Ernest & Co Solicitors - Experts in Personal Injury Compensation Our highly experienced team of personal injury solicitors work tirelessly to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation they are entitled to.
Our team are passionate about recovering compensation for people who've been affected by another person's negligence.
We strive to constantly support our clients through the whole compensation claim process as we know only too well how daunting and stressful personal injury and the effect it has on people's lives can be.
Generally, you have a time limit of three years from the date of your accident to open a claim for personal injury compensation. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule:
If you were under 18 years of age at the time of the accident, the three year period only commences when you reach the age of 18 (In Scotland, this is age 16)
If you were unaware of the injury or illness at the time - for example: asbestosis. In these situations the three year period runs from the time that the claimant became aware of the injury or illness.
In cases of mental disability, the limitation period does not commence until the disability ceases. It can start at any time in the future if the disability does not come to an end.