Personal Injury Assessment Board
If a person suffers and injury as a result of the fault of another, that person may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation arising from their injury. In Ireland, most of these claims are assessed by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board otherwise known as PIAB, who are the government body responsible for assessing personal injury claims.
The assessment is decided on the basis of medical information provided by claimant’s medical assessors, medical information provided by an independent medical assessor, and information provided by the claimant by way of Form A. (provide a link. PIAB will make an assessment which can include an amount for special damages. Special damages are expenses incurred by the claimant as a result of the incident, such as loss of earnings or medical expenses, vehicle damage costs and costs into the future.
The information is provided to PIAB and they will make an assessment within the time period afforded by legislation. This assessment may be accepted by both the Claimant and the party at fault. If it is not accepted by either party, it may be necessary to initiate court proceedings, in the District Court, Circuit Court, or High Court, depending on the value of the claim.
We have vast experience in handling the following types of personal injury claims from initial stages through to successful conclusion, either through PIAB or the Courts. It is important to be aware that any claim for compensation for injuries arising from an accident must be initiated within two years of the date of the accident.