You should submit an application to http://www.piab.ie/ in the first instance.
You or your solicitor should submit a letter of claim to the State Claims Agency.
You should contact the State Claims Agency and provide us with full details of the incident together with estimates for repair where available. The claim will need to be submitted in writing. You should include the names of the persons from the State authority who were involved in the incident.
Under the Clinical Indemnity Scheme, the State will provide indemnity for claims from patients whose treatment was part of a clinical trial or other approved research project.
In trials sponsored by external organisations such as pharmaceutical companies, State indemnity extends to treatment only and does not cover product liability or claims arising from trial design or protocol. Indemnity against such claims remains the responsibility of the body conducting the trial or research product and, therefore, an appropriate indemnity should be secured from the external sponsor(s).
Where the trial is designed by an agency covered by the scheme or any of its employees (including investigator-led trials where the investigator is an employee) the cover under the scheme will extend to claims arising from trial design or protocol.
In all trials, it is a condition of State indemnity that the relevant agency’s Ethics Committee has approved the trial.
The Clinical Trial Indemnity Form is available in our Resources section under the “Clinical Indemnity” category.
Yes, the State Claims Agency provides representation at coroner’s inquests for indemnified agencies or clinical practitioners where requested.
Yes – if an indemnified authority hires a vehicles for State business, then its employees who drive the vehicle will also be indemnified by the State in respect of any claims for personal injury or third-party property damage.
This indemnity extends to cover only the negligence of the delegated State authority (or employees) and does not extend to indemnify any third party. The lease or hire company may request confirmation of State indemnity for personal injury and third-party property damage.
In this event a copy of the Confirmation Statement, naming the State authority, should be provided in lieu of an insurance policy. This can normally be obtained from the authority’s Fleet/Transport or Legal Affairs section.
No – a State vehicle that is covered by State indemnity is not required to carry an insurance disc such as that issued by conventional insurance companies.
A certificate of State indemnity, available from the State Claims Agency, can be issued for their vehicles owned by indemnified authorities. These certificates should be carried in the vehicle for use as confirmation of indemnity, in lieu of insurance, in the event of an accident or if required by a member of An Garda Síochána.
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