9 Jun 2023

How Long do I Have to Claim for an Accident at Work?

When submitting a claim for an accident at work, you’ve got three years to do so from the date of the accident.

Perhaps not a well-known fact, but it’s important to do so as, in most circumstances, you’re not able to submit a claim after that point.

We’ve got a diligent, experienced, and hard-working team of experts who specialise in accident at work claims that can help with relevant advice and support.

What is the time limit for making a claim?

In England and Wales, there is a very clear window for making a claim following an accident at work. In most cases, if you do not commence court proceedings within three years of the incident that caused your injuries, your claim may be considered 'time-barred' and will probably leave you ineligible for compensation. However, there is often a lot of work required before this can be done, so we would always advise you to contact Winns as soon as possible after the incident, to allow us to begin work on your behalf when making a claim for an accident at work.

What are the exceptions?

Although it is advised to discuss these with our dedicated legal team, the commonly used exceptions include the incident affecting someone under the age of 18. In that respect, they (or you if you’re conducting the claim on their behalf) have three years from the date of their 18th birthday to submit a claim.

If the claimant lacks the mental capacity to make a claim themselves, a litigation friend has an indefinite time period to submit on their behalf, unless the affected person makes a recovery.

Don’t leave your circumstances to chance, speak to our team to find out more.

Why choose Winns?

Our team has decades of experience in achieving successful outcomes for thousands of happy clients.

Acting on a no win no fee basis, there are no prohibitive upfront costs, no surprise fees along the way, just the knowledge that a set percentage, agreed upon from the outset, is taken as payment for our services. It doesn’t matter how complex your claim is, the percentage remains the same.

Reassurance, expertise, and support. Calls Winns now.

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