Injuries and illnesses happen unexpectedly, which means the victim is often caught by surprise and may not be prepared to seek compensation. A claim may be the only way you can recover and become whole again financially while coping with medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the incident.
Injury or Illness Compensation
Many people know that if they are injured or fall ill while on the job, they may be able to seek compensation from their employer. This isn’t the only situation that warrants compensation.
Claims can also be started due to an illness or injury sustained:
- While on the road
- While in the care of a medical professional
- While frequenting a shop or business
- While in a public place
- While using a faulty product
A List of Damages
You may be eligible for compensation for a number of damages related to your injury or illness.
- General Damages
General damages covers any pain, suffering, or negative effects on your enjoyment of life that are caused by the injury or illness.
- Loss of Income
Loss of income covers both wages you already missed as well as future income that you will not be able to earn due to the incident.
- Medical Expenses
All medical expenses related to the injury or illness are eligible for compensation. This includes initial care, medications, home or vehicle modifications, ergonomic aids, and rehabilitation costs.
- Loss of Superannuation Benefits
If your loss of income will also result in a loss of past or future Super benefits, you may be eligible for additional compensation.
Seek Compensation for Your Injury or Illness
Timing is important, so make sure you begin the claim process as soon as you can after an injury or illness. Contact Carew Lawyers to discuss your case and learn more about your eligibility for compensation.