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€400k awarded to ten Donegal claimants in 2013 – Injuries Board

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NEARLY €400,000 was awarded to ten Donegal claimants in 2013 ranking the county 19th in figures released by the Injuries Board.

The average award to the Donegal claimaints was €38,364, compared to Dublin, where the largest amount of claims were made (281), with an average of €22,901 paid.

A total of 24 counties were listed in the figures. For reasons of claimant confidentiality, awards volumes in Leitrim and Roscommon were too low to include in the above table.

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The Injuries Board awarded compensation of €24million in respect of 826 claims for workplace accidents in 2013, compared to €22million compensation for 807 awards in 2012.

The average award for a workplace accident last year also increased from €27,286 in 2012 to €28,886 in 2013.

The highest award for a workplace accident last year was €432,000, a substantial increase on the previous year’s figure of €332,143. The highest award in 2013 related to a fatal accident.

The Injuries Board is the independent statutory body which makes personal injury compensation awards arising from motor, workplace and public liability accidents. 

The board is self-funded predominantly through fees charged to those who are responsible for injuries (or their insurers) arising from such accidents.

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