Accident & Injury Claims

Injuries Caused By Uninsured Or Untraced Drivers

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Injuries Caused By Uninsured Or Untraced Drivers

It is regrettably the case that occasionally a road accident is caused by a driver who is either uninsured or who cannot be identified.

The government has established the Motor Insurers Bureau (M.I.B.) to provide compensation to victims of such accidents.

Great care is needed the M.I.B. is able (and will) avoid liability and payment of compensation unless strict criteria are adhered to.

Where the identity of the insurer is known – but he is un-insured:

  • The victim must demand details of the driver’s insurers (as soon as practicable).
  • Notice must be given to the M.I.B. within 14 days of the issue of proceedings – and thereafter at every key step in the proceedings against the uninsured driver.
  • The application must be made to the M.I.B. within three years of the accident.

If the necessary procedural requirements are met the M.I.B. will discharge any liability under a judgment against the un-insured driver – including orders for costs.

Where the driver is un-traced the M.I.B. will provide compensation for personal injury – but not for damage to property.  To succeed in a claim

  • the accident must be reported to the Police within 14 days of the accident – or as soon as possible.
  • the claim must be filed with the M.I.B. within 3 years.
  • In the case of an untraced driver there can be no court proceedings – because there is no identified defendant and so the M.I.B. will assess the level of compensation – using the same criteria as would be applied by a Court.  The M.I.B. will only pay a small fixed contribution to legal costs on un-traced driver cases.

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

Stuart Grace

Solicitor
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