16. The right to compensation under this title is prescribed by three years from the accident or the manifestation of the injury and, with regard to death benefits, from the time of death.
However, the Régie may, at any time, extend the delay provided for in the first paragraph where, due to extraordinary circumstances, the victim was unable to act within such delay.
Any application for benefit under this Act filed in accordance with section 53 interrupts the prescription provided for in the Civil Code until the date that the Régie or, as the case may be, the Commission des affaires sociales renders its decision on the application.
1977, c. 68, s. 16; 1982, c. 59, s. 4.