Man who had to give up deep sea fishing after fall awarded €257,000
A COUNCIL worker who had to give up deep sea fishing and playing the bagpipes after he tripped over an electrical cable while walking on a footpath carrying a ladder is to get some €257,000 damages following a High Court ruling yesterday.
Ms Justice Mary Irvine reduced the total €342,799 award by one-quarter to just over €257,000 after finding there was contributory negligence to that extent on the part of Liam Murray.
Mr Murray (55), Cleggan Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin, had sued the ESB as a result of the accident at Beach Road, Sandymount, Dublin, on August 17th, 2009.
He claimed he was walking along the road when he fell on electrical cabling emerging from under the path at the base of a street lamp. He claimed the ESB was negligent in allowing electrical cable to be on the pathway.
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Client Awarded €25,000 from former Employer, Quarry & Mining Equipment Limited
Our client was employed in the area of supply and repair of mining equipment at Quarry & Mining Equipment Limited . Due to a downturn in business and stating that our client lacked construction plant fitter qualifications, the Company made the decision to make our client’s role redundant. Our client claimed that a genuine redundancy situation did not exist and that the issue of qualifications had never been raised before.
Able Solicitors secured an award of €25,000 for our client as the Tribunal found that our client was fit to carry out further works on a contract Quarry & Mining Equipment Limited held, therefore the Tribunal agreed to award our client €25,000 compensation.
Personal Injury Circuit Court Action
Able Solicitors have secured an award in the amount of €17,845.70 plus costs in a Personal Injury Circuit Court Action against Dublin Airport.
Our Client tripped and fell on a barrier base during the construction of Terminal 2 which resulted in our client injuring her back and foot.
Judge Linnane decided that the Defendants were negligent in failing to properly explain that the area was no longer accessible to pedestrians and therefore held the Defendants liable.