Dandenong (Vic) Compensation Lawyers

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Compensation Law in Dandenong

Suffering personal injury is a normal component of life. Everybody suffers one (if not many more) in his or her life. However, there is a big difference between personal injuries caused by one’s own negligence and personal injuries caused by the negligence, recklessness and carelessness of somebody else. If somebody else’s irresponsible behavior, actions or the lack thereof led to you suffering a personal injury, then you reserve the right to seek compensation.

Compensation Lawyers in Dandenong

A compensation lawyer is one trained by a bar association to practice compensation litigation. This is the process of proving to a court that someone else is responsible for an injury. There are numerous forms of compensation claims — those involving medical malpractice; those involving workplace safety hazards; those involving asbestos exposure; those involving car accidents; and many more.

The goal of the compensation attorney is to prove negligence so as to force the guilty party to pay for the following types of associated bills:

  • Emergency Room Visits
  • Hospital Stays
  • Prescription Medications
  • Ambulance Transportation
  • Therapy Sessions
  • Physical therapy
  • X-Rays

If the injury is so severe that it impedes your ability to work, then you would also be entitled to lost wages. Of course, you cannot receive any of these compensation entitlement benefits unless you first prove that somebody else is responsible. Doing this means hiring a lawyer and attending court.

Dandenong Civil Court System

Compensation cases involving less than $100,000 are heard in the local Dandenong court:

Dandenong Court Address:
Corner Foster and Pultney Streets
Dandenong, Vic 3175

Those cases involving more than $100,000 must be dealt with in the regional court:

County Court of Victoria Address:
250 William Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000

Seeking A Suitable Dandenong Comp Attorney

Finding a good lawyer requires more than just walking through the mall. Your best bet is to first ask friends and family. If that doesn’t get you anything, then you might try searching on the Internet. Law firms that take the time to build a good website are usually a few notches above their lazier competitors.

If and when you find two or three good lawyers, it might be worth it to set up an initial conversation so that you can ask questions like the following:

  • Will you be handling my case, or will a paralegal?
  • Do you have special credentials with this type of compensation law?
  • How do you charge for your services? Is it a flat fee?
  • Do you offer “no win, no fee” services?
  • What is the easiest way to stay in touch with you?
  • Will you keep me informed of developments in the case?

Hiring A Compensation Lawyer

The decision to hire ultimately comes down to you. Most of the time, the responsible party admits to negligence and makes the proper payments. The only time a compensation lawyer is really needed is when a party refuses to do just that.