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Making A Compensation Claim In Australia

Are you able to make a compensation claim to obtain compensation for your injuries? Find out if you have time to make your claim.

Making An Injury Claim

When Can I Claim?

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligent actions, you may be able to claim compensation. Each case is different and you will need to take different things into consideration on a case to case basis. The main types of claims we will cover here is Motor Vehicle Accident Claims, Workplace Claims and Public and Private Liability Claims.

Each of these claims has different time constraints which means that you need to see your lawyer as soon as possible. If you don’t meet the criteria in the time period, a lawyer will still be able to help you, however missing important events in the time bracket will weaken your case.

If your case is successful you could be entitled to a monetary payout depending on your circumstances. There are a number of things that are considered when you make a claim that affect how much money you are entitled to.

  • Cost of medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Time taken off work
  • Time taken off work in the future
  • Cost of damages (e.g. car accident repairs)
  • Ability to work
  • Current life trajectory
  • Limiting of job prospects

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Types Of Claims

What Injury Claim Are You Looking To Make?

Car Accident Compensation Claims

Time Frame To Make A Claim

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident claim, there are a number of time restraints you need to be aware of. The first and most important is your responsibility in reporting the accident to the police within 28 days. Any longer can seriously affect your claim so, ideally, you want to do this as soon as possible. The second is making the claim. We recommend you wait no longer than 6 months to submit your claim, but you are able to lodge up to 3 years after the accident. In saying this, we find that lodging a claim too late can affect the outcome of the claim.

Requirements For Compensation

If you have been injured in a car, truck, bus, train, tram or boat accident then you could be entitled to compensation for your expenses. These types of claims don’t usually relate to damages caused to your car or vehicle which are easily covered by insurance, but rather any injury caused by that accident. It is important that you are medically assessed by a doctor and also any specialist they recommend as this is often required by insurance companies.

Public And Private Liability Claims

Time Frame To Make A Claim

When it comes to public and private liability claims it is important to seek medical advice as soon as the injury occurs. You should also get in contact with a lawyer as soon as possible, with the recommendation being within 6 months of the accident. The law states that you may lodge your claim within 3 years of the injury occurring.

Requirements For Compensation

If someone has neglected their duty of care and that neglect resulted in your injury, you are entitled to claim compensation. Your lawyer will attempt to show that the accused party had a duty of care for you and that they ignored that duty of care which lead to your injury. A claim can cover physical and psychological injuries which happened on public or private property. If you can prove that the accident was caused by someone else then you will be able to claim any expenses spent on medical bills as well as loss of work.

Workplace Compensation Claims

Time Frame To Make A Claim

If you are injured at work you should let your employer know as soon as possible so that the injury can be recorded in the register of injuries. Any worker can make a claim whether you are permanent, full time, casual, part time, self-employed contactor or even a work experience student or intern. It’s important that you lodge your claim as soon as possible and follow all procedures as closely as possible as there are a number of time limits and restrictions in place. This is where it is important to seek a lawyer's help in making sure you get everything in on time.

Requirements For Compensation

There are a number of things covered by WorkCover including injuries suffered as a result of work, disease caused by work or made worse by work, injuries while travelling to work and injuries from any medical treatment you have received while getting a work related injury treated. If you have been seriously injured at work you are entitled to compensation that includes medical expenses, ability to work in the future and time off work.

Visit These State Government Sites For More Information

Each state has different laws around workplace cover, know your rights when it comes to workers compensation.

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Contact A Injury Claims Lawyer

Contact a lawyer today, the NSW Compensation Guide has a number of great lawyer suggestions that work on a no win, no fee policy, so if you don’t win, you don’t pay. Get in contact with a lawyer today and get the expert advice and consultation you need before proceeding with a serious injuries claim. Find a lawyer