Personal injury claims are limited by time, which is a Court rule that sets a time limit on how long you have to file a lawsuit or bring a claim in Court after suffering an injury. Typically, this time limit is within two to three years of the date of the injury. After this time limit expires, you may no longer file a lawsuit for damages and can lose your right to compensation.


What Happens if I Miss the Three Year Time Limit?

If you make an injury claim after the limitations time has expired in the United Kingdom, you will not be able to pursue the claim in court. The limitation period for personal injury claims in the UK is usually three years from the date of the incident, and any claims made after this time are not likely to be accepted by the court. If your claim is rejected, you will not be able to receive any compensation for your injury.


Recent Case in Court

The Judge concluded that the claimant had brought his claim outside of the limitation period and that it would be prejudicial to the defendant if the claim was allowed to proceed. The Claimant had hearing loss and started his claim in 2021 but the claimant had visited his GP in November 2008 with reports of tinnitus. As a result of the information in the medical records The Insurance company argued that the claimant’s clear date of knowledge was 2008 (or 2009 latest) and he should therefore have issued his claim by 2011/12 and now had lost the right to claim.


Judge decided for Insurance Company

The Judge decided that the claimant had a significant hearing loss in 2008 and that the Doctor and Hospital Consultant would have discussed the test results with him in 2008 and 2009. The claimant’s date of knowledge was therefore November 2008, thus limitation expired three years later in November 2011.


What can we learn from this case

Medical records are important for deciding limitations for a claim because they provide detailed information about a patient’s medical history and the treatments they have received. The medical records provide evidence of a patient’s medical condition, its progression, and the treatments that have been attempted. This information is essential for determining the extent of the claim and the period of time to bring a claim.



The claim time is as soon as you can call Claim Today and tell us about your injury.

Any delay is damaging to your prospects for your claim and you could lose the right to claim all together.

Making a claim for injury as soon as possible is important because it allows you to get the medical attention you need, and also ensures that your rights are protected. By filing your claim promptly, you can maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve. Additionally, filing a claim quickly helps to preserve evidence, which can be critical to a successful outcome.


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