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Injuriesboard.ie issues report for first half of 2012
According to recently published data, InjuriesBoard.ie has seen a gradual but consistent increase (4.1%) in claims volumes in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
Injuries Board.ie received 14,669 claims over the six month period, and made awards totaling €109.04 million in respect of 5,180 personal injury claimants.
InjuriesBoard.ie also noted that it is in receipt of a number of issue-specific claims linked to injuries arising from Thalidomide and hip replacements (De Puy).
In July, the Irish Thalidomide Association announced that its members would be lodging individual applications for compensation with InjuriesBoard.ie. As liability remains in dispute between the parties, InjuriesBoard.ie opted to release these claims to the Courts immediately so as to avoid delays for long suffering Thalidomide survivors and their families.
Year to date, Injuries Board has received 605 claims in respect of the De Puy hip replacement recall. As a total of 3,500 implants are understood to have been fitted, further claims are likely to arise.