GARDA RECEIVES COMPENSATION
Posted in News on Tuesday, December 20th, 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 he was assisting in the arrest of a man who had threatened staff at a premises. He was a probation Garda at the time when he suffered the injuries on duty. Unfortunately, recovery was not along predicted lines and he continued to have ongoing pain from his extensive injuries. 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, drafted by us, 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 lengthy submissions made by Counsel for our client, 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 being 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.
Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 4275673 or email@example.com if you would like more information.
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