Personal Injury Law
If you have suffered loss as a result of negligence by another you may be entitled to a claim of compensation. Whether your injury has occurred at work in a motor vehicle or on a public or private property, we can represent you.
Injury and Accident Lawyers are a No Win, No Fee practice ensuring that our firm requires no money until the successful conclusion of your case.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
How claims are lodged
In order to receive compensation, our lawyers will work with you to prove:
- The individual who caused your injury owed you a ‘duty of care’;
- That duty of care was breached;
- You have suffered injury consequent upon that breach.
Your claim will cover all losses, whether physical or psychological. The purpose of motor vehicle accident claims is generally to compensate costs to the point where it was as if the accident never occurred, you can generally claim compensation for:
- Hospital expenses
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost income or earnings due to being unable to work
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pending certain conditions being met, home nursing by family, friends or professionals
It is difficult to make a prediction of the cost of your claim, costs will depend on the amount of work required to resolve it, and by nature each case is unique. Our lawyers charge on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, which means you will only be required to pay for our services in the event that your claim is successful. No win no fee is designed to accommodate for the needs of everyone, including those whose financial circumstances may otherwise not allow for adequate representation.
Life of your matter
Much like predicting costs, the lifetime of your claim is dependent on how complicated your situation is, the severity of any injuries sustained and necessary treatment of those injuries. The standard benchmark for a motor vehicle accident claim is 18 months, however the simplicity or complexity of your individual matter can significantly shorten or lengthen this time.
It is important if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident that you do not hesitate in contacting Injury and Accident Lawyers Queensland to obtain advice and be informed of all compensation available to you. One of our experienced lawyers will be able to work with you throughout your claim to ensure you are able to be fully compensated, and get your life back on track. In Queensland there are strict time limits in place for motor vehicle accident claims, so don’t hesitate to call us for a consultation to just have a chat about any compensation available to you.
If you have suffered injury at work or because of work in Queensland, you are more than likely entitled to compensation under Queensland law. Compensation is designed to cover any expenses incurred as a result of your injuries including lost wages, medical costs and rehabilitation costs just to name a few.
Compensation can generally be claimed in two ways; statutory claims and common law claims. All claims in Queensland must first be lodged as no fault statutory claims through WorkCover. WorkCover compensation is generally paid as the minimum compensation available to you, in either weekly instalments, or lump sum payments, regardless of who was at fault. We advise that you contact our team of Workers Compensation specialists immediately, as we can better position you to obtain full compensation given that WorkCover is not deigned to maximise your entitlements.
If you are uncertain whether you are eligible for compensation, you will be more than likely entitled. Queensland law has made compensation claimable for a wide range of ‘workers’ including but not limited to:
- Casual employees;
- Full and part time employees;
- Self-employed workers;
- Some volunteers;
- Work experience placement workers.
Public liability law allows you to be compensated for a wide range of injuries which may occur in the public domain. If you have been injured through no fault of your own in a public place such as; shopping centres, parks, restaurants and footpaths, compensation may be available to you under public liability law.
A successful claim in Queensland will require you to prove that:
- the person or company in charge of the premises owed you a duty of care;
- the person or company failed in their undertaking of this duty;
- you suffered some form of injury or loss as a result.