Interim payments allow those who have suffered a serious injury to receive part of their compensation settlement before the final judgement is reached. If you’ve suffered a serious injury and would like further details, please contact our serious injury solicitors on freephone 0808 175 8000 or online and we’ll call you.
Interim payments are payment which may be paid to you before our final compensation settlement is agreed. These payments are designed to help people who’ve been seriously injured as a result of personal injury or medical negligence and who may need financial assistance in order to pay for medical care, lost earnings and other related costs.
You can only request interim payments if the other side, the defendant, admits that they were responsible for the incident which caused your injuries. The court can also order an interim payment to be made if certain criteria are met after the case has started, such as:
The other party admits liability or there’s a reasonable chance that the other party will be found to be at fault if the case goes to trial
You’ve a good reason for requesting the payment (such as urgent medical bills or a significant adjustment needed to accommodation) You’ve requested a reasonable amount as an interim payment, one that’s less than your total compensation payment
Interim payments can continue throughout the course of a serious injury compensation claim. You can request more than one if you need to, but the court will need to be satisfied on the same set of criteria for each payment.
The money from interim payments can be incredibly important for victims of serious injuries. It can be used to pay for private medical treatments, as well as rehabilitation support and equipment if needed. You can use the money to adapt your accommodation to ensure you’re more comfortable at home and find it easier to get around. Personal injury or medical negligence interim payments can also cover loss of earnings and help you to set up a care regime. From our own experience as specialist personal injury lawyers, we know that interim payments also help to facilitate recovery and to improve quality of life.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury please contact our team of personal injury solicitors by calling freephone 0808 175 8000 - this line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The amount in interim payments you receive depends on your particular case, but it won’t be more than ‘a reasonable proportion’ of the overall amount of compensation that’s likely to be paid. There’s no restriction on the number of applications for an interim payment you can make, but the total must be within the ‘reasonable proportion’ rule.
Our solicitors can advise you on the right amount to request from a court, as reasonable requests and a persuasive reason for requesting the money can make it more likely that the payment is awarded.
When your final award of compensation is made, the interim payments will be deducted from the total amount of compensation paid. This will mean that the final sum you receive is smaller, but one of the main benefits of interim payments is that they allow you to spread compensation payments out. This means that you don’t have to wait to access funds you need now.
For more information, please read our free expert guide to Interim Payments. To speak to a personal injury specialist directly, simply call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online and we’ll call you at a convenient time of your choosing.
Not everyone realises they can claim interim payments during their personal injury or medical negligence claim to help them with ongoing costs, or to compensate them for loss of earnings. You don’t need to wait until your case is settled to claim part of your compensation, but you will need an experienced solicitor to assist in requesting interim payments.
Slater and Gordon is one of the most respected personal injury law firms in the UK. Our solicitors have decades of experience in all kinds of personal injury and medical negligence cases, and have successfully claimed interim payments for a large number of our clients. We have the experience and legal knowledge to guide you through the process, choosing the right time to make a request to the court and ensure that all criteria are met. What this means for you is that there’ll be no unnecessary delay in claiming interim payments that could make a big difference to you, both financially and for your wellbeing.
Our primary aim is to secure a payment for you when you need it and to make the process as smooth and as stress-free as possible. We’ll keep you updated with progress as it happens, and explain everything in plain language without any unnecessary legal jargon.
You can rely on our expertise, knowledge and skill when you choose our personal injury specialists to handle your case. Many of the solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Slater and Gordon Lawyers can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK from our offices across the country. Wherever you live and whatever your circumstances, we can help.
Please call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 24/7 to find out how you could claim personal injury interim payments that could make a big difference to your recovery. Alternatively, contact us online and we’ll arrange to get in touch at a time that suits you.