All legal proceedings in personal injury claims should be started within three years of the date of the accident. After this, it will almost always be too late to gather required evidence that plays a vital part in the claim process.
The cases where it is possible to ask the court to waive the initial three year limit, are those where the claimant is suffering from a mental disability, is under 18 years old or cases involving diseases which take a long time to develop after the initial exposure.
In cases such as asbestos related diseases, you would have three years from the date you first knew about your condition and that it was linked to work to make a personal injury claim.
There are other good reasons why you should submit any claim quickly:
You are more likely to recall the circumstances of your accident while it is still fresh in your mind.
The sooner we have the details of your claim, the sooner we will be able to advise you whether you have a claim and if you do, start the work of gathering evidence and negotiating a settlement with the insurance company of the person or organisation that harmed you.
You may have many questions about the claim process which you can enquire about. For some of the more common questions regarding compensation claims may already be answered below in our Frequently Answered Questions section: