Personal Injury Claims
If you have been injured, suffered loss or damage as a result of an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
No matter what type of accident or injury, there are however strict time limits that apply to recover the compensation that you deserve.
The most important time limit in a personal injury claims compensation is the two year limitation period, unless you are a minor. You must start proceedings within two years of your accident; otherwise you will lose your legal right to claim compensation. There are limited situations where you may extend this period, but it is very important to get advice from a personal injury solicitor well before then.
Before you can start any proceedings, generally you must follow what are called pre claim steps. Different types of accidents (e.g. motor vehicle accidents, work accidents and injuries, slips or falls accidents) have slightly different pre claim steps that must be followed. There are also legal time limits that apply as to when you must start a compensation claim for personal injury.
Every compensation claim for personal injury is very different, so it is difficult to give you an exact time table. Also, before you can start any claim process, you must generally follow certain steps, called pre claim steps. This essentially involves getting all the necessary information, including medical reports, and then meeting with the insurer to negotiate a settlement. Should the negotiations be unsatisfactory then you may have to go to court