So you’ve been in an accident – now what?
Being involved in an accident can be a stressful, confusing time. You may be suffering from a significant injury that is keeping you off work, or receiving costly ongoing treatment for long-term pain or impairment.
Queensland law recognises your right to recover damages with assistance from an injury lawyer where you have suffered a personal injury and a consequential loss as a result of someone else’s fault or negligence.
No-Win No-Fee – and No Disbursements!
Unlike many other injury lawyers, our “No-Win No-Fee” service includes disbursements, so you won’t be hassled along the way to pay for medical reports or other outlays.
Deal with Injury Lawyers from Start to Finish
Larger firms will often have you dealing with numerous paralegals and administrative staff. In fact, you may only see an injury lawyer once or twice during your entire case! At QLD Law Group, you’ll work with one of our professional injury lawyers for the duration of your case. This means that you’ll have expert assistance at all times, as well as the assurance and convenience of continuity.
We’ll Never Keep You (or your claim) waiting
We understand that personal injury claims are extremely time dependant. Our team will move swiftly to ensure that your claim is kept moving and that all related work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
We come to you
If you can’t get to our office, we are more than happy to come to you! We can visit you at your home or workplace during business hours, or during some after-hours time periods.
How the process works
Every case is unique, and can take a varying amount of time to reach settlement. In general, cases can take between 18 to 28 months to reach settlement, depending on whether or not a negotiation can be reached without requiring court proceedings.
Our team of expert injury lawyers will try to keep the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible for you.
- We start with an initial meeting to discuss you situation and assess your claim.
- We’ll lodge your claim with the insurer and check for claim compliance.
- We’ll start to build your case by gathering all required evidence and investigating the incident further.
- We can arrange with insurers to fund any required ongoing rehabilitation.
- We will arrange all necessary medical and expert’s reports to support your claim.
- Negotiation proceedings will take place next, and we’ll aim to reach a settlement for you with the insurer.
- If court proceedings are required, we’ll prepare for this with you.
- Once settlement has been reached – whether through negotiation or trial – we’ll make sure your payment is processed as quickly as possible.
Our Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions
Does it matter when I make a claim?
Absolutely! There are time limits that apply to all types of personal injury cases, which means it’s important to lodge your claim as soon as possible.
I am back at work now. Does that mean I won’t get as much money from my claim?
It’s great to hear that you’re back at work! The short answer is no, being back at work won’t affect how much money you will receive from a successful claim.
Will I be covered for ongoing treatment?
Yes. If you require ongoing treatment as a result of the injuries sustained from an accident, then you can claim for any necessary care or assistance you will require in the future.
I wasn’t alone when the accident occurred. Who has a right to make a claim?
Passengers in a motor vehicle accident have the right to seek damages if they were injured as a result of the accident. For example, if you were in a motor accident with your wife or children – even if you were at fault – they have the right to make a claim for their injuries.
Can a minor make a personal injury claim?
Yes, a minor can make a claim. If someone is injured as a result of an accident and they are under 18 years of age when it happened, they have until they are 21 years of age to lodge a claim.
Queensland law does recognise the right of an individual to recover damages (i.e. compensation) where that individual has suffered personal injury and a consequential loss as a result of the fault of another.
An injury may occur from:
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Workplace accidents;
- Traveling to or from work;
- Public liability matters;
- Medical negligence; and
- Claims under your superannuation fund (i.e. total and permanent disability benefits).
Consequential loss can include:
- loss of wages;
- anticipated future loss of wages, or impairment of earning capacity; or
- out of pocket expenditure for medications and medical treatments, including in the future.
Queensland laws prevent us from providing any more information about our injury lawyer services unless you are making a genuine enquiry.
What to do Next?
If you would like to make an enquiry, please call 1300 QLD LAW or complete the form below and one of our injury lawyers will be in touch.
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