If you’ve been hanging back with regard to launching an injury claim in Barrhead, or anywhere else here in the UK for that matter, don’t forget about the 3-year statute of limitations.
About the 3-year statute of limitations
In essence the 3 year statute means that you have a 3 year window starting from the date you are injured, during which you must register any claim for compensation. In some instances, if we are talking about criminal violence for example, the window or statute is reduced to only 2 years.
Minors and the 3-year statute
The only other significant exception is in the case of minors. The term “minor” refers to anyone who is under the age of 18 when they suffer their injury. In this case, the statute is still 3 years, but it doesn’t start counting down until the persons 18th birthday. That’s not to say that you can’t instigate a claim before their 18th birthday – you can; indeed it’s recommended that you register your claim at the earliest opportunity.
But let’s say that the parents or guardians didn’t raise a claim before a person’s 18th birthday for whatever reason. When that person becomes 18, and if they then wanted to consider for themselves whether or not to go ahead with a claim; they’ve got 3 years in which to make up their mind. The only thing to bear in mind is that its recommended you have medical proof. The longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to obtain that proof.
Esther knows AAH aren’t ambulance chasers
Some parents may not want to be labelled or thought of as “ambulance chasers.” But here is what Esther Rantzen has to say on the subject of using Accident Advice Helpline as your injury claim solicitor:
“After thoroughly investigating Accident Advice Helpline, I have found that they are indeed fighting on behalf of innocent victims who would otherwise not receive the compensation they deserve. I have checked the company’s credentials and track record, and have met a number of its clients, and I was extremely impressed. I am convinced that Accident Advice Helpline only deals with genuine claims which deserve compensation.”
Value your injury claim in Barrhead using AAHs HOW MUCH compensation calculator
Not only has AAH made it simple to raise a personal injury claim in Barrhead (or elsewhere) with their no win no fee* policy, but they’ve also made it easy to find out how much compensation you could be due. All you have to do is click on to the AAH website and use our automated HOW MUCH compensation calculator. It won’t cost you anything apart from 30 seconds of your time.
The easy way to get help
Last but by no means least in terms of making things easy, AAH also operate a toll-free helpline. That too costs nothing to use, and your call will be taken in confidence. Call 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Thinking injury claim? – think AAH!