Personal Injuries Assessment Board

PIAB is Ireland’s independent State body which assesses personal injuries compensation in a timely and cost-efficient manner. PIAB assesses compensation in respect of personal injuries suffered by people in motor accidents, work place accidents and public liability accidents. All personal injury claims must come through PIAB, unless settled early between claimants and insurers/respondents.

Under the legislation which established PIAB, medical negligence claims are not included in the accidents which may be submitted  to us for assessment.  For details of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Acts, as amended, click on our Forms and Guidelines Section .

This website contains clear, factual and easy-to-access information for those making a personal injury claim (claimants), and those a claim has been made against (respondents), as well as medical professionals and solicitors.


PIAB has assessed more than 130,000 cases since it was set up in 2004 and over 60 per cent of claimants have accepted its assessments. The average time to assess in 2017 was 7.3 months and the average delivery cost was 6.2% of awards.


Claims may be resolved by: direct settlement between the parties, a PIAB assessment, or litigation. Court decisions ultimately determine overall damages levels, and the PIAB model preserves the constitutional right of access to the courts. Information for claimants and those whom a claim is made against (respondents) is at these links:

Making a claim

Responding to a claim

Claimants can deal with PIAB directly or choose to engage the services of a solicitor to deal with us on their behalf – however, they generally must bear any associated legal costs.


We publish transparent information, the most comprehensive available in relation to personal injury claims in Ireland, including the Book of Quantum. By publishing this data, and because its model results in more predictable costs of claims, PIAB contributes to a more efficient personal injuries compensation system in Ireland. Here is a link to our statistics section.

August 2019

State Boards Division, Public Appointments Service - Notice


The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation invites expressions of interest from applicants who consider they possess the skills and experience necessary to fill one position on the Personal Injuries Assessment Board. All details including where to apply are at the following link -