For those who have suffered an injury due to others’ negligence or irresponsibility and through no fault of their own, a claim for compensation is the best step to take. With a compensation claim, you can get the proper justice you deserve, especially if your injury is extensive, will take a long time to heal, or has severely affected your physical and emotional state and your quality of life. If you have suffered a burn injury in the workplace, for instance, and you know very well that it is your employer who is responsible for your injury, then you definitely deserve compensation.
Seeking help from a good personal injury solicitor is something that you should do right away. But how long does it really take to claim compensation for your injury? Here, your top questions are answered.
The basics on the length of your claim
In truth, no one can really give you an exact timeframe for the length of your claim. Although a good solicitor may be able to give you a rough estimate of your claim’s length, it will often depend on the complexity and extent of your injury as well as some other important factors.
The factors which have an effect on the length of your claim
As mentioned, there are some factors which may affect your claim’s length. These include the severity of your injury (and the type of injury you have), as well as the circumstances surrounding your accident. Another factor would be the length of time it takes to collect enough medical proof or evidence of your injury as well as whether the one from whom you are making a claim accepts their role and responsibility.
Another factor which may affect the length of your claim is whether you know specifically who caused your injury – this is especially true for road accidents where there is no clear defendant.
The type of injury you have
The type of personal injury you have is a major factor in determining the length of your claim simply because often, the injury’s severity or extent is not completely understood or gathered until a certain period of time. If you have had a severe burn injury, for example, you will never know how much it will truly affect your life and physical ability until the medical professional can give you an exact prognosis. This is why solicitors who are experienced in claiming compensation for burns will often advise you to wait before making a claim so you will know and completely understand the extent of your injuries.
Additionally, if the defendant does not want to accept their responsibility for your injury, it may take more time to settle your claim, as the solicitor may have to go to court.