Personal Injury

Accidents at work / Motor Accidents / Other Accidents

If you have sustained an injury in an accident at work or on the roads or in a public place, you may be entitled to compensation provided somebody else is legally responsible.

There have been a number of significant changes to the law in recent times which have a serious impact on the way in which Personal Injuries cases are now dealt with. The two major pieces of Legislation affecting how we deal with these cases are the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 and the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004.

The first thing to note is that the Act is now fully effective and all new personal? injuries cases except for those cases excluded by the Act must now be submitted? to the PIAB. Cases that are excluded include medical negligence actions and? constitutional actions.

In relation to assault cases and also certain psychological injury cases, the? practice is to submit the case to PIAB first, and PIAB will then decide whether it? will handle the case or whether it falls outside its remit. If PIAB decides not to? handle the case, court proceedings may be issued in the normal way.

For further information regarding Personal Injury cases, please follow the link to Personal Injuries Assessment Board.

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