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Many Scottish Personal Injury Compensation Claims follow a standardised protocol which is agreed between claimants’ solicitors and the insurers of the opponent.
Under that protocol, the insurers are meant to investigate your claim and give a decision – within 3 months – on whether they will deal with the claim by negotiation or not.
In this episode of the Moray Claims podcast, Peter Brash of Moray Claims / Grigor & Young LLP explains how it’s important to “get this ‘Liability’ stage of the claim right” on behalf of injury victims because, if you don’t, it can turn into a bit of a tactical disaster for the claim later on.
Issues covered in this episode include:
- What are the specific words and phrases the insurers try their best to avoid using;
- Why they matter so much in the context of your claim and cannot be glossed over; and
- Examples of insurer prevarication in use of the ‘forbidden’ words and how things can become a bit surreal at times.
How we can help
We hope our podcast is helpful in demystifying some of the important aspects of personal injury compensation claims in Scotland.
If you don’t understand why it is important for your solicitor to labour the point with insurers in getting a binding admission of 100 per cent liability wherever possible, you may think it is your solicitor rather than the insurers who is being unreasonable and ‘not playing by the rules’.
Should you have any questions about this podcast episode, or about anything relating to our Personal Injury claims services at all, please get in contact with us. All initial enquiries are free of charge and there is no obligation to take the matter further with us, say, to the point of full instructions, where you become our client.
NOTE: If you would prefer to read this article rather than listen to it, you can find the original on the Moray Claims website here.