Accident Compensation

In today's society, the law is set up to protect people from the carelessness of others. Why should you bear the expense of someone else's negligence? Law requires that you receive compensation if you suffer an injury caused by another person's negligence or carelessness. This extends to injuries at work, notwithstanding worker's compensation benefits, which may prove inadequate to pay for extensive injuries.

When you feel victimized by another person's negligence, your first step is to consult with a lawyer who is expert at handling compensation claims. You will find that the best such lawyers do not charge for initial consultations and offer them without obligation.

Often, people are unsure as to whether to even proceed with speaking to a lawyer. To facilitate your decision-making, here is a list of just a few of the many types of claims that routinely call for compensation judgments:

-Accident at Work Claims: every employer has the legal responsibility to maintain a safe workplace environment. If they do not observe the appropriate health and safety rules required of employers, you are well within your rights to make a compensation claim. Examples of such claims include repetitive strain injury, exposure to dangers conditions or substances, lack of safety guards, and accidents that often arise because employers fail to train employees to avoid known job hazards.

-Slip and Trip Claims: You can't sue over a street curb, but you can sue if someone has placed an obstacle on that curb that caused you to trip or slip and sustain an injury. This includes falls from walking on broken pavement or wet flooring. You may seek compensation if you receive injuries from tripping hazards (damaged flooring, potholes, etc.), slipping hazards (floors made wet by leaks or spills, etc.) and fall hazards (unsafe stairs, broken ladders, open pits, etc.).

-Sexual or Physical Abuse Claims: These terrible occurrences demand redress, not only for the physical harm done, but also the psychological toll they take on victims. Compensation may often include the costs of psychotherapy or counseling. Specific types of incidents include sexual abuse of children or adults, molestation in the workplace or school, or any kind of physical abuse.

-Claims Against the Police: We love the police and depend on them for our protection and safety. That's why it is vital to weed out the occasional rotten apple. No one is above the law, and that includes the police. Consider compensation claims if you suffer an assault or loss of possessions while in custody, and also if you are an accident victim of a police chase.

These are but a few of the many types of claims for which you may deserve compensation. By all means, speak with qualified attorneys whenever you find yourself on the unfortunate end of someone else's carelessness.