Injuries Board says 6% increase in new claims reflects economic growth

The Injuries Board has published its annual overview for last year, showing a 6% increase in new claims.

A total of 33,561 new personal injury claims were submitted to the Board in 2015.

There were 11,734 compensation awards last year, with the average payout much the same as in 2014 at just over €22,800.

Motoring related claims were the most common, accounting for three out of four awards.

Employer liability made up 8% of awards and public liability claims were responsible for 17%.

CEO Conor O'Brien said the increase was in-line with the economic recovery.

"It's in line with economic growth and activity. The level of awards is steady, with a very small increase of about 1%," he said.

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