When you are considering which of the best injury claim solicitors Stockport has to offer, you may be interested in hearing about some of the latest news about catastrophic injury claims.
A guide has been released to speed up proceedings for catastrophic injury claims. It is hoped the less prescriptive approach will help achieve this, in a move that has been supported by 12 insurers and 40 law firms to date.
Catastrophic injury claims are related to injuries that have caused long term disability, sickness or even death.
These often include brain or head injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, amputations, severe burns and multiple fractures.
Claims of this nature are often valued at over £250,000, which makes them complex cases that have previously been handled in different ways. It is hoped that the guide will provide some clarity.
The guide, The Guide to the Conduct of Cases Involving Serious Injury, promotes quicker resolution of liability in order to encourage earlier access to rehabilitation treatment if it is needed by the victim. It also covers calculation of proportionate costs, The Solicitors Journal reported.
It builds on a code that was produced in 2008 and will work alongside civil procedure rules.
If you or a relative have been the victim of a catastrophic injury where you think there may be liability for the damage caused then you will want to speak to competent lawyers who will deal with your claim sensitively and assertively as you work through this difficult time.
An appropriate settlement could help you and your family make the most of the situation so don’t delay when getting in touch.