Healy O'Connor

€2.9m Settlement for Tipperary Boy Hurt in Crash

The High Court has approved a €2.9m settlement to a four-year-old Tipperary boy who was left with severe cerebral palsy following a car accident. Ben McHale from North View, Fethard Road, Clonmel was only four months old when his mother lost control of the car she was driving and crashed into a wall on April […]

€15,000 for Assault by Bus Driver

I noted with interest a Judgement handed down in the last few days awarding a cyclist €15,000 for an assault by a Bus Éireann bus driver. The plaintiff Mr. Scott Burns took the personal injuries case against Bus Éireann after he was assaulted by a bus driver in August of 2009 while cycling his bike […]

Personal Injuries Actions for Bullying and Harrassment

I am currently involved in several ongoing cases where my clients are suing in the High Court for Bullying and Harassment. It is very important that an employee, if he feels he or she is being bullied, raises the grievance with their Employer. The grievance procedure will be laid out in the Company Handbook or […]

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 […]

Personal Injuries and Work Stress Litigation

It is very important when considering taking a personal injuries case against an Employer that you are accurate about the date when the Injury occurred. This may have been the first day that you were out on certified sick leave. Keep a diary if you can because the devil is in the detail when it […]

Faulty Breast Implants

It is reported in the Irish Times today that the number of women known to be affected by faulty silicone gel breast implants is set to rise following a warning yesterday from French regulators that PIP implants manufactured prior to 2001 may also have contained industrial grade silicone. The Irish Medicines Board advises any women with […]

Irish Court Assesses Damages Under EU Law

For the first time the Irish High Court has assessed compensation in a personal injuries case under the laws of another EU state. Peter Kelly from Dublin had sued a French insurer after being hit by a municipality van while holidaying in the South of France. He suffered serious injury to his hip and subsequently required […]

€11.5m Awarded for Minor Requiring Lifetime Care

Cullen Kennedy, a minor who suffered catastrophic injuries in a car accident in 2008 leaving him permanently in a wheelchair has been awarded the sum of €11.5 million euros by the High Court. A settlement was reached before the case went to a full hearing. This award is the biggest in a personal injuries action […]

Woman Settles Claim for Ankle and Knee Injury

The litigation team at Healy O’Connor recently settled a Personal Injuries action against a County Council. Our client suffered serious injuries to her ankle and knee after falling on a severely defective surface in a car park. The clients foot became caught on the surface and caused a jarring injury to both the ankle and […]

Plane Crash Survivor Takes Personal Injuries Claim to the High Court

The personal injuries action of a businessman who suffered serious injuries after a plane crash is currently before the High Court. The claimant suffered multiple fractures including a fractured skull , fractures to his ribs and injuries to his ribs and hands. He also suffered brain damage. The claimant Mr Barry has sued a number of […]