Personal injury and compensation claims

Our insurance department has several attorneys who specialize in insurance law and who has many years of experience in personal injury cases. We take on, amongst others, cases of traffic injury, work related injury/illness, patient injury, victims of violent crime, and all our attorneys have working experience from insurance companies or equal institutions. The department assists a great number of Norwegian and foreign clients, both individual and corporate, in regulatory cases and in court cases.

In regards to insurance cases, like traffic injury cases and work related injury cases, our fees will often get covered by the insurance companies. In other cases the free legal assistance program will provide fee coverage, or assignment as a legal counsel for the victim can be arranged.

Criminal injuries compensation

Those who have been inflicted with a serious physical and/or psychological injury, sexually abused (as rape etc.), exposed to domestic violence or forced marriage, will be eligible for free legal counsel by the state, to evaluate whether to file for a rapport with the police, during the investigation, in an eventual court case, and to apply for the compensation for victims of violent crime. The attorney’s task is to help the client during the criminal proceedings and with the compensation claims. The counsel of the attorney is covered by the County Governor’s office or by the Courts.

We have many years of experience with this kind of legal counsel all over the country, assisting in insurance claims in criminal cases against the Office for Compensation for Victims of Violent Crime, against insurance companies and against NAV. One of our attorneys is appointed one of fifteen regular attorneys for the Oslo District Courts and the Oslo Courts of Appeal for the period 2011-2017, to assist in these types of cases.

Claims can be issued for such as compensation for current/future expenses, compensation for current//future loss of income, compensation for injury, redress claims, and eventually loss of providers compensation.

We have the duty of confidentiality.

Please give us a call for a free and noncommittal conversation.

Injury caused by traffic accidents

If by chance you have been injured in a traffic accident, or if you have lost a provider in such an accident, you might be entitled to insurance. This goes for both single accident cases (where only a single vehicle is involved) and in collision with other vehicles. Also, one might be entitled to insurance if one has been injured by an unknown, or an uninsured vehicle.

In addition to liability insurance one might be entitled to passengers- or drivers insurance, transportation coverage, leisure coverage and so on. Insurance claims can be submitted for expenses present and future, present and future loss of income (including loss related to work in the home), injuries, and losses of providers. The injured usually also has rights in relation to NAV, HELFO and so on.

Occupational injury or illness

Those who have been injured while working (physical/mental injury or illness) may be eligible for compensation from the employer’s insurance company. If the employer does not have such insurance, one might claim insurance from the workers injury insurance association.

Those injured or ill are often rightful beneficiaries of the social security from NAV or HELFO. If one has been inflicted with a work related injury or illness, one has expanded rights for social security benefits. Additionally, one might have rights to claim insurance for current/future expenses, current/future loss of intect, injury insurance, or loss of providers insurance from fatalities, from the insurance companies. Please contact us if you need help with a work related injury/illness case. Because there are expiration dates, it is an advantage if you contact us as quickly as possible. Also, remember to take care of documentation of the accident/exposure, damage/loss etc. We provide free first time evaluations. The insurance companies often cover the expenses for legal counsel and other expenses related to the case so that we don’t have to bill our clients.

We can help you with, amongst other things: claims from the insurance companies, negociations with the insurance comanpanies, gather statements from specialists, delineate claims, complaints to Finansklagenemda and case prosessing for court cases.

Please give us a call for a free and noncommittal coversation.

Personal injury

We offer a first time free counseling in insurance law cases/personal injury cases.

Please call us for a free of charge and noncommittal conversation.

Kontaktpersoner

Thomas Benestad

Advokat/ partner
Telefon:
99 41 45 04