Personal Injury Book of quantum to be reviewed. Copy
There have been continued calls for the Personal Injury Assessment Board Book of Quantum, which is now some 16 years old to be once again reviewed.
This comes in the wake of a perceived high award in the High Court, in December 2020, whereby the presiding judge made an award of €75,000.00, for whiplash type injuries, arising from a car accident.
The main driver , for the reform, is owing to many cases which have been overturned on appeal, with awards being reduced in the Court of Appeal.
Most practitioners in this area of law, accept that reform, after such an extensive period is required, however clearly a balance needs to be struck, so that Claimants/Injured individuals, do not end up being under compensated for their injuries.