Personal injury claims and compensation are one of the most common legal cases. However, if you are or have been the victim of a personal injury, it can be hard to know not only where to start. Additionally, what is considered a personal injury may also be a big question in your mind.
The depth of personal injury law is vast, so it’s always crucial for a client to understand the best way to approach personal injury claims. Personal injuries can include many different injuries or illnesses, and the type of compensation you can claim is dependent on each of these categories.
To help give you a better understanding of what can be claimed for, under personal injury law, we’ve listed a few of the different types of personal injury below:
Workers Compensation Claims
Workplace injury stems from any negligence during working hours that are beyond your control. While this can vary from each workplace, these are generally classified under physical bodily injuries.
However, psychological injuries (such as stress or anxiety), or any further damage to an existing injury caused by your work is also entitled to compensation.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Motor Vehicle accidents are one of the most common personal injury claims, with the categories of what can make you eligible for compensation quite vast. Injuries including severe burns, head and or spinal injuries, whiplash, psychological distress as well as the loss of limbs or mobility are all injuries that justify personal injury compensation.
If you have become injured anywhere that is considered a public space, you may be eligible to claim for public liability compensation under personal injury law. Injuries could include things such as injuries that may have taken place on public transport, or a slip and fall in a shopping centre.
What Can You Claim For?
Compensation for any pain or restriction because of your personal injury, and how it has influenced your lifestyle.
Past and Future Medical Expenses
If you have been required to pay for any rehabilitation or related medical expenses, including pharmaceuticals and medical aids, you are entitled to claim for those expenses. You are also entitled to claim for any future medical-related expenses related to your injury.
Loss of Income
If your injuries have required you to stop work or affected your earning capability, you are entitled to claim for past, current and future income loss.
Personal Injury Lawyers Adelaide
If you’re looking for a highly experienced and approachable, personal injury lawyer in Adelaide, contact the team at C+F Lawyers today. The team is dedicated to providing our clients with legal assistance that results in rightful outcomes. If you have suffered injustice, we will fight relentlessly to make things right.