Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (755)

Robert Troy


755. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the 2018 PIAB annual report; if she is considering taking actions arising from the report; and if so, the details of same. [36848/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

Section 83 of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 provides that the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) shall submit an annual report of its activities to the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation, and that the Minister shall ensure that this report is laid before each House of the Oireachtas. PIAB’s Annual Report for 2018 was laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas on 15 July 2019 and outlines the activities of PIAB during the course of the year.

The PIAB Annual Report 2018 shows that PIAB continues to deliver on its mission of processing personal injury claims for public place, workplace and motor accidents in a fair, efficient and transparent manner.

In 2018, a total of 33,371 claims were received by PIAB.  The Board made 12,112 awards to the value of €298.55 million, of which 6,206 awards to the value of €153.6 million were accepted.

During 2018, PIAB actively participated in two Government led initiatives, namely the Cost of Insurance Working Group chaired by Minister of State D’Arcy and the Personal Injuries Commission chaired by Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns.