Wednesday August 5, 2020

Injury payments examined

The President of the High Court has set up a group to consider whether people who have suffered catastrophic injuries should receive annualised payments, rather than multimillion-euro lump sums in damages.

27th March, 2010

The President of the High Court has set up a group to consider whether people who have suffered catastrophic injuries should receive annualised payments, rather than multimillion-euro lump sums in damages.

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said there were ‘‘serious defects in the current system’’ for claims involving catastrophic injuries, such as serious brain damage suffered at birth. ‘‘Difficulties are encountered once liability has been established and an assessment of damages is undertaken by the court,”...

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