Generally speaking the guidelines surrounding how long you have to make a Waverley compensation claim is that it must be initiated within three years of the date of your accident, injury or incident. Our accident claims experts in Waverley can help to answer any questions you may have about claims and get you the advice you need.
How long do you have to make a Waverley compensation claim?
This simply means that you should have contacted, and instructed, accident claims experts in Waverley to start your compensation claim. It does not mean that the claim must be completed within that time.
However, there are some instances when a claim can be started more than three years after the date of the accident for which the Waverley compensation claim is being made.
For example, if you were injured as a child then you would not be able to make a claim until you reached the age of 18. In such an instance you may decide that you would like to claim now (even if you are under the age of 18) in which case you would need to appoint someone (usually a family member) to act as a litigation friend and make the claim on your behalf. Any monies awarded in the form of Waverley compensation would be held in trust until you reached the age of 18.
Alternatively, you may decide that you would like to wait until you are old enough to make the claim on your own behalf. In which case you would have three years from the date of your 18th birthday to initiate your claim, rather than three years from the date of the accident.
Extensions can also be offered if you are suffering from an industrial disease. With many such conditions it is impossible to pin point the precise time that you suffered an injury, or were exposed to a particular substance or environment which might have caused your condition. As such it is therefore impossible to identify when three years from the date of injury occurred.
Your solicitor will be able to help you make a Waverley compensation claim up to three years from the date you were diagnosed with a condition. Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today and speak to one of our advisers about making an industrial disease claim? They will be able to provide you with no obligation advice about making a claim, and can put you in touch with one of our solicitors who will be able to help you further.
Making a claim with accident claims experts in Waverley
When it comes to making a compensation claim the length of time involved can vary. It is logical that more complex cases will take longer to resolve as there is a need to gather more evidence, perhaps statements from witnesses, and in-depth medical reports and assessments.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we will do all we can to make sure that your claim progresses quickly and smoothly, but ultimately, that you get the outcome you deserve.
To find out more about making a claim with accident claims experts in Waverley, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.