This depends on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances of your accident.
As a rule of thumb, we arrange for you to be examined by our preferred medical specialist at 12 months after the accident. That medical specialist is asked to answer a number of important questions including how severe your injuries are and what is the likelihood that those injuries will have an impact on your ability to work in the future.
Once the specialist medical evidence is obtained, it is then a matter of assessing the value of the claim.
In our experience, most straightforward cases are completed between 18 months and 2 years from the date of the accident.
In our experience, brain injury claims often involve additional specialist medical evidence. For example, it is common to require the involvement of a psychiatrist, neurologist and clinical neuropsychologist. Further, in the more serious cases it is necessary to involve an occupational therapist who will report on the level of paid assistance required in the future.
If there is something peculiar about your case or it is more complicated, it could take longer