Personal Injury

The firm has special expertise in handling personal injury cases, providing compensation to injured parties ranging from mild injuries that leave no remaining external marks to serious injuries leaving injured parties with high percentages of permanent medical and functional disability.


Compensation is awarded for the injury itself causing pain, discomfort and grief (non-financial damage), as well as for serious financial damages caused by an injury, such as loss of the ability to earn a living, the need for third party assistance, and mobility expenses for travel requirements, not only for the past, but also for the future to the extent that it may be appraised.


The firm handles claims for damages pursuant to the entire array of laws providing for various types of compensation, on a case to case basis, depending on the type of injury and circumstances under which it occurred, including compensation under the no fault Law for Compensation of Road Accident Victims, under the Torts Ordinance, the Liability for Defective Products Law, the National Insurance Law, the “Invalids” Law, etc.


The right to compensation and extent thereof are determined and vary according to the circumstances and seriousness of the injury.

Property Damages

The firm handles claims for property damage in cases where it accompanies personal injury, such as in road accidents, as well as in independent property damage claims, arising from fires, burglaries, etc.


In handling cases of this type the firm, utilizes its wide range of experience in the field of insurance.

Accidents

Persons are exposed to risks in their daily lives and unfortunately these risks quite often cause accidents, which in turn cause personal injuries and/or property damage.


The Torts Ordinance imposes on the tortfeasor, who is guilty of causing the accident, a duty to compensate the victim of the damage.  Thus, for example, an employer must compensate an employee who sustains injury at his job for failure to provide a safe workplace, a municipality must compensate a person who slips and falls on the sidewalk due to improper maintenance, etc.


The Law for Compensation of Road Accident Victims imposes a duty, inter alia, on the driver of a motor vehicle and his insurance company to compensate injured persons on a no-fault basis.


Similarly, there is no need to prove fault in a claim lodged for compensation  pursuant to the Liability for Defective Products Law.


In addition, it is possible to purchase accident insurance, which also affords compensation for injury on a non-fault basis.  An example of such insurance is insurance for school pupils, which insures the pupils beyond the walls of the school as well.

Occupational Diseases

As distinguished from work accidents, which are generally caused by a single occurrence at a specific time and place, occupational illnesses are generally caused gradually, as a consequence of exposure to a risk at the workplace of the person who develops the illness.  Such risks include harmful noise, exposure to substances that irritate the respiratory tract or carcinogens, lifting heavy objects, monotonous movement and even unsuitable seating or standing arrangements.  Claims for occupational illnesses often raise problems that do not arise in “ordinary” work accident claims.  Such problems include, inter alia, proscription, causal connection and division of liability among insurers.

Medical Malpractice

Not every illness has a cure and all medical treatment involves risks and chances.


The physician must inform the patient about the entire spectrum of possible treatments for his illness, whether provided by the sick fund or whether it is possible to obtain them privately.  He must describe to the patients the risks and chances of success of each type of treatment and make certain that the patient consents to the treatment he is going to give him, and that the patient is aware of the risks he is taking upon himself and is also aware of the chances of success of the treatment.


The patient’s consent may be given only for risks that cannot be avoided; on the other hand, the patient is entitled to compensation for all damage he sustains as a consequence of improper treatment or treatment performed without the proper skill.


Of course, the patient is entitled to compensation for damages caused as a consequence of treatment to which he did not consent or risks about which he was not warned and to which he did not consent.

Insurance

Insurance has gradually earned an important place in all aspects of life and one of the various branches of insurance is nearly always an inseparable part of a claim for negligence.


Ranging from “compulsory” insurance under the Motor Vehicle Insurance Ordinance and the Law for Compensation of Road Accident Victims, Employers’ Liability Insurance of employers toward employees, Third Party Liability Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance, Constructors’ Insurance, etc., to Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance and Pension Insurances.


And, of course, various kinds of Property Insurance cannot be overlooked, which generally are part of “comprehensive” motor vehicle insurance and home and business insurances.

Social Security

The National Insurance Law provides, subject to specified criteria unique to each of its divisions, a wide range of payments, pensions and benefits.


The main divisions of National Insurance are:  Workers’ Compensation, Disability Insurance, Illness Insurance, and more.


Handling a claim to the National Insurance Institute begins with correctly completing the forms, preparation and attachment of the required documents and may continue with appearance before the various National Insurance Medical Boards and finally may involve appeals both to Appeal Boards, the Labor Courts, and in rare cases, to the Supreme Court.




Depending on the circumstances of each individual case, handling a National Insurance claim is independent or accompanies handling a main claim under the Torts Ordinance, the Law for Compensation of Road Accident Victims and other laws.

General Practice

In addition of the business of the firm in handling damage claims and insurance matters, the firm provides its clients with a wide range of legal services, some of which accompany insurance and damage claims, such as representation in criminal proceedings parallel to civil proceedings, handling succession and probate orders and the like, as well as legal services unrelated to proceedings for damages based on negligence, such as, financial claims, claims for infringement of copyright, and the like.