Personal Injury Legal Assistant

Location
Stockport
Salary
£15500 per annum, Benefits: Excellent benefits
Posted
07 Oct 2016
Closes
04 Nov 2016
Ref
118053 - GT
Contact
Gemma Taylor
Job Title
Paralegal
Practice Area
Personal Injury
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Personal Injury Legal Assistant to join a Stockpot based firm dealing with the stage 1 of both RTA and non-RTA low value claims.  The firm offer excellent career progression prospects into fee earning roles and this would suit someone with around 6/12 months personal injury experience or a law graduate LLB/LPC. 


Duties include:
  • Carry out all of the initial work relating to new and potential new personal injury claims, up to the end of Stage 1 of the RTA & Non-RTA Low Value PI Claims Protocols. 
  • Take initial instructions (whether by telephone or otherwise) from potential clients and obtaining all information that may be required to enable us to submit the CNF.
  • Input all relevant information onto LegalNET and progress the claim in accordance with the firm’s processes.
  • Vet the file (if authorised to do so) in accordance with the firm’s acceptance criteria.
  • Arrange sign-up by the client of our initial documentation.
  • Carry out all due diligence compliance checks (including conflict & ID checks),
  • Advise the client regarding the funding of their case, and arrange ATE or BTE insurance where appropriate.
  • Upload the completed CNF onto the claims Portal.
  • Instruct a medical expert via Medco in appropriate cases.
  • Comply with all of the firms’ processes and all SLA’s agreed by the firm with work sources.
  • Undertake telephone attendances on clients and with other persons as required.
  • Promote and maintain sound relationships with colleagues throughout the firm.
  • Open and close files as appropriate.
  • Any other such duties, commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the post, as may be required.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the personal injury claims process, and familiarity with the Low Value PI Claims Protocols.