|How is compensation paid under a negligence claim?|
To receive compensation you must notify the person you believe has been negligent and is responsible for the injury you have sustained and advise them that you wish to make a claim for compensation.
In the vast majority of claims the injury will be covered by insurance and you will receive a response from an insurance company to your claim.
You can then negotiate, with the assistance of a Lawyer, the resolution of your claim directly with the insurance company or if you are unable to reach an agreement you must commence a claim for compensation in an appropriate court of NSW.
Compensation under a claim for negligence is called Damages.
Damages are broadly defined to include any form of monetary compensation.
Damages usually include monetary compensation in the form of:-
Damages are payable at the conclusion of a negligence claim as a lump sum amount for both economic and non economic loss sustained as a result of the injury.