How Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take?

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How Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take?

If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim, you will probably want to know how long theHow Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take? process might take. This is perfectly understandable.

After all, you may be in poor health and badly injured after the accident. Additionally, if your ability to work has been affected by your injuries, you may be struggling financially, making it essential that you obtain your compensation as quickly as possible.

It is impossible to say exactly how long a personal injury claim will take. Every claim is different. Some will settle within a matter of months, whereas others will run for years. It largely depends on two things – the medical evidence and liability.

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It is always difficult to say precisely how long a personal injury claim will take. There are various factors that can influence the process, particularly the scope of medical evidence required and whether or not liability is admitted. This means it varies from case to case.

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Medical Evidence

During the course of a personal injury claim we will gather medical evidence to support your case. This involves getting your medical records and asking at least one medical expert to write a report on your case.

This can have a significant bearing on the amount of time it takes for a claim to settle. This is because it will be necessary to wait until the full extent of your injuries has been established. Otherwise there is a risk of settling your claim for too little money (known as ‘under-settling’).

Additionally, if your injuries are complex we may ask more than one medical expert to provide a report. Medical expert reports can take months to complete, particularly if you need to be assessed in person. Medical records, too, can take some time to collate.

So, if you sustain minor whiplash which resolves within three months, the medical evidence will be relatively straightforward. Because you have made a full recover we can feel confident about moving forward and settling the claim.

But if you develop a work-related illness such as mesothelioma, the medical evidence will be more extensive in scope. It may also take some time to establish what your prognosis is. All these factors can delay your claim.

Who Is At Fault Or Liable For the Accident?

Liability means establishing who was at fault for your injuries or illness. If the other side admits fault, it will speed up the claims process considerably. But if the defendant says they are not responsible, we will need to prove liability. Again, this can delay proceedings.

Personal Injury Solicitors Northern Ireland

Therefore it can be difficult to say at the outset how long a personal injury claim will take.

Due to this uncertainty, it is important to get expert legal advice as early as possible. You only have three years to make a personal injury claim in Northern Ireland, so it is better to start sooner rather than later.

Types of Accidents

There are many different types of accidents but expert legal advice in the immediate aftermath of an accident can make a huge difference to your case. We are able to help in a variety of different accidents such as:

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Accident Compensation Calculator

We have created a Compensation Calculator so that you are able to get an estimate of what your Accident Claim could be worth:-

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      "I could not believe that I received £8,500 in compensation. I came to Michael McGee on a whim and he and the team dealt with my case. I did not think I would get anything and I did not think a Solicitor would even take the case on. My case was unusual and I was not sure if there was any point in pursuing it. I kept 100% of my compensation as well. I am really grateful to Michael, he provided a great service. I did not have to do anything and only visited the office a couple of times."

      March 14, 2023