WHEN WILL IRELAND’S SKY-HIGH PERSONAL INJURY AWARDS* BE REDUCED?
“The Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee shall submit the first draft of personal injuries guidelines to the (Judicial Council) Board not later than 6 months after the date on which the Committee stands established”1
* Ireland’s general damages for minor injuries are 4.4 times higher than in the UK and higher again than all our European neighbours. They are at the heart of our unsustainable insurance costs.
1 Section 18.(4) of the Judicial Council Act 2019. The PIGC was established on 28th April 2020 so draft guidelines are due by 28th October 2020.
2 The ISME Fair Book of Quantum suggest damages for minor soft tissue injuries that correspond with our own independent academic advice.
The Alliance brings together a range of civic and business organisations from across Ireland in highlighting the negative impact of persistently high premiums and calling for real reforms that will quickly reduce liability and motor insurance premiums to affordable levels and keep them that way.