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Compensation Law in TAS
The act of compensation is fundamental to a civilized society. People all across Tasmania make mistakes every single day. Sometimes, the mistakes they make wind up hurting other people.
Take for example an employee at Noodle Box meticulously sweeping and mopping the floor, but forgetting to put up a sign to warn customers that the floor is wet.
Now imagine walking into that same restaurant, only to suddenly find yourself flat on the ground with a twisted ankle or broken leg. If and when scenarios like this occur — scenarios in which one’s purposeful or accidental negligence leads to you suffering harm — you reserve the right under Tasmanian law to seek compensation. However, doing this first requires hiring a competent attorney.
The Function Of Compensation Lawyers
A compensation attorney is required because only an attorney has the skills, training and credentials to bring your case up in a Magistrates’ Court. Furthermore, attorneys have the resources needed to piece together a strong, powerful case that is brimming with indisputable evidence.
The benefit of choosing a good compensation lawyer is that it increases the likelihood of you actually winning your case. So what exactly would you win? It depends, but a list of the various types of compensation you could potentially win are included below:
- Paid Doctor Visits
- Paid Medication
- Paid Surgery
- Paid Equipment (Wheelchair)
- Paid Rehabilitation
- Paid Wages
- Paid Disability Benefits
- Paid Funeral Expenses
The bottom line is that if you got injured because of someone else’s mistake, then you shouldn’t have to pay for these expenses. Somebody else should have to foot the bill. Therein lies the premise behind compensation law.
The Practice Of Compensation Law
Compensation law is practiced in the Magistrates’ Court system of Tasmania. There are several courts throughout Tasmania, but the one closest to the capital is located between the 23 and 25 blocks Liverpool Street in downtown Hobart, Tasmania.
The Need For A Quality Attorney
The last thing to keep in mind is that you need a quality attorney to win a compensation case. These are not easy cases to win. When someone wants to deny responsibility for a wrongdoing, he or she will go out of his way to prove lack of liability.
Finding a quality attorney usually means interviewing several of them. The goal is to find out which one would be best for you and your case. Below are some factors to keep in mind when you interview the attorneys in Tasmania:
- How big is the attorney’s firm? Really big firms are good for class-action-grade suits involving businesses and corporations. For regular suits, a smaller firm would be just fine.
- How much experience does the attorney have? It’s never a good idea to pick a lawyer who has zero experience dealing with your type of case. You want one who has in fact won cases like yours before.
- How many clients are willing to give a testimonial? The very best attorneys have dozens of clients who are willing to vouch for him or her. If the lawyer lacks such references, it could be a bad sign.