There have been calls from various groups for some time for the Government to step in and examine the awards that are given in personal injury cases. There are a few reasons for this:
Report the incident to the other party involved i.e. County Council, employer, owner of the premises etc. and the Gardai if necessary e.g. in the case of a road traffic accident
It should be remembered that the purpose of personal injury compensation is to put a person back in the same financial position as they were before a particular incident occurred.