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Hattons recently ensured that a client not only won her personal injury claim, but also ensured she was awarded considerably more than the defendants initially offered.

After first contacting us simply for some straightforward advice following a trip and fall at work due of loose floor trunking, we straight away could see that she had a genuine case and proceeded to represent her all the way to a final hearing.

By reassuring her throughout about the strength of her case, we were able to guide her to reject the pre-medical offer the defendants made at the outset, as well as subsequent offers, until she received what she deserved and was awarded a considerably higher sum at the final hearing.

“Very often now we are seeing matters settled for substantially higher amounts than what was first offered by the defendants,” says Chris Howard, Associate Solicitor.”

“It’s a worrying feature because as a profession we are obviously unaware of the number of cases that are being settled directly with claimants, which means they haven’t had the opportunity to instruct a solicitor to deal with it on their behalf. As a result, we simply don’t know how many cases out there are being under settled. Thankfully on this occasion we were able to take on he case and ensure our client got both the representation and settlement she deserved.”

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