By Chamberlains Admin
Nobody expects to have an injury and we certainly don’t plan for an injury which may turn your life upside down in an instant. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for a number of people when injuries have a devastating effect on their lives, and that of their families. In addition to the physical pain and emotional trauma, personal injuries can also result in significant financial losses and you can find yourself in a debilitating situation.
Personal injuries can take many forms, from broken bones and cuts to more serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. The medical treatment and recovery process for these injuries can be extensive and costly.
Injuries can also have a significant emotional impact on individuals and their families. The emotional trauma that can result from personal injuries, such as depression, anxiety and PTSD can be just as devastating as the physical effects, and in some cases worse.
Personal injuries can also result in significant financial losses as medical expenses, lost wages and the cost of care can add up very quickly.
When the injury is someone else’s fault
When the injury has come about because of the negligence of someone else, such as a workplace injury, motor vehicle accident, medical negligence, or an accident in a public place, it is important to seek the help of a personal injury lawyer to advise you on your entitlements. Claimants can be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the injury, as well as recovering your financial expenses. However the legal system and dealing with insurance companies can be a daunting task, especially when you are already struggling with the injury itself.
Why see a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury lawyers are experts in the field of personal injury law and can help claimants navigate the legal system and maximise your compensation. A personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you on your entitlements, conduct investigations, gather evidence, negotiate with insurers and represent you in Court if necessary.
Many personal injury lawyers, including Chamberlains Law Firm, offer a No-Win, No-fee structure, which means that the lawyers only get paid if your claim is successful, so you don’t have to worry about upfront costs.
It is important to act quickly after you have suffered an injury to preserve your rights and to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. You may have never thought you would have to consult a personal injury lawyer, but if you’ve been injured because of the negligence of others, it is a must.
At Chamberlains our expert team can assist you with making personal injury claims and will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for an obligation free appointment with our experienced team.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jon May of our Injury & Compensation Team on 02 6188 3600
Contact Jon May.
Jon has been a lawyer in the Australian Capital Territory since 2007, during which time he has run some of the largest litigation in the ACT.
Jon has extensive advocacy experience and routinely appears before the Federal Court of Australia, the ACT Supreme Court and ACT Magistrates Court as a solicitor advocate.
Jon applies a practical client-focused approach to each case, which means that he works closely with his clients to achieve the best result in each case. This approach is borne out of Jon’s ability to problem solve difficult legal issues in highly litigious circumstances.
Jon is known for his ability to run complex estate litigation matters and also medical negligence claims. He has run some of the most complex medical negligence litigation in the ACT and in doing so has achieved many great results for his clients.
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