(1) All actions in
which the damages claimed consist of or include damages in respect of personal
injuries to any person, shall be commenced within three years next after the
cause of action accrued but not after.
(1a) However, in the
case of a personal injury that remains latent for some time after its cause,
the period of 3 years mentioned in subsection (1) begins to run when the
injury first comes to the person's knowledge.
(2) In this
"personal injuries" include any disease and any impairment of a person's
physical or mental condition.