The amount of time you have to file an injury claim depends on the type of case you have.
For most personal injury claims in South Carolina, you have up to three years from the date of the injury to file a claim. For those injured on the job, they must give notice to their employer within 90 days of the accident.
These deadlines may be extended if a loss or injury is not immediately apparent. If this occurs, the deadline begins when you "discover" or should have reasonably discovered the injury or loss. This may apply to injuries that occur through work over a long period of time.
No matter what kind of injury you have, it is best to file a claim as soon as possible. If you were to miss the statute of limitations, you may lose your ability to file a claim.
If you are unsure if you have a claim or don't know where to begin, contact Personal Injury Lawyers at The Derrick Law Firm for a free case review, 843-488-5360.