Drivers and or vehicle owners who have been involved in road accidents are familiar with the TAC or the Transport Accident Commission. This agency was established to make sure people involved in road accidents receive the support they require, be it for treatment or other means. Hiring a lawyer specialized in applying for these claims is also recommended to make sure that you are aware of your rights and that you secure the benefits that you are legally eligible to receive.
If this is your first time applying for compensation from TAC, you have to do your research beforehand to be informed of the remuneration you could request for.
Loss of wages
One of the aspects of your life that would be significantly affected by injuries you sustain from a road accident that you have been involved in is the loss of wages. When you are recuperating, you would not be able to report for work or if you have your own business, you could not look after it because of your injuries. With this, your finances would definitely and significantly be affected.
Fortunately, this is one of the compensations you could request from the TAC. When it comes to the required documents to ensure that you are receiving loss of wages compensation, submit medical certificates stating that you are unfit or partially unfit for work to continue receiving 80% of your gross income on a weekly basis. You could avail of loss of wages support for up to three years or even longer if you are severely injured.
Of course, when you got injured, you would need medical attention. You might even end up needing surgeries or physical and psychological therapies to get over the trauma of being involved in an accident. Other medical expenses that would be covered by TAC include x-rays, laboratories, and consultation with specialists. You might even need to use a wheelchair or crutches or the services of a personal caretaker. To make sure that you receive all of these from your tac claim, hire a lawyer that specializes in TAC compensation claims.
Household and travel support services
When you got injured, your home expenses would continue and since you are not working, you might not be able to pay for and afford these expenses. Not to mention your travel expenditures when you need to travel to and from the hospital for all of your check-ups and treatments and to meeting with your lawyers and other essential appointments. Gym memberships could also be included under household and travel support services since this fall under your rehabilitation expenses.
Employing the expert services of a specialized TAC lawyer would guarantee that the TAC would not question your claim and that it would cover the full cost of your treatment and other claims that you are eligible for. Make sure as well that you disclose all of your injuries, both physical and mental to the health professionals looking after you to verify the injuries you have sustained because of the accident.