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Poll: Should personal injury payouts be lowered?

Ireland’s personal injury payouts are a “stark multiple” of those in other countries, a report has said.

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SHOULD PERSONAL INJURY payouts be lowered, and if so, to what amount?

A report from the Personal Injuries Commission said that pay-out claims for whiplash here are 4.4 times higher here than in the UK.

The average claim for soft tissue injuries in Ireland is €19,862, which is far greater than Canada, Germany and Australia – it’s around £4,500 in the UK. 

There’s talk of reducing the amount that’s paid out in personal injuries in Ireland as a result – so do you agree? Should the average amount paid out by the courts for personal injuries be lowered?

Poll Results:

Yes, it should be the same as in the UK (6709)
No (1303)
Yes, but not as low as it is in the UK (1286)
I don't know (526)

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