Personal Injury Litigation Assistant - EL/PL

Andy File Associates
04 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position

Job Role

You will be working as part of a team handling EL/PL accident PI claims and will be responsible for a caseload of fast track employers and public liability claims from portal exit to issue of proceedings within the personal injury department based at the Sheffield office.

You will be progressing matters through high levels of client care and administrative support and will keep the client regularly updated ensuring compliance with service level agreements

You will be building working relationships with clients and the Unions and external third parties such as medical agencies.

You will be keen to develop your skills and have the motivation and drive to eventually handle more complex and litigated personal injury matters

To ensure that allegations of fraud, fundamental dishonesty or other complex issues or Multi Track claims are referred to the fee earner or supervisor as quickly as possible

Principal Accountabilities

  • To complete, and send to the EL/PL Supervisors for approval, case Evidence Action Plan (EAP) setting out the steps required to investigate and prove the clients claim to the point of Issue of Proceedings
  • To progress clients claims proactively, in line with the EAP and targeted date for issue of County Court proceedings
  • To update clients on their case, advise of medical appointments, answer client queries, and accurately record all correspondence
  • To advise clients on liability claims, treatment, mitigation of losses, protocol and time limits, quantum queries, and explain pre-issue claim procedures
  • Provide instructions to medical agencies, chase medical appointments, review medical reports and forward reports to clients
  • To value PI claims, utilising JSB guidelines/case law where appropriate; to effectively investigate, collate/calculate and present special damages claims (including future loss)
  • Obtain updates from clients on symptoms at the end of prognosis; collate evidence and draft schedules of loss; rRequest Loss Of Earnings from employer
  • Draft Loss of Chance
  • Deal with queries from third party solicitors, insurers and defendants; identify third parties and third party insurers
  • Identify witnesses to accidents

Essential Skills & Experience

You will have a background working in a legal, insurance or professional environment and you must have experience of handling denials of liability and pre-litigation of files and be able to:

  • Use a computerised case management system
  • Prioritise your workload and comply with agreed process and best practice
  • Have an organised approach to handling a large volume of cases and be able to work flexibly as needed to hit set targets and deadlines

Previous experience in RTA, EL/PL litigation or both is desirable

Excellent benefits to include 23 days holiday to start increasing by 1 day per year of service up to a maximum of 30 days, free parking and more

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