The amount of compensation you receive at the end of your claim will depend on the type and severity of injury suffered.

Serious injury claims take a long time to settle or to get to court. It may be several years before your claim is concluded – sometimes longer.

Medical reports must be obtained at suitable intervals over a long period. Several different types of medical experts may be required to provide evidence, especially if you sustained multiple injuries in the accident.

When the experts are satisfied that they have enough evidence to give an opinion on how long your recovery will take, only then is your case getting close to settlement.

In a serious injury compensation claim, it’s also unlikely that your only claim will be for the injury you suffered. You will probably have claims for several other types of compensation, including:

  • Loss of past and future earnings
  • Medical and therapy treatment fees
  • Cost of medical aids
  • Adapting or buying a new vehicle.
  • Adapting your house to accommodate a long-term disability caused by the accident
  • Medical care and rehabilitation costs