That action, brought on behalf of Bridget Delaney from Co Waterford, is one of several proceedings against the State, and the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB),

The High Court has fixed a date next month for the hearing of an important preliminary issue raised in the lead challenge against new guidelines for p(...)

The State defendants claim  the personal injuries guidelines have been brought in to promote consistency in the level of awards and transparency as to comparative quantum and the comparability of awards in this jurisdiction to others.  Photograph: Getty Images

A company director has launched a challenge to the constitutionality of certain parts of laws that established the Judicial Council, the body whose me(...)

A lead case has been selected, the outcome of which has potentially huge implications for the State and the Judicial Council.

New guidelines slashing awards for mainly minor personal injuries are in the public interest, the State will argue in opposing a full-frontal legal at(...)

At least five challenges to the constitutionality of the new guidelines, and their compatibility with European human rights law, are before the courts with more expected.

A boy whose horse “stampeded” on a road in Co Laois after allegedly been struck by a car, injuring himself, his mother and grandmother, has brought a (...)

An X-ray image of a fractured wrist. The guidelines on personal injury awards were welcomed by the insurance industry, although some campaigners for lower awards maintained they did not go far enough. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Senior judges are facing a major dilemma caused by a rising number of constitutional challenges to judge-approved guidelines slashing damages awards f(...)

The legal and other costs associated with litigation can add approximately 60 per cent to the overall cost of a claim. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the important effort to address the damaging effect of high insurance premiums in such areas as public liability and employer liability cover, info(...)

The vast majority of personal injury claims are settled between the claimant and the insurer rather than by way of PIAB or the courts

The huge effort that went into the creation of the Judicial Council and its adoption of guidelines on personal injury award levels has, it would appea(...)

Motor insurance premiums have fallen, but not public liability insurance, according to  the Alliance for Insurance Reform

Public liability insurance premiums continue to rise despite a significant fall in the size of injury awards, the Alliance for Insurance Reform said o(...)

The charities group The Wheel is seeking new legislation to rebalance the duty of care, as well as reform of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board. Photograph: iStock

The Government must act on excessive insurance costs which are threatening community initiatives and events, according to The Wheel, Ireland’s nationa(...)

The number of personal injury claims being lodged annually has been declining for the last four years. Photograph: iStock

Personal injury claims are expected to drop by 20 per cent this year due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions. The decline would have been even gre(...)

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