“The Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003, which established the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, requires, with an exception for medical negligence claims, that actions for damages for personal injuries be authorized by the Board before proceedings can be commenced.
The purpose of this is to ensure that the Board has an opportunity to assess a claim before litigation is commenced in the courts, and to reduce costs by allowing parties to accept a Board assessment without incurring litigation expenses” (Colin Jennings, Barry Scannell, and Dermot Sheehan- The Law of Personal Injuries, 2nd Edition (2016)).
With reference to relevant legislation, outline and explain;
(a) the process and procedure of making an application to the Injuries Board and,
(b) the assessment process of the Injuries Board in respect of such applications.
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