How To Make A Claim
Your workplace accident claim will be made through the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). Your PIAB application will set out the circumstances of your accident, and will be accompanied by a medical report of an expert in the area and a list of your special damages, i.e. your out of pocket expenses as a result of the accident.
How Long It Takes
The Statute of Limitations for a workplace accident is two years from the date of the accident. Applications should be lodged as soon as possible after the accident. PIAB can take between 9-15 months to assess your claim.
They will then issue an assessment which can be accepted or rejected by both parties, and will only become binding if accepted by both parties involved. If either parties rejects PIAB’s assessment, an authorisation will be issued allowing the Claimant to issue proceedings.
The length of court proceedings will depend on which court is dealing with the matter, i.e. the District Court, Circuit Court or High Court, and also the complexities of the case. To progress a case through the courts, it may take anywhere between 1-3 years.