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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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ORTHOPAEDIC MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

14th February, 2017   No Comments

All medical professionals are subject to rigid codes of practice that exist to protect patients and ensure consistent treatment and patient care. Complications can arise during even the most routine surgery or treatment, and these are usually not the fault of the medical professional in charge.

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FATAL INJURY CASES: SUPPPORT FOR YOUR CASE

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Bereavement is always difficult to deal with, but if the circumstances of death are complicated, it can be even more challenging. Dealing with the emotional trauma of bereavement, as well as the many practical losses that may follow from the death of someone you love, can be incredibly stressful and often leads to significant problems.

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LOSS OF EARNINGS: THE FACTS

14th February, 2017   No Comments

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to bring a case relating to your loss. The courts may consider the physical and mental suffering you have experienced, as well as the medical costs you have incurred. If you are unable to work as a result of your accident you will be entitled to claim for any loss of earnings you have incurred.

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NURSING: HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE AT WORK

14th February, 2017   No Comments

All employers have a duty of care to their employees, and must ensure that they are providing a safe environment with adequate equipment and qualified co-workers. Within a nursing environment, there are certain risk factors that increase the likelihood of a work related injury, and employers, as well as nurses themselves, should be aware of these and take extra precautions in these areas.

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Your Medical Records: How to Get a Copy

14th February, 2017   No Comments

If you have sustained an injury as the result of a medical procedure that you fell has been carried out negligently , whether this is for yourself or a member of your family, you will need to produce copies of your medical records along with all other relevant documents and notes, as part of the procedure of investigating such a matter thoroughly.

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WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE?

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Anyone who works in a professional capacity, including Doctors, Accountants, Engineers, Barristers and Solicitors, is bound by law to carry out their practice with reasonable skill and care. If a professional person gives you inadequate advice, or acts improperly towards you, it may be useful to seek advice.

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Meeting My Solicitor For The First Time

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Meeting with a Solicitor or legal representative can be a nerve-wracking prospect, but here at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we pride ourselves on making our initial meetings friendly and relaxed, allowing you to get to know the person who will be representing your interests and taking responsibility for your case.

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The Court System in Ireland: How Does it Work?

14th February, 2017   1 Comment

The Irish legal system is designed to work for citizens and to provide a clear framework for the process by which justice is dispensed.  It revolves around eight courts, established by the Constitution. The following courts have jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters:

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Accident And Injury Claims On Construction Sites

14th February, 2017   No Comments

The construction industry experiences a higher rate of accidents and injuries than most other workplaces. The most common accidents include falling from heights, such as ladders and scaffolding, and being injured by falling objects. Many of these accidents are due to the failure of employers to maintain the statutory minimum levels of health and safety standards.  Such accidents are frequently the subject of claims for redress.
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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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What Should You Do After a Road Traffic Accident?

14th February, 2017   No Comments

Road traffic accidents are very common and for most people involved in a minor accident, they are an unpleasant and inconvenient occurrence. However, for some, they can be a great deal more serious, and this can be the case if there is a major accident, in which people are seriously injured or killed, or if there is any sort of accident in which the perpetrator does not stop.

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