If you’ve been unfortunate enough to be in an accident and it wasn’t your fault, you can claim for compensation in the form of a personal injury claim. As part of the claim, sometimes an interim payment for a personal injury claim is awarded. In this article we explore the idea of interim payments, how they can help you, and share how Accident Advice Helpline can seek compensation on your behalf.
What is an interim payment for a personal injury claim?
An interim payment is an amount of money that is awarded to the injured person before their claim is fully paid up.
Why are interim payments awarded to those claiming for compensation?
Sometimes personal injury claims take a while to process. This may be because you have suffered a serious injury and your condition may need time to settle.
Specialists may be unwilling or unable to predict your long-term future and so an interim payment is made to help you with medical expenses, or to cover any other adjustments that need to be made to help you in your day-to-day life. This may be to fund changes to your home, specialist equipment such as wheelchairs, or you may need a carer to help you with daily duties.
Accident Advice Helpline will work with you to ensure that you are awarded an interim payment as early as possible in the claim process.
How much is awarded as an interim payment?
As with full payments in claims, unfortunately there are no set rules on the amount you’ll be awarded as an interim payment. Payments are agreed on a case-by-case basis and it’s best to discuss with us your individual situation.
Why use Accident Advice Helpline to seek compensation and interim payments?
We always work with your best interests at heart at Accident Advice Helpline. Rest assured that we aim to get you an interim payment for a personal injury claim as soon as possible.
We have been helping people like you for over ten years and have hundreds of specialist lawyers across the country who are ready to help you win compensation. We operate on a no win no fee basis, so if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t need to pay us a penny in solicitor fees.
On hand to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our friendly advisers are there to help. Call them on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 today, or complete our 30-second test to see if you have a claim.
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Please note: your accident must have happened in the last three years to be eligible and we cannot guarantee how long it will take to process your claim, as this varies from case to case.
Date Published: 25th September 2013
Author: David Brown