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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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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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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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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Product Safety Claims and Injury Compensation – Explained

When a product doesn’t work properly, it can cause a lot of frustration. However, it’s even worse when a faulty product results in an injury. As consumers, we can reasonably expect our products to be safe and operate according to their intended purpose.

If you are injured by a defective or faulty product, you may be able to make a product liability claim, allowing you to seek compensation from the manufacturer or distributor of the product. You may be able to make a claim regardless of whether the product was manufactured or bought from Australia or overseas.

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What is a “Psychological Injury” And Can You Claim Compensation?

If you experience or witness a serious injury or death during a motor vehicle accident or a workplace accident, the stress, anxiety, grief and trauma that often results can be debilitating. Bullying, discrimination, harassment and day-to-day stress in the workplace can also cause what are called “psychological injuries”.

Fortunately, you may be able to access compensation for your psychological injury. The pathway for doing so depends on the kind of mental harm you have experienced and under what circumstances.

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Why You Must Seek Legal Advice for Any Compensation Claim

Not every legal matter requires the assistance of a lawyer; however, making a compensation claim for a personal injury is a different story. Compensation law can be complex and confusing as there are so many sub-categories with different claim processes and the outcome of each case is largely determined by specific circumstances.

Whether you want to make a claim for a motor vehicle accident, medical negligence or a faulty product, it’s essential to seek advice from an experienced compensation lawyer. This ensures you have the best chance at receiving the compensation you are owed.

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