Justice Minister Wants Action On Inflated Injury Claims In New Year

The Laois TD expects a judicial council to tackle the issue which is linked to increased premiums for businesses.

Laois TD and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan expects progress on the issue of high personal injury awards in the new year. 

A judicial council is currently being set up with the task of tackling the value of re-numeration given for less serious injuries such as whiplash. 

A recent study by the Mater Hospital showed 90% of whiplash patients failed to return for treatment once their claim was approved. 

The Irish Independent reports there's continued concern that the level of compensation given by judges is linked to the problem of increasing insurance premiums for businesses. 

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