If you have been injured and don't know what to do, where to turn or what rights you have, the best thing you can do is seek professional legal advice. There are injury lawyers (or personal injury lawyers) who offer free legal advice. By obtaining legal advice you can find out your options and more about your legal right to compensation.
Free legal advice can be found online or by contacting Legal Compensation. By making contact you can receive a free consultation. This involves assessing your case and clearly defining all your options and entitlements. The information given to you may make a big difference to your claim.
Claiming compensation is your legal right. Your entitlements will very much depend on your situation; the severity of your injury and whether the injury is permanent. If the injury is permanent the extent of impairment will need to be assessed as this also affects your claim for compensation.
If you have been injured at work it is strongly urged that you seek free legal advice. There is a statutory process in place for workers under the current workers compensation scheme.
However, if your injury was caused by someone else's negligence such as your employer or a fellow worker, you may have entitlements outside of workers compensation if negligence can be proved.
Negligence claims, also known as a common law claim may compensate you much more than a basic statutory claim. It takes into consideration all future losses based on your ability to work in the future.
If you have been injured in a car accident it is also a very good idea to seek free legal advice. Insurance companies quite often limit pay outs and the amount offered may not be everything to which you are entitled. By seeking free advice from an injury lawyer you can find out all your entitlements and maximize your payout.
Injuries lawyers are experts in personal injury law and contacting one can make a big difference to your claim. They can advise you of the correct procedures to take.
One other thing to be aware of are the time limitations that apply to making a claim for compensation. These can range from 6 months to 3 years. The sooner you get the right legal advice the better and then you can become fully aware of your rights and start making steps towards obtaining the compensation you are legally entitled to.
Once you have contacted an injury lawyer and had your case assessed you will also be advised if you require the services of an injury lawyer. Some injuries lawyers take cases on a 'no win no fee basis'. What this generally means is; there are no up-front or ongoing costs and you do not have to pay any fees until you have received your compensation pay out.
By: Emma Ballard
Legal Compensation helpline offers free legal advice and support to those who have been injured. http://www.legalcompensation.com.au/