How Long Do I Have to Claim for Personal Injury Compensation?

If you are hurt and you are considering a claim for personal injury compensation, there are some things that you should know. A personal injuries claim may be filed if you are injured because of an accident or other event. However, you must file your claim for personal injury compensation within two years from the date of the accident or event. If you do not file within that two-year period, you will not be allowed to file a claim. The two-year period is known as a Statute of Limitations.

There are a few exceptions to the two-year limitation:

  • If the injured person was a minor (under the age of 18) when the accident or event occurred;
  • If you did not know and could not have reasonably known you were injured;
  • If you did know or could not have reasonably known who injured you; or
  • If you file an injuries claim with PIAB and receive an acknowledgement letter during the two-year window, time is frozen until you receive an authorisation for court. When you receive the authorisation, the timer continues to run.

Remember that you cannot file a personal injury action through court without first following the claim process as outlined by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). Contact Tiernan & Co. Solicitors to get an immediate opinion on whether you have a personal injury claim. You may call us on 01-6622822 or use our contact form to receive an immediate call back from a qualified personal injury solicitor.

What our Clients say:

  • K.D. Dublin 07/07/2013
    “I was very happy with the services of Tiernan & Co, and in fact have recommended their services to two friends since my claim settled.”

  • S.M. Louth 20/01/2013
    “When I was involved in a road traffic accident, I was unsure what to do. From the first time I contacted Tiernan & Co Solicitors until my case was finalised all members of staff kept me updated. They kept things simple, so it was easy for me to understand all aspects of my claim.”

  • N.G. Dublin 2 01/12/2012
    “Mark and his staff main priority are their clients, I couldn't recommend this firm enough.”

  • S.D. Meath 04/10/2012
    “I have been a client of Tiernan & Co for years now, Mark has dealt with my house purchase and sale, the probate of my fathers estate and a personal injury case on my behalf. Mark offers a highly professional service with a personal touch. I would recommend Mark to anyone in need of legal advice.”

  • F.B. Dublin 6 03/05/2010
    “Any queries I had in relation to my personal injury claim were answered promptly and in a professional manner and in the end the compensation I received exceeded my expectations.”

  • C.B. Wexford 02/03/2013
    “I always felt that the staff in Tiernan & Co had time to listen to me and respond to any question I asked. As a client I felt I was a priority.”

  • D.B. Dublin 13 01/08/2012
    “As it was my first time claiming, I was unsure what to do. Mark and the staff at Tiernan & Co helped me through every stage of the process and answered any question I had, no matter how silly it sounded! To be kept updated throughout the whole claim made it much easier for me and in the end I couldn't have been happier with the outcome.”