Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (57)

Michael McGrath

Question:

57. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the amount paid by the State Claims Agency in personal injury claims in each of the years 2010 to 2019 by delegated State authority; the amount paid in medical negligence cases in the same period, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51016/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The State Claims Agency (SCA) is part of the National Treasury Management Agency, which is a body under the aegis of the Minister for Finance. As such, the SCA have supplied the information included in this response, and confirmed that it is correct as of 30 November 2019.

The information in the report in the following link has been extracted from the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The SCA have advised that the criteria used in the compiling of the following report is as follows:

- Total amount paid for each of the years 2010 to 2019 inclusive, year to date (This excludes the deduction of reimbursements or third party contributions).

- Payments can relate to damages, legal fees and other expert costs.

- Personal Injury includes incidents related to a person only, which includes service users, staff and members of the public. This excludes property damage, crash collision and non-crash collision claims but includes personal injury claims related to crash collisions.

- Healthcare Sector includes Healthcare and Healthcare Private.

- In order to avoid breaches of data protection legislation, some delegated State authorities have been merged where appropriate to avoid possible identification of individual payments. In this regard, we are only showing individual delegated State authorities in respect of which total payments, over the period (2010-2019YTD), exceed €200,000. All other State authorities with payments made in the given years have been merged into “Other” category. In addition, for confidentiality reasons we have redacted amounts paid below €50,000 per year or where payment amount may breach confidentiality.

- This report is correct as of 30/11/2019.

As well as the tables in the following report there are a series of definitions in support of the data contained in the report.

Payments