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Is there a time limit to claim for a personal injury?

By GC Law23 Oct 2013

workers compensation claims and personal injuries

Yes there is, for personal injury claims you must have commenced the claim process within 3 years of your injury or accident. If you have not commenced your claim within this time period you will lose your legal right to claim compensation.

In some cases a court may extend this limitation period if there are extenuating circumstances, but we suggest getting advice from a specialist compensation lawyer if you believe your time period may have expired. 

Our advice is to speak to a personal injury lawyer about your options with regard to claiming compensation.  

Before you can commence any Court action, you must follow what are called pre-Court steps.

Different types of accidents (e.g. motor vehicle accidents, workers compensation, public liability accidents) all have slightly different pre-Court steps that must be followed, and there are also legal time limits that apply as to when you must have started a compensation claim for personal injury.

You can read our previous article How Do You Make a Personal Injury Claim for more detailed information on personal injury claims.

If you feel you may be close to the time limit for a making a claim then you need to contact GC law immediately.

We'll provide a free case review of your case and advise on your options, we also are no win ne fee lawyers so the you don't need to worry about the cost of starting a compensation claim.

If we don't win, you don't pay, it's that simple.

Contact GC Law on 1 300 302 318 of visit our Free Case Review page to start your claim process.