Economic Noneconomic Damages

Claiming compensation for your economic and non-economic losses isn’t hard

You wouldn’t submit to the economic and mental difficulties after an accident that occurred from a reckless person’s action. The loss you might sustain can have devastating effects on your life. From minor to major, it is possible to sustain injuries. Additionally, these injuries can make you unable to perform your profession. These mental and financial difficulties can pile up into larger and never-ending problems in your social and professional life. By letting such a problem harm your life, in long term, the difficulties can be a real burden that can be hard to avoid. Always remember that if someone else is liable for your suffering, you can claim compensation and avoid what difficulties await in the future.

If you are injured while at work, you can request an insurance payout

Under the Workers Compensation Act, injured workers can request insurance payments to recover their loss. You don’t have work as blue-collared to be named as a worker. Don’t let the term worker confuse you as a large part of workers, employees and professionals are classified as workers. As seen in the personal injury laws, these workers are eligible to receive compensation for their financial and emotional loss if a work-related accident occurs. These work-related accidents can arise both whilst at work and due to the work. As an example, a construction worker can be exposed to asbestosis in the workplace. However, it takes years for the infection to give the first symptoms. In this situation, these diseases are work-related even if the worker quits the job and continues his/her career in any other company. As these diseases progress through the years, the worker can still be eligible to claim compensation. In another example, workers working under a contract are obliged to go to work. This means, transportation of the worker isn’t a personal choice for the worker. For this reason, workers can also claim compensation in case a transportation accident occurs.

Economic loss can have devastating effects on one’s life

Personal injuries are when an individual sustains bodily harm or emotional pain. Under the laws, compensation can be awarded to ones sustaining injuries that are due to someone else’s fault. However, the financial state of the victim can be a very sensitive matter if these injuries have beyond resistible effects on the victim’s life. As an example, workplaces should be kept safe all the time. Taking all the heavy and industrial machinery into account, in case of an accident, conclusions can be devastating. The worker can be impaired, lose his/her ability to live independently or sustain major psychological post-accident trauma. Psychological distress is a fact that is greatly valued in Australia. Those with weakened mental strength might not succeed in their jobs, can suffer major depression and lose the joy of life. For this reason, these mental difficulties are determined as mental injuries and included in the Workers Compensation Scheme. Worker’s emotional distress after accidents can be compensable.

Workers compensation insurance is obligatory insurance that can cause legal problems to uninsured employers

Workers compensation insurance shouldn’t be confused with optional insurance schemes as the absence of valid workers compensation insurance can result in heavy penalties and even shut down of the business. On some rare occasions, employers can try to trick the worker into not lodge a claim. This is mostly because of the absence of insurance. Other than that, employers can sometimes try to negotiate with the worker. Which is a situation that almost never ends up in the worker’s favour. The reason behind this is mostly either an uninsured workplace, or to prevent the increase in the insurance premium. If you ever get involved in a similar negotiation or a discussion, you should immediately seek legal advice.