The length of your personal injury compensation claim depends on many different factors.
Firstly, who's to blame?
If the other party accepts that they are to blame, this really speeds up the process. If not, we have to prove that they are and this adds time onto your claim being settled.
A rough guideline is that straightforward traffic accidents are settled between 1-4 months from the claim being taken on with workplace accidents taking 5-12 months.
The worst case scenario is that the claim has to go to court to resolve who is responsible and although this is extremely rare it can mean that the claim takes an extra 6-12 months to bring to a conclusion.
Secondly, How badly are you injured?
The state of your recovery from the injuries suffered also has an effect on the time that it takes for your personal injury claim to be settled. As a basic rule the more complicated and severe the injury the longer the claim takes. We can provide medical treatment such as physiotherapy and MRI scans to speed up the process and this will be at no cost to you.
In most cases you will need to see an independent medical expert and this can only be done once your injuries have settled.
Therefore a lot depends on your injury and how quickly you recover after the accident.
Thirdly, Make sure you don't rush the claim
Here at Edwards Hoyle we want to do the best we can for you and get what you deserve. For this reason, we will not rush settling a claim and make sure we get the compensation that you deserve.
If your personal injury is settled quickly and then unfortunately your injuries reappear there is no going back and you will not be able to be re-compensated.
So although the speed of the claim is important so is getting the right result. At Edwards Hoyle we will strike this balance.
If you have recently been injured and you would like Edwards Hoyle to process your personal injury claim so that you can get the payment you deserve, do not hesitate to call.