When it comes to group action cases where we are acting on behalf of thousands of people making claims where the issues are similar in nature, there are often strict cut off points for claims. These cut off points can be from both the court and from lawyers helping people as well.
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How long do I have?
Most claims have a general limitation period of three years from the date of an incident or date of knowledge to make a claim. If you don’t settle a case or issue court proceedings before this time frame then you may be ‘statue barred’ from claiming. This means it can be very difficult to succeed with a claim.
But it isn’t this that you need to be worried about – there are deadlines that fall much sooner which you do not want to fall foul of.
Sooner Deadlines with the Court
When a Group Litigation Order is formed, which is common in these types of large action cases, there are deadlines for joining the main group action. If you fail to join by this date, it can be difficult to apply to join thereafter.
We have represented a large majority of the PIP compensation victims and we know of a law firm (not us!) that missed the deadline. The Judge refused to allow them to join late. This sort of thing can jeopardise a claim.
Deadlines for joining are often advertised through the media but you need to get in there as quickly as possible.
We won’t take cases on forever, and we won’t be keen on helping people who leave it too late as well. Really you are best off contacting us now on 0800 634 7575 to avoid disappointment. The longer we have, the more time we have to build your case which can also help your chance of success.
If you have been affected, you may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation. Don’t miss out!
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