An injury at work could leave you permanently disabled, and with high medical bills. It may be impossible for you to continue with formal employment. In this scenario, your future and the wellbeing of your family may be very uncertain.
In South Africa, the Act that applies when an injury is sustained in the workplace is the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act. It clearly stipulates who is eligible for compensation and the procedure to be followed. Sometimes, however, it is not a cut and dried situation. What if you were on your way to work? If you were injured by the actions of another employee resulted outside of the work place, does this Act still apply?
Where can you get legal advice?
If you have sustained an injury as a result of the negligence or the action of another, you should seek legal advice. Paul du Plessis Attorneys specialise in personal injury, Road Accident Fund, and medical negligence claims. Every situation is different and Paul du Plessis Attorneys have the expertise and the experience to ascertain if you have a claim. They will evaluate the merits of your case and advise you on the best course of action to take. With many years of experience Paul du Plessis Attorneys will know which is the correct Act to apply to your situation. It makes sense to appoint an expert so that you have the best possible chance of success.
Can you afford to appoint a lawyer?
You may believe that it is too expensive to seek legal advice. This could convince you to attempt to take up the case yourself. You may also decide to accept the situation and take no further action. This is seldom the right thing to do. It is not fair that you should suffer through no fault of your own, and you may dearly need compensation to be able to rebuild your life.
Call Paul du Plessis Attorneys today. They will begin with an assessment of your case. If it has merit, they will take it on a “no win no fee” with contingency basis. Legal fees and expenses can then be paid out of the settlement.