How Long Will It Take to Receive My Compensation for My Personal Injury Claim?
Once you have accepted an offer of compensation, the normal process is for your personal injury solicitor to request payment within 14 days. There is no legal requirement for the other party to pay within this timescale and our experience is that payments for out-of-court settlements can take between 14 and 28 days. If funds are not received within 28 days, then your solicitor will follow up and can instigate court proceedings if payment is not forthcoming.
What about Claims settled in Court?
If your claim has gone to court and a judge has decided on the conditions of compensation, in which case they will state a specific date by which the money must be paid. This duration is usually 21 days, and further court proceedings can be initiated if the money is not received in this time.
You can speed up payment of your compensation by ensuring your solicitor has your relevant bank details to direct the payment. If it is not possible to deposit money straight into your account, then you will be issued with a cheque which will add delivery time through the post plus your bank’s standard five working day allowance for the money to clear before you can access any of it.
Clients receiving compensation from an overseas insurance company (if you have been injured in an accident abroad, for example) may need to wait up to six weeks before they receive their compensation payment.
Average Compensation Processing Times
The average compensation claim can take anywhere from four to nine months for a straightforward Road Traffic Accident claim with clear liability and swift recovery, to two or more years for a serious medical negligence claim where responsibility is disputed, the cause of injury is unclear, or it is hard for medical experts to provide an accurate long-term prognosis.
Your personal injury solicitor should be doing everything in their power to get your claim resolved as soon as possible. Do not panic if there are weeks where it appears nothing is happening. As well as conducting their research to gather the evidence necessary to support your claim, your lawyer may have to wait for other parties like medical experts to provide information. They should, however, keep you adequately informed, so you understand where in the process your claim is.
Most compensation claims are final. That means that, even if you experience a new illness or symptoms related to your injury at a later date, once your claim has been closed you cannot make a further application for compensation. It is for this reason that your solicitor may advise you wait to make a claim if your prognosis is unclear or incomplete – you may find yourself with less money than you would otherwise receive had you delayed so you could learn full implications of your injury.
Get in touch with The Compensation Experts today and let our advisors talk to you about your particular circumstances.
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Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert no win no fee solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.