WHAT AM I ENTITLED TO BE COMPENSATED FOR?
Public Liability Claims in NSW are governed by the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW). Compensation can be claimed for the following:
- Pain and Suffering: This is subject to you being assessed as having suffered an injury which is at least 15% as compared to the most extreme case. Once you have been assessed as meeting this threshold, the amount of compensation you may be entitled to is subject to a scale with a statutory maximum. Your lawyer Catherine McKay will be able to explain this to you in detail.
- Economic Loss: If you have suffered a past loss of earnings or are likely to suffer a future loss of earnings, you may be entitled to compensation for economic loss. This may include a claim for loss of superannuation.
- Treatment Expenses: You may be entitled to compensation for treatment expenses incurred or those you are likely to incur in the future.
- Care: If you are seriously injured, you may be entitled to claim for past and future domestic assistance and/or personal care. Thresholds apply. Your lawyer Catherine McKay will be able to explain this to you in detail.