The Garda Síochána (Compensation) Bill 2021 has completed all stages in the Oireachtas and will overhaul the current Garda compensation scheme for gardaí injured in the course of their duties.
The bill aims to reduce the length of time it takes to process compensation awards and to reduce legal costs, cutting the number of applications going to court.
Under the new scheme, where an assessment concludes that a member has been injured as a result of a malicious incident, an application will be made on the claimant’s behalf to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB).
State Claims Agency
After a claim has been made to PIAB, the State Claims Agency will represent the Garda Commissioner.