Road Accident Victim Awarded Whiplash Compensation

A man has been awarded almost €16,000 in compensation after he claimed that his weight loss program had been affected by injuries he sustained in a car crash.

Declan O’Hora (45) of Blessington, County Wicklow sustained injuries to his neck and shoulders in the accident which occurred in October 2008. He claimed that as a result of the injuries he was unable to continue with swimming exercises that helped with his weight loss.

The driver of the other vehicle – Brian Duggan of Knocklyon, County Dublin – had admitted that he was responsible for the accident leaving Justice Matthew Deery to determine the amount of compensation to be awarded for the accident.