Claim Advice

Do I Need a Compensation Lawyer?

If you have suffered an injury due to the negligent actions of another, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation. Personal injuries refer to a physical or psychological injury, sustained as the result of the wrongful actions of another. As personal injury law is very broad, there are many different classes of injuries and compensation schemes and this can make it difficult when trying to make a claim for compensation on your own. If you are have been recently suffered a personal injury, it may be an appropriate time to ask yourself: Do I need a compensation lawyer?

Compensation lawyers are experienced professionals who are experts at dealing with the compensation claims process. Read on to find out more about whether you need a compensation lawyer.

Road Accidents

Unfortunately, the number of accidents occurring on our roads continues to grow. Whether it relates to cars, motorcycles, bicycles or any other road vehicles, these accidents can result in serious injuries for the people involved. Any person injured in a road accident is eligible to claim road accident compensation under the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme, as all vehicle owners in Australia are required to have CTP insurance. A compensation lawyer can help you make a road accident compensation claim by tracking down the details of the relevant CTP insurer, send a complying letter of demand and negotiating the best possible settlement offer.

Slip and Falls in Public Places

Unfortunately, accidents and injuries can still occur even in places where you should have the right to feel safe. It is not uncommon for people to experience slips, trips or falls in their public places (such as your local supermarket), which can often lead to more serious back, neck or head injuries. Under public liability law, where a negligent party has caused another person to suffer an injury on public or private property, then the injured person is entitled to make a public liability claim. The negligent party is often the occupier of the premises where the injury occurred. A compensation lawyer can help you made a public liability claim by establishing that a duty of care that was owed to you, and how the occupier breached this duty and was, therefore, negligent in their actions.

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Accidents in the Workplace

Injuries in the workplace can have devastating consequences for workers, such as long-term suffering or a loss of future income. As employers benefit from the labour of their workers, it remains only fair that they should also bear the costs of any work-related injuries. Worker’s Compensation provides compensation to workers who have suffered injury, illness or a reduced work capacity as a result of the course of their employment. The Workers’ Compensation system aims to provide injured workers with assistance during their recovery and to support a safe and appropriate return to work. A compensation lawyer can help make a workers compensation claim, and deal directly with your employer in regards to fair compensation and support in the workplace. A lawyer can also ensure that you are not subject to any unfair dismissals or mistreatment due to your injuries.

Negligent Medical Treatment

As patients, we all have the right to place our trust in medical professionals to look after us properly and give quality care. However, despite our reliance upon these professionals, there are times when they have caused their patients to suffer more harm or injury because of negligent medical treatment. Medical negligence (also known as medical malpractice) occurs when a medical professional causes injury or harm to a patient under their care through an act or a failure to act. This act or failure to act, such as treatment or failure to provide treatment, must be below the acceptable standard of practice in the Australian medical community, and harm must be reasonably foreseeable by the medical professional. A compensation lawyer can help you make a medical negligence claim against the hospital or institution who was responsible while you focus on your recovery.

Time Limits for Compensation Claims

All compensation claims are subject to strict time limits, and you can lose your chance at compensation if you don’t act soon. Compensation lawyers are aware of any time limits that need to be adhered to, and can help to ensure you don’t miss out on making the right compensation claim.

 

If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer, get it touch with Schreuder Partners today.

 

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