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Tractor Accidents

Tractor accidents are most commonly caused by the failure of a tractor driver to manoeuvre his or her vehicle safety into the road from a blind exit. When tractor accidents occur on rural road with higher speed limits, the consequences can be devastating to any driver or passenger in collision with the tractor.

However, because rural roads are generally empty, there is the temptation to drive faster than the speed limit. If you have been injured in an accident with a tractor, and you were speeding at the time, how much compensation for tractor accidents you may be entitled to is likely to be reduced to reflect your own lack of care.

To find out more about injury compensation for tractor accidents and how to make tractor accidents claims, you are invited to call our Solicitors Advisory Bureau and speak directly with an experienced personal injury solicitor. The solicitor will be able to answer any questions you may have about claiming compensation for tractor accidents and the process for recovering your full entitlement to injury compensation.

Lawnmower Accident Injury Compensation Approved in Court

Posted: June 1st, 2013

A six-year-old child, who had his right arm severed by a lawnmower blade, has had a settlement of lawnmower accident injury compensation approved at the High Court.

Conor Byrne from Kilva in Cork was weeks away from his third birthday in May 2009 when the accident happened in his aunt´s garden in Carrigogna. His mother had visited her sister to help sow some flowers in her garden and, while she did so, Conor was playing on the veranda of his aunt´s home.

However, while he was playing, Conor fell from the patio to the lawn, where his cousin was cutting the grass with a drive-on lawn mower.  Despite the blade of the lawnmower being protected by a safety guard, Conor´s right arm went beneath the guard as he fell and his right arm was cut off just below the elbow. Conor was immediately hurried to Cork University Hospital, but doctors could not re-attach the amputated arm.

Conor´s father – Ciaran – made a claim for lawnmower accident injury compensation against his wife´s relatives – Tom and Mary Keohane – and, at the High Court in Dublin, Mr Justice Feeney heard that that a compensation settlement of €1.5 million had been agreed.

The judge was also advised that the value of the compensation settlement had been calculated with consideration of Conor´s expected losses in the future and included the cost of renovating the family home in Kilva. Mr Justice Feeney approved the settlement of lawnmower accident injury compensation after hearing that, despite his accident, Conor was doing well at school.

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