Know Your Compensation Rights in a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries and financial hardship. It’s essential to be aware of your compensation rights if you are involved in an accident that was not your fault. The claim process for motor vehicle accidents can be frustrating and confusing.

An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the various complexities involved in the entire claim process and ensure your rights are protected.

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Why You Need Experts to Negotiate an Injury Settlement

In many cases, the simplest way to resolve a personal injury claim is through settlement. However, accepting a settlement from the other party without consulting a lawyer is risky. The settlement offered may fall short, resulting in the claimant waiving the right to legitimate entitlements.

Injury settlements should be negotiated by personal injury lawyers from both sides to ensure everyone meets their obligations and that the claimant is appropriately compensated.

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What You Need to Know about Defending Your Rights in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you are injured as a result of your work, you may be eligible for compensation. This includes physical and psychological injuries or illnesses sustained at work, as well as any medical costs, ongoing treatment, rehabilitation, disability compensation, loss of income or other damage related to the injury.

Laws in Queensland exist to ensure workers are appropriately compensated if they are injured at work. There are two main pathways when making a workplace injury claim – worker’s compensation and common law claims. Below, we’ll be looking at workers’ compensation and the importance of engaging a compensation lawyer to manage the process.
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If You Have an Accident in a Public Place, How Do You Claim Compensation?

When you’re out in a public place, like a local park, you can expect a reasonable level of safety. For example, you expect playground equipment to be well-constructed or for the roof above you to be structurally sound.

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What Public Liability Really Means For Compensation

Public liability refers to laws that cover compensation for injuries in public areas and on private property. Making a public liability claim requires you to demonstrate that your injury occurred as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence.

It’s difficult to outline the compensation process for public liability claims as each situation is unique. It generally involves trying to show fault for an accident in order to secure monetary compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of earnings and other related expenses.

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Are You Entitled to a Disability Claim From Your Super Fund?

Many superannuation and insurance policies come with benefits to protect you if you are unable to work due to illness or disability. Unfortunately, accessing these benefits can sometimes be a long and complex process.

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Compensation Claim Issues in the Hospitality Sector

Restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels and events are all part of the hospitality sector, an industry full of hazards for both workers and customers. Sharp objects, open flames and large, congested crowds are common features of these places, capable of causing serious injury.

Both workers and customers injured in a hospitality venue or workplace may be eligible to claim compensation to cover medical costs, lost earnings and loss and suffering. There are different processes for making a claim, depending on whether the claimant is a worker or a guest. We’ll explain hospitality compensation processes and issues below for workers, guests and businesses.

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“Host Employment” Compensation When Working Through a Labour Hire Company

Labour hire companies are emerging as a dominant force in the Australian labour market, with many businesses displacing their directly employed and permanent staff with hire-in personnel.

Businesses benefit from the reduced risk and responsibility to offer continued work for employees. However, many labour hire workers are left wondering what their rights are, particularly if they sustain a work-related injury. The good news is that labour hire workers still have rights in these circumstances and are just as entitled to compensation as other workers.

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Seek Legal Help before Making a Claim against an Employer

Despite everyone’s best efforts, workplace disputes and conflicts between employees and employers can be impossible to avoid. Aside from causing a lot of stress, disputes can have serious legal and financial consequences for both parties.

Disputes can arise from a number of situations, including conflicts over terms and conditions of employment, workers’ compensation, unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment. If you are an employee thinking about taking action against your employer over a workplace dispute, it is crucial that you get legal advice.

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Should I Accept a Settlement For An Injury Claim?

The majority of personal injury claims are resolved through settlement. But how do you know when to accept a settlement offer? While it’s a bit more straightforward to determine an appropriate amount of compensation to cover medical expenses and wages, things get more complex when you’re trying to put a monetary value on loss and suffering

For many claimants, an appropriate settlement offer is a matter of opinion. In some cases, they rightfully believe their claim is worth more than is being offered and, other times, they believe it’s worth more than it actually is.

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Dog Attack Claims – When Can You Claim?

Dog attacks can be frightening experiences that often lead to serious physical or psychological injuries. If you have suffered a dog bite or injury, it’s essential you receive appropriate medical treatment immediately after the attack.

In some cases, the owner of the attacking dog can be held liable. The kind of compensation owed to the victim and whether the owner is fined or prosecuted for an offence depends on the circumstances of the attack.

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Why Workers’ Compensation Can Be So Difficult For Claimants

Workplaces are required by law to be insured for workers’ compensation so they are financially protected if employees sustain an injury related to their job. These compensation claims operate on a no fault basis, with the insurer (usually WorkCover Queensland) paying medical costs and wages regardless of what caused the injury.

It sounds so straightforward, yet injured workers often experience significant difficulties when making work-related injury claims. These difficulties can arise from their dealings with insurers or from pursuing the more complex common law claims for damages.

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What Does “No Win, No Fee” Really Mean?

“No win, no fee” cost agreements are a unique way to offer legal services to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it. Put simply, a lawyer’s payment is contingent on a successful outcome. The idea is that people who can’t afford to pay legal fees are not deterred from pursuing a claim.

However, these agreements can operate in a variety of ways depending on the firm. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the arrangement simply means that if you don’t win, there is nothing to pay. This isn’t always the case. There are important details and considerations you should be aware of.

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Mining Industry Compensation Claims and Issues

Working in the mining industry is risky, with workers exposed to dangerous situations every day while completing their tasks. Despite training, experience and safety policies, accidents can happen, leaving workers with serious injuries and financially burdened by medical costs.

Fortunately, all workers in the mining industry have the right to claim compensation if they suffer a work-related injury. However, there are a couple of different pathways to making a claim depending on the circumstances of your injury.

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Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Not Sure If You Can Claim Compensation?

It’s no secret that motorcyclists are in a particularly vulnerable position when it comes to sustaining injuries from accidents on our roads. They are less visible, not as protected and are sometimes treated inconsiderately by other road users.

The result is a far greater chance of a motorcyclist being injured in a road accident, and suffering injuries of a more serious nature. However, motorcyclists are entitled to compensation like any other road user. If you’re a motorcyclist who has been injured in an accident, you may be able to claim compensation.

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