Yes, the injury must have occurred within the last 3 years however there are exceptions to this rule which can be discussed with your solicitor.
If you are making a claim on behalf of a child, the claim must be brought forward to our solicitors within three years of the child’s 18th birthday (i.e. before the child turns 21).
If on the other hand, you are making a claim on behalf of a deceased person then the claim can be made within three years of the date of death.
In some exceptional cases a personal injury claim may be brought outside of the time limits, in which case court consent will be required.
A claim for compensation to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) must be submitted within 2 years from the date of the assault. The victim (or somebody on their behalf) must inform the Police of the incident as soon as is reasonably practicable.