Personal Injuries Assessment Board
The Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 provides for the establishment of a statutory body, the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB), to provide independent assessment of personal injury compensation for victims of workplace, motor and public liability accidents. PIAB operated under the title “Injuriesboard.ie” for a period between 2007 and 2016.
All personal injuries claims must be submitted to PIAB prior to instituting legal proceedings. The only exception is medical negligence cases which do not come within its remit. There may be other cases which PIAB are unable to process but which must nevertheless be referred to them.
If PIAB does not resolve the claim, an Authorisation will be provided to the applicant enabling him/her to take a case to court.