Personal Injury Accident Lawyer
Public liability cases are not uncommon. Where accident injury take place so does a right to be compensated under the law. But what can you do when the odds are against you?
Firstly, speaking to the right people will put you in the know and give you an understanding of the process and what is required. Seeking medical attention straight away is a must as is following medical advice and taking steps towards recovering physically the best way you can.
Secondly, seeking advice from an independent organisation who speaks in ‘your language’. An injury helpline for example, who are not lawyers offer an independent case review, fact sheets, forms and can connect you with an accident injury lawyer for professional expert legal advice.
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall at work or in a public place or have suffered in a car accident call 1300 188 784.
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If your injury is serious and negligence can be clearly proven, you may receive thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in accident injury compensation. To get everything you are entitled to claim you may require the services of best personal injury lawyers.
Gather as much evidence and information as you can!
Note everything down following the accident while it is fresh in your mind will help. It might be a good idea to keep a diary as some details are easily forgotten. In order to build a winning case everything you say or do will support your injury compensation claim.
Building a good claim is about gathering as much information as possible and it is wise to take the following steps towards a successful public liability claim;
Step 1: Take photos (before notifying the owner)
Step 2: Report the incident to the owner or occupier
Step 3: Gather witnesses and information on prior incidents
Step 4: Seek medical attention
Step 5: Contact an Injury Helpline
Take photos of the location immediately
Take photos of the public place where the trip, slip or fall occurred. If you can obtain such evidence then seize the opportunity. Every item of evidence will support your injury claim further. This will help the accident injury solicitor to ascertain exactly what happened. Such details will help build a solid negligence or public liability claim.
Gather witnesses to the accident
If any witnesses were present, ask if you can have their details and confirm they are happy to be a witness to the injury which will be a great help to you. If anyone is aware of details of previous incidents make a note of this as well.
Seek Counsel from an independent organisation
Seeking advice soon after the trip slip or fall is important as strict time limits apply. If you miss the deadline you may miss out on thousands of dollars which legally and rightfully belongs to you.
Never accept an offer of compensation from an insurance company directly until you have sought legal advice or advice from an injury helpline. When you accept it’s the end of your claim. Many claims cannot be re-opened.
Your claim entitlements will depend on whether or not negligence can be clearly proven. It must be clearly proven for your case to win.
Keep a close eye on your injury symptoms, even if you don’t think they are that bad. Sometimes injuries get worse over time and sometimes they are permanent i.e. a person never fully recovers. If this is the case then you may have entitlements for future economic losses and expenses as well as past or present. Seek independent advice from a helpline such as the Australian Injury Helpline. Remember strict time limits apply so seek advice as soon as possible following an injury.
For more information or to be connected with a lawyer contact us or call 1300 188 784