All personal injury claims* in Ireland must go through the Personal Injuries Board (PIAB). If you sustained an injury as a result of a road traffic accident or an accident at work through no fault of your own you may be entitled to compensation for your personal injury claim*. Your initial claim* for compensation must be lodged with the Injuries Board and you have two years from the date of the accident to lodge your claim in the Injuries Board.
How do I lodge a claim in PIAB?
1. Your solicitors will need a medical report to lodge your claim. We will go through the details of the claim with you in detail and upload it to PIAB with the medical report.
2. PIAB will then acknowledge receipt of the claim and they will write to the parties responsible for your accident known as the respondent asking them whether they are consenting to PIAB assessing your claim. Assessing the claim means that PIAB in time will make an award to you for your injuries. The respondent has 90 days to come back to PIAB and advise whether they want PIAB to assess the claim or not.
3. By assessing the claim PIAB look at the Book of Quantum which is a general guideline to them as to what level of compensation should be awarded depending on the injury you have suffered. If the respondent is happy for PIAB to do this PIAB must come back to you with an assessment within 9 months from the date of consent.
When PIAB make the award if both you and the respondent are happy with it you can accept it or it is also open to either party to reject the offer. If both parties accept it then an Order to Pay issues and the respondent pays out to the claimant. If either party rejects the assessment then the matter then proceeds through the Court system.
If you have any questions our specialised Personal Injury Claims team is here to help.
You can contact Mc Cormack Solicitors on
Phone: 071 9621846
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
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