The straight answer to the question is no you don’t need to use a solicitor to make an injury claim. You can make the compensation claim yourself. In fact, the Irish Government policy is to encourage people not to use solicitors.
At every turn in the injury claim process, the citizen is coaxed to do the claim themselves.
We would contend that this is unwise and that you should employ a solicitor for the following reasons :-
* A personal injury solicitor will know all the different types of losses you can claim. If you attempt to make your own claim, it is very likely you will not include all the losses that you are entitled to claim.
* A personal injury solicitor will be able to obtain more compensation for your injuries. A personal injury specialist solicitor will not only have access to the most recent law on the value of your injury, but in addition will be taken far more seriously than you would be when any offers of compensation are made.
* A personal injury solicitor will know what evidence is necessary to prove your claim.
– an opinion from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon