Personal Injuries Board
The Personal Injury* Board
According to the Personal Injuries Board web site they are “is the Government body which makes Personal Injury* awards.”
The Personal Injuries Board was set up in 2004 and was originally known as the PIAB. There have been many changes in the last nine years and as an example they just recently created an APP that you can down load onto your mobile telephone!
Why was the Personal Injuries Board set up?
It was set up for two basic reasons. Firstly it was to make the whole process of filling a personal accident/ injury claim much easier for a victim. Indeed the original idea was that claims could be filled without the input of a Personal Injury* solicitor. Secondly, it was set up to break the strangle hold and monopoly that Personal Injury* solicitors had on the claims process and to some extent that has been successful.
There are major draw backs however in dealing with the Personal Injuries Board. The Board is just a process and has no service at all to people who file claims.
They will make no comment or feedback on the quality of you Personal Injury* claims paperwork. If a mistake is made they will neither put it right nor will they let you know.
They take no negotiating position for you. If the insurance company makes you an offer and you are not happy with it they will not help you.
Simply go to a Personal Injury claims solicitor in Dublin you will not go wrong.
Disclaimer: *In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.