If you have been injured on duty you may be entitled to compensation. It is best to get advice from an attorney as every case is unique. Typically, in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, it is not possible to sue your employer if you are covered by the Act. You can, however, claim against fellow employees in a civil suit. If you are a senior management employee, or a domestic worker however, you are not covered by the Act. This means you can sue your employer. Evidently there is no simple answer and it is not cut and dried. A lawyer that specialises in Personal Injury claims would be able to advise what action you should take.
Who should you speak to?
Paul du Plessis Attorneys specialise in Personal Injury claims. The team has an intimate knowledge of the law. If they believe your claim has merit, they will research and investigate your claim thoroughly. With access to leading medical experts they will make sure your claim is quantified properly. This firm is based in Pretoria, Gauteng. It does not matter where in South Africa you are, however. They help clients throughout the country and manage claims in all jurisdictions. Once you have provided a full account of what has happened to you, they can assess the best course of action.
Is it worth claiming for Personal Injury?
You may be in a quandary about whether you should claim. A claim can take several years and that may be off-putting. Perhaps the person that caused your injury did not mean for it to happen. The problem is that, if your injury is serious, you will have to live with the consequences. This can mean a loss of earnings, high medical expenses, and pain and suffering. This will impact you as well as your family, and could affect the quality of your lifestyle. Paul du Plessis Attorneys believe in claiming for the maximum amount of compensation. This is to enable you to rebuild your life and provide some guarantee for your future. Contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys today to discuss the merits of your case.