If you are making a personal injury claim for the first time it is likely that you will have a lot of questions. In fact, one of the main reasons why so many people in the United Kingdom do not receive the compensation they are entitled to is because there is a lack of knowledge surrounding making such a claim.
This is definitely the case when it comes to the time limits on making a claim. A lot of people do not realise there are time constraints. They believe if they have suffered a personal injury they can claim for it whenever. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
You may be thinking, surely if you have suffered an injury, you would claim straight away? Of course this is an obvious viewpoint to take. However, a lot of people want to cope with their injury, i.e. the recovery process and coming to terms with the incident before making a claim. There are also incidents whereby individuals do not even discover they could have been entitled to compensation until several years down the line.
So, how long do you have to make a claim? Usually you will have three years since the accident occurred. However, there are indeed instances whereby injuries do not show themselves straight away, such as repetitive strain injury. In these cases, you will have three years since being diagnosed with the injury by a medical professional.
Looking for a solicitor in Winchester?
Don’t make the mistake many others do by failing to get the compensation you are entitled to. If you believe there is a chance of you having a successful claim, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We will tell you whether you should go ahead with your claim or not, and more importantly we will give you this advice at no cost to you. Our legal helpline is one hundred per cent free to use and is accessible 24/7. If you have a good chance of getting compensation we will then match you to a specialist no win, no fee* solicitor who will take care of everything for you.
We at Accident Advice Helpline work nationwide meaning we help accident victims regardless of where they live. This means that even though we do not have a local injury solicitor in Winchester we can still help. So for an injury solicitor in Winchester, or anywhere else, get in touch!
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Date Published: 22nd June 2014
Author: David Brown