Injury Compensation Solicitors - Accident Claim Lawyers - Australia LawLAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 633 090
We are a firm of specialist litigation solicitors who are dedicated to obtaining financial redress for the victims of civil wrongs through mediation, negotiation and litigation in Australia's Courts. Our compensation lawyers deal exclusively in contested matters and have a long history of defending the rights of ordinary working people. We believe in justice and fairness for all and amongst many other areas of law our compensation lawyers deal with personal injury claims, employment litigation, contested wills, superannuation disputes and a wide range of other litigious issues including fighting on behalf of the victims of widespread corporate misconduct either individuality or on behalf of a group of potential claimants by invoking class action legislation.
Our Australian injury compensation solicitors provide legal advice at no cost and with no further obligation.
Our solicitors use the no win no fee scheme in relation to all types of personal injury claims, including:
- Car accidents
- Workers compensation
- Medical negligence
- Trips slips and falls
If you have been injured in an accident or have lost a loved one as a result of an accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation. It is important that you seek legal advice from an injury compensation solicitor as soon as possible. There are time limits and thresholds which apply to accident claims, and our team of solicitors can advise you on these matters. Speak with us today to find out how we can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
What We Do
Our injury compensation solicitors specialise in the following areas of law :-
Car Accident Compensation
If you have been injured on the road, you may be entitled to car accident compensation. In Australia, each State and Territory has its own car accident compensation claim scheme. For example, in New South Wales, persons injured on the road may be eligible for motor vehicle accident compensation. The NSW scheme is administered by the Motor Accidents Authority. In Victoria, these claims are referred to as TAC compensation (TAC being the Transport Accident Commission).
A person injured as a result of a car accident may be eligible for reasonable and necessary medical, pharmaceutical, rehabilitation, respite care and attendant care expenses. They may also be entitled to compensation for loss of income and out of pocket expenses, and payment for their pain and suffering.
Each Australian State and Territory operates its own scheme for workers compensation for persons who are injured as a result of their work. In Victoria, for example, Worksafe manage the workers compensation scheme. Injured workers may be eligible for weekly payments, treatment expenses (physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, optometry, dental, acupuncture, counselling) and permanent impairment entitlements.
Under the common law, medical professionals must exercise reasonable care when diagnosing and treating a patient. If a doctor breaches their duty of care to their patient, and the patient is injured, the doctor may be liable to pay compensation to the patient. Medical negligence law is found primarily in case law, though it has been modified by Civil Liability Legislation enacted in each State and Territory.
Injured patients should seek advice from an injury compensation solicitor who specialises in medical negligence law. Our medical negligence solicitors operate nationwide and have dealt with numerous medical negligence claims and coroner's inquests on a no win no fee basis.
Public Law refers mainly to trips, trips and falls that cause personal injury in both public and private places including residences, work places and roads or pavements. Compensation claims are usually made following injury due to unsafe or inadequately maintained property and premises that members of the public may visit whilst going about their normal day to day business. Both the owners and occupiers of these locations may be liable to pay compensation for personal injury to a visitor as a result of negligence.
Our Australian injury compensation solicitors have the experience necessary to deal with claims for serious injuries and they offer specialities in all major areas of catastrophic injury litigation including fatal accident and wrongful death claims. Catastrophic injury as a result of an accident, caused by the negligence of another person, inevitably occurs without warning and can permanently alter the lives of victims and their families. These injuries can include traumatic brain damage, a severed spinal cord, amputations, the loss of sight, burn and scald injuries and a catalogue of damage caused as a result of multiple fractures and organ failure. Most people who suffer from catastrophic injuries don't have the resources to cover the expenses that are incurred and whilst money can never adequately compensate for serious personal injury it can pay for the long term care that permanent or chronic injury can require and make life more comfortable for the victim. In addition to payment for expenses and care an award of compensation can also be made for the victims pain and suffering which takes into account the severity of the injury and the extent of any long term disabilities or chronic illness. If you or a member of your family has suffered serious injury you should take great care in the selection of a firm of accident claim solicitors to represent you in negotiations for a compensation settlement or in legal proceedings before a court of law. It is simply not sensible to trust to luck when it comes to choosing legal representation in a catastrophic injury case where a specialist lawyer familiar with serious injury litigation can make the difference between success and failure.
Even if you were partly at fault for the cause of an accident you can still claim a percentage of the compensation for personal injury that would have been awarded to you on a full liability basis with the reduction reflecting your share of the liability. Accident claim solicitors refer to this as the doctrine of 'contributory negligence' which apportions blame between those involved in an accident. In the case of serious injury it makes sense, considering the sums involved, for the trained legal mind of an experienced injury compensation solicitor to explore the possibility of apportioning some of the blame onto the other driver, even though the injured victim may believe that the accident was entirely their own fault.
Statute of Limitations
All accident compensation claims in Australia must be lodged within the time period specified by law. This time limit varies depending on the type of claim and the jurisdiction involved. As soon as you are injured at work, in a car accident or become aware of a potential injury that may be the result of negligence, your priority should be to seek medical attention. Secondly, you should contact an injury compensation lawyer for legal advice. Failure to lodge a claim or commence legal action in time may result in you losing out on compensation. For information and advice as to your legal rights, contact one of our injury compensation solicitors today.
Injury Compensation Solicitors
Our injury compensation solicitors offer free advice and a friendly helping hand at a difficult time. In some matters we offer pro bono work with no legal charges whatsoever and we may be able to use the no win no fee scheme in suitable cases. If you would like to receive legal advice with no charge and no further obligation from a specialist compensation lawyer just use the contact form, or call the helpline or email our office.LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 633 090