Claim process

 

LITKRAFT TRIES TO MAKE THE CLAIMS PROCESS AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE, BUT THERE ARE A FEW STEPS IN THE CLAIMS PROCESS, WHICH OUR CLIENTS MUST GO THROUGH.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO MAKE A CLAIM?

The best way to find out if you are eligible to make a claim is to give us a call on 0208 635 5555.

Or for a quick check, please answer the following three questions:

  1. Did your accident happen in the last three years?
  2. Was the accident someone else’s fault?
  3. Where you injured as a result of the accident?

 

If you said YES to all three questions, call us now on 0208 635 5555 and we can start your claim straight away.

If you are not sure who is at fault for the accident/injury – call LITKRAFT and we will guide you.

HOW LONG WILL COMPENSATION CLAIM TAKE?

The amount of time an accident claim takes to reach settlement varies. It is virtually impossible to predict outset how long a claim will take to resolve. Each claim is different and mainly depends on how complicated the case is.

 

Three main factors to consider:

 

Whilst each claim is unique, the general settlement timeframes set out below can be used as a rough guide for each type of personal injury claim. However, they are based on the assumption that liability is admitted and healing from the injuries is expected within a reasonable amount of time:

 

Claim Type Projected Case Settlement Time
Road Accident Claim 4 – 9 months
Workplace Accident Claim 6 – 9 months
Slip, Trip, Fall Claim 6 – 9 months
Industrial Disease Claim 12 – 18 months
Medical Negligence Claim 18 – 36 months

HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM?

The amount of compensation you can claim for your injury can vary considerably, simply because not every injury is the same.

There are two types of compensation Special Damages and General Damages.

 

Special Damages are usually fairly easy to calculate as you only need to calculate the loss in income for example lost wages, medical expenses, car repairs, insurance excess and others.

 

General Damages are more complicated as it is hard to determent the value of your injury, how much future earnings you may lose, what the future medical expenses or cost of care or rehabilitation could be. There are some guidelines on the expected compensation for certain types of injury.

 

Factors that are taken into account include:

 

There are established guidelines for how much compensation for certain injuries you can get. More information can be found here

WHAT IS THE CLAIM PROCESS?

Our personal injury lawyers are experts and will help you to understand the process of making a claim in simple terms.

 

1. ASSESSMENT

 

2. SIGNING AN AGREEMENT

 

3. PREPARE A LETTER OF CLAIM

Letter of claim is a formal letter which notifies the person you believe at fault for your accident that you intend to make a claim for compensation from them.

Solicitors will need the following details in order to prepare a Letter of Claim:

Letter of claim will be sent to the person you are suing:

 

4. MEDICAL EXAMINATION

 

5. NEGOTIATIONS – ADMIT OR DENY LIABILITY

Defendants always try to reduce the pay-out sum; however, our solicitors will fight till the end to get the compensation you deserve. There are 3 possible outcomes:

 

CLAIM PAY OUT

Need legal assistance – do you have a claim?

Get in touch now with any enquiries and our friendly experts will get back to you as soon as possible.