Fortis goes all the way with you

Fortis’s attorneys provide victims of accidents with all of the information on their possible rights and liabilities. They assist the victims in giving notice of the accident to the insurer and others that it is important to notify of the accident, such as Icelandic Health Insurance if a work accident is involved.

  • 1. Notifications

    It is important to discharge the duty to notify an insurer since delay in giving notice of an accident can lead to the lapse of a victim's right to compensation.

  • 2. Information Gathering

    Fortis's attorneys take care of all information gathering for the case. Fortis thus gathers all necessary documents for the police, doctors or other specialists and governmental institutions.

  • 3. Assessment of Consequences

    In most instances it is timely to assess the consequences of an accident a year after its occurrence. However, there can be exceptions to this rule, such as if a victim has had to undergo a procedure due to consequences of the accident that delays the recovery process.

  • 4. Settlement of Compensation

    In many instances an agreement is reached with an insurer or a payer of compensation on compensation payment, but in instances where an agreement is not reached, Fortis's attorneys see to filing an action.

It is important to discharge the duty to notify an insurer since delay in giving notice of an accident can lead to the lapse of a victim’s right to compensation. Fortis’s attorneys take care of all information gathering for the case. Fortis thus gathers all necessary documents for the police, doctors or other specialists and governmental institutions. Fortis’s employees also see to the collection of a victim’s out-of-pocket expenses for doctors, medicines and physical therapy, thus ensuring a victim’s full compensation for his or her damages. If a victim cannot work due to the consequences of an accident and has no right to wages from the employer while unable to work. Fortis’s attorneys assist the victim in getting compensation for loss of income.

In most instances it is timely to assess the consequences of an accident a year after its occurrence. However, there can be exceptions to this rule, such as if a victim has had to undergo a procedure due to consequences of the accident that delays the recovery process.

When it becomes timely to assess the consequences of the accident, assessors are designated to evaluate whether a victim has suffered damage in the accident, and if this is the case, they assess what the consequences of the accident were for the victim. In most instances temporary and permanent consequences of an accident are evaluated. The assessors submit an opinion on the consequences of the accident to Fortis.

Fortis’s attorneys review the assessors’ conclusions, calculate a claim for damages, based on them, and demand payment of damages from the relevant insurer on behalf of the victim. In many instances an agreement is reached on the payment of compensation with an insurer or a payer of compensation, but in instances where an agreement is not reached, Fortis sees to filing an action to collect compensation from a liable party.

In most instances most of a victim’s legal costs are paid by the relevant insurer.