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How Long Does It Take To Receive A Settlement?

If you have had an accident, you may be thinking about making a claim for personal injury compensation, but you may be wondering how long does it take to receive a settlement?

If you have suffered a personal injury or have been the victim of clinical negligence read on to find out how long it takes to receive a settlement.

Personal Injury

For personal injury claims, the length of time taken to settle your claim will depend upon the complexity and severity of your injury and whether the other side admits liability for your accident and/or whether the third party complies promptly with any requests for information.

The initial process is for the Solicitor to submit details of your accident and the allegations of negligence to the company / relevant body who we believe are responsible who then have a period of up to 4 months in which to investigate and return to us with their decision. If we receive an admission of liability for your accident then we would proceed to obtain medical evidence from an expert and how quickly we can obtain this depends on both the expert and as mentioned above, the complexity of your injury. In some cases, an injury can take a long time to heal, or we may require reports from more than one expert and/or you may require further tests or treatment before we can settle your claim.

Should we receive a denial of liability for your accident then your claim may take longer as we may need to obtain further documents and send your claim to a Barrister to review before we can proceed to obtain medical evidence.

We will keep you updated every step of the way regarding developments in your case and if you have chosen to use our app then you can follow the progress of your claim on there.

 

Clinical Negligence

Most Clinical Negligence claims take longer to reach a conclusion than a personal injury claim. The reason for this is that a lot of Clinical Negligence claims need to undergo a thorough screening and investigation process before details of any claim can be submitted to the relevant medical body / Trust. This involves obtaining all your medical records from your GP and any Hospital you attended, a meticulous review of these records, and obtaining reports from experts in the relevant field as to the potential of any negligence.

We will keep you updated every step of the way regarding developments in your case and if you have chosen to use our app then you can follow the progress of your claim there.

Supporting you

Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well-experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury or developing an illness can

be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible. No matter exactly where you are located throughout England and Wales, we can help you. We will help you get the support you need to enable you to concentrate on your recovery;

  • Our inCase app is a mobile app that allows you to track your case 24/7 and stay in touch with your solicitor at the touch of a button.
  • We will liaise with case managers, medical experts, and rehabilitation specialists on your behalf.
  • We will work to secure the funding you need to access treatment.
  • We will help you access the support you need from a counsellor, therapist, psychologist, or another mental health professional.
  • Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well-experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining a personal injury can be and so will make the process of claiming compensation and accessing support as stress-free as possible.

Contact the experts at Jefferies Solicitors

Personal injury claims can be complicated, but you should not be put off by this. It is important to know that compensation is available, and you have the best chance of getting it from one of our personal injury solicitors. What is no win, no fee?

Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well-experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team. 

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