If you are acting as a deputy for someone who has suffered from medical negligence or personal injury, specialist legal advice can be invaluable.
In such circumstances, you may need to provide a litigation support statement to evidence the costs of your deputyship, and it is vital that this document is properly prepared.
First4lawyers has a team of solicitors with a wealth of experience in Court of Protection issues as well as personal injury and clinical negligence claims, and you can contact us to discuss your particular circumstances.
What is a litigation support statement?
If someone you know or a member of your family suffers a severe brain injury as a result of an accident or medical negligence, they may be entitled to compensation. If they lack the capacity to manage their own claim for compensation, you may need to apply to be made their deputy by the Court of Protection.
If you are acting as a deputy and helping someone to pursue compensation for medical negligence, or for an accident or personal injury that wasn’t their fault, you may need to provide a sworn litigation support statement to prove your case.
Who needs litigation support statements?
Anyone involved in a case where compensation is owed to someone who has suffered as a result of negligence of some form will require watertight legal statements to evidence and support their claim.
Where there is a dispute regarding an individual’s capacity to pursue their own claim for compensation, professional legal advice from experienced litigation specialists can be crucial to ensuring the individual receives appropriate representation.
I am acting as a deputy for someone who is seeking compensation – what should I do?
You can call First4lawyers for a no-obligation discussion of your circumstances, and we will look into arranging a solicitor with the required expertise and experience to personally handle your case throughout the litigation process and beyond.
We will ensure the best possible legal arrangements are put in place to manage your claim, and we can provide you with all the representation you require.
We recognise that every client’s circumstances are unique, and no injury or medical condition is entirely the same, and we maintain a sensitive approach to all the cases we handle.
Contact us today to discuss how a litigation support statement could be crucial to your case.