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    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim jargon buster: Interim payments

    When making an accident claim such as from an accident at work it can be a stressful and tiring time. However, the legal jargon used in the courts and by lawyers can make proceedings even more confusing.

    There may be a lot of legal phrases and terms being used and it can be easy to get lost in legal speak. One such phrase which is often used during a work injury claim is interim payments.

    What does interim payments mean?

    Interim payment is a court order which makes the company or individual you are claiming from pay the individual a set amount of money whilst waiting for the final settlement to come through. This could be used if the claimant has an immediate need for the funds.

    This payment may also be paid by the court depending on the circumstances. Once the final settlement for the accident at work claim is decided upon the interim payment may be included in this final figure.

    Accidents at work are no laughing matter. If the work injury results in hospital stays and operations the costs can pile up from medical bills and prescriptions through to unpaid bills due to loss of earnings.

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    What to do if you have an accident at work

    If you have had an accident at work within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such claims as work injuries. With 15 years’ worth of experience under our belt we will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. In fact, many of our clients are able to settle their accident at work claim without having to step foot in a courtroom.

    To find out more about making a work injury claim or any type of accident claim, speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, on which a professional adviser will be waiting to talk to you in confidence. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online to find out how much your accident at work claim could be worth.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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