The general rules on personal injury time limits are:-

  1. For a claim brought in negligence – 3 years
  2. For a claim brought under a contractual liability or an assault claim/infliction of deliberate harm – 6 years
  3. Criminal Injuries Claim – 2 years
  4. Time limits do not start to run until a Claimant is 18
  5. If a Claimant is mentally incapacitated, time may never run out
  6. Time runs from the date of the injury or the date of “knowledge” if later. Knowledge is defined as knowledge:-
    • That the injury was significant
    • That it was attributable to the Defendants actions or failures
    • Of the identity of the Defendant
  7. With very good reason, time can be extended in appropriate cases.