Ibec welcomes review of personal injury award guidelines

November 19, 2019

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, welcomes today’s announcement by Chief Justice Frank Clarke that the Judicial Council will immediately convene a committee to conduct a review of personal injury award guidelines. Ibec Head of Infrastructure Dr Neil Walker said: “Ibec has long argued that a reduction of up to 75% is merited across a wide range of bodily injuries. The findings of the Personal Injuries Commission confirmed our own research, namely that Ireland is way out of kilter with international norms. “This review, if completed quickly and implemented effectively, has significant potential to stem the crippling cost of employer and public liability insurance premiums.”