Christmas Holiday Accident Compensation Claims
Published 01 Dec 2010
It has been a very busy year at Gerard Malouf & Partners, with the opening of new offices in New South Wales and interstate and the launch of our new, user friendly website.
For those of you familiar with our practice, you know that we are the natural alternative for people who have suffered a personal injury. We are not a giant publicly listed law company, but a highly specialised and focused firm. We are small enough to care intimately for our clients, but large enough to have the solid financial, medical and expert resources our client’s need to match the big insurers we fight everyday.
Our commitment to the Triple C attitude of Compassion, Commitment and Competence continues to bear fruit with our current success rate in compensation claims at over 98%.
As we reach the end of another exciting and ground breaking year for our practice, we wanted to take this opportunity to wish all our clients and visitors to our website a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year break.
It is unfortunate, but a fact of life, that the Christmas holiday period increases the number of motor vehicle accidents on our roads. If you or a loved one are involved in a car accident over the Christmas period, then you need to be aware of your entitlements to compensation for your injuries under the New South Wales motor accident scheme. If you are involved in a car accident whilst travelling interstate, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries under that State’s motor accident compensation schemes. It pays to talk to one of our expert motor accidents compensation lawyers, at no cost over the phone or in a free face to face consultation. If you are involved in an accident remember to take the following action:
1. Obtain the names, licence numbers, registration numbers and insurance details of any other drivers and vehicles involved in the accident. If the other vehicle failed to stop than make sure you obtain details of any witnesses to the accident.
2. Report the accident to the police and obtain an event number.
3. Attend your doctor for medical attention and make sure you tell your doctor the reason for your injuries.
4. Make an appointment to see one of expert motor accident compensation lawyers under our No Win No Fee policy.
As well as an increase in the number of cars on the road over the Christmas break, many of you will be increasing your hours at work, to deal with the Christmas rush. This increase in hours can lead to an increase in workplace injuries. If you are involved in a workplace injury, over the Christmas period you will be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries including the payment of weekly benefits until you are able to return to work! Make sure you report the matter to your employer and receive medical attention for the injury. When seeing your doctor it’s important to let them know how the injury occurred and asking them to sign a Medical Certificate for workers compensation.
Once again, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. If you need any expert legal advice over the holiday period pick up the phone and call one of our compensation lawyers on our Free Call Number 1800 004 878.