PIAB to have role in Garda compensation claims (via Irish Legal News)

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) will assess claims from gardaí injured as a result of malicious incidents under legislation approved by the Oireachtas.

The Garda Síochána (Compensation) Bill 2021 provides for a complete overhaul of the current Garda compensation scheme which has been in operation since the 1940s.

The compensation scheme is for members of An Garda Síochána who sustain personal injuries in the performance of their duties, to help affected members get support necessary for their recovery and compensate them for their injuries.

The scheme is also open to dependants of deceased members of An Garda Síochána who were fatally injured while on duty, or while acting in their general capacity as a member, or merely because of their being a member of An Garda Síochána.

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