Every year thousands of personal injury claims are made in Ireland. Whiplash injuries alone account for 80% of all insurance claims according to a report published by the Personal Injuries Assesment Board; with an average payout of €15,000 for the injury.
The amount of compensation for personal injury claims vary based on the severity of the injury and all claims are assessed on an individual case by case basis. Factors which determine the level of compensation received by the victim include how the injury has affected their work, family and personal lives in the short, medium and long term.
The variance in the level of compensation paid out for insurance claims is detailed in the Book of Quantum. The book shows the guideline amounts for compensation in personal injury claims varying from minor to severe injuries.
We have put together some of the most common types of personal injury claims and the level of compensation awarded in the below Infographic.
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