There have been calls from various groups for some time for the Government to step in and examine the awards that are given in personal injury cases. There are a few reasons for this:
In an interview with the Irish Independent last Friday, 17th January, Angela Denning, CEO of the Courts Services, discusses new reforms that will make court-use quicker, cheaper and easier.
The Supreme Court recently heard a case, which according to the Judge involved, ‘will set the benchmark for workplace bullying going forward.’ In essence, the outcome of this case was the establishment of a higher threshold which needs to be met in order to define workplace bullying.
If you own a diesel powered vehicle manufactured by the Volkswagen Group (VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat) are you entitled to claim compensation?
Report the incident to the other party involved i.e. County Council, employer, owner of the premises etc. and the Gardai if necessary e.g. in the case of a road traffic accident
It should be remembered that the purpose of personal injury compensation is to put a person back in the same financial position as they were before a particular incident occurred.