11. Entitlement to compensation under this title is prescribed by three years from the accident or the time the injury appears and, with regard to a death benefit, from the time of death.
The Société may allow an applicant to apply for compensation after the prescribed time if the applicant was unable, for serious and valid reasons, to act sooner.
An application for compensation filed in accordance with this title interrupts the prescription that applies pursuant to the Civil Code until a final decision is rendered.
1977, c. 68, s. 11; 1989, c. 15, s. 1; 1990, c. 19, s. 11; 1999, c. 22, s. 1.