Subject to certain very strict exceptions, you have two years from the date of your accident to commence legal proceedings for compensation.
If the two year period has expired, even by one day, then your claim is Statute Barred from proceeding.
An important exception to this rule is that persons under the age of 18 years at the time of the accident (minors) have until their 20th birthday to commence proceedings. In theory therefore, a four year old for example has 16 years to commence proceedings, although a lengthy delay may create severe difficulties and may give rise to the defendant having grounds to apply for a dismissal of the claim on the grounds that his right to put up a defence has been prejudiced by the delay. It should be noted that it can take time to have legal proceedings issued so you should not leave it until the last few weeks before expiry of the statute before instructing your solicitor in the matter. Read More >
We deal with every case individually but always on the basis that it may end up in court, but in reality few cases end up in court. Cases go to court for two reasons;
- The defendant has not offered enough compensation:If no offer is made, then this would clearly indicate that the other side is reasonably confident of successfully defending the case. In such event your options will be clearly explained to you by us and your Barrister.
- The defendant has made no offer:If an offer is made, then it is you who decides whether or not to accept the offer; we and your Barrister will give our advice in relation to any offer, but the ultimate decision is yours. In such event your options will be clearly explained to you by us and your Barrister. Read More >
Have you a question about your accident or claim? See our page on Frequently asked Legal Questions or contact our legal team today. Personal Injuries FAQ >
Other than acting for our clients to claim the best possible compensation for their injuries, we also provide support services
such as sourcing the best medical experts providing the necessary treatments, Physiotherapists, Engineers and more. We also provide funding services
for your case outlay while it is in progress. Before we make a recommendation, we will discuss your case with you in detail. In many cases, it will be clear from the outset that you will succeed in being fully compensated. If however we believe you have no case we will tell you immediately. It will not be in your interest to pursue a case that stands little chance of success. Contact us for more information about starting your claim >