Injury compensation claims are often the only way a person can get back on track after an accident. It’s impossible to predict when bad things are going to happen. The best thing any of us can do is to be prepared to deal with the incident after the fact. That starts with knowledge of how the system works and what you should do to be compensated.
When to file an Injury Compensation Claim
Every situation is unique, so there is no one-size-fits-all criteria for compensation claims. There are different circumstances that will determine if you get paid and how much. If you believe you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you should take steps to make a claim.
What Will My Compensation Claim Cover?
There are many things that can be included in your compensation payout. The most obvious include medical expenses and the cost of treatment or rehabilitation. You may also be entitled to additional funds for:
- Pain and suffering
- Missed work
- Future loss of income
- Limited job prospects
- Changes in your life path
Different Types of Compensation Claims
There are different claims that are used based on the type of injury you suffered. They include:
- Car Accident Claims
If you were in a car, bus, train, truck, boat, or tram, you may be eligible for compensation. This typically covers damages not covered by your insurance. You have up to three years from the date of the accident to lodge your claim.
- Public & Private Liability Claims
This type of claim is used when an injury is the result of someone being negligent on private or public property. You will need to prove that the at-fault person disregarded their duty of care which caused your injury.
- Workplace Claims
This type of claim is intended for workers that are injured while on the job. Your employer should be notified of the incident as soon as possible.
If you have questions about compensation claims, contact Carew Lawyers to discuss your case.