The time limit for starting a serious injury claim is no different from any other personal injury claim; in most cases, it’s three years from the accident date. ‘Start’ (or ‘bring’) a claim means you must file the
There are exceptions to the rule concerning children under 18 who suffer a catastrophic injury in an accident and those with a mental disability.
Both groups have longer within which to start a claim. Still, we advise any injured victim of an accident to seek legal advice from a personal injury law firm if they have any concerns about time limits for bringing a claim.
We strongly advise any victims of medical negligence to seek advice from a clinical negligence solicitor about the time limit that applies to their bringing a clinical negligence claim.
In most circumstances, we can fund your serious injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis by offering you the benefit of a No Win, No Fee arrangement, meaning that if you don’t win your case you’ll have no legal costs to pay. You can find out more about how we get paid when you win your case on our No Win No Fee page.