We are currently recruiting for a Clinical Negligence Vetter for our clients firm in Manchester.

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Assess prospects accurately and maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail whilst working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Deal with any difficult customers or customer queries
  • Sound experience of handling Clinical Negligence claims or vetting
  • Possess a commercial awareness of the viability of a claim and particular contract
  • Respond by telephone within one hour to new and varied clinical negligence enquiries, often several times daily
  • Assess viability of claim and accept or reject
  • Check all entities are on database  / add entities and populate visual files
  • Draft clinical negligence protocol form of authority & other authorities and send to client
  • Contact AVMA etc. for details of appropriate expert/s
  • Consider CVs – check no potential conflict
  • Write to expert/s to enquire as to suitability / availability to prepare report
  • Receive records
  • Read medical records, cross reference and note relevant issues
  • Obtain client’s witness statement / send detailed instructions to agent to obtain witness statement
  • Draft detailed instructions to medical expert to prepare Screening report
  • Receive screening report
  • Send to client with advice
  • Consider whether further Screening report is required
  • Draft further instructions to expert/s as appropriate
  • Obtain documents in support of claim for losses and expenses
  • Collate additional medical records
  • Draft detailed instructions to medical expert/s to prepare Condition and Prognosis report
  • Draft Schedule of Loss
  • Draft detailed Letter of Claim
  • Instruct Counsel as appropriate
  • All steps to progress claim to negotiated settlement / Trial
  • Communicate with Defendant / Defendant’s representatives and all third parties throughout
  • Pay invoices

As the role may expand to include Industrial deafness claims, the candidate will need to be capable of handling or be willing to learn to handle such claims.

For more information on this role, please contact gabriella@acs-recruitment.co.uk