Dun Laoghaire County Council.  In that case, Ms. Loughrey sustained very significant personal injuries when she was caused to trip…

It is predicted that hundreds of former members of the Irish Naval Service are going to sue the State for substantial damages as a result of being exposed to toxic asbestos. Asbestos had previously been detected in engine exhausts and manifold lagging on the naval ships LE Aoife, LE Emer, LE Aisling, LE Orla and…

The Annual General Meeting of PEOPIL held in Vienna on the 12th of September 2014 elected Liam Moloney, Solicitor as its new Republic of Ireland Representative to it’s General Board. Mr Moloney is the Managing Partner of Moloney & Co Solicitors based in Naas Co Kildare. He specialises in personal injury and medical negligence cases….

The Irish Medicines Board has warned parents to be aware of the danger posed by the contents of some children’s face paints when purchasing them this Halloween. High levels of lead have been found in some brands of children’s cosmetics in the last number of years. Parents have been advised by the IMB to review…

Emergency room visits for head injuries among youth athletes has surged by over 60% in the last nine years. The injuries are lead by bicycling, football and playground accidents. Traumatic brain injuries, in the US, rose to 248,418 cases in 2009 from 153,375 in 2001, according to a report by the Atlanta –based centre for…

A group of former American footballers are suing the NFL over the league’s handling of concussion-related injuries. It is the first potential class action lawsuit of its kind in the USA. The lawsuits accuse the NFL of negligence and intentional misconduct in its response to the headaches, dizziness and dementia that former players have reported….

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