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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury claims in Tewkesbury

    If personal injury claims in Tewkesbury relate to youngsters that have not reached 18, whenever possible their parents or guardians should make the claim on their behalf. If a sizeable amount of money is involved, the courts usually insist that the funds are put into trust for when they are older, but because of their age they should not lose the compensation that making personal injury claims in Tewkesbury can result in.

    What to do if personal injury claims in Tewkesbury were not made

    If a personal injury claim in Tewkesbury is not made for the child at the time of the incident, the rules relating to timescales alter slightly so that:

    • If their injuries were caused by an accident, they have until the day before their 21st birthday to make their claim
    • If their injuries were caused by a violent crime, they have until the day before their 20th birthday to make their claim

    When you consider that an incident could happen when they are 5 for instance, making a claim 15 or 16 years later could be very hard to prove, and that is why it is better to make the claim as soon after the incident as possible.

    Other time limit adjustments

    There are very few circumstances in which the three-year time limit differs, but it does in industrial illnesses and conditions.

    The reason for this is that many of the industrial illnesses can take many years to develop. Industrial deafness and vibration white finger can take up to 10 years to become obvious, and asbestos related diseases can take up to 40 years to manifest themselves.

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    Employers should protect their employees from all industrial conditions, and the victims have three years from the date of diagnosis to make their claim.

    Accidents on ships and planes and injuries sustained in violent crimes are also affected by a different time scale; in all of these cases you only have two years to make your personal injury claim, not three.

    The rare cases

    In exceptional circumstances, a court can overrule any of the time limits, but this is very rare, and usually only happens when the injury has been a mental one.

    Adhering to the time limits

    At Accident Advice Helpline we have to adhere strictly to these time limits, just like anyone else making personal injury claims. They are just one of the rules for making a claim, the other two being that the accident must have been the fault of someone else, and your injuries must have been severe enough for you to seek medical attention.

    As long as these rules apply to your situation, we can help you make a claim in a fast, easy and efficient manner, keeping it as free of stress as possible. Call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 for all the help and information you need about making personal injury compensation claims.

    Date Published: 4th August 2014

    Author: matthew

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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