Compensation schemes

Injured On The Road? Your Next Steps Checklist

Injured in A Road Accident? Your Next Steps Checklist Being involved in a road accident can be a traumatic and stressful experience. Regardless of who was at fault, it’s important to protect your interests. To receive treatment or compensation after an injury in a road accident, the injured person will need to take a few immediate steps. To make this process as simple as possible, the Legal GP have summarised the key steps below. Depending on your injury, some of these steps may be difficult for you to complete. If so, ask a friend or relative, preferably somebody who was with you when [...]

Defining Serious Injury: The Gateway To Suing For Damages

If you are injured in a road accident or at work in Victoria – at the fault of another road user or your employer – there are requirements that must be met before you can sue for damages. In this Legal GP blog, Mark Ryan unpacks the definition of ‘serious injury’ and ‘negligence’ for a better understanding of the pathway to suing for damages. Read on. When you’re injured because of the actions of another party – for example, another road user hits you or your employer does not introduce appropriate safety procedures – this renders the other party negligent. Even if you [...]

What am I entitled to? Your compensation claim checklist.

  Victoria and New South Wales have some well-developed compensation schemes in place for injured people. The most basic of these cover medical, hospital and associated expenses, some loss of income  – however, many people don’t know what they may also be entitled to beyond the basics, or how to claim these entitlements. In this circumstance, it’s best to chat with an expert. In today’s blog, Mark Ryan from the Legal GP details what an injured person can claim, and how they can best achieve these entitlements with the help of a handy checklist. Read on! Who funds these compensation schemes? A majority of compensation [...]

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