Saturday December 7, 2019

Most voters want cap put on injury payouts

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

1st December, 2019
There are doubts about whether introducing such a cap might interfere with the independence of the judiciary

A strong majority of voters want to see caps on damages paid out in personal injury cases, according to the latest Business Post/Red C poll.

It comes after the establishment of a new judicial committee to examine the level of payouts, which have been cited as a factor in the steep rise in insurance premiums for businesses.

Around 81 per cent of people polled by Red C expressed support for a cap on maximum...

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