Frizelle, O'Leary & Co Solicitors
Slaney Place, Enniscorthy,
Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Tel:/ 053 92 33547
Fax: 053 92 34880
24 - 26 Upper Ormond Quay,
If you have sustained a personal injury, you may be entitled to make an accident or personal injury compensation claim for the injuries and losses that you have suffered. The type of injuries often seen in a Personal Injury case are whip lash, back injuries, head injuries and injuries to the spine. At Frizelle O’Leary & Co. Solicitors in Enniscorthy, we have assisted many clients in successfully settling Personal Injuries claims.
There are two routes through which compensation may be claimed:
The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB)
Before beginning court proceedings, all personal injury claims must be submitted to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). The PIAB assess the amount of compensation due to a person who has suffered a personal injury in the workplace, in a car accident, or in a public liability accident. It is important to receive legal advice in cases like these, and Frizelle O’Leary & Co. Solicitors represent clients in their dealings with the PIAB to ensure that the compensation awarded is sufficient.
If either party is not satisfied with the outcome of the PIAB, then the claim is transferred to the Courts, where Frizelle O’Leary & Co. Solicitors can litigate on your behalf. We obtain reports from all relevant specialists, and work with a barrister towards achieving the best result for you. Sometimes a settlement offer is made before the case goes to court, in which case we will help you to decide whether or not to accept the offer of compensation. If you choose not to accept the settlement offer then the case progresses to court, where a judge will make a decision based on the legal arguments from both sides. In this case we will provide excellent service in representing you, endeavouring to give you the best chance of receiving a fair settlement.
It is important to note that in Personal Injuries Claims, as in all contentious matters, your solicitor must furnish you with certain information about legal costs at the outset, and may not calculate fees as a percentage of any award or settlement.