Personal Injury in the Netherlands
Personal injury is both physical and psychological (intangible) damage suffered by a victim as a result of an accident, such as whiplash or a medical error. To compensate for the damage suffered, victims can make the counterparty liable for the injury and claim compensation.
Personal injury may consist of different costs. This may include medical costs, medications and the switching of household aids or material damage to clothes, bicycles or cars. Personal injury also includes intangible damage, such as suffering, pain and lost joy of life. The compensation for intangible damage is called sordid money.
An accident arises always suddenly. You are not prepared for it and can completely turn life upside down in a few seconds. There are all sorts of questions:
· Is anyone responsible for the accident?
· Do I receive compensation?
· Who is going to pay my damage?
· How do I get my life back on the ride?
In order to assess who is guilty of the accident, it is important that a good investigation is carried out on the incident. This is of great importance for liability. Often the speech is clear, sometimes not. For a good investigation, a police report (minutes) can provide an outcome or the (criminal) investigation that the police has carried out after the accident. If no investigation has been done by the police, we have several possibilities to get the facts clear, such as having the court carry out an investigation by an expert who can conduct a traffic accident analysis.
After it is clear who is guilty of the accident, the damage will have to be mapped out. Depending on the damage, this is usually very time consuming. To prevent it from taking too long before you receive a fee, we will ask you for an advance payment for the compensation. The damage must be included in a damage condition.
We collect the data of your practitioners from the outset. The medical consequences of the accident must be mapped by a medical adviser.
Also during working time an accident can take place. For instance, there is a business accident when an office worker needs to tackle something and falls from the stairs. Other examples are an employee who slips over the slippery floor of his workplace or an employee who has been under control while working with hazardous machines. Soon come then the questions:
· Is my employer liable for the accident?
· Do I still get paid?
· I have suffered injuries at work. What should I do?
· Am I entitled to compensation?
· Who is responsible for temporary workers?
· When should an accident be reported to the Labour Inspectorate?
· Is the employer also liable in the accident during commuting?
· Is the employer also liable for an accident during the work break?
· What damage should the insurer of my employer reimburse?
Contact International Law Company. Our specialists will guide you through this process.