A Road Accident Fund claim, also known as a third party or personal injury claim, is a claim which can be instituted to recover compensation on behalf of any person who suffered damage as a result of bodily injury, or death as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
If you’re injured as the result of a dog attack you may be able to claim damages from the owner of the dog. For example, you can claim hospital and other medical expenses, as well as general damages for shock, pain and suffering.
Damages caused by a dog can be claimed from the owner through the Actio de Pauperie. The owner of the dog will be liable for damages if the complainant is successful in proving:
A claim against a dog owner may be rejected if the owner can verify that:
If you are injured in an incident/ accident whilst on public or private property, which was not your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation from the owner/ public institution on which property the accident occurred.
Examples of public liability claims:
Medical malpractice can be defined as a negligent act or omission by a medical professional that results in personal injury to a patient. It is not limited to medical doctors but also applies to nurses/dentists/osteopaths/health care facilities (problems with medication, hygiene or treatment) and health care services, such as nursing homes for example.
Negligence occurs when a medical professional’s actions do not meet the accepted standards of practice.
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