Medical Negligence Claims UK Time Limit: How Long To Claim Compensation

Is there a time limit to claim compensation for clinical negligence in the UK?

In the UK – you have three years from the date of injury or date of knowledge of injury due to clinical negligence to make a claim.

Generally speaking – victims of clinical negligence are unaware that there has been negligence or that an injury has been suffered until another medical expert diagnosis a problem. This can be many years after the original negligence occurs.

In short – there is a time limit of three years exists, but a clinical negligence solicitor would need to be consulted to establish when the three year period commenced.

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