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Claim Time Limit

What is the personal injury claim time limit?

Under normal circumstances, you must begin your personal injury compensation claim within three years of the date of your injury. However, any cause for delay in beginning your claim could be taken into account regarding your personal injury claim time limit.


Q: “Can I claim for a childhood injury?”

A: You may begin a personal injury compensation claim for a childhood illness or injury up to three years after the date of your 18th birthday (please also see ‘Date of knowledge’, below).

Date of knowledge

Q: “What is the ‘date of knowledge’?”

A: This is the calendar date upon which you became aware that you may be entitled to compensation for your personal injury or illness. You must act with 3 years of your date of knowledge.

Claiming on behalf of a loved one

Q: “Can I claim on behalf of a loved one?”

A: There are circumstances under which you may be able to act on behalf of a loved one. For example, you may wish to act on behalf of a loved one who has suffered an incapacitating injury.

If you believe that you may be entitled to personal injury compensation but you have queries about the claim time limit, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6 888 or email

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