How is Compensation Calculated?
In personal injury claims there are two separate categories of compensation
- General damages – known as compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured and may continue to endure into the future
- Special damages – these are also known as ‘out-of-pocket’ expenses. These can include medical costs and loss of earnings which may need to be calculated into the future if you have not yet fully recovered.
The Injuries Board offers guidance on the range of compensation for general damages only. This is outline below. It is important to understand that this does not deal with special damages. If you have suffered an injury it is advisable to speak to a specialist personal injurysolicitor that can explain the consequences of having more than one injury of the types listed below as well as the special damages that you may be entitled to recover.
This compensation estimator comes from the Book of Quantam, drafted by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) which Ireland’s independent state body that assesses personal injury compensation. These figures are subject to change under new guidelines in effect from 24th April 2021.