How long will my Personal Injury Claim take?
Honestly, there is no way to predict how long a claim will take to resolve. The two main issues that prolong the case are:
- Correct medical evidence- trying to prove the accident caused the injury occurred and the damage it has caused you.
- Liability- Who’s at fault for the accident and injury caused?
In a straightforward claim, we would say that the case would ideally be settled within 4-9 months. But remember some cases will be expected to take longer due to the complexity or liability issues of the case.
If liability is admitted and the recovery from the injuries is expected within a reasonable amount of time we can give a rough guideline of the case settlement timeframe but as states, this is NOT GUARANTEED!
|Claim Type||Estimated Settlement Timeframe|
|Road Traffic Accident Claim||4-9 months|
|Work Accident Claim||6-9 months|
|Slip, Trip and Fall Claim||6-9 months|
|Industrial Disease Claim||12-18 months|
Now, of course, the question of everybody’s lips is how long it takes to get your compensation after accepting an offer?
After accepting liability for the accident/ injury, insurance companies usually move quite quickly. Some claimants have been known to receive their compensation within a few days, but usually, the payment is processed within 2 and 4 weeks.
REMEMBER the sooner you start your claim process, if your claim is successful the sooner you will receive your compensation.
We hope this answers the question on how long will my personal injury claim take? We can’t stress enough how vital it is that you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible to prevent your compensation claim becoming time-barred before you can start proceedings.
If you are in the situation and unsure of the best route to take, we suggest that you start by filling out the simple form below to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to and then seek advice from there.