After a personal injury, many people are unaware that they are legally entitled to make a claim against the person responsible for the injury. A personal injury claim involves any injury caused by the negligent or intentional act of another person. Were you injured while at work because your employer did not provide the right safety equipment for the job? Perhaps the building you work or live in has not had its regular maintenance work or repairs done and a dangerous part of the building caused your injury. Perhaps a stranger initiated a physical fight or caused you harm, or you were injured in a mugging or robbery. These are all examples of personal injury, and you can make a legal claim with an attorney to receive compensation for the losses that you incurred as a result of the injury.
What can you claim for after a personal injury?
The most common claims after a personal injury incidence are medical expenses to treat the injury. These include the medical fees to treat the injury itself, as well as any future medical costs to treat the lasting effects of the injury, such as rehabilitation, recovery, physical therapy and any reoccurring physical complaints relating to the original injury. In a personal injury claim, you can also claim for loss of income if the injury has prevented you from going to work. This may be for the lost income during your recovery, or the need to find alternative work due to the nature of your injury prohibiting you from continuing your past job. If you were the main income provider for your family or household, you can also claim for loss of support on their behalf. Lastly, you can also make a claim for general damages. This includes all the trauma, pain, suffering and inconvenience that arose from your injury.
Who can help you with a personal injury claim?
For professional, experienced and compassionate attorneys, speak to Paul du Plessis Attorneys. We have over 18 years of experience in personal claims and an impressive history of successful cases behind our name. Contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys today for affordable, friendly and professional legal advice and services.