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Significant compensation for worker injured due to a workplace accident

Posted in News on Thursday, January 13th, 2022

The Litigation Team at Cantillons, assisted by Carmel Craven, recently negotiated a significant settlement for a client injured as a result of a workplace accident.

Our client was operating a drill, with a hole-saw attached, to cut a circular pipe when the saw was caused to jerk resulting in a nasty laceration to his finger. The team at Cantillons established that the cause of the accident arose due to two factors; firstly,  the equipment provided was not suitable for drilling holes in circular pipework and secondly, the attachments utilised were not regularly replaced and as a result became worn resulting in a ‘jerking’ movement on operation. By failing to take any, or any adequate steps, to correct these issues, we argued that our client’s employer was negligent and that this negligence caused our client’s injury.


An application was made to PIAB in the usual course and on Cantillon’s advices, the PIAB assessment of damages was declined by our client.  High Court proceedings were initiated. Liability was contested, but ultimately,  a settlement representing a significant uplift on the PIAB assessment was achieved within 6 months of the date of initiation of proceedings.  The Defendants paid our client’s legal costs.

Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 4275673 or if you would like more information.

Cantillons Solicitors are Personal Injuries Solicitors in Cork who deal with Personal Injuries Claims arising from accidents at work, car accident claims (including whiplash injuries) and injuries arising from falls in public places.

* 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

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