Personal Injury

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Plans to enhance and reform the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) in a bid to encourage more claimants and respondents to use it have been given the go-ahead by ministers. The government has approved the general scheme of the Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill and has now given the gree

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The setting of a new personal injury discount rate (PIDR) for Northern Ireland could be jeopardised by the possible collapse of the Northern Ireland Assembly, an insurance law expert has warned. The Damages (Return on Investment) Bill, which introduces a statutory methodology for calculating the dis

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A new personal injury discount rate will be set early next year following the passing of new legislation. The Damages (Return on Investment) Bill completed its final stage in Stormont yesterday and is expected to receive royal assent before the end of January 2022, after which a new rate will be set

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Personal injury lawyers have called on the Irish government to establish a statutory compensation scheme for vaccine-related injuries. An expert group chaired by Mr Justice Charles Meenan recommended in December 2020 that the government establish a vaccine compensation scheme "as a matter of urgency

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Motor insurance premiums fell by seven per cent last year in the last full year before the introduction of new personal injury guidelines, according to new figures. The Central Bank's third National Claims Information Database (NCID) report on private motor insurance reveals that the average earned

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Alison Cassidy, partner at DAC Beachcroft in Belfast, comments on Northern Ireland's low personal injury discount rate. It has been over five months since the Department of Justice made a shock announcement to change the personal injury discount rate (PIDR) from +2.5 per cent to -1.75 per cent, leav

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Judges are unsure as to who among them should hear a series of legal challenges to new personal injury guidelines because nearly all judges voted on them, according to reports. There are now at least five sets of proceedings in the High Court taking aim at the new guidelines, raising issues such as

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