Can I Make A Personal Injury Claim?


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When you’ve been injured, lodging claims and paperwork only makes things worse. At Carbone Lawyers, we manage the whole process so you can just focus on your recovery.

No Win, No Fee

Our no win, no fee policy means that most personal injury claims have no upfront fees.

When you have sustained an injury, it can have a significant impact on your life. Compensation can help with the expenses, suffering and loss you have endured as a result of your injury so, of course, you will want to know if you can make a personal injury claim.

Below is information on ‘how do I make a personal injury claim?’ and ‘how long do you have to make a personal injury claim?’ For over 30 years Carbone Lawyers has been delivering great outcomes for clients.

Over that time, we have earned a reputation for our relentless pursuit of justice and conducting matters with integrity and compassion.

We have a team of personal injury experts with an in-depth knowledge of the laws relating to personal injury driven to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Here is how our team of experts can help you, along with information regarding making a personal injury claim yourself and ‘how long do I have to make a personal injury claim?’

Can I Make A Personal Injury Claim Myself? 

Often, people may not be in a financial position to be able to engage in legal representation, especially if they have sustained an injury so they may want to know ‘can I make a personal injury claim myself?’ 

We believe everyone should have the right to ensure they have the best chance of receiving the compensation they are entitled to.

Our ‘no win, no fee’ policy ensures anyone, regardless of their financial resources can have legal representation and advice from the experts so a fair outcome is achieved.

This means that whilst you can make a personal injury claim yourself, you do have the option of having our team of personal injury experts on your side.

Benefits of having a personal injury lawyer include: 

  • Gaining an understanding of all options available to you 
  • Knowing ‘how do I make a personal injury claim?’ that will achieve the best outcome and being informed with respect to how likely you are to achieve that outcome
  • Peace of mind knowing you have full and accurate information with respect to your case
  • Having a team with the experience and expertise to build a strong case and negotiate on your behalf 
  • A claim that includes all compensation you may be entitled to 
  • Being informed of what’s happening with your case at every step of the way

If you do intend to make a claim yourself, we recommend speaking with a personal injury lawyer first so you have a good understanding of how best to proceed.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Personal Injury Claim?

Under the Limitation of Actions Act 1958, a personal injury claim must be made within 3 years of the discovery of the injury or within 12 years from the date of the act (or omission) which caused the injury, whichever expires first.

However, if you sustained injury in a workplace or a transport accident, the time limit is usually 6 years. 

You should always obtain legal advice specific to your circumstances, as limitation periods can and do vary depending on the type of case.

You may also be entitled to make an extension of time application if you are out of time to bring a claim, so you should still seek legal advice if this applies to you.

To find out ‘how long do I have to make a personal injury claim?’ it is always best to seek legal advice as multiple factors may impact if and when you can claim.

Talk to the Personal Injury Experts Today

Contact us on 1800 369 888 to find out more about making a personal injury claim and how we can help you achieve the best outcome.

Alternatively, you can fill out our online enquiry form and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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