Do you need an Accident Injury Attorney to ensure you receive all your entitlements?

If you have been injured at work or have suffered a road accident injury you may be entitled to injury compensation.  Unfortunately most people who have suffered a work injury or motor accident injury are not aware of their rights and this can have a big effect on your future.  The process of making an Injury Compensation Claim can be daunting as there are many factors to consider especially when it comes to knowing your rights and exactly what you are entitled to. For further advice call 1300 188 784.

Know Your Entitlements!

When it comes to Injury Compensation Claims, there are different laws for different states in Australia and this affects the benefits and entitlements you may be able to claim. In order to protect your future it is extremely important to know exactly where you stand when making your claim.

The different benefits you may be entitled to claim can include some of the following:

  • Loss of wages or salary
  • Travelling expenses to receive treatment
  • Hospital & medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses  i.e. Chiropractic
  • Lump sum payment

Missing out on any one of these entitlements through lack of knowledge or awareness can make a big difference to your compensation claim.  It is necessary to cover all possibilities as this can affect unknown difficulties you may encounter in the future as a result of your injury.  With so many variations there is a need for an independent opinion based on your personal situation.

The Benefits of an Accident Injury Attorney

Many Insurance companies can be extremely difficult to deal with and often make offers that are way below the amount of compensation you deserve for your injury.  The cold hard facts are that once an offer is accepted, in most cases you may not be able to continue the claim any further regardless of your circumstances.  Therefore you should always seek professional advice before accepting an offer of compensation.

The services of an Accident Injury Attorney can be very valuable when it comes to determining your entitlements.  An Accident Injury Attorney Specializes in Injury Compensation Claims and can provide crucial information which can make a difference of thousands of dollars to your claim. The process can also be a lot less stressful if you have someone to answer all your questions and help complete the necessary forms that can be a challenge on their own.

If you do wish to use an Accident Injury Attorney, it is important to appoint a reputable and experienced person who knows all the ins and outs. The Accident Injury Advice Line can connect you with the right legal expert who practices under the law in your state or territory.  An Injury Advice Line can also provide free advice to help you initialize the whole claims process and start securing your future.

For a free case review and to find out what you can claim call 1800 188  784 today!

Three Worst Mistakes You Can Make Regarding Accident Injury Compensation

Common Accident Injury Compensation Mistakes

There is nothing worse than suffering a serious accident and watching your rights and entitlements to accident injury compensation disappear before your very eyes all because of what might be a simple mistake.

Just a simple mistake can set you back sending you up a creek without a paddle. This is the last thing you need after suffering injuries. Some injuries once settled become permanent and this can affect your life in many ways.

Accident injury compensation may be your legal right but unless you are in the know in terms of what to do, you may as well be kissing goodbye to these rights. The purpose of accident injury compensation is to reimburse you for losses and expenses enabling you to invest time in rehabilitating instead of worrying about money.

Knowledge is key; what not to do!

Be aware of the worst mistakes you can make to avoid losing your legal rights to accident injury compensation.

Mistake number one: Not reporting the injury or accident

Whether you have had an accident at work, on the road or in a public place it has got to be reported to the appropriate people. If you suffered an injury at work you must notify your employer. If you have been involved in a car accident or have suffered an injury as a driver, pedestrian or as a passenger you need to report the incident to the police. There are different laws across Australia in each State or Territory but most road accidents have to be reported within 28 days.

Mistake number two: Failing to seek medical attention

All injuries need to be documented and medical attention received immediately following an accident. Even if you think you are ok, a thorough examination is necessary for health reasons and if injury compensation is likely to be sought.

If you suffer an injury and continue on as if nothing has happened how do you know that injury will heal? You don’t. Men in particular are slack when it comes to visiting the doctor. This complacency will not assist with an accident injury compensation claim.

You cannot make a claim three months after an accident and then exclaim an existing injury is as a result of an accident that occurred in the past. There may be a lack of evidence between the incident and the injury and this will affect your ability to claim.

Mistake number three: Failing to get independent information

Your employer or work compensation insurer i.e. Workcover (or other workers comp insurer) may offer statutory benefits but not give out further information on non-statutory rights to claim. If you have been involved in a car accident, the insurance company involved won’t advise you of your rights to claim. Insurance companies have an objective to minimise payouts as it is in their best interest to do so.

Never accept an injury compensation payout until you have received a second opinion by an independent organisation. Once accepted that may be the end of your claim and the end to all your future rights to claim further injury compensation.

Independent information can be obtained from an accident injury compensation helpline. Click here to contact us or call 1300 188 784.