All personal injury claims are restricted by legal time limits. The usual time limit for personal injury claims is 3 years, meaning that claim must be settled, or court proceedings commenced, within 3 years of the accident.
There are exceptions to this, however. For example, if you have suffered an industrial disease due to inadequate PPE, then it may not be obvious when exactly your ‘injury’ was caused. With industrial diseases like occupational asthma, it may be some time after the harmful exposure before any symptoms develop. In cases like this, a 3-year time limit runs instead from the date when you knew, or ought to have had known, of the harm you had suffered. Often this will be when you were diagnosed with your condition.
Further exceptions may apply to these time limit rules as well, meaning the situation can become complicated. It is always advisable to act as soon as possible if you think you may have a personal injury claim. If you are concerned about time limits or wish to know where you stand, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have suffered an injury at work or developed an industrial disease as a result of inadequate PPE, you may be able to claim compensation from your employer.
Truth Legal’s specialist personal injury and accident at work solicitors can help you to recover this compensation. We will work tirelessly to build your case and achieve the positive outcome you deserve. Our firm prides itself on delivering an ethical, honest, and efficient service, whilst having an in-depth knowledge of PPE claims.
Let us help you to claim the compensation you deserve.