What is a personal injury?

January 18, 2011  |   Resources   |     |   Comments Off on What is a personal injury?

Personal injury is simply the legal term used to describe any injury to the body as opposed to damage to personal property or belongings. What many people don’t realise is that personal injury claims can cover psychological injuries as well.

The common link between all types of personal injury claims is that the person injured, the “Claimant” only has 3 years from the date of the accident or the date of knowledge of this injury to make a claim.

However, if the Claimant is under the age of 18 at the time of the accident then the time limit of 3 years will only start to run from the date the person’s 18th birthday. This means that even if you or your child suffered an accident a long time ago, if you or your child has not yet turned 21 then there is still time to make a claim.

Even if you think you may be outside the time limit to make a claim you should contact us to discuss your case as in some circumstances the Courts may grant an extension of this time limit.

To speak to one of our personal injury solicitors or to book a free no obligation consultation, simply call us on the telephone number below or email us.

Tel: 01443 830 228

Email: info@michaelleightonjones.com

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