Yes, it’s what we’re here for. Legal proceedings can take time to complete, sometimes years, which is why one of the first things we may do is ask the other party’s insurers to release an interim payment. This is to cover the immediate financial losses and the cost of treatment and rehabilitation. We will want to know your financial position early on for this reason so that we can seek to secure an interim payment for you.
Usually, third party insurers are cooperative, but there may be instances where we must make an application to the court to attempt to obtain such a payment if an insurer is not willing to release an interim payment. An interim payment is not a given, and an insurer may be less willing to part with their money where liability is still under investigation, or if liability is in dispute. Your handler will discuss the prospect of seeking an interim payment with you on a case by case basis. It is important to note that any interim payments made throughout the life of your claim, will be deducted from the gross amount of compensation you receive at the end of the claim.