New figures from the injuries board show there was a fall in amount paid out in compensation claims in Donegal last year, but there was an increase in the number of claims.
A total of 4.7 million euro was paid out through the injuries board last year, down from 5.17 million in 2009.
This off the back of 233 awards to claimaints in 2010 an icrease of 10.
There was no surge in claims following the adverse weather at the start of last year as some had predicted.
CEO of Injuries board.ie Patricia Byron says the fall in payments can be linked to the down turn in the economy: