Law Reform Commission
– Chambers Ireland requests feedback on the Capping Damages in Personal Injuries Actions Issues Paper.
Chambers Ireland is requesting feedback from the Chamber Network on the new “issues paper” from the Law Reform Commission on Capping Damages in Personal Injuries Actions, published on 11 December 2019. http://bit.ly/2T3Enle
In the “issues paper”, the Law Reform Commission notes that the topic of insurance costs has generated considerable public debate over why premiums have increased, and why some sectors have found themselves unable to get public liability insurance.
The commission is looking at the capping of general damages, which are the damages paid for an injured person’s pain and suffering, as against special damages, which cover such issues as loss of earnings or future medical care.
If you have feedback, please send it to James.Kiernan@chambers.ie before the deadline of close of business on Friday 6th March 2020.