At Accident Advice Helpline, we know that the terms used when making a claim for compensation can sometimes be a little difficult to understand. That’s why we publish these handy jargon buster articles, so that we can inform and enlighten our clients, making the claim process more transparent and straightforward in the process.
Mandamus is a legal remedy in the form of a writ from a superior court, compelling any subordinate court, corporation, or public authority, to do or refrain from doing an act that they are obliged under law to do.
Mandamus cannot be used to compel an authority to commit an act that is contrary to statutory provision. The term mandamus is no longer used in the UK, as this procedure was renamed by the Civil Procedure, Modification of Supreme Court Act 1981, Order 2004 to become a mandatory order.
To give an example of this, the High Court could compel an authority to make an assessment of a disabled person’s needs where an authority has thus far failed to act. It is important to note that a mandatory order is binding and a breach of a mandatory order is considered to be contempt of court.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been injured perhaps as the result of an accident at work, slip, trip or fall or even an accident on holiday, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim for compensation.
Will I have to pay any fees upfront?
With Accident Advice Helpline, all of our claims are made on an entirely 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the event that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.
We understand that many people can be placed in a financially compromising position as the result of a work-related accident due to unforeseen medical bills and loss of income.
Will I have to appear in court?
The majority of our claims are settled outside of court, meaning many of our clients will not have to face the prospect of a court appearance against a current or former employer when making a claim for work accident compensation.
For more information, and to speak with one of our professional, friendly advisers, call Accident Advice Helpline’s Freephone number on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice