If you have been injured, there are different ways you may be able to seek compensation.
One option is to submit a claim through WorkCover, but can you sue for personal injury?
Learn about suing someone for personal injury, what is considered a personal injury lawsuit and what are the steps in a personal injury lawsuit.
Carbone Lawyers has been delivering great outcomes for our clients for over 30 years.
Our personal injury team is led by personal injury specialist John Karantzis who has over 20 years of experience in personal injury law and litigation.
John was accredited as a Specialist in Personal Injury Law by the Law Institute of Victoria and has obtained multiple successful jury verdicts, many of which were more than $1,000,000.
He has negotiated settlements that total more than $50,000,000 throughout his career.
Here is information on suing someone for personal injury.
Suing Someone For Personal Injury
When you are considering suing someone for personal injury, you need to be able to provide evidence that your injury was caused by the negligence of the third party you intend to sue.
This is ‘what is considered a personal injury lawsuit?’ – making a ‘negligence claim’ (under the Wrongs Act 1958, Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013, Transport Accident Act 1986, or other applicable statute) for compensation if you have suffered non-economic and/or economic loss as a result of a personal injury or death.
What Are The Steps In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
When it comes to what the steps are in a personal injury lawsuit, gaining an understanding of whether you are eligible for compensation and able to file a lawsuit for your injury is the first step to take.
This is where talking to the experts comes in handy.
You want to make sure you have accurate information so you know how best to proceed.
If there are limitation periods that could be relevant to your case, we will also provide advice around this.
Personal injury negligence cases can include vehicle and car accidents, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, public and product liability, and dust diseases (e.g. asbestos or silicosis).
Once we have established that you can sue for personal injury, we would take the following steps:
- Help to compile all the information you have in relation to the injury supporting your case
- We then help to build a strong case based on the evidence we have
- Most cases are settled out of court – we will then negotiate with the other party on your behalf
- If an agreement cannot be reached, we can then guide you through the court process and help prepare your documentation in a way that drives your matter to achieve the best possible outcome for you
- We can also advise you of the process and provide support for appealing a decision if relevant to your case
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