O’Doherty v Callinan [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IECA 200
  • Legal Body
    Court of Appeal (IECA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Sickness and Absence, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Personal Injuries Action; Damages; Calculation for Future Loss of Earnings

This case is an appeal which was brought by the Defendants after the High Court made an order which awarded the Plaintiff €250,000 in damages for future loss of earnings. The Plaintiff sought damages in the High Court for personal injuries, loss and damage sustained as a result of a road traffic accident which occurred on the 14th of June 2014. She sustained multiple soft tissue injuries to her neck, back and knee and most significantly, she sustained an injury to her coccyx bone and has subsequently developed a condition known as coccydynia. The Plaintiff was initially treated by her General Practitioner (“GP”) who referred her for x-rays which revealed no abnormalities. However, some days

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This article is correct at 13/01/2021
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