Depending on the type of injury and the location, different time limits apply. If you are hurt in a car accident, there are two types of claims involved. No-fault benefits from your own insurer require you to apply as soon as possible. This will cover things like medical expenses, and possibly some other benefits.
For all injury cases, the time limit to start a lawsuit against the at-fault persons is two years from the date of the accident. You should be aware that if your injury occurs on public property you may have to provide written notice to the municipality within ten days of the injury.
If injured on the job the timelines are also short for reporting to workers’ compensation authorities. Because of the various different timeline requirements, it is critical to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your injury to ensure that these time limits are met and your rights are protected.