How long do I have to start a personal injury claim?

For most personal injury claims, a legal action must be commenced within three years of the date of the injury.

However, depending on where your injury occurred or who you are claiming against, specific pre-court procedures may apply which may have shorter time limits.

If you miss these time limits you may lose your right to claim unless you can provide good reason for delaying and why you should be allowed to proceed with your claim.

Those aged under 18 will typically have until they are 21 to start the claim process.

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 851 458 or chat via live chat to talk to one of our Lawyers today.

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