If we acknowledge your case, we will start calculating the total amount of your compensation. It can take some time and we often need further information to determine the right amount.
This can be through information from you, your employer or the municipality that you live in.
This will be the case if you lost your ability to work. Then we will need to calculate what you would have earned if you would have been able to continue working. In this matter we will contact you so you can send us your paychecks and other documentation.
Your compensation can be calculated over multiple times, and you will be able to get some of the compensation paid along the way. In some cases, it can take many years before the last amount of your compensation will be paid. This will be the case if your need for treatment stems from a work injury. If that is the case, we need to wait for your work injury to be finalized within the Labour Market Insurance before we can determine your compensation.
The compensation will be paid by the authority (typically the region), where the treatment took place. Danish Patient Compensation does not handle the payment.
Every time we reach a adjudication in your case, the place of treatment, or the ones who must pay the compensation have the right to appeal the case to the Appeals Board of Patient Compensation within 30 days. If someone appeals the adjudication , the compensation will not be paid before the appeal has been finalized.
When we have calculated your full compensation, we will let you know that your case has been finalized.
In 75% of our cases, it takes 12,5 months to calculate all parts of your compensation. Some cases might be quicker, and some cases might take longer.