Making a compensation claim is, more often than not, a straightforward procedure. If you have a competent personal injury solicitor representing you then the process should be simple and stress-free. You may put off claiming because you believe that you will have to take your claim through the courts. However, this is not always the case. Most of the personal injury cases we deal with at Accident Advice Helpline settle out of court and there are several reasons for this.
Why the majority of Ystradgynlais office accident claims settle out of court
- It is cheaper
For the most part, the reason the vast majority of Ystradgynlais office accident cases settle out of court is due to cost. Filing a lawsuit and pursuing it to a full court hearing is expensive. Your employer or their insurance company will not want to rack up expensive legal bills and as a result, they will make an effort to negotiate your claim out of court.
- It is more predictable
Another factor that has an effect on the number of Ystradgynlais office accident cases that go to court is uncertainty. When a claim goes to trial, a judge or jury must rule on liability. Although the legal system is designed to promote fairness, your employer or their insurance company will not be able to accurately predict the outcome of your case. As such, settling your claim out of court is usually a more attractive proposition for an insurance company as the outcome does not lie in someone else’s hands.
- It is more efficient
The court provides you and your employer with the opportunity to argue your case in front of a judge. However, the process is an inefficient way of obtaining compensation. Most employers realise this and focus their efforts on trying to obtain an agreeable settlement out of court. This not only helps you, the victim, to receive your compensation quickly, but also helps your employer’s insurance company to manage its bottom line.
Contact us about your claim
If you or someone you know has been involved in a Ystradgynlais office accident, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for a free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced personal injury team. Call now on our freephone number or use our 30-second test.
Date Published: 6th December 2014
Author: Jan Newell