If you submit a properly constituted application for assessment of compensation to the Injuries Board the time will stop running against you for the purposes of the Statute of Limitations.
Section 50 of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 provides that in reckoning any period of time for the purposes of the Statute of Limitations, the period beginning on the making of an application and ending 6 months from the date of the issuing of an authorisation by the Injuries Board shall be disregarded.
This means that once you’ve received a letter from the Injuries Board confirming that your claim is complete for the purposes of section 50, time will be put on hold from that date and it will not begin to run again until the day which is six months after the date upon which the Injuries Board issues an authorisation.
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