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Young boxer awarded less in court after rejecting Injuries Board assessment

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Independent.ie – Ray Managh – 11 March 2013

A YOUNG Co Galway boxer’s dreams of fighting for Ireland were floored when he was injured in a rear-ending traffic accident, the Circuit Civil Court was told.

And when Judge Matthew Deery today awarded him €11,150 damages against the offending motorist’s insurance company, Martin Mongan took another body blow.

The court heard that Mongan, of Canal Drive, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, had already turned down an award of damages assessed by the Injuries Board at €13,445.

Failing to equal or beat the Injuries Board’s assessment in court carried with it a withering punch with regard to the payment of legal costs.

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