Saturday 17 November 2018

Injuries Board needs attention

THE performance of the Injuries Board will be stoutly defended once again today by its executives, despite statistics that would appear to question its effectiveness.

When the Personal Injuries Assessment Board was first mooted, it was described as a "fatally flawed project" by then senior counsel, Rory Brady. He anticipated that, far from reducing costs it would "add an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy and expense".

Championed by Mary Harney, the then Tanaiste and Enterprise Minister, PIAB was intended to speed up the processing of personal injury claims and end rampant fraud.

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