Too Late You Lose
Don’t let too much time slip by if you’re thinking of filing a lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim. The longer you wait, the greater the risk that your suit or claim will be barred by a statute of limitations.
Statutes of limitations set different time limits for filing different kinds of legal actions. For example, in North Carolina, you must file a workers’ compensation claim within two years from the date of the injury or illness, or the date that you became aware of the injury or illness.
There are some exceptions to the two-year rule for certain occupational diseases such as asbestosis, silicosis, mesothelioma and lead poisoning, as years or decades may pass before you realize that you are suffering from them.
If you wait to file your claim after this time limit has passed, your case will be over before it has begun. The Industrial Commission will dismiss it regardless of what the outcome would have been if you had filed the claim on time.
Call Us Immediately For A Free Consultation
As your injury claim may be barred by North Carolina’s statute of limitations after a certain period has passed, if you think you have a legal case, contact the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Parker & Frey PLLC right away. In addition to advising you about the relevant time limits, our attorneys will help you determine whether you actually have suffered a legal wrong and whether that wrong is likely to have a legal remedy. Our Dunn and Fayetteville offices can be reached at 910-591-2551 or by email.