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Compensation for Employee Injured at Work


Posted in News on Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Jody Cantillon and the Litigation Team at Cantillons Solicitors recently successfully represented a client who suffered significant injuries following the use of a defective Cherry Picker.

Our client was operating a Cherry Picker. While raised at a height, with our client within, the Cherry Picker malfunctioned and crashed to the ground. Our client suffered serious personal injury, loss and damage as a result.

An application was made to PIAB (formerly the Injuries Board) and PIAB, due to the complexities of the injuries, declined to assess the matter. Thereafter, High Court proceedings issued. While liability was initially contested, due to pressure applied to the Defendant by Cantillons Solicitors, liability was ultimately admitted.

The matter was somewhat complicated due to our client’s pre-existing medical condition which made their injuries worse.

The matter was listed for hearing before the High Court. The case settled for significant compensation without the need for our client to give evidence in Court. The Defendant was required to pay our client’s legal costs.

Contact Our Accident at Work Solicitors

If you are looking for an Accident at Work Solicitor, please contact Cantillons Solicitors using the contact form below, call us on +353 (0)21 4275673 or email us at info@cantillons.com for more information. Our offices are located at 39 South Mall, Cork. We do, however, represent clients from all over Ireland. Should you be unable to attend our offices, we are more than happy to travel to you, or conduct the meeting on Zoom.

* In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.  Many Personal Injury Solicitors portray themselves as “no win no fee Solicitors Cork”. This term can be misleading and it is essential that you discuss fees with the Personal Injury Solicitor you ultimately choose. At Cantillons Solicitors, we are entirely transparent.

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