Attorneys in South Africa can guide you on the best process to follow if you get hurt at work. In terms of Occupational Health and Safety legislation you need to follow the procedures laid down by the Department of Labour. There are actions you need to take within certain timeframes, such as informing the Department of the injury within 7 days, or reporting the disease contracted within 14 days of diagnoses. If you wish to claim for compensation, this needs to be done within 12 months of the injury.
You can claim compensation for medical aid, temporary or permanent disablement and fatalities. If it can be proved that your injury was a result of negligence on the part of your employer, it is possible to claim additional compensation.
What if your injury happens outside of work?
If you are injured due to the negligence of another, in South Africa attorneys can help you with a Personal Injury claim. Paul du Plessis Attorneys specialise in this type of claim, together with medical negligence and road accident fund claims.
You are entitled to compensation if you have been injured through no fault of your own. The quality of your life could change dramatically through an injury. You may need mobility assistance. Your house may need to be remodelled and changed to accommodate your movement after an injury. You may need to install hoists or widen door frames to accommodate a wheelchair. Your injury may result in a loss of income, and even impair your ability to earn an income in the future. You may have high medical expenses, current and future.
Paul du Plessis Attorneys will engage the right consultants and experts to investigate your case and correctly calculate the compensation you will require to rebuild your life.
Appoint the right attorneys
Contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys if you have sustained an injury through the actions or negligence of another. They will assess if you have a valid claim and will advise you on the best course of action to take. Do not delay. Call Paul du Plessis Attorneys in South Africa today.