Were you injured fatally in New South Wales? The laws across New South Wales are in place to ensure you are both protected by law and able to claim for compensation, should you be fatally injured. According to the Australian Law Reform Commision, 15 serious injuries occur every hour. This can arise due to negligence or simply a freak accident— regardless, What’s My Claim Worth partners with specialist law firms throughout New South Wales who can support you and help you make a claim.
What are the laws regarding your fatal injury?
If you are fatally injured in New South Wales, you are protected by the Civil Liability Act 2002, the Workers compensation Act— should the accident happen at work; and Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999. The main body of legislation that covers motor, medical negligence, serious injuries and public liability is the Civil Liability Act. Serious injuries are injuries which can and will change lives, and it is important to know that you can claim compensation. If your injury resulted because of someone else’s negligence, whether that be an employer or a public entity, you may also have to make separate and overlapping claims. You can claim compensation for a wide range of things, from medical expenses, loss of income and even ‘pain and suffering’ if your claimant case is a negligence one.This is on a case by case basis: get in contact with us at What’s My Claim Worth for more detailed advice.
What do I do about my Fatal Injury?
If you are fatally injured and it was not your fault, you can claim compensation to have medical expenses, loss of income payments or even a lump sum payment from your employer or the negligent entity. It is important you retain all details of what happened, including witnesses and hospital reports. These will be essential to your claim, as you may have to prove that they were overtly negligent, and witnesses who can confirm this will be helpful. If you are claiming against your employer, you will need to obtain your employers insurance details and file an out of work form. Within New South Wales, all legislative information is within the Workers Compensation Act 1987. Fundamentally, you will need to prove that you were in their duty of care, and that they breached said care, and as a result of this breach you were injured. It has to be presented as a direct consequence of their breach.Fatal or irreversible injuries often have to be verified from an independent and verified practitioner, who will examine you and determine your level of injury. They must follow all guidelines and submit their findings along with your claim. You will also need to obtain a Certificate of Assessment, after the examination. You will most likely have a choice between accepting reimbursement, loss-of-income payments and even a lump payment— remember, the choice is entirely your own. To learn more about making a claim for your journey, get in contact with What’s My Claim Worth.
What is the claims process?
What’s My Claim Worth can help you start the process to get the result you need in your claim because of the fatal accident. Starting this legal process can result in monetary compensation for you.
It should be noted that this is not a necessarily easy process. Without knowing the particular facts of your situation it can be very hard to establish your rights in bringing forward a claim for compensation. Start the process today and speak to What’s My Claim Worth, to see whether your Fatal Injury case can progress.
Why should I choose What’s My Claim Worth?
What’s My Claim Worth’s claim compensation calculator can help you to understand the value of your claim, as well as your eligibility to claim. Once confirmed, we can then put you in touch with the best legal professionals to handle your Fatal Accident case claim — No Win, No Fee (excluding defendant costs if the claim is litigated).