How Long do I have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

May 14, 2012

Statutes of limitation vary by state, and these statutes describe the amount of time in which legal proceedings can take place following a certain event. The amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim is described in your state’s statute of limitations. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim.

If you are injured at the workplace, you must inform your employer of the injury right away. Entitlement to workers’ compensation prevents you from filing a lawsuit against your employer, but guarantees coverage of medical expenses and lost wages resulting from your work injury. To collect these benefits, it is important for you to promptly inform your employer of your injury.

Although you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim, it is in your best interest to contact our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible, while evidence and witness memories are fresh.

If you have suffered an injury in Pennsylvania, please contact Wapner Newman to schedule a consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia.