The second phase of the Personal Injuries Resolution Board Act 2022 has been commenced by Dara Calleary (Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation).
Under the changes, a Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) or alternative identification, must be supplied when making an application to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB).
All claimants will also be required to sign the application form.
Failure to supply the required PIAB application information, including description in the medical report of the personal injuries allegedly sustained, will result in the statute of limitations continuing to run and an incomplete application.
Minister Calleary gave a 14-week notice period for the changes, from 29 May.
He said today (4 September) that “reform of the insurance sector through the Personal Injuries Assessment Board has been a priority for me since my appointment as minister.
“Changes introduced today will strengthen the PIAB process and reduce the potential for identity fraud, and ensure accuracy in relation to payment of resolved claims.”
He added that the Government’s focus is on reducing the costs of personal-injury claims, and facilitating reductions in insurance premiums, while ensuring that claims are efficiently and successfully resolved.
“I intend to commence the third and final phase of the act with all elements relating to the introduction of a mediation service and the remaining provisions before year-end,” he said.