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Do I need a Solicitor?

Do I need a Solicitor?

The simple answer is No, You don’t need a solicitor to pursue a claim in the WRC.

That’s part of the reason the WRC was established.  The WRC was specifically set up as a forum intended to facilitate individual claimants by allowing them to take a claim against an employer without the complication or cost of employing a solicitor. The difficulty of course is that the employer is almost always well represented by legal professionals. This of course unbalances the status quo.  Often the employer can afford highly paid solicitors and even legal counsel such as Junior and even Senior Counsel. And an individual claimant is faced with this.  The cost of fighting a case in this way can be extremely high and very stressful. Most of our Clients are realists and while they may know that they have a good case, they also know that they have neither the legal expertise nor the capability of successfully handling their claim on their own.  Sure, they could fill in a WRC form online and submit it and take the chance that things might go their way, but they’re smarter than that. They understand that by having the right representation, people who understand employment law and how it works and who have the experience of building a successful case and who know how the Adjudicators thinks, as well as how their opponents think.  They understand that by using someone like us, they’ve the best chance of getting a good result. We’re dealing with the WRC and the Labour Court every day of the week.  Many people still do manage their own claims.  But, it’s a fact that their applications are generally poorly prepared, badly submitted, managed and run and as a result they often fail, sometimes on mere technicality. When they are successful, they usually fail to achieve the full value of the claim. Now to be clear, we’re not suggesting that anyone should ever or that we would ever entertain an embellished claim.  In fact, we will never take a claim that we don’t truly believe is genuine and merited.  That’s why we insist on meeting all of our Clients before proceeding and they fill in a client application form before we’ll take them on. But while some people might make claims that are either disingenuous or dishonest, employers also often defend claims in this way.  We know that unless you properly prepare, submit and run your claim you risk losing out on compensation that you deserve simply because you haven’t properly identified, explained or communicated your claim to the Adjudicator. Worse than that, a poorly prepared claim could leave you with egg on your face before an employer who you wanted to teach a lesson to.   Often, it’s the case that a claimant may not even themselves understand the merits of their case and it is only on review that we discover other avenues open to them.  It is not simply a matter of just turning up and collecting compensation! Given the complexity of many types of WRC cases, it is our view that you should definitely instruct someone who is a specialist, who knows their way around the WRC and who’s known there.  Many solicitors are general practitioners who do a bit of everything and who may not familiar with the peculiarities of the WRC.  

Using a specialist gives you;

  • Peace of mind that your claim is being dealt with by an experienced specialist who will guide you through an extremely complex process and ensure that no stone has been left unturned in seeking a legal remedy for what happened to you; and
  • access to an expert professional who can advise on how best to maximise your prospects of success in your case and recover the true value of that to which you may entitled.

If your local or previous solicitor specialises in employment law claims, then he or she may well be the ideal solicitor for you.  But what if they’re not?  You certainly don’t have to limit your choice by geographical location or to someone you may have dealt with in the past on an unrelated matter. We operate a nationwide service in employment law claims exclusively for employees and our clients come from all over the country.  With the benefit of modem communications and the internet, physical distance is no longer a problem. Don’t worry about where your representative is when thinking about your employment claim.  What is important is making sure that you get the right team, one that you are comfortable with and that they have the specialist skill and experience to handle your case successfully If you’d be interested in a Free Case Assessment without any obligation whatsoever, please here and complete the attached form.

Our background

We are a specialist employment law practice.  That means that every single day we’re dealing with our Client’s Data Protection and Privacy rights and ensuring that employers are respecting these.  We are perfectly placed to not only offer you advice on data privacy and protection concerns but to guide you through its complexities too. We’ve already built up years of experience working with individuals data protection rights, ensuring we’ve gained a comprehensive view of how to offer you the best level of guidance and support.

What we Do

Our dedicated team of professionals has huge experience working on behalf of and with workers in these types of situation. We have the legal knowledge required to guide you through this complex situation and give you the advice and support you need right now. We are experienced at resolving these types of claims quickly and effectively – often without you even having to face a drawn-out battle in Court. Our aim is to work for you to achieve the best possible outcome so that you can move on with your life. We will;

  1. Listen to You!
  2. Advise you on your legal rights;
  3. Take all the necessary legal steps required to make your voice heard and;
  4. Get you compensation.

With You, Every Step of the Way

Most of all, we will be with you, every step of the way and when push comes to shove, we will be your voice.

Barrack Obama once said “one voice can change a room, and if it can change a room, it can change a city and if it can change a city it can change a nation and if it can change a nation it can change the world”.

Make your voice heard and help to change something…

Our service is confidential, discrete and tailored to each Client to fit their individual needs.  We will never disclose your information to others.

What do I need to Do Next?

Every month, we offer a select number of potential clients an opportunity to meet with one of our team for a free, no obligation, initial consultation to discuss the options available to you.

At that meeting we will LISTEN and go through with you every aspect of your case and can give you clear advice about your options, what legal steps you can take to make this stop and we will also explain the whole process and the strengths and weaknesses of your case.  If you wish to proceed we will file your claim, draft written submissions and represent you at any Court hearing. Due to high demand and because we only work with a limited number of cases, we only offer 20 appointments a month.  We know that these appointments always fill up very quickly.  Contact us today to see how we can help you chose the outcome you want.  Please also remember that you only have two years from the date of your accident or injury to make your claim so don’t delay, the clock is ticking.  After that time limit passes, your claim is what’s called “statute barred” which means that you can’t make a claim at all after that.

Make An Enquiry

Call us today on 1890 88 90 90 or email info@employment-matters.ie to find out more about how we can help or click here to make a Free Online Enquiry and we will soon be in touch to help you.