While in Australia, personal litigation is not as common as it is in America, sometimes this is to the detriment of people who have been wronged. No one really likes the idea of beginning legal proceedings and so a lot of people allow major problems and wrongs to simply fade away into history, and they are left to pick up the pieces on their own. If you have been injured at work or even just on your own time, then you may be eligible for help with your recovery. Here are a few reasons why you should always talk to a lawyer about your injury.
Approximation Of How Much You Could Win
Before you completely rule out any kind of legal proceedings, talking to compensation lawyers can help give you an idea of just how much you personally could get back from the people who wronged you. Compensation lawyers are experts in their field and know how much money each particular injury is worth in terms of monetary compensation, and they can give you a fairly accurate approximation of this number. Don't make up your mind completely until you have heard them out, or you may be missing out on tens of thousands of dollars that you deserve.
No Win, No Pay
One of the main reasons why more and more Australians are beginning to use compensation lawyers is their payment structure. While this is not true of all compensation lawyers, a lot of them offer a deal that can be described as no win, no pay. If they don't win your case or get you any money back in negotiations, then they don't take any payment. However, if they do win then often, they will take a percentage of the winnings, rather than a flat rate. That might be more than a flat rate was, but if you could not otherwise afford a lawyer this is a great deal.
Accidents Don't Just Affect Your Body
While you might be able to deal with a little bit of pain due to a small injury or perhaps are even willing to not sue someone because you feel bad about the whole thing, you can go into serious debt over an accident that wasn't your fault. While most medical care will be covered, if you were in a car accident that wasn't your fault you could have your vehicle completely ruined and insurance only covering part of it. You also may be out of work for a few days at least, with that regular source of income gone. While you may not want to engage lawyers, often they are your only chance to make sure this doesn't ruin you financially so at least listen to what they have to say.
Consult a compensation lawyer to learn more.