There are many different types of accidents where, through the fault of another person or company, a person may suffer an injury. While many of these accidents are minor, there are also cases where a person may suffer serious and lasting injury. For those types of injuries, whether physical or psychological, compensation for personal injury may be sought.
The most common form of accidents involving negligence include motor accidents, work accidents, accidents in public and accidents using a product or service. This may include falls or injuries at shopping centres, public places, fitness centres, restaurants or another person’s home. The owner or tenant of a premise has a duty of care to ensure that their premises are kept safe for use by those who legally access it. If someone has broken their duty of care, you may be compensated.
If you have suffered an injury, harm or loss as a result of the negligence of another person, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This may cover:
• Medical expenses • Domestic assistance • Loss of income • Future economic loss
If your injuries are very serious, you may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering.
If you have suffered an injury from someone else’s negligence you should obtain legal advice as soon as possible. In many cases the law imposes time limits on claiming for personal injury. It is important to receive legal advice from a qualified legal compensation specialist to ensure you will receive the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.