Personal Injury Claims
Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) Act 2019.
This act commenced on 3rd April 2019. A "highlights" of this act to note is :
Section 51C which provides that the Court may penalise claimants and respondents as to costs where they have not complied with a request made by the PIAB assessors for additional information or documents; to provide assistance to experts retained by the PIAB or furnish information or documents or co-operate with those experts; or for the claimant to submit himself or herself to a medical examination
A medical report is not now necessary with the application to the Injuries Board to stop the clock from running for the Statute of Limitations; submitting form A which is your application form will suffice and PIAB will serve a preliminary notice on the respondent. It should be noted however that it will not serve the formal section 13 notice and commence the 90 day period until a medical report is received.