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State to use secret claims data to slash whiplash payouts

● Insurance sector gives key information to state commission; ● Plan to benchmark Irish claims with Britain and Europe

31st December, 2017
High Court president Nicholas Kearns

The insurance industry has agreed to hand over new unpublished figures on accident claims to a working group investigating Ireland’s compensation culture.

The Personal Injuries Commission (PIC) says it has received a “significant amount of data” from Insurance Ireland in recent weeks, which will allow it to benchmark the average value of soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash, against similar claims in Britain and the rest of Europe.

The data represents...

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