Personal injury is a discipline in its own right. Of course, this is an unpleasant topic, but it must be discussed because in 2018 there were almost 50,000 road casualties, including 604 fatalities resulting from traffic accidents and 3,636 serious injuries. Injuries of this kind can have a devastating effect on the victim's life. Perhaps you have seen this for yourself. Needless to say, the financial consequences can be disastrous, whether you are an employee, a civil servant or a self-employed operator. But have no fear, GSJ are with you every step of the way.
Assessing personal injury can be a very complex operation. Furthermore, because there is very little legislation in this area, the assessment is based mainly on case law and legal doctrine, and the introduction of the "Indicative table" did not do much to resolve the legal issues involved in cases of personal injury. In the light of this multifaceted and sometimes bewildering case law, GSJ are always at your service, and our team of lawyers has considerable experience in this sometimes rather complex field.
At GSJ, the assessment of personal injury involves consultation with you, the client. Within this context, we guarantee confidentiality and professional secrecy, and we work alongside you to identify the best reimbursement approach, using the "indicative table" where possible and, where necessary, the more personalised "capitalisation-based" or "interest-based" approach.
When we apply the capitalisation-based approach, we make sure we use the most appropriate parameters and the right tables (Schryvers, Jaumain or another system). Of course, in every case we pay special attention to issues such as assistance of third parties, non-material damage, special loss of satisfaction, sexual damage and loss of income.
Personal injury is an issue in the area of traffic accidents, but legal problems can also arise in an industrial setting or in a medical context. In such cases, the assessment under common law is the same as in other reimbursement regimes.
In any case, you should not be intimidated by technical jargon such as "overlapping of reimbursements", "prohibition on cumulative claims", "subrogation", "pre-existing situation" or "policy conditions". This is a highly specialised area of legal practice, but you can count on us, and we will make no arrangements or agreements without your consent.
The assessment of personal injury involves teamwork. At GSJ, our team gets results by ensuring close cooperation among experts from different scientific disciplines: medical advisors, employment consultants, occupational therapists and accounting consultants. For many years, GSJ’s experts have been working with specialised technical advisors, and we can help you find the best specialist to handle your case.
Lastly, many victims of personal injury do not know that in many cases they can claim legal assistance insurance. This means that you can receive assistance from your insurer. If necessary, you can call on the services of a lawyer, and it may be that the insurance company will pay. The choice of the lawyer is then up to you.
In short, GSJ will be glad to be of assistance to help you find your way through this labyrinth. We'll be with you every step of the way, providing you with expert advice with a view to reaching an amicable settlement or, if this is not possible, steering you through the ins and outs of legal action.