SIRA has approved a limited list of doctors who can do a WPI assessment. However, it’s well known within the industry that some doctors are more likely to provide a lower WPI assessment than others, favouring the insurer.
An experienced specialist CTP solicitor can help you make sure your WPI assessment is done fairly so that you don’t miss out on compensation you’re entitled to. Call our free legal advice line to find out more about this.
Because of these time frames, many people will never make a lump sum claim as they will have returned to work in some capacity and be earning an income, so they may not feel that it’s worth pursuing. But these amounts can be substantial, so
don’t be that person!
^This is because SIRA wants to ensure that your injuries have stabilised (as much as possible) so that a true assessment of the injuries and the impact they’ll have on your life can be made.
Click Here to download the application form to submit your own claim for a lump sum.
You’ll see that the claim form doesn’t specify whether you’re claiming for income loss or pain and suffering – it’s simply one form that’s assessed by the insurer to determine whether you’re entitled to income loss only, or to a pain and suffering lump sum as well.
If your WPI has been assessed as being over 10%, and you’re entitled to both income loss and pain and suffering, it’s especially important to get advice from a specialist CTP solicitor before you lodge your claim, otherwise you could miss out on a substantial sum that you should be entitled to.
Lump sum claims are complex, but the lump sum amounts can be substantial. If you’ve had your lump sum claim rejected, don’t assume that’s the end of the matter – talk to a specialist CTP lawyer and find out what your options are. Better still, you can call our free advice line before you lodge your claim, and one of our specialist lawyers will assist you. It’s a free service.
If you’re not at fault and your injuries are non-minor, you can claim for past and future lost earnings. Download your application here.
If your WPI is assessed as being over 10% you can claim for pain and suffering.
You can call our free advice line to find out more about how much you can claim.