Time Limits - The Clock is Ticking
Claims for Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury all have strict time limits for filing a claim and appealing any notices or awards.
Good, winnable claims have been lost when a client missed the opportunity to file. It is easy to lose valuable time trying to resolve the matter yourself. Hire an advocate whose first priority is looking out for you.
As soon as you receive a notice denying your claim, contact me right away. Time limits to file an appeal are usually 60 days from the date you receive a notice and can be as short as 30 days. You are presumed to have received the notice within five (5) days of the mailing date.Personal Injury
As soon as you think you have been hurt, call me right away. Time limits for filing a lawsuit typically are two years from the date you have been hurt. However, some claims involve longer or shorter time limits. Some time limits may be as short as 60 or 180 days. It is critical, therefore, to call a lawyer to find out what needs to happen in your case.
If you were injured as a residential tenant or guest of a tenant, please see my Slip and Fall – Unsafe Premises – Landlord Tenant Cases page concerning a special one-year time limit for these cases.Workers’ Compensation
As soon as you think you have been injured, notify your employer immediately and see a doctor immediately. Some times a perfectly good claim is lost because the injured worker did not report the injury soon enough or did not seek medical attention soon enough.
As soon as you receive a written notice your claim has been denied claim, call me right away. Time limits to appeal the denial are typically 60 days from the mailing date of the notice denying the claim.
As soon as you receive a written notice that an accepted claim has been closed, call me right away. Time limits to appeal a claim closure are typically 60 days from the mailing date of the notice of closure.
If you are left with permanent disability but receive a notice your claim has been classified as non-disabling, you have one year to challenge the non-disabling classification.Third-party Claims
The time limits are the same as for Personal Injury Claims generally, but some elections must be made within 60 days.