The Pre-Action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims is essentially the mechanism that ensures that your personal injury solictors are able to bring your claim to a quick and satisfactory conclusion.
The Protocol was first put forward by Lord Woolfe in July 1996 through his access to justice report and this was to ensure full disclouser of evidence between parties. This means that your personal injury solicitors can request access to all relevant information at an early stage with the hope that an agreement can be negotiated before making an appeal to court. There are two main protocols:
- the Pre-action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims
- the Pre-Action Protocol for Disease and Illness Claims
Both protocols contain a clause that remind each party that going to court should be a last resort meaning that some form of alternate dispute resolution should be considered. That said, all protocols include a safegaurd that express that ADR is not to be forced in any way. If you are thinking about making a claim then you should call our friendly team of personal injury solictors free on 0800 3899 136 or fill in the form on the home page for us to call you back.
At lawclaim we take pride in the way we deal with these type of claims, ensuring a swift and effective conclusion to your claim.