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COMPENSATIONS CLAIMS INVOLVING CHILDREN

14th February, 2017   No Comments

When children are injured it can be an extremely difficult time for their families.  If a child is injured in an accident which is not their fault they may be entitled to bring a case for redress.

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CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURIES: THE LAW

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Do you work on a construction site? Have you been injured in an accident that could have been prevented? If you feel that your employer has failed to observe their duty of care to you, and you have been injured as a result, you may be able to bring a case against your employer for negligence*.

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DO YOU SUFFER FROM WORK-RELATED BACK PAIN?

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Many people experience back pain on a daily basis, but most people don’t realise that if their back pain is being caused or contributed to by the failure of their employer to comply with Health and Safety legislation they may be entitled to bring a case for redress.
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FATAL INJURY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Coping with an unexpected bereavement is deeply traumatic. If a loved one dies as a result of the negligence of another person or an institution there may be a case for a dependant to bring a fatal injury case for financial redress.

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HOW TO PROVE FAULT AFTER A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Many people are involved in road traffic accidents every year in Ireland, and if you are one of these, you may be surprised to learn that you may bring a case for redress if you have had an accident that isn’t your fault. Being able to establish blame in a road traffic accident is very important for the legal processes that follow, and it can help to reduce stress in the future if you follow simple protocol to make this as easy as possible.

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Cyclists in Road Traffic Accidents

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Cycling is a popular hobby and an environmentally friendly way to travel, but cyclists often find themselves at risk from other road users. Unfortunately, accidents involving cyclists are relatively common, and this is often because drivers are unaware of them on the roads, or are not observing correct protocols for driving near cyclists.

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HOW’S YOUR DRIVING? INCONSIDERATE, CARELESS AND DANGEROUS DRIVING EXPLAINED

14th February, 2017   No Comments

When using public roads, you are legally obliged to adhere to the rules that require you to drive in a careful and courteous manner, to avoid putting yourself and others at risk. Many accidents are caused by drivers who are not taking adequate care.

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ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS: PASSENGER CLAIMS

14th February, 2017   No Comments

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in which you were injured, and you were a passenger in a private vehicle, a commercial vehicle or on public transport, you are legally entitled to bring a case for financial redress. You should seek advice from a specialist solicitor such as S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors to determine whether or not you have grounds for a claim.
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SPORTING INJURY CASES

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Mesh surgery is a complex procedure that involves treating a prolapse or incontinence in women by inserting mesh to support the internal organs within the pelvis. This is a controversial procedure that many experts believe to be out-dated but can still be performed in most public hospitals.

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MESH SURGERY: WHAT CAN GO WRONG?

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Mesh surgery is a complex procedure that involves treating a prolapse or incontinence in women by inserting mesh to support the internal organs within the pelvis. This is a controversial procedure that many experts believe to be out-dated but can still be performed in most public hospitals.

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MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE: KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Medical professionals in Ireland, as in many countries across the world, are bound by codes of conduct that regulate practice and care within their profession. These are in place to ensure that patients receive appropriate diagnoses and treatment regardless of their location, condition or personal circumstances. When medical care falls below these standards, it may be classed as medical negligence.

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INJURIES IN CHILDBIRTH: POST NATAL INFECTION

14th February, 2017   No Comments

With modern medicine maternal health in childbirth is usually not a cause for concern. Occasionally, however, a woman may develop an infection after giving birth, or even a miscarriage, or loss of pregnancy. An infection can usually be treated with antibiotics, but if it is not diagnosed early on, or has progressed or developed within the body, it can lead to serious complications such as sepsis, infertility or even death.

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WHAT CAN GO WRONG DURING A CAESAREAN SECTION?

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Childbirth is usually a straightforward natural process that requires little or no medical intervention. However, in some cases, particularly after medical interventions such as induction, labour and birth can end in a caesarean section. This is a serious medical procedure and can result in many unwelcome complications, and if it is performed incorrectly or negligently, may cause lasting injury to the mother.

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MATERNAL INJURIES SUSTAINED DURING BIRTH: TEARS AND EPISIOTOMIES

14th February, 2017   No Comments

There are many problems that can arise for a mother during labour and birth, and some of these may have a lasting and severe impact.

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OPTOMETRIST NEGLIGENCE: WHAT TO KNOW

14th February, 2017   No Comments

As medical professionals, optometrists are bound by codes of conduct that dictate acceptable standards of care and competence. As such, any failure to meet these standards that results in injury or harm to a patient may lead to a case for negligence against the optometrist.

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