The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) says that its average award in the first six months of this year was €14,786.
It says that this was 38% below the figure for 2020, when the Book of Quantum was being used to assess awards for personal-injury claims.
In April 2021, the new Personal Injury Guidelines adopted by the Judicial Council came into effect.
According to the latest PIAB report, the falls in awards since 2020 were broadly similar in all three categories covered by the board – motor insurance, public liability, and employer’s liability.
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