The Personal Injuries Board
The law in Ireland is that all personal injury claims (except medical negligence cases) must first of all go through the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.
The first thing to remember is that the Injuries Board are not acting for you. They are an independent board set up by the Government to assess the amount of compensation which you are entitled to for personal injury. They are not there to advise you.
There is a lot of pitfalls to avoid when making an application to the injuries board. If you get any part of your application wrong, then you will suffer the consequences. For example incorrectly stating the legal name of your employer in the application.
Our firm view is that you are better off dealing with them the assistance of a Solicitor who can assist you with your application and properly and independently advise you.