Responding to a claim FAQs

Do I Have To Pay Anything? What if I agree to PIAB assessing a claim?

If you agree to PIAB assessing a claim you will have to pay a statutory fee (€600 in respect of Formal Notices issued on or after the 1st January 2013, previously €850 since February 2011) for dealing with the claimant's application. However, if your insurance company is dealing with the claim on your behalf, they will pay the fee for you. The statutory fee is separate to any possible claim settlement.

What if I don't agree to PIAB assessing a claim against me?

If you don't agree to an assessment, the claimant will be issued with an 'Authorisation,' which means that they can pursue their case against you through the Court system if they so wish.

Upon receipt of a 'Formal Notice' of claim you must respond to PIAB in writing within 90 days, from the date of the 'Formal Notice,' indicating that you do not agree to us assessing a claim against you.

Download the claim application form