Do you know what the current average injury compensation award is in Ireland ? – a commentary on law from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

May 15, 2014

Over the last few days, we’ve been looking at various Irish websites that promote injury claim compensation services. Some of these firms have indicated average figures for injury claims.

For instance, one site states=
“In Ireland, it would appear that the average Injury compensation award for
**a motor accident is
€ 21,000
**a work accident is
€ 28,000
**a slip, trip or fall is
€ 23,400”

We are not so sure how these figures were arrived at as there is no one source that collates such information. Our guess is that it’s based on the Injuries Board’s annual reports. So, it doesn’t take account of the 90% of cases that are settled before court ( and the public do not know what compensation figure was agreed), or, indeed, the court awards for personal injuries.

The amount of compensation is determined by many factors; including the severity of the injury and the length of pain (timeframe) suffered by the injured person.

– a commentary on law from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

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