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…

Thomas Mansfield a 57 year old retired Garda Sergeant has been awarded €169,000 damages by the High Court.  He brought proceedings for compensation in respect of personal injuries, loss and damage, suffered and sustained by him as a consequence of an IRA terrorist attack  in 1983 in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim which involved the use of…

Bus manufacturer Navistar International Corp. has been hit with a $7.7m verdict in a wrongful death suit brought against them by the widow of a school bus driver who died of mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the schools garage. The bus driver began working for the school district in the 1950’s.  According to…

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 Injuries Board measures the level of compensation for people who have sustained personal injuries in road, work and public place accidents. It can only deal with cases where there is no dispute on liability. The Board relies solelynon medical reports furnished to them as they never hear from claimants as to how their injuries…

Asbestos related conditions include:   mesothelioma – a particular form of cancer almost always associated with exposure to asbestos and always fatal.  Pleural thickening – can be disabling or produce significant physical symptoms. Asbestosis – progressive crippling respiratory disease. Lung cancer –  in very limited circumstances only. Pleural plaque – changes in the lung showing evidence…

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