The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) is an independent State body in Ireland that assesses personal injury compensation in a timely and cost-effective manner. Personal injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions, workplace accidents, and public liability accidents are assessed by the PIAB. Unless plaintiffs and insurers/respondents reach an early settlement, all personal injury cases must go through PIAB.
Medical negligence claims are not included in the incidents that may be submitted under the legislation that created PIAB. Since its inception in 2004, the PIAB has reviewed over 130,000 claims, with over 60% of claimants accepting its findings. This method has low transaction costs and can be more efficient than litigation.