21st April, 2021
The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has confirmed that the Personal Injuries Guidelines will come into effect on Saturday 24 April. The Book of Quantum will apply to all cases until the commencement date. After it is commenced, the Book of Quantum will continue to apply to all court proceedings issued before the commencement date, and also to all cases where PIAB awards have been made and not accepted prior to the commencement date, whether or not proceedings have been issued. The new guidelines will apply to all other claims, including those still before the PIAB.
The Personal Injuries Guidelines reset award levels for Ireland from the date they become operative and for a significant number of injuries the new levels are substantially lower than previous levels, while they are higher in a small number of categories. The new guidelines also have more detail on compensation amounts with the inclusion of a broader range of personal injury types.