Both sides start to see the strengths and weaknesses of their cases – and serious negotiations can begin.
When negotiations are happening, it is important to keep in touch with your solicitor. They should know exactly how much you are willing to settle the case for and should keep you up to date with any new offers that are made.
And finally, do not
settle a claim for a low amount just because you need money quickly!
It’s not a good idea!
If waiting for a compensation payment puts you under financial pressure, tell your solicitor. If there is a way to tide you over (maybe an interim compensation payment
), your solicitor can help you find it.