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Nearly 34,000 new personal injury claims were submitted to the Injuries Board in 2015, representing a six per cent increase in new claims compared to 2014.
There were a total of 33,561 new personal injury claims in 2015 and the Government-run Board made 11,734 compensation awards, totalling €278.4 million in value.
In 2014, the Board made 12,420 awards worth €281.2 million.
Based on projections for 2016, the Injuries Board will make an average of 12,000 claims over the period 2014-16, compared to around 1,500 personal injury cases adjudicated in the courts per year.
Figures published in the Board’s 2015 Annual Overview show that the average compensation award has remained consistent at €22,878 (up 1 per cent from €22,642 in 2014).
The breakdown of awards also remained consistent, with motor liability accounting for 75 per cent of awards, employer liability for 8 per cent of awards, and public liability for 17 per cent of awards. Read More