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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 a personal injury claim take to settle?


    Anybody who has been injured in an accident that was caused by somebody else has the right to make a claim for personal injury compensation. It doesn’t matter whether you have sustained minor injuries like whiplash after a road traffic accident or life-changing injuries in an accident at work, you could make a claim if you were injured in the last three years.

    How long does a personal injury claim take to settle?

    The amount of time a personal injury claim takes to settle depends on a variety of different factors but the main factor affecting the timescale of a claim is how serious your injuries are. A more complex claim for life-changing injuries may take longer to settle than a claim for more minor injuries.

    How serious are your injuries?

    Although you can claim compensation for minor or more serious injuries, the amount of compensation you’ll get will to a large extent depend on how serious your injuries are and their impact on your life. Generally speaking, the more serious your injuries, the more compensation you’re likely to receive. For example, if you have sustained a brain injury after a fall from height then you’re likely to get a more substantial settlement than somebody who has suffered minor injuries in a workplace accident.

    Is your claim likely to take long to settle?

    If you find yourself wondering how long a personal injury claim takes to settle, the answer can vary. Things which could delay your claim include a slow response from the other side or them denying liability, as well as a number of other factors. Most claims take a few months to settle but equally your claim could take a year or more, depending on the complexity. Accident Advice Helpline’s team of lawyers will support you throughout the claims process to ensure it is a stress-free experience.

    How to find out more about making a claim

    As well as finding out how long your personal injury claim will take to settle, you’d probably also like an idea of how much compensation you could get. The best way to find out is to take the 30-second test on our website. This will ask you a few simple questions then give you an idea of what you could receive if your claim is successful. Then you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline for confidential, no-obligation advice by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile (charges apply). Our expert advisors have over 16 years’ experience offering advice to anybody who has been injured and we have a great track record of success when it comes to personal injury claims. What’s more, there are no upfront fees to pay as all our lawyers operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so you can afford to make a claim even if your accident has left you in financial difficulties. You have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us today to find out more.

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    Date Published: October 15, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

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