Key Changes to the Personal Injury Application Process

Ireland’s personal injury claims process is undergoing significant changes. Here’s what you need to understand about the adjustments since 4th September 2023:

  1. Medical Reports: When submitting an application to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB), you’re now required to include a medical report about your injuries from the outset. Previously, applications could be made without this report, effectively pausing the two-year claim window. If you’re approaching that two-year deadline without the report, your claim stands a high risk of being rejected.
  2. Tell the Whole Story: Your PIAB application must now have a detailed description of the incident, covering aspects like when, where, and how it happened. Interestingly, while the PIAB’s main role is assessing injuries, they’re showing a newfound interest in the circumstances of the accident. This is noteworthy since the PIAB typically doesn’t address who’s at fault.
  3. Your Signature is Crucial: Regardless of whether you’re represented by a solicitor, you need to personally sign every Injuries Board application form during submission.

Need help?

If you’ve sustained an injury and are considering pursuing a claim, it’s essential to consult with a solicitor who can navigate you through the updated process. The more informed you are, the more streamlined your journey will be.

Should you have any queries or require assistance, please reach out. Our commitment is to guide you through your case, ensuring you make well-informed choices and guaranteeing that your rights are always protected.

Anthony Joyce

Anthony founded Anthony Joyce & Co. Solicitors in March 2004 in the oldest part of Dublin known as the Liberties (originally a tax free part of Dublin!!). He is focused on building the practice in certain niche areas of law such as financial litigation and personal insolvency. Entrepreneurship is in his blood and he is on the board of a number of start-ups. If Anthony is not available he could be watching a SpaceX rocket launch, spending time with his two children or playing 5-a-side.

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