Frequently Asked Questions >
How do I make a
claim for injuries I sustained in an accident?
Up until July 2004 if you wished to make a personal injury claim
your solicitor would sue the party or parties who may have been at
fault for the accident. The Personal Injuries Assessment Board can
into operation on the 2004 and any claim commence after that date
have to be refer to the board before court proceedings can commence.
In cases where Liability is not an issue (i.e. one of the parties
have accept that they were at fault) the Board will assess the value
of the compensation they feel the applicant is entitled to based of
the information they have been provided with. There is no hearing of
evidence and it is important from the Claimants point of view that
they all relevant details are cover in the submission of the
application and medical reports.
Legal Cost are not covered by the award However if the other party
denies that they were at fault or either party is unhappy with the
award the matter must go down the Court Route at that stage and it
is important the claimant has taken steps at the outset to prepare
their case in the event of the matter going to Court.
While an individual is entitled to make an application to the PIAB
without Legal representation it is advisable that they seek advise
from a person well qualified to delivery good Advise.
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