How is the claim process procedure
It can take some time to claim compensation for damages. The amount of compensation granted is often based on an evaluation by doctors of the invalidity resulting from the accident, a so-called invalidity assessment. Such an assessment cannot take place until at least a year has passed from the accident, by which time a person’s physical condition is considered stable enough to evaluate the permanent consequences. A settlement can also be delayed if a court-appointed assessor is required to evaluate the damage caused or if a compensation claim has to be carried out via a litigation process.
Compensation is often not paid until 2-3 years after the date of accident. It is crucial that you contact us as soon as possible so we can start the process of data collection.
Please note that each case is unique
The following list describes the common process of tort cases, for example when compensation is claimed for car accidents or work-related accidents:
- You contact us and meet with our expert to discuss the case. He prepares a power of attorney, which you sign, empowering him to collect documents and data, negotiate on your behalf for benefits, etc.
- We and your insurance company jointly request an evaluation of your physical injury. In some cases it may be necessary to have court-appointed assessors evaluate the injury.
- We deliver your compensation by depositing it in a bank account of your choice or by issuing a bank check in your name.
- If you have been the victim of an assault or a sexual offence, we will make a claim for compensation against the assailant and collect the amount from the government through a compensation committee. In most instances the damages and the amount of compensation must be evaluated as described above, or in collaboration with the relevant insurance company.
During the process of claiming compensation, we will be in frequent contact with you, send you copies of all letters sent and accompany you to evaluation meetings. We will not take any material decision regarding your case without consulting you. You can always call or book an appointment to see us if questions arise during the process.