McDonnell v Córas Iompair Éireann

Judgment Date01 January 1955
Date01 January 1955
CourtSupreme Court
Coras Iompair Eireann

Payment of compensation - Workman resuming employment - Subsequent disabilities and incapacity - Mistaken diagnosis of workman's condition - Workman misled -Unaware of connection between accident and subsequent disabilities during six months from date of accident - Commencement of proceedings for compensation within six months - Whether failure due to reasonable cause - Workmen's Compensation Act, 1934 (No. 9 of 1934), s. 31 sub-ss. 1 and 2.

A workman, who sustained injuries by an accident which arose out of and in the course of his employment, was paid compensation for a fortnight and then resumed work and continued in his employment until incapacitated by subsequent disabilities which arose out of the accident and which occurred within six months of the date thereof, failed to commence proceedings for compensation within the statutory six months' period from the date of the accident because he was misled by a mistaken diagnosis of his condition into believing that the subsequent disabilities from which...

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