When you meet up with an accident, the horrible feeling and the tremendous pains from the injuries you got don’t allow you to think much about seeking legal help, instead, you prefer to see your doctor and that is natural. However, we feel the importance of seeking a legal help too, when we get to know about the seriousness of the injuries and we get the long medical bills in our hand, we find it vital to have legal assistance.


  • It is always better to contact your workers compensation attorney so that you can get the best guide related to this. However, each case differs from another, what exactly to do and when to claim injury depend on the specific scenario.
  • In case, you are in the State of California,  you need to file the claim within one year from the date of accident and expect the process of the claim within two years from the date of accident for individual damage and three years for property damage.
  • Some times, we don’t notice some internal injuries like back and neck immediately after the accident. We discover then over time. In this scenario, you can file the claim within one year from the accident. Before releasing the claimed amount, your insurance company will definitely check for the proof.
  • In case, you had an accident with the car that is owned by federal, you need to file a legislative claim within six months from the date of accident and you can get a response within 45 days from the submission of the claim. In case your claim gets rejected, you can file a lawsuit within two years from the date of rejection.

So, commonly you have a span of six  months to two years average to file an accidental claim depending on the scenario.