How long after an accident can you file a compensation claim in Queensland?
Strict time limits apply. In Queensland, accident victims typically have three years from the date of the accident to file a legal claim. However, it is important to start the process as soon as possible to ensure that you have enough time to gather all the necessary evidence and file your claim before the deadline. If you miss the deadline, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries. You may hear time limits referred to as the "statute of limitations".
If the incident happened before you turned 18 then you typically have until your 21st birthday.
There are also circumstances in which shorter time limits apply so it’s vital to see legal advice without delay. Our team of accident claim lawyers will provide free initial advice on your legal options and time limits.
If you have suffered a serious injury such as a severe car accident or were badly injured at work and are no longer able to work, you may also be eligible for a TPD insurance (total and permanent disability) claim. This is an insurance policy attached to most Superannuation funds and any payout is in addition to your current Super fund balance. We can run these claims to ensure your best chance of success.
Our legal team are experienced insurance claim experts with a track record of successful claims. Contact us now for a free initial consultation and to have your legal process and options explained.