There are many factors that are involved in the claiming of financial justice for your injuries, all of which need to be met to have a successful claim but the one which is set in stone, completely unmovable by even our injury claims solicitors is the 3-year deadline.
Timing is crucial
After any accident or catastrophe in which you sustained injuries, you need to seek medical treatment immediately; there is no doubt and no question that your first phone call and visit should be to your doctor or your local Accident & Emergency Department.
But, it is advisable that if your injuries were sustained as a result of an accident that was not your fault, if you intend on claiming compensation, that you do so as soon as possible after the accident.
But why? This is because the details will be clearer in your mind; time tends to fog our accurate recollection of events.
And the deadline is…?
3 years from the date of your accident
Within this timeframe, you must make a claim for financial justice for your injuries. There is no exception to this rule; outside of this three years, our injury solicitors will not be able to help.
Industrial Disease Cases
Many people are also unaware of the deadline in relation to industrial disease cases. It is recognised that many people will not be aware they have an illness brought on by their work environment until many years later. In recognition of this, all those claimants, with the specialist help of an injury solicitor, have 3 years within which to make a claim for compensation from the date they were told the official diagnosis of their illness.
Cases involving children
The three year deadline still applied here but starts from the child’s 18th birthday, if their next of kin have not made a claim prior to this. It is expected that the case be resolved by the time the young person hits the age of 21 years.
Deadlines are put in place to protect people as well as to protect the process of making a compensation claim.
Looking for an injury claims solicitor in Atherton?
We at Accident Advice Helpline work nationwide meaning we help accident victims regardless of where they live. This means that we are in an excellent position to help you. So for an injury claims solicitor in Atherton, or anywhere else, get in touch!
If you are unsure of any aspect of making a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile).
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: David Brown