Do I have a Personal Injury claim?
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This depends on how and where you were injured, and the seriousness of your injuries. Some of the claims that we handle are workers compensation, motor accidents, medical negligence, or injuries sustained in a public place.
Workers Compensation Claims
If you have an injury while you are at work, then you are usually covered by workers compensation legislation. Generally you will receive compensation to cover for time off work, medical expenses and also a lump sum if you have sustained a permanent impairment.
Motor Accident Compensation Claims
If you are injured as a result of the negligent driving of a motor vehicle then you are generally covered by motor accident legislation. You are entitled to compensation to cover time off work, medical expenses and a lump sum for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. An important point to consider is that you can be entitled to compensation even if the accident was partly your fault or you cannot identify the driver or the vehicle which caused the accident.
Medical Negligence Claims
If you sustain injury by the negligence of a hospital or a doctor you may also have a right to claim compensation. These types of claims are complex and require the assistance of an experienced Lawyer in medical negligence. We have a number of Lawyers at Beilby Poulden Costello who specialise in this type of case and if you think you may have a claim you should contact us immediately.
Public Liability Claims
You can also sustain an injury whilst in a public place or as a result of the negligence of an occupier of premises. You must be able to prove that your injury was caused as a result of some negligent act or omission by the other party. This includes such cases as slipping and falling in the supermarket, being assaulted in a pub where there is a lack of security or injuring yourself by some other danger located on a private or public premises.
If you have any doubt, please give us a call on 1800 300 272 and we will be happy to advise you whether or not you should proceed with your claim.