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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How long does the average claim for compensation take?


    ‘’How long does the average claim for compensation take?’’ is one of the most frequently asked questions for people who are looking into making a claim following an accident.

    If you’’ve had an accident at work and you were not to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation without any stress or hassle.

    How long is the average claim for compensation process?

    If you want to claim compensation following a work accident, it’’s natural to wonder how long the process will take. Sadly, there’’s no universal answer to this question. The reality is that every case is different and as every claim is evaluated separately, one claim may be processed a lot quicker than another.

    As a general guide, straightforward claims can be completed within 3-6 months; if the claim is more complex, it can take much longer. An average claim for compensation takes around 4-12 months.

    What determines how long an average claim for compensation takes?

    Many different factors are taken into consideration when evaluating a compensation claim. When you file a claim, you will be asked to provide lots of information about your work-related injury and the incident. Your evidence will be evaluated and if there is clear evidence that you were not liable, and your employer was, there’’s every chance that your claim will be approved without any problems. If your employer doesn’’t accept liability or you lack strong evidence, the process may take longer.

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    Eyewitness statements, police reports, and medical notes may all be considered when determining whether or not a claim is accepted.

    Get in touch with us

    If you would like to find out more about how to make claim, how much your claim could be worth and how long it may take, call Accident Advice Helpline.

    If you’’ve been injured at work in the last three years and you believe that your employer’’s negligence caused your work injuries, our personal injury lawyers will do everything they can to get you the work accident compensation you deserve.

    We have over 15 years’ experience in the personal injury claims industry and we offer a reliable, professional and hassle-free service. We take over every aspect of the case, leaving you to relax and focus on your recovery.

    We are able to carry out consultations over the phone, and we keep you updated at every stage of the process. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: April 29, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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