PIAB insurance claims low in North West . . . but businesses still hit

The number of personal injury claims made in the North West counties is low compared to the rest of the country.

In Donegal, 269 awards were made to people by the Personal Injuries Board in 2015, 134 were made in Sligo and 55 in Leitrim.

However the insurance industry is warning that bogus claimants will ensure that these figures rise in all areas in the coming years.

CFM group, one of Ireland’s last general insurance brokers warns there is a ‘very small but dangerous cohort of people out there who engage in the practice of falsifying claims’.

They are calling for a register to be set up to prevent false claimants.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of the CFM Groups, warns that while the figures are low in this region it’s still affecting small business-owners and is set to get worse: