View Poll Results: Have you ever been paid compensation?

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    Wannabamumma, the other driver won't really be involved. Everything will go through their insurer.

    There are very limited timeframes to claim, and if you miss that window, you may find your pain has not improved, but you have lost your right to claim.

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    Um just medical costs were covered, there was a leak in the rook at work and i slipped and hurt my arm. They paid for dr visits, xray and physio.

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    Yes I claimed after slipping on a wet floor that had been reported several times at work, hurt my back quite badly. I had all my medical costs paid, the time I had off work was paid at my normal wage and once it was established I was going to be off work a long time my employer said I had 2 choices.

    1. After 52 weeks on compo they can reduce your pay by a certain % of what you was entitled to

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    2. Take a pay out.

    I took the payout, worked out better for me at the time. I received just over $20,000

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    I have on behalf on my dd2 its a victim of crimes one thats in a trust fund for her for when she turns 18

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    Yes. I slipped & fell down some pooy maintained stairs at school.

    I needed stitches, major dental & physo rehabilitation.

    I didn't have to 'claim' as such. Department of education offered to pay all medical bills & pay for private heath cover until I was 18 in case I needed further medical treatment.

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    No, I've never been in a position to.

    I would and wouldn't feel guilty for it if I had every right to though.

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    Yes I have, I tripped over a hole at work chasing a child and sprained my ankle and fell onto an out stretched hand injuring my wrist, initially just medical expenses were covered I had surgery on both, and during that surgery I lost sensation on my right wrist and I have lost movement in both ankle and wrist both give me ongoing problems. I received a payout of $7000 in the end.

    DF has a claim that is still open due to a work place incident. It was meant to be finalized and closed but the doc they sent him to said he needs more work on the tendons in his hand.

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    My cousins husband had an injury at the meatworks, heavy lifting. He had to have surgery on his back and received a 100k+ payout, but centerlink made him pay back the disability he'd been receiving while he recovered and waited for settlement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannaBamumma View Post
    I never have but know someone who cut her hand on a glass in a pub and got a few thousand compensation for it.
    I wouldn't even know where to start though! I had a minor car accident the other day (woman went up the back of me.) I have neck and back pain and I'm finding picking dd up hurts dh is trying to convince me to follow it through but I don't know how I feel about it. The lady was nice and I think I would feel bad if I pursued anything but I can't ignore my sore back! how timely it is that I found this thread! Giving me something to think about. Hmmmmm
    This is where the third party insurance you pay for on your car registration comes in.

    You don't claim personal injury through the lady's insurance - it's claimed through your state government system. Chances are medicals will be covered - they do have to have her name and details and the details of the accident - but it's separate to the damage to your car.

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    I was in a car accident and in hospital for a month off work for three and over 12 months later still getting treatment the hospital actually put in the application for me for compensation ( or for my accident) they covered my wages my rehab all my hospital bills my ongoing treatment the extra stuff I needed at home and even fuel to and from treatment they flew my mum up to help look after me and paid her a caters fee. If this had not had happened we would be bankrupt and probably homeless right now so I will be forever grateful to the hospital and the public insurance company. I did not have private health and it was all covered by what I pay to register my car


 

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