Covid 19 - Rapid Changes in Personal Injury Landscape as Lockdown Continues
The current pandemic has wide reaching implications in the area of personal injury law and as such the landscape is developing at a tremendously fast pace.
Covid 19 - Duties of Employers to Workers
As many of us are set to enjoy to a break at home with our families this Easter weekend, some key workers and others are having to go out to work.
Maternity related medical negligence cases
A number of maternity related medical negligence stories have sadly made national news headlines in recent weeks.
Compensation for Historical Abuse can be claimed through the Courts
There has been much in the news in recent days about the lack of redress available for victims of Historical Abuse, following the failure to implement the findings of Historical Abuse Inquiry in 2017.
Francis Hanna & Co successful in Historical Abuse claim against Church
At Francis Hanna & Co, we have specialist solicitors dedicated to helping victims of child abuse pursue claims for compensation where the abuse has taken place in schools, care homes, the church or similar institutions.
The birth of a child is highly emotive for the entire family. Sometimes injury occurs during childbirth to the child, the mother or both. The effect of such an injury can be life changing and can have long term physical, emotional, and often financial implications. Our partners and solicitors have extensive experience in these very sensitive cases ranging from negligence which occurred to either the mother or child during birth and also during aftercare.
Blind woman wins landmark NI Court challenge over kerb height
A recent ruling before NI’s High Court highlights how the legal actions of an individual can help both effect change and highlight the need for equality in our society.
Police Officers bring Civil Claims against Robbery Victim
A man who had his car stolen after being held at knife point in his home has told the BBC that he feels he has been re-victimised by three personal injury claims made by police officers following the incident.
APIL encourage motorists to back off this winter
Needless injuries and deaths on NI roads could be reduced this winter if motorists keep their bad habits in check, say campaigners.
How case of Mohamud v Morrison Supermarkets changed face of vicarious liability for employers
Vicarious liability is a legal term used in cases where a claimant wishes to make a claim against someone who has a responsibility for the acts of another. As Lord Toulson in his Judgement in the above case put it:
Johnson & Johnson hit with $72m damages in talc cancer case
Johnson & Johnson, the well known manufacturers of Baby Powder and many other personal hygiene products have been ordered to pay $72m (£51m) to the family of a woman who claimed her death was linked to use of the company's Baby Powder talc.
Hitting the slopes this ski season - ensure you are insured
Winter is well and truly still with us but more and more people are embracing winter sports and ski season is in full swing at this time of year.
Abolition of legal aid dangerous
“Dangerous” approach to replacing legal aid will create uncertainty for injured people. A workable alternative for funding money damages claims must be in place before legal aid is scrapped, lawyers have warned.
Statutory bereavement damages now increased
Today, the Northern Ireland Department of Justice has announced that bereavement damages available in Northern Ireland are to be increased from £11,800 to £14,400.
claiming compensation for your child
While none of us like to think about any harm coming to our little ones, accidents do happen and our children may be injured as a result. Such injuries may cause pain, distress, absence from school and even an inability to carry out hobbies and past-times. If your child is unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident through no fault of their own, it is important to know that it may be possible to claim compensation on their behalf.
what price for a life in northern ireland
One of our solicitors, Martin Hanna, was on Good Morning Ulster this morning explaining how damages for bereavement in Northern Ireland is lower than that of the rest of the UK.
Bereaved NI families lose out in compensation lottery
Compensation for families whose loved ones have been needlessly killed in Northern Ireland is ‘wretchedly inadequate’, say lawyers as they urge for the level of payment to be increased.
Sleeve caught in machine at work
Jennifer Young acted for a client who during the course of his employment sustained a nasty de-gloving injury to his arm when his sleeve got caught in the machine on which he was working.
Compensation for contact dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that occurs when you come into contact with a particular substance. Exposure to irritant substances can occur in the workplace. The most common types of irritants to cause dermatitis are acids solvents and other chemicals.