Once we have established that a third party was to blame for the accident, and we agree to work together, our solicitors** will send a claim letter to the person or company responsible for the injury. We will also contact and specialist such as medical professionals if we feel an expert opinion will help to support the case.
The defendant then has three months within which to reply, and in most cases this will happen much quicker. In their reply back to us they will state whether or not they accept liability for the accident. If they do then our lawyers will seek to settle the case outside of court.
Settlements like this are the most common, and very few of our clients will ever need to attend court. Settlements will be managed by the guilty party’s own solicitor and insurance company.
Making an Offer
Our panel of personal injury solicitors** will tell you what we think the compensation amount and offer should be. If the third party accepts our offer and agrees on the payment amount then the wheels will be set in motion to have the case closed and paid up.
In rare cases where the two parties cannot agree then our lawyers** will advise you on whether we believe a legal case should be brought, which could involve court proceedings. As we said though, this is very rare.
Taking Action Against an Employer
One of the more common accident claims that our team deal with are work accident claims. Understandably many people are concerned about bring a personal injury claim against a company that they currently work for.
We understand these concerns. It’s only natural for you to worry about this type of scenario. However, the law is on your side, and is specifically designed for instances such as this.
All employers and companies are required to have insurance policies designed to protect them financially from accidents at work. What this means is that it’s not your employer who will have to pay accident and injury compensation, but instead their insurance company.
Not only that, but UK legislation has strict statutes in place that mean businesses cannot discriminate against an employer or worker who has made a claim.
Contact Personal Injury Solicitors Brighton** today to start your compensation claim.