When you have had an accident which has left you with mental or physical harm, the world can suddenly feel like a much more frightening and unforgiving place. Whether you have been involved in a car accident which wasn’t your fault, or you have had a serious slip, trip or fall, it is important that you seek the best legal representation possible.
Should disaster strike you and you are suddenly faced with a worst-case scenario, it helps to know that you have the best personal injury lawyers in Perth on your side who are ready to fight your corner, and that is where the personal injury team at Tindall Gask Bentley come in.
At Tindall Gask Bentley, our team of professional, experienced, respected personal injury lawyers work hard to help you access the monetary compensation you deserve and get your life back on track. Although money cannot fix everything, it can certainly better the recovery process as it gives you one less thing to worry about and provides you with a financial buffer you can use to start putting things right.
Personal injury and the law which surrounds it is very broad and complex, so if you have been injured – either by your own fault or somebody else’s – then it is crucial that you get in touch with the very best Perth injury lawyers who can advise you on your position and get to work on your claim.
Several things fall within the scope of personal injury. Three of the most common causes of personal injury claims include:
1. Accidents on the road
Unsurprisingly, the most common reason for personal injury claims involves, to some degree, motor vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles.
If you have been involved, either directly or indirectly, in a road accident and you have suffered physical or mental injury as a result, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. Whether you were involved as a driver, passenger, public transport user or a pedestrian, you can claim for compensation even if the accident was caused by you in part.
When it comes to road-related accidents, the specific facts of your case are very important as there are several factors at play which need to be considered. Our Perth injury lawyers are experienced in motoring law and will be able to tell you in minutes whether you have a claim.
2. Injuries in a public place
Injuries which occur in a public place, such as shopping malls, retail outlets and parks, are usually a result of a minor or major slip, trip or fall.
In these public spaces the owners, managers or relevant person in charge owe the public a duty of care to ensure their public space is safe, secure, clean and maintained to a satisfactory standard. This is, for example, why you will always see a “CAUTION, WET FLOOR” sign in a public building when a floor has recently been mopped. Sometimes, however, this duty of care is breached, and this is when accidents occur, and you may be able to claim compensationif you are injured because of this breach.
To bring a successful claim, the onus is on you – the claimant – to prove your claim is valid, however, our experienced personal injury lawyers in Perth handle all this for you so that you may focus on what is important – your recovery.
3. Medical negligence and malpractice
You put a lot of trust in medical professionals to provide you with the highest level of care, attention and professionalism. In certain situations, the care or treatment you are provided with can fall below a standard which is acceptable and cause injury, and this is when claims for medical negligence and malpractice arise.
The classic example of a medical negligence claim is a surgical instrument being negligently left in the body, however, it also includes more minor occurrences such as inadequate provision of care, the administering of the wrong types of drug or medication, and improper medical advice.
It must be proven that the medical professional or practitioner in question acted in a way which could have been prevented or avoided, and many of these cases rest on specialist medical evidence. Our Perth personal injury lawyers have handled medical negligence cases of all types at all levels and have hands-on experience negotiating settlements and defending complex medical negligence cases.
Personal injury is a huge area of law which covers many industries, accidents, situations and occurrences which take place in private, on the road, at work, in public and even outside of Australia. Some of the other areas where our Perth injury lawyers have experience include:
- Superannuation claims when you can no longer work;
- Permanent or temporary disability;
- Institutional sexual abuse;
- Injuries where Australians living overseas have suffered injury, or vice-versa;
- Class action suits involving several injured parties;
- Injuries resulting from assault or crime;
- Injuries arising from defective products;
- Work-related injuries;
- Asbestos disease claims covering exposure either in employment or at home…
and many more. Feel free to contact our team of personal injury lawyers in Perth for a n-obligation, free claim assessment.
Who can bring a claim and what can be claimed for?
Anybody who has been involved in an incident and suffered mental or physical injury as a result can bring a claim forward for compensation. Any injury has the possibility of being claimed for so long as you can demonstrate that the cause of said injury was due to another person or organisation’s negligence.
What you can claim for depends highly on your claim’s specific merits and facts, however, personal injury renumeration generally covers compensation for your injuries, in addition to:
- General financial loss;
- Pain, suffering, disfigurement and permanent disability;
- Loss of income, both present and expected future loss;
- Medical bills and expenses including medication; and
- Other miscellaneous costs such as travel and home care.
Our personal injury lawyers in Perth will help guide you through the process.
What happens during the claims process?
From the moment you contact our team of experienced Perth injury lawyers, your case is entirely in our hands. We provide a comprehensive service to all our clients, meaning our lawyers do all the leg-work whilst you focus on your personal recovery. We do not involve you in the claims process unless you are needed – e.g. to provide medical evidence – and we will always give plenty of notice of this where possible.
What do I do next?
Get in touch with Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers for a free, no obligation claim assessment by one of our expert Perth personal injury lawyers at our West Perth office or over the phone. To make an appointment call us on (08) 9211 5800 or fill in your details here and one of our team will get back to you soon.
Our team will be able to determine whether you have a claim and then guide you through the next steps.
Please disregard this publication if you have not yet made a claim.