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How Long After My Accident Can I Claim?

Though the length of time after an accident when a successful claim can be made varies on the circumstances, as a rule of thumb it is three years. After this time, the likelihood is that the courts will throw out the case.

My Accident was Over Three Years Ago: Can I Claim?

If your accident was over three years ago the chances of mounting a successful claim will be difficult. Our injury solicitors will be able to advise you on the case and if you have a chance of claiming compensation. However, for some types of personal injury claims, such as those involving medical negligence, there is more leeway as it can take years for the injuries to develop.

What to do should you suffer a Personal Injury

If you be exposed to hazardous substances or be placed in danger, or suffer a personal injury due to an accident of some kind, you may well be in a good position to make a claim. In the first instance, contact us and explain what happened, and we can then advise you on what to do next.

What do I Need to Make a Successful Compensation Claim?

To make a successful compensation claim of any kind, it has to be shown that the other party was at fault in someway. Our injury lawyers can help you with this, and providing they feel they there is a good chance of winning, fight for compensation on your behalf.


Many feel guilty about bringing a compensation claim against another party, even though they have suffered personal injury or been exposed to unnecessary danger, like a harmful substance. This guilt is misplaced, as you are claiming for what is rightfully yours. Contact us today so we can assess your case.

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