Personal Injury Claim

If you have suffered an injury and think you are entitled to compensation, you can submit a claim to PIAB.

Here's how it works in six simple steps.

 

The step-by-step-process

STEP 1:

Fill out a claim application form online or complete and send one to us by post along with a copy of your medical report and €45 processing fee.


STEP 2:

Respondent (who you are claiming against) receives notification of your claim from InjuriesBoard.ie.


STEP 3:

Respondent, usually represented by an insurance company, agrees to the assessment of your claim by InjuriesBoard.ie.


STEP 4:

InjuriesBoard.ie may arrange an independent medical examination on your behalf.


STEP 5:

InjuriesBoard.ie assess the amount of compensation (monetary value of your claim).


STEP 6:

Claimant and respondent both accept the amount of compensation. Respondent issues settlement cheque.

Important Guidance Note - Submitting your medical report

As part of your claim application you are required to submit a medical report to InjuriesBoard.ie. In most instances you need to make your claim within 2 years of the accident. It is recommended you submit your application form, €45 fee and medical report within this time period. If you have further queries please refer to the frequently asked questions below or alternatively contact our Service Centre on Lo-Call 1890 829 121.

How do I get a medical report? What type of report is required?

Even if you have attended several different doctors InjuriesBoard.ie only require a single medical report to be submitted as part of your application. A Doctor that has treated you in relation to your injuries should be in a position to complete a report on your behalf. Please note your treating doctor does not need to carry out a physical examination. It is recommended they complete the InjuriesBoard.ie medical form based on your medical records in their possession.

What do I need to do if I am having difficulty getting a medical report?

You may submit your claim application form to InjuriesBoard.ie in the absence of a medical report. You or your doctor may post it to us at a later stage. If you are experiencing difficulty getting a medical report, we recommend you contact your local GP to establish whether he/she could give assistance and provide us with a note outlining the nature and extent of your injuries. Alternatively you may provide a copy of your hospital admission records for our consideration. It is important to remember in most instances you have 2 years to make your claim. It is recommended you submit a completed application form, medical report and application fee within this time period.

What can I do if I don't currently have a medical report?

You may submit your claim to InjuriesBoard.ie in the absence of a medical report. You or your doctor may post the medical report to us at a later stage. It is important to remember in most instances you have 2 years to make your claim. It is recommended you submit a completed application form, medical report and application fee within this time period.

Who pays for my medical report?

The cost of the report to be submitted with your application is a matter between you and your doctor. The reasonable cost of the completion of the report from your medical records will form part of your final award.