21 October 2016

Book of Quantum Launch

Research analysis of the prevailing level of damages in personal injury claims published.

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Pictured at the Four Courts at the presentation of the revised General guidelines as to the amounts that may be awarded in personal injury claims were, left to right, Joe Pendle, Verisk Analytics - the company who compiled the General Guidelines; Mr Justice Peter Kelly, President of the High Court of Ireland; and Conor O'Brien, Chief Executive of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.

The remit of Personal Injuries Assessment Board, which was set up in 2004 by the Irish government, is to assess claims for compensation for anyone who has been in an accident and suffered an injury. A self-funded entity, Personal Injuries Assessment Board assesses claims for compensation without the need for many costs and fees usually associated with personal injury claims. For example, in the majority of cases it is not necessary to instruct a solicitor to pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf. Claimants can deal directly with us. Furthermore, we have significantly reduced the amount of time it takes to resolve a claim from roughly three years to nine months, in most cases. Our personal injury assessors, who are highly trained and experienced, work with all claimants, to ensure their claims are assessed in line with current Court awards.