Who is eligible for personal compensation?

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Injuries resulting from someone else’s negligence can be financially devastating, leading to long-term health problems, lost wages, and more. When you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, you may be eligible for personal compensation if the responsible party does not cover your losses through their own insurance coverage or other means.

In order to qualify for personal compensation, you must meet certain criteria set by law, and these requirements differ by state. Personal compensation is also known as wrongful death damages and loss of consortium damages in legal parlance.

Finding an attorney


Not all lawyers are created equal. A law firm that has experience with injuries can help you get what you deserve, whether it’s financial compensation or getting your medical bills paid in full. Some of these firms work on a contingency basis, meaning they only receive money if they secure a settlement or verdict for you.

While there are no guarantees as to how much you’ll receive, contingency firms can be powerful advocates in your corner and offer expert advice throughout each step of your case.

If your dog hurts you


If your dog attacks and injures you, then you may be able to sue in civil court. If your dog bites another person, they could make a claim against you – so if you own a dangerous dog or one that attacks others, make sure it’s registered with your local council. In some cases, there are criminal charges that can apply to animal owners whose pets attack people.

If you hurt yourself by falling on someone else’s property


When you fall on someone else’s property, they are legally required to pay your medical bills and any other related damages. In most cases, even if you were partially at fault for causing your injury, a lawyer can use various legal exceptions to help you receive compensation.

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If you get hurt at work


Injuries sustained at work can be compensated, regardless of whether or not your employer was at fault. Many Canadian companies carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees in case of injury, but some do not.

Whether you are employed on a full-time or part-time basis, if you are injured in your workplace and it was completely out of your employer’s control, you could be eligible for workers’ comp.

What to do if you are injured in an accident caused by a driver


If you have been injured in an accident caused by a driver, speak to an injury lawyer. Only a trained professional can assess your case and help you make informed decisions about your claim.

Where to look for assistance if you are injured in an accident with a motor vehicle
You may be entitled to a settlement if you have been injured in an accident caused by another person. Each state has different rules and regulations, but generally speaking, in order to recover damages from another person or company, you must prove that they were negligent in causing your injury. In some cases, a victim’s negligence might even mitigate their own claim. But what does negligence mean in terms of motor vehicle accidents?