Serious fire accidents
There are times in your life or that of your loved ones, when you are going to need help from experts and knowing how serious fire accidents personal claim injury assistance can help you get life back to normal after an accident, is knowledge worth acquiring. Examples of times when personal claim injury assistance can be good for you include:
- Slips, trips and falls in a public place
- Asbestos related illnesses
- Accidents and illnesses abroad
- Brain, spinal cord and other serious injuries
- Medical negligence claims
- Neglect and abuse claims
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents and illnesses at work
Time limits for serious fire accidents claim injury applications
Stern time limits apply for making a serious fire accidents claim. The standard period for commencing proceedings to bring a claim for compensation is three-years. Failure to launch a court action in that three-year period means that the claim for personal injury compensation becomes time-barred, or statute barred, stopping you from claiming your fair compensation. Take our 30-second test to get a fast answer on whether you can claim for compensation.
Exclusions to the three-year limitation period
The court, in extraordinary conditions, might be convinced to exercise its discretion to consent to the matter to continue outside these time limits but this is always unpredictable and seldom granted.
If you are assaulted, there is a two-year time threshold, from the date of the incident, in which one should lodge a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Agency (C.I.C.A). If you miss this time limit, the CICA may not be disposed to consider your application for a personal claim injury application if it is made late.
Date of knowledge
This is the time that the court will say that you understood or should have known that you had developed an injury as a consequence of the misconduct of others, which could result in a personal claim injury. This is frequently simple to resolve if there is a recognisable accident and injury on a detailed date. Some conditions and diseases can be more difficult because the injury may not be willingly visible, or may have a very slow or obscure rate and mode of development. Therefore, the date of knowledge can be the date that symptoms commenced. If you had obtained medical treatment following your accident and were informed that your injury was minimal, only to discover some time later that the injury had indeed been more severe all along, then the three-year period would start from the original start of the symptoms or the date that the injury was linked to your accident, indicated as the date of knowledge.
Accident Advice Helpline can advise you on all you need to do in building a claim for compensation for an accident that was not your fault. Give them a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 13th March 2013