Taxi Drivers Accident Entitlements
If you are a taxi driver on New South Wales roads, you need to be aware of your entitlements to motor accident compensation in the event that you are involved in a taxi accident.
You will be entitled to receive this compensation, even if the accident was partly your fault, although the amount of compensation may be reduced to take into account your partial liability.
You may also be entitled to compensation under the workers compensation scheme, if you were working at the time of the accident. The complexity of the interrelationship between, the motor accident compensation scheme and the workers compensation scheme, when you are involved in a car accident while working as a taxi driver, is one of the most important reasons to seek expert legal advice.
At Gerard Malouf and Partners, we are specialists in personal injury compensation and our advice in this area is up-to-date, precise and practical.
Our expert motor accident compensation lawyers, will ensure that your claim for taxi driver accident compensation is made within the specified time limits, and that the evidence of your injuries is presented as strongly as possible.
We will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, including any disputes where the insurer refuses to pay your reasonable medical expenses, or where they refuse to agree that you have suffered a permanent impairment as a result of your injuries.
Generally under the motor accident compensation scheme, taxi drivers will be entitled to receive, (depending on the circumstances of the accident) the following compensation:
- Reimbursement of hospital, medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Compensation for any future medical expenses in relation to injuries sustained in the accident
- Compensation for past economic loss, such as loss of wages while you recover from your injuries
- Compensation for future economic loss where your working life has been reduced as a result of your injuries
- Lump sum compensation if you have suffered a permanent impairment as a result of your injuries.
- Lump sum compensation for your pain and suffering
Gerard Malouf & Partners are not a giant publicly listed law company but a highly specialised and focused firm.
We are small enough to have the privilege of caring intimately for our clients but large enough to have the solid financial, medical and expert resources our client’s need in their successful compensation claims.
For free over-the-phone advice or to take advantage of our free face-to-face consultation call our expert legal team today on 1800 004 878.