Victims ‘lose out’ due to PIAB loopholes

Loopholes in Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) legislation could deprive personal injuries victims of damages, according to legal experts.

11th August, 2007

Loopholes in Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) legislation could deprive personal injuries victims of damages, according to legal experts.

Since 2004, all personal injury claims relating to workplace, motor and public liability accidents have had to be submitted to PIAB.

In its annual report, published last week, PIAB said it made awards worth €115.3 million last year - a sixfold increase on the 2005 figure. ‘‘We continue to focus on making the PIAB process user-friendly, reducing...

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