In certain cases where you have been injured and have had direct contact with the Insurer or person responsible for your injury (such as a CTP motor vehicle insurer or the owner of a shopping centre) you will receive an offer of settlement without engaging a Lawyer.
Great caution needs to be taken before an offer is accepted cause in most cases the offer will carry with it a “release of liability clause”. We cannot recommend to any person strongly enough that before accepting any offer of a payment no matter what manner the payment is suggested to be that they obtain advice from an appropriately qualified Lawyer. By accepting a settlement in many cases clients will literally be signing away their rights to pursue compensation.
By accepting an offer without advice clients can find themselves accepting an amount of compensation far less than they may otherwise be entitled to.