INJURY CLAIMS STATS SHOW CO. WEXFORD HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST CLAIMS IN FIRST 6 MONTHS
The Injuries Board says there’s been a ‘cultural revolution’ when it comes to injury claims.
In a mid year review, the body’s CEO Patricia Byron says only 2 per cent of personal injury claims ever go to court, and almost all insurers aim to get an early resolution.
The review shows an increase of more than a fifth in the total compensation handed out to claimants in the first half of the year.
However County Wexford had one of the lowest claims per head of population in the country along with the south east region in general.
Longford, Limerick and Louth were the counties recorded with the largest compensation claims.
The increase of 144 million euro in claims being made is largely being put down to a time lag between a spike in claims in recent years, and the resolution of those.
The majority of claims were for vicitms of motor accidents followed by public liability and employer liability.
The average award made was for just over 22,000 euro.