Let’s explore… time limits of compensation claims
In the UK, there is a time limit that applies to making personal injury compensation claims. Accident Advice Helpline can tell you how to claim in Daviot, based on the circumstances of your accident.
The ‘standard’ time limit explained
If compensation case proceedings are not started within this three year time frame, the case is then known as time-barred – in other words, the deadline has passed with the opportunity to gain compensation passing with it.
The three year deadline starts from the date of your accident or from the date you were told you had an industrial illness or disease; this is called the date of knowledge.
Why do you need to know about the date of knowledge for industrial disease?
Some people who come to Accident Advice Helpline to find out how to claim in Daviot are suffering from a disease that they contracted after being exposed to chemicals, dust etc. in their previous employment.
For example, some people (men and women) are suffering the effects of asbestosis. Until we knew that asbestos was dangerous, causing a dreadful disease that proves fatal, people worked with this chemical without any safety measures.
This means that the disease did not show itself until many years later and so the standard three year deadline had passed. But, providing that the claimant begins their compensation case within three years of the date they were told they had asbestosis, the case could be successful.
But what about in cases where next of kin are making a claim where the accident was fatal?
This is an incredibly sad case that Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with on previous occasions. The three year deadline starts from the date of death after the accident. Occasionally, some people pass away not knowing they are suffering from an industrial disease. Once this has been confirmed, the next of kin have three years from the date of death to make a compensation claim if they so wish.
How to claim in Daviot with Accident Advice Helpline
There are other time issues relating to compensation cases of all kinds, particularly if a child under 18 is involved. We strongly advise that if you have a claim for compensation that you contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, as soon as possible. Making a successful claim hinges on many factors but making your claim as soon as you can after the accident in which you were injured is imperative.