Frequently Asked Questions

What are the deadlines for issuing a personal injury claim?

You must have suffered an injury within the last 3 years in order to be eligible for compensation. Additionally, the accident had to be entirely or partially someone else’s fault.

You have 3 years from the date of the accident if you were 18 or older to issue a personal injury claim.

If you were under 18 when the accident happened, you have 3 years from the date you turn 18, meaning you have until the day you turn 21 to file a claim.

How long on average do personal injury claims take?

The length of time it takes to successfully settle a personal injury claim can differ greatly. It depends on the complexity of your case, the extent and circumstances of your injuries, as well as the length of time required to gather together all the required evidence to prove your claim.

The length of a personal injury claim is also influenced by factors including whether you have all the correct details of the opposing party and whether that party admits blame or decides to dispute liability and holds you at fault for the accident and decides to contest your case in court. While a difficult medical negligence or serious injury claim may take up to 3 years or more to resolve, a straightforward road traffic accident claim may be resolved in three to six months. Other accident claims involving an accident at work could take six to twelve months and trips and falls six to nine months, however it is important to understand every claim is different.

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