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GARDA RECEIVES COMPENSATION


Posted in News on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

Liam Dunford and Ernest Cantillon at Cantillons Solicitors recently successfully represented a member of An Garda Síochána in the High Court who brought a claim under the Garda Compensation Acts arising from personal injuries he suffered whilst making an arrest under the Road Traffic Acts. The Member suffered a number of injuries, but was left with an ongoing permanent injury to his left little finger and incurred medical expenses. The case was heard remotely, with the Client attending at our offices and was able to watch on line his case being presented to the Judge (remotely). The Client had already sworn a very comprehensive Affidavit which had set out fully the details of the incident, the injuries sustained to him (supported by medical reports) and details of his out-of-pocket expenses.

After reading the comprehensive Affidavit and submissions made, the Court awarded our client significant compensation in line with his injuries plus all of his out-of-pocket expenses, plus costs. Our client was very happy with the result as he avoided the stress of having to attend Court.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the High Court Garda Compensation List is been heard remotely and we at Cantillons Solicitors are actively engaging in this new procedure to ensure that cases are moved along and listed for hearing when ready.

If you are looking for a Personal Injuries 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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Ernest J. Cantillon

Managing Partner

Liam Dunford

Legal Executive

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