These are unprecedented and uncertain times. The daily headlines in the media are dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and we are all concerned about our health and the health of our loved ones.
Sadly injuries continue to happen, but if you have recently suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence and have been considering making a personal injury claim, making that claim may not currently be high on your list of priorities. However you should still consider talking to someone about making a claim as the ‘clock’ usually starts ‘ticking’ from the date of the injury.
How long do I have to make a claim for a Personal Injury?
The general rule under the Limitation Act 1980 is that you have three years from the date of your injury, or the date you became aware of your injury, to bring a claim. This means that your claim must be settled, or court proceedings issued to protect your position, within the three-year period (the rules are different for children). If you have recently been injured, you therefore have some time in which to bring your claim.
Can I make a claim during the coronavirus lockdown?
Despite the fact we are in lockdown, it is still possible to make a claim for a personal injury you have suffered. We are very well equipped to work remotely and have in place a number of measures to make sure we work at the same high standards for which we are known. Although we are not currently holding any face-to-face meetings, we have excellent facilities available for both telephone and video conferencing.
We have extensive experience and expertise to deal with a range of claims including road traffic accidents, slips, trips, medical negligence and accidents at work.