16 Aug, 2019

Paralegal within the Employers Liability Department

£17,000 - £20,000 yearly
  • Oakwood Solicitors Ltd
  • Roundhay, Leeds, UK
Full time Paralegal Claims Handler Legal Executive Litigator

Job Description

Job Title: Paralegal within the Employers Liability Department 

Reporting to: Head of the EL Department

Department: EL/PL Department

Key Tasks (not an exhaustive list)

  • Dealing with new enquiries and vetting claims
  • Building up their own case load and running the claims from start to finish
  • Assisting other fee earners whilst case load is being build up
  • Drafting letters of claim/claims notification forms
  • Resolving liability
  • Requesting medical records
  • Arranging medical examinations and reviewing incoming reports
  • Valuing claims
  • Liaising with third party insurers/solicitors
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Undertaking fee earning work and providing a profitable contribution to the EL Department.

Key Knowledge

Essential

  • A basic understanding of personal injury litigation.
  • EL/PL experience is essential

Experience

  • Paralegal with at least 1-2 years’ personal injury experience handing claims
  • Experience to include reviewing records, medical reports and drafting CNFs

Desirable

  • Experience of using case management systems and time recording (ideally Proclaim).
  • Litigation experience

 Key Competencies

  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent client care
  • Excellent communication and literacy skills.
  • Flexible attitude to work.
  • Excellent organisational skills.

Experience

Newly Qualified,   Non-qualified,   Graduate,   Post Graduate  

Competitive Salary

No

Sector

Personal Injury,   Litigation  

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