Healy O'Connor

Judge Cuts Personal Injury Award in High Court

The personal injuries litigation department at HOC Solicitors noted with interest a recent decision of the High Court to reduce an award for personal injuries compensation from €80,000 to €27,000.  In a slightly unusual set of circumstances the High Court reduced the award on the basis the Plaintiff was two-thirds responsible for the incident and the […]

Significant Personal Injury Award Reduced on Appeal

In a recent appeal case before the Courts an award of over 121,00 euro was halved on the basis the Judge hearing the case initially had made an excessive award that must be considered a legal error. The Plaintiff suffered personal injuries in a car accident In November 2011 to her elbow. Liability had been […]

Tracker Mortgage Claims and Compensation

We have many cases winding their way through the Redress process so it comes as no surprise to us today to read that the number in line for compensation is currently topping 40,500. That is coming with a potential liability to the Banks of something in the region of €700 million. Much like any other […]

Motorcycle Accident Claims

Motorcycle accident claims

Motorcycles are a Vulnerable Mode of Transport In Ireland, they represent less than 2% of licensed vehicles but account for an average of 10% of road injuries and an even worse 12% of all road related fatalities. Statistically motorcyclists in Ireland are two to three times more likely to be fatally injured than elsewhere in […]