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How long do you have to make a Claim?
If you have been injured in an accident or been diagnosed with a work related disease, then you have up to three years of the date of your accident or diagnosis to make a claim for compensation. After this, it will be too late to make a claim, although the courts can extend the time limit if they think it is fair to do so. If you think that your case is too late speak to us anyway and let our legal experts assess the facts. The three year limit is often referred to as the limitation Act and its the standard legal limit in which you can bring a personal injury claim for compensation. The time limits comes into effect the moment you knew your injuries or disease were linked to your accident or exposure. This three year deadline is often useful for work related diseases like asthma, asbestosis and bladder cancer, as the symptoms may take sometime to develop after your initial exposure or you may not link the problems to your job immediately. In cases where a loved one has died either as a result of an accident or from an industrial disease such as asbestosis, then the time limit begins from the date of their death or the date the death was linked to the accident or exposure. If you are worried that you may not be able to make a claim for an injury or if the deadline is fast approaching, then contact Mercury Legal immediately. It doesn’t cost you anything to speak to us and you are under no obligation to pursue a claim, even if we think you have a case for compensation.
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