I want to make a claim for an electric shock in a restaurant kitchen due to faulty equipment. Can you tell me how long it will take to recover compensation?
Unfortunately there is no fixed time limit in which a claim for an electric shock in a restaurant kitchen due to faulty equipment must be resolved, therefore it is not possible to tell you exactly how long it will take from commencing your claim for an electric shock to receiving payment of compensation for a kitchen injury.
Typically you can expect a claim to take between six and nine months to be completed, although if court action is required it will take longer. If liability for your injuries is accepted by the negligent third party and the insurance company acting on their behalf does not contest the claim, it is possible that the process may be resolved quickly.
You can maximise the probability of a quick resolution to your claim for an electric shock by ensuring that your case is thoroughly prepared and sufficient evidence of negligence by the party who owed you a duty of care is obtained. It is best advised that you speak with a personal injury solicitor as they will help you prepare the strongest claim possible.
It may be possible to speed up the process if necessary, when a claims letter has been sent by your solicitor to the negligent party, the case will be outlined and evidenced summarised along with a request that the claim for an electric shock in a restaurant kitchen due to faulty equipment is resolved quickly.
This request may be rejected, in which case you will need to wait 21 days for the negligent third party to respond to the claims letter and up to 90 days for liability to be accepted or rejected.
If you cannot reach agreement on the amount of compensation for a kitchen injury you are entitled to, your solicitor will need to issue court proceedings and your claim will be required to go before a judge to be decided. It is likely that court action will significantly lengthen the amount of time it takes to resolve you claim.
The best way to ensure that your electric shock in a restaurant kitchen due to faulty equipment is resolved in the shortest possible time frame is to seek legal advice promptly from a personal injury solicitor so that the claim can be commenced quickly.