Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Another Solicitor brought to task over under settlement of a claim!

Mr C instructed L & Co Solicitors to represent him after a road traffic accident on 8th April 2011.
Mr C suffered an injury to his left shoulder, neck and back and was told it would recover in some 15 months.

The pain in his neck however continued beyond this time and a further medical report was obtained confirming ongoing pain for a total recovery period of approximately 2 ½ years, with an element of psychological injury as Mr C had become stressed and frustrated because of the impact that the ongoing injury had upon his lifestyle.  L & Co eventually settled the claim in the sum of £7,446.06.

Mr C always felt that this settlement was slightly low and upon hearing our advert on the local television, he contacted Claim More Money and asked us to have a look at his file to see if in fact his claim had been under settled.

We were able to obtain the file of papers from L & Co without too much delay and we subsequently agreed with Mr C that in our opinion he should have obtained more compensation than that which he received.

We subsequently wrote on his behalf to L & Co and although they denied liability they subsequently agreed to pay to Mr C a further £1,750.00.

Mr C is now happy that he received the correct amount of compensation for the injuries he incurred!

Do you think this has happened to you? Call us on 0800 612 5030 and we can look at your previously settled claim on a no win no fee basis.

Monday, 27 July 2015

When watching TV pays off!

Mr N and Mrs N v Silverbeck Rymer

We were instructed by a Mr and Mrs N to pursue a claim for professional negligence against their former solicitors, Silverbeck Rymer arising out of a road traffic accident they were involved in.

Mr and Mrs N instructed Silverbeck Rymer to pursue a claim for injuries arising out of a road traffic accident on the 31st December 2012.

The claim concluded relatively swiftly with Silverbeck Rymer advising they accept £1890.00 for Mrs N and £2500.00 for Mr N.

However, Mr and Mrs N felt their claims had been settled too soon as they were still suffering from the injuries caused in the crash long after the settlement.

They happened to see our advert on TV and realised all was not lost. There is something that can be done and so instructed Claim More Money to investigate.

We obtained the file of papers from Silverbeck Rymer and after a thorough investigation presented a claim for professional negligence to them.

The result was an extra £8100 each for Mr and Mrs N in addition to their original settlement.

Another good result for Claim More Money and a great one for our clients.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

8 out of 10 Is Bad!

Miss C v Leslie Charles Solicitors

Back in April 2009, Miss C was involved in a horrific accident at work.  She suffered many injuries, some of which were severe.  Since Miss C felt she wasn’t to blame for the accident, she instructed Leslie Charles Solicitors to represent her and pursue a claim for compensation.

Her case was settled by Leslie Charles Solicitors in June 2012 for £40,000. However, Miss C felt the advice given to her to settle at that time may not have been in her best interests.

Miss C contacted Claim More Money with her concerns and asked us to investigate.  Once Claim More Money had looked at Miss C’s case file we issued a claim for professional negligence against Leslie Charles Solicitors on behalf of Miss C.

The result of that claim was a further £10,000 for Miss C.  She was very glad she contacted Claim More Money, otherwise she would have never discovered that her former solicitor only got her 80% of the compensation she was entitled to.

If you think you have been ill advised in settling your personal injury claim then contact Claim More Money straight away on 0800 612 5030 or info@claimmoremoney.co.uk 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Quicker isn't always better!

Back in July 2012 Mr L was badly injured in a road traffic incident caused by another driver.  He suffered many injuries including a fractured hand, damage to his neck and was left feeling anxious about travelling anywhere as a result.

Mr L then instructed Flint Bishop LLP, a firm of solicitors to represent him in his time of need to get compensation for his pain and suffering.  He was sent for an orthopaedic examination and Flint Bishop then determined the value of his claim.  They advised him to settle for £4,500, which Mr L did in November 2012.

It wasn’t until much later that Mr L thought he might have been poorly advised into settling so soon after his incident.  He contacted Claim More Money and we immediately asked Flint Bishop LLP for Mr L’s file to review it.

After an investigation Claim More Money made a claim against Flint Bishop for professional negligence.  Flint Bishop denied any wrong doing, so Claim More Money were left with no choice but to issue Court proceeding against Flint Bishop LLP in order to get the right outcome for our client Mr L.

The case against Flint Bishop settled, resulting in an additional sum of £2,500 (on top of the £4,500 he already had) being paid to Mr L.

A great result for Claim More Money but a better one for Mr L. If you think that you have been ill advised in settling your personal injury claim then please contact Claim More Money on 0800 612 5030