The Steps a Personal Injury Solicitor will Take to Help You

The steps a personal injury solicitor will take to help you

If you have been involved in an accident you may need the guidance of a personal injury solicitor Cork.

Accidents can happen at any time, anywhere and without warning.

Whether it be a work incident or a road traffic accident, it can result in severe ramifications for your health and life.

Oftentimes, these injuries come as a result of negligence by another individual or organization. If this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation and will need the assistance of a personal injury solicitor.

Here at Ronan Enright Solicitors, we have a highly experienced team of personal injury solicitors who deal with these claims.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s actions within the previous two years, we may be able to assist you in bringing a claim against those responsible.

Expert aid from a personal injury solicitor

The process for obtaining compensation for injury suffered can be intimidating but a personal injury solicitor will make it as uncomplicated as possible.

A personal injury solicitor will talk you through all of the steps involved and keep you informed throughout every stage.

The majority of claims do not begin in court. By law, they are required by law to start with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (with the exception of medical negligence cases).

PIAB provides an independent assessment of personal injury claims for compensation following road traffic, workplace or public liability accidents. If the person you hold responsible for your injury (the respondent) does not want PIAB to assess your claim for compensation, you can take your claim to court.

An application to the PIAB is done with the help of a personal injury solicitor to ensure an accurate process that runs smoothly. Correct guidance is given by the expert in the gathering of documents, medical reports and evidence that is collated for submission to the board.

The key steps in a personal injuries case

If the case must go to court, you can be assured that a personal injury solicitor will expertly guide you through the motions.

In their simplest form, these are the steps taken in a personal injuries case:

  • Obtaining a medico-legal report from your doctor/specialist.
  • Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) Application.
  • Drafting/Issuing a Personal Injuries Summons.
  • Responding to Particulars raised by the defendant.
  • Preparing evidence for Hearing.
  • Settlement

Here at Ronan Enright Solicitors we will always take our client’s instructions when dealing with a case. Please feel free to contact our experienced solicitor Cork with no obligation if you feel that you may wish to bring a claim.

Call us on (021) 235 5443 or email


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Wish to solve a disagreement outside of the courts? A dispute resolution solicitor can help

Wish to solve a disagreement outside of the courts? A dispute resolution solicitor can help


Here is how a dispute resolution solicitor can help you rectify agreements without going to court.

What happens when a dispute gets out of hand?

Where do you go and who do you turn to?

In life, disagreements happen every hour of every day. From minor moments of miscommunication to more heated encounters, the contention is unavoidable.

Sometimes these disputes can only be rectified through the courts and with the help of a litigation solicitor.

However, many parties wish to deal with such issues outside of a courtroom. And so, they will need a dispute resolution solicitor with expert knowledge in the area.

The reasons for this choice include:

Cost: Although arbitration is an exception, the cost of all other mediation is a fraction of what a court appearance would amount to.

Privacy: Rather than in open court, meetings in dispute resolution take place in private.

Speed: Unlike undertaking a lengthy court case, the alternatives handed down by a dispute resolution solicitor are dealt with promptly and efficiently. Parties also have more control over the process.

So, what types of settlement aids can a dispute resolution solicitor help provide to clients?




Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution that sees two disputing parties agree to submit their dispute to a neutral third party for determination.

This agreement to submit the dispute to arbitration is commonly found in a contract clause between both parties.

In arbitration, an independent individual will hear details of a disagreement from those involved, consider all the facts and give a final decision on the issue.

Arbitration is very similar to a court case and a dispute resolution solicitor will usually be engaged by both parties.



It also defines as “a confidential, facilitative and voluntary process in which parties to a dispute, with the assistance of a mediator, attempt to reach a mutually acceptable agreement to resolve the dispute.”

Mediation is a voluntary form of dispute resolution, so a person cannot be required to use mediation to resolve the issue. All parties must agree to use mediation beforehand.

Even when the parties have agreed to use mediation, it remains voluntary. The parties are free to decide at any time not to continue.
Only the parties decide if, when, and how to resolve the dispute through mediation. The terms of any resolution agreement between the parties only become binding when set down in writing and signed by them.


The obligations of a dispute resolution solicitor


By law, before you start court action, your dispute resolution solicitor must advise you to consider mediation to resolve your dispute. He or she must also give you information about:

•      Mediation services are available in the state.
•      The possible advantages for you and the other parties of resolving your dispute outside of the courts.

It’s important to note that mediation or arbitration may not be suitable for every dispute. Your dispute resolution solicitor will advise you on all options and help you distinguish the most suitable for your needs. If you are in need of a dispute resolution solicitor, please contact Ronan Enright Solicitors now on (021) 235 5443 or email