PIAB Awards and The Book of Quantum

PIAB is Ireland’s self-supported state body, which assesses personal injury compensation in a cost-efficient and timely manner. All personal injury cases go through PIAB if they are not settled earlier between insurers/respondents and claimants. However, medical negligence claims are not considered for the assessment by PIAB.

Types of accidents assessed by PIAB 

PIAB awards compensation for personal injuries suffered by people in the following categories:

Motor Accidents: Motor accidents can include anything from truck accidents, car accidents, bus accidents to motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, or even car accidents involving pedestrians.

Workplace Accidents: Workplace accidents include incidents such as manual handling injuries, injuries sustained from a hazardous environment, trip and fall at work, repetitive strain injuries.

Public Liability Accidents: Public liability claims include slip, fall, or trip in a public place such as a supermarket, somebody else property, or on a footpath, pavement, or curb, public park accidents, shopping centre accidents.


According to 2019 statistics, the percentage breakdown of PIAB awards category stands as

70% Motor Liability - Road Traffic Accidents

17% of  Employers Liability - Accidents at Work

13% Public Liability - Accidents in a Public Place, and the previous years’ statistics stand as:

The Book of Quantum

The PIAB Book of Quantum is a guide aggregated to help the Injuries Board assessors in the assessment of an injury claim. It is used to reach a compensation figure by following these steps: 

1. Identifying the category of the injury:

  • Head
  • Neck
  • Back and Spinal
  • Upper Limbs
  • Lower Limbs
  • Body and Internal Organs

2. Understand the severity of the injury

  • Minor
  • Moderate
  • Moderately severe
  • Severe and permanent

3. Looking up the valye range of past similar injury settlements

4. Considering the effects of multiple injuries

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