There are rules in place for making a personal injury claim in Barrow-in-Furness, and in fact, the same rules apply to all types of claims, anywhere within the UK.
- Someone else must have been at fault for the accident
- You must have sustained injuries in the accident
- Your injuries must have needed medical attention
- The accident must have happened with the last three years
The only one of these rules there are any exception to is the time limit of three years.
The exceptions to the time limits when you want to make a personal injury claim in Barrow-in-Furness
There are some exceptions to the time limit rule:
- If the injuries you are claiming for were caused by an accident at sea, or in the air, the time limit for making your personal injury claim in Barrow-in-Furness, is reduced to two years.
- If the injuries you are making a personal injury claim in Barrow-in-Furness for were caused because of a criminal assault, the time limit for making your claim is reduced to two years.
- If your personal injury claim is because of an industrial illness or condition, because these can take many years to manifest themselves, you have three years from the date of your diagnosis.
- If the injury was not obvious at the time of the accident, the three years starts when you became aware of it. This is known as the date of knowledge.
- If you were under 18 when an incident happened, then the three- year rule applies from your 18th birthday, and stops the day before your 21st. It is better if someone made a claim for you at the time of the accident, as it can be hard to prove things many years later.
- If you were under 18 at the time of the incident and the two-year rule applies, your period for claiming is from your 18th birthday until the day before your 20th.
Under certain circumstances, the courts can extend the time limits, but this is very rare and it is completely at their discretion.
If you are uncertain whether your claim is within the specified time limits for your situation, call the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. You can speak to one of our team of friendly and helpful advisers, who will explain the rules in much more detail and help you find out if you qualify to make a personal injury claim.
How can you contact Accident Advice Helpline?
At Accident Advice Helpline, our initial advice is free of charge and in complete confidence. You can then take time to decide if you want to proceed with a compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to do so, and we do not use high-pressure sales tactics.
Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to connect with Accident Advice Helpline today.