It is very important that you act promptly when taking a claim for Personal Injury as there are strict time limits in place. The Statute of Limitations imposes a strict rule in that a Personal Injury action in Ireland must be instituted within two years of the event causing the Personal Injury or within two years of the date of knowledge of such event. The “date of knowledge” in Personal Injury claims for compensation is the date on which it was discovered that an injury existed.
There are some exceptions to this rule:
Once an application is lodged with the Injuries Board, the two year period is temporarily stopped for the period of time the application is with the Injuries Board and for six months after it has been released by the Injuries Board.
Bearing the time limits in mind, it is very important that you contact one of our experienced Personal Injury Solicitors as they will be able to offer you helpful and practical advice on whether your claim is affected by the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations.
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