Kilkenny continues to be one of the lowest counties in Ireland for injury compensation claims – a legal newsbrief from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

Sep 22, 2014

The Irish Injury Board’s mid-year review for 2014, issued on 15th September, 2014, cites Kilkenny as one of five counties with the lowest accident and injury claims per head of population !

Other interesting facts =
• During the first six months of 2014 the total compensation awarded to personal injury claimants by the Injuries Board increased by 22% to €144million, according to a mid-year analysis undertaken by the Board.
• The average award was €22,082, compared to the average award for the same period in 2013 of €22,349.
• Road traffic accidents continued to account for the majority of personal injury claims and represented over three quarters (75.6%) of awards. 17.2% of awards were for accidents in public places, 7.2% related to workplace accidents.
• Administrative costs to process awards has fallen to 6.7% compared to an average of 58% for cases dealt with through litigation.
• Awards were processed in an average time of 7 months in the period.
• Savings of €42.88m to the end of June 2014 were achieved
• Applications to the Injuries Board decreased year on year by 1% to 15,987.
• Longford, Limerick, Louth, Dublin and Clare are the five counties with the largest number of awards as a proportion of population.
• The five counties with the lowest number of awards per head of population are Kilkenny, Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow and Mayo.

– a legal newsbrief from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

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