Is there a time limit for making a claim ?
You must make a claim to the court within 3 years of the accident or illness.
If the accident/illness occurred before you were 18 years old then the 3 years does not start to run until you are 18.
If you did not know at the time that you were injured or ill then the 3 years might start from the date you first realised that you were injured or ill.
Some accident claims have special time limits, such as accidents involving aeroplanes, where the time limit is 2 years.
Questions & Answers
- When can I make a claim?
- Who do I claim against?
- How do I make a claim?
- What do I need to do before I see a solicitor?
- Can I claim for anything else other than my injury or illness?
- Can I get Legal Aid?
- Is there a time limit for making a claim?
- Can I make any other claims apart from a court claim?
- What if I was partly to blame for the accident?
- What are "General Damages"?
- What are "Special Damages"?
- Am I entitled to any interest on the compensation I receive?
- What are "disbursements"?