Increase in average injury claim payout by Injuries Board, Ireland – a legal newsbrief from Kilkenny accident claim solicitors Holland Condon

Feb 26, 2014

We see that the Irish Injuries Board made 10,656 personal injury awards in 2013, an increase of 5.1% compared to 2012. According to their Annual Review, the total value of these awards by the Injuries Board was €243.5m, an increase of 11.7% on the €218m awarded in 2012.

The number of new claims received by the Board for the whole of 2013 – a useful barometer of future award volumes – increased by 5.8% on 2012 figures, driven by an 8.2% increase in motor claims, which are typically of lower value.

The average award in 2013 was €22,847; this increase from €21,502 in 2012. This is good news for anyone injured at work or in any type of an accident.

Some interesting points in the report were =
 During 2013, it made its highest ever compensation award of
€1.39m
 Three quarters of awards (75%) were for injuries from road traffic accidents while the remainder were split between workplace injuries(8%) and public place (17%) accidents.
 County Limerick had the largest number of awards as a proportion of population with County Kilkenny having the lowest number of awards per head of population.

Kilkenny has been the lowest claimant county for many years now. Good news for the insurance companies and not so good news for lawyers!!!

– a legal newsbrief from Kilkenny accident claim solicitors Holland Condon

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