Motor car accidents can have a significant impact on you and your loved ones, whether it’s emotional, physical or financial. For many people, it’s a combination of all three.
Even relatively minor collisions may cause a serious injury that could prevent you from working or carrying out day-to-day activities with the same mobility and ease with which you are accustomed to.
However, to ease some of the financial burden, there is medical compensation available under the New South Wales Motor Accidents Compensation Act that will help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
This means you can concentrate on becoming fully healthy without having to worry about medical bills and other costs associated with your recovery.
What am I entitled to?
Every case is different, so your medical compensation entitlements will depend on the specific circumstances of your accident.
It is therefore recommended to get in touch with a car accident compensation lawyer that can go through the particulars of your crash and assess how much you are likely to receive.
A no-win, no-fees lawyer means you rest assured that this process will not cost you any money, as they will only take payment once you’ve successfully been awarded compensation.
Nevertheless, there are a number of areas where you can claim, including:
What is a WPI?
A WPI is a medical issue where a person is judged to have suffered an alteration to their health status.
According to the Motor Accidents Authority, this is defined as a deviation from the normal functioning of a body part or organ. Impairments are considered permanent if they are stabilised and unlikely to improve substantially (by over 3 per cent) over a 12-month period.
To receive compensation under the New South Wales Motor Accidents Compensation Act, claimants be acknowledged to have suffered a 10 per cent permanent WIP to be eligible for non-economic losses.
If you are unsure whether or not you are entitled to compensation after having a car accident, please contact Gerard Malouf & Partners motor accident compensation lawyers for more information and guidance on taking the next steps.