Public Liability Claims
Published on February 3, 2011 in Personal Injury
Accidents under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 are classed as slip and fall, private property accidents, poisoning, school accidents, faulty products, sporting incidents, boating and plane accidents, dog attacks, other animal attacks/accidents and more.When sustaining an injury in a public place it is most important to record the incident. The best way to record an incident is to take clear up-close pictures of the terrain you were on and the injury you sustained, and also write a statement of events when they are fresh in your mind. Next, you should seek medical attention so that the injury is investigated, diagnosed, and recorded.The main factors that are taken into consideration when pursuing a Personal Injury claim are:
- Is the injury going to be on-going and/or permanent?
- Did you require time of work – resulting with economic loss?
- Were there out of pocket expenses due to the injury? E.g. not being able to drive, taxi / public transport fares, medical bills, etc
- Will you require future treatment resulting in ongoing out of pocket expenses?
- How will the injury affect the remaining working life of the individual?
- Will the individual be able to continue working in the same occupation?