In our childhood, the marks “earned” on the sports field were especially valuable, as they were testaments to the toughness of the person and were carried around as trophies. However, today, if we are injured due to our own carelessness or oversight, we just need to accept it and move forward. But living in a social setting in which we need to interact with a large cross section of people every day, it is possible that we incur a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence or plain carelessness. For such situations, legal recourse is open to us.
There are various sections under the law that deal with specific types of injuries, such as workplace injuries or car accident injury. Each of these has its own set of components, but if you incur an injury that is not covered under any of these specialised sections, you can obtain the help of a personal injury solicitor to file for a simple injury claim. Such claims include:
Workplace injuries suffered by persons other than employees (e.g. contractors or labour hire workers);
Injuries caused by negligent medical treatment;
Injuries caused by defective products;
Injuries suffered on private property (e.g. injuries caused to a tenant by a defective rental property);
Injuries suffered on public property (e.g. a fall in a public place).
Damages compensation for such claims is usually made up of a number of different components, including:
Pain, suffering and loss of amenities;
Out of pocket expenses;
Future out of pocket expenses (such as future surgical costs, ongoing physiotherapy, home services, such as lawn mowing, etc);
The income you have lost since the incident;
The income you are likely to lose in future because of the personal injury;
Unpaid care and assistance (payment for time spent by loved ones in caring for you due to the effects of the incident, subject to meeting certain criteria).
Personal Injury Lawyers
If you are looking to file a claim for injuries incurred, it is advised to obtain the help of personal injury lawyers that are experts in the field of claims. Turner Freeman, based in Queensland, have been providing legal services to people looking to file for injury claims for a number of years. They specialise in the field of injury claims, motor vehicle injury claims, workplace injury claims, mesothelioma claims and other legal issues, such as wills and estates. They can also provide you an area-specific legal service, from Brisbane injury solicitors to Sunshine Coast personal injury lawyers.
To know more about Turner Freeman and what they can offer, please visit their website at http://www.tfq.com.au