How Long Do I Have To File A Work Injury Claim?

Accidents never happen at convenient times. If you were harmed by an occupational disease, injured by a subcontractor from a different company or the victim of other third-party negligence, your life was likely disrupted in profound ways. In all the confusion of obtaining medical care while paying the household bills, you may not have gotten around to consulting a personal injury lawyer.

Is it too late?

The answer to that depends on something called the statute of limitations. Here at the Charleston, West Virginia, law firm of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we have a detailed understanding of the time limits for filing claims, and we can advise you about how to proceed.

Feel free to call us at 304-881-0652 for a no-obligation consultation today.

Different States Have Different Time Limits

Because our attorney has decades of experience, we are well aware of the particular laws and time limits regarding workplace injury claims. For instance, if you were struck by a drunk driver while driving a company vehicle on business, West Virginia gives you two years to file a personal injury claim.

'I Was Exposed To Asbestos 20 Years Ago. Can I Still File A Claim?'

The mineral asbestos is unusual. Unlike many dangerous substances, the harm it does is not immediately apparent. In fact, it's not uncommon for someone exposed to asbestos to go several decades without any symptoms. When mesothelioma, lung cancer or other problems do arise, however, they can be deadly.

The good news is the statute of limitations in asbestos-related cases begins when the disease is diagnosed. This means if you were exposed to asbestos 20 years ago but were only diagnosed with mesothelioma last month, you can still pursue compensation.

Contacting Us Sooner Is Always Better. Free Consultations.

Don't accidentally miss your chance to bring a personal injury claim and recover the compensation you need for your injuries. Get a free case evaluation with a lawyer and learn exactly how much time you have.

Call James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., at 304-881-0652 or contact our Charleston, West Virginia, office online. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we are successful for you. In addition, we make home and hospital visits as necessary.