Adults (over 18 years old) normally have three years from the date of an accident to begin an accident compensation claim.
Children under the age of 18 have three years from the date of turning 18.
However, there is no time limit for people who don’t have the mental capacity to make legal decisions, which often applies to those who have suffered serious brain injuries.
In fatal cases, the family of the deceased has three years to make a claim, starting from either the date your loved one died, or the date you received the post-mortem results.
If your accident or injury happened outside of the UK, then the time limit can be shorter. If this is the case, it’s vital that you contact Bike Injury Solicitors as soon as possible.
If you have any concerns or questions about the time limit for claiming compensation, call our specialist team today on 0330 133 1214 for free initial advice and to talk through your options.