Most people will be familiar with the idea that you can claim compensation through personal injury solicitors for things like work-related injuries and crashes on the road. What you might not realise is that there are a whole bunch of other reasons where you can claim compensation for an injury. Of course, you still need to go through personal injury solicitors to ensure that you meet the criteria, but it happens more often than you would think. Here are three scenarios where you can try and get compensation back for.
1. Asbestos Poisoning
Asbestos is one of the most dangerous materials used in construction and it was and still is present in many homes and businesses across Australia. If you were not informed of the asbestos by a landlord or your work didn't provide adequate protection from asbestos then you could be due compensation. Asbestos can cause all sorts of nasty diseases, from asbestosis to cancer and everything in between. If it wasn't directly your choice to live in and around asbestos then you deserve to be fully righted for this wrong. Don't suffer in silence; ask for expert advice to get justice.
2. Ongoing Military Injury
If you suffered any sort of injury, both physical and mental, while working for the Australian defence force then you deserve to be taken care of properly. Working in the armed forces is no picnic, and many of the conditions do not present themselves until years after you have finished working for the army itself. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can take years to fully show itself. Physical problems can also manifest themselves later on, in the form of back pain, soreness and more. If you think your current ailments are due to your time in the military then you are due compensation.
3. Medical Malpractice
While there are limitations on what you can and cannot claim compensation for when it comes to medical treatment, there are ways to be reimbursed for mistakes and problems caused by hospitals, GP's and insurance providers. You might assume that you simply have to put up with the mistakes because they are bound to happen, but the truth is that without a stiff punishment many of these places wouldn't correct their mistakes at all. When you make a formal claim for compensation with personal injury solicitors, you not only get you some well-deserved restitution but can also force the hospital or clinic to be better in the future.
Contact personal injury solicitors to learn more about handling your injury case.