It should be noted that PIAB usually does not award any costs, so your Legal Fees must come out of the figure assessed by them. The foregoing is a very brief synopsis of the workings of PIAB and needless to say, there are all sorts of diverse situations which can and do arise, and we will of course fully advise you in relation to your particular circumstance. Read more about legal fees >
If ta claimant’s injuries are in any way complicated or complex PIAB will not be in a position to make an assessment. If a claimant has been involved in previous accidents, wherein they sustained similar injuries, PIAB will not be in a position to make an assessment. In this situation, it will be necessary to obtain the medical records of the claimant in order to ascertain the injuries sustained in those previous accidents. Contact us if you have a query on a complicated claim – locall 1850 20 40 60 or tel: 014537890.
PIAB will notify the other side, or more usually their Insurers, of the application. The other side has the option of consenting to the The PIAB Assessment Procedure, or of declining. If they decline, then The Board take no further part, and we will then issue Court Proceedings for your injuries, loss, damage and expense. If the other side consent to the The PIAB Assessment, then they will consider the medical reports furnished by both sides, and possible, (any independent reports commissioned, and it will produce a valuation of the claim, usually within 9 – 15 months.
There is no oral hearing. If you are willing to accept the Assessment and provided the other side are willing to pay it, then this is the end of the matter. However if either you or the other side does not accept the Assessment, then the claim will proceed under the former system of Court Litigation. Contact us if you have a query on a complicated claim – locall 1850 20 40 60 or tel: 014537890.