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Given the scale of the compensation scheme and the wide range of issues that effected claims progression it is not possible to produce a folly meaningful average figure. However, the following table provides a profile for the 591,677 claims settled to date. 82% of claims were settled within five years. It should be noted that this includes claims denied, withdrawn and struck out, as well as those claims settled by payment:
|Settlement timing profile||Claim registration to date of settlement|
The main reasons for delays in settlement related to the involvement of third party employers, claimants becoming protected parties or the death of the claimant while the claim remained in process.