After sustaining an injury in an accident caused by your employer’s negligence, it is important to have someone on your side. Not only do accidents at work cause drastic consequences, they also result in complicated claims. In fact, if you are not careful, you could end up footing the blame for an accident you did not cause.
Instead of trying to navigate the legal system yourself, you may want to call the Accident Advice Helpline and seek the help of our team of experienced personal injury lawyers. We will be able to assess your case and advise you on the actions you need to take to make a successful claim.
Have you been injured at work in Craven? Should you claim compensation?
In most cases, you will need to file your claim within three years of the date you were injured at work in Craven. However, if you did not realise that you had sustained an injury at the time of your accident, the time limit will not start until the date on which you linked (or should have linked) your injury to your accident. This time limit is common in industrial illness cases, where symptoms may take months or even years to manifest.
If you were under 18 at the time of your accident, a different time limit will apply to your case. In this instance, the three-year time limit will not begin to run until you turn 18 years of age. This means that if an adult has not made a claim on your behalf before your 18th birthday, you may issue proceedings in your own right at any time during the three-year period following your 18th birthday.
Act now to receive the compensation you deserve
If you fail to start your claim in a timely manner, the court may prevent you from receiving compensation for your accident at work in Craven. You may be able to persuade a judge to exercise their discretion to allow your claim to proceed outside of the standard time limit. However, this is a risky move, as they will only grant you an exception if they believe the facts of your case allow it.
If you have been hurt and are considering making a claim, it is best to call our Freephone helpline now and seek our expert advice. Our trained claims advisors have extensive knowledge of the claims process and they will be happy to discuss the time limits that apply to your case.
Date Published: 24th December 2014
Author: Jan Newell