Personal Injury Lawyers Gold Coast

At Murphy's Law Accident Lawyers, our dedicated team of expert Gold Coast personal injury lawyers are committed to assisting Gold Coast residents obtaining the compensation they rightfully deserve following an accident or injury. Our expertise covers across a wide range of personal injury claims, including road accidents, workplace incidents, public liability, and medical negligence. Our goal is to simplify the legal process for you and safeguard your rights at every turn.

We assist clients with compensation claims right across the Gold Coast region from our office in Bundall and supported by our HQ office in Brisbane. You can arrange a meeting at our Gold Coast office or we can visit you at your home or convenient location such as a local café in any Gold Coast location.

We run claims on a no win, no fee basis which means no upfront costs and nothing to pay unless we secure a successful outcome. 

Our Gold Coast personal injury lawyers provide an extensive selection of legal services tailored to support you during your challenging times, including compensation for injuries from:

Common Gold Coast Injuries and Their Causes

Some common injuries Gold Coast resident

Time Limits for Personal Injury Claims in Queensland

In Queensland, personal injury claims are subject to strict time limits. Ordinarily, you have a three-year window from the injury date to submit a claim. However, exceptions may apply in specific situations, such as cases involving minors or individuals with mental incapacity. To avoid missing crucial deadlines, it is vital to seek prompt legal counsel.

How Long Do Most Personal Injury Cases Take?

The duration of a personal injury case can vary depending on its complexity and the parties involved. On average, cases can take between 12 to 18 months to resolve. However, some cases may settle quicker or take longer depending on the specific circumstances.

Gold Coast No Win No Fee Lawyers

Our "No Win, No Fee" policy means that if we don't win your case, you won't have to pay our legal fees. This ensures that everyone can access our expert legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. There are no upfront costs and you only pay us for actual work done if we win and secure you a settlement.

How are Personal Injury Claims Calculated?

Personal injury claims are calculated based on several factors, including:

Each claim for compensation is unique, and our lawyers will work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. The same injury may result in very different settlement amounts for different people based on the economic impact it has. Some factors which can have a big impact include:

What is the Personal Injury Claims Process?

Without expert help, the personal injury claims process in Queensland can be complicated and time-consuming but our compensation lawyers will guide you through each stage. Here's a simplified breakdown of the stages typically involved.

  1. Seek medical attention: The first step following an injury is to seek appropriate medical care. Obtaining prompt treatment not only ensures your well-being but also establishes a medical record that will serve as evidence in your claim. You've probably done this but if not, it's important to ensure you seen a doctor to seek medical attention before trying to engage a law firm for an injury claim.
  2. Consult a personal injury lawyer for free initial advice: Engaging a knowledgeable personal injury law firm early in the process is crucial. Our expert team can provide can evaluate your case and help you understand your rights and pathways forward. If after a chat on the phone it looks like we can help then we can arrange a no-obligation meeting to run through the paperwork and gather the initial information to start a claim.
  3. Lodge a claim: Your lawyer will assist you in submitting a claim to the relevant party, whether it's an insurer, employer, or another entity responsible for your injury. Claims are typically handled on the other side by the at-fault parties insurer such as WorkCover for workers compensation or the CTP insurer of the at-fault driver for road accidents. The claim will detail the circumstances of the incident, the extent of your injuries, and any financial losses incurred.
  4. Investigation and negotiation: The defendant or their insurer will investigate your claim, which may involve reviewing medical records, interviewing witnesses, and assessing the scene of the incident. During this stage, your lawyer will gather evidence to support your claim and engage in negotiations with the other party to reach a fair settlement.
  5. Compulsory settlement conference: Queensland law mandates pre-court procedures for personal injury claims to encourage out-of-court settlements. These procedures involve exchanging information, attending a compulsory settlement conference, and making genuine attempts to resolve the matter without litigation. While a follow up conference may be required, the vast majority of settlements will happen during this stage and not proceed to court. In the small number of cases where suitable settlement cannot be reached at this stage we will investigate alternative options including filing court proceedings.

Each case is unique and our personal injury experts can help you navigate your specific situation, ensuring that your rights are protected and you receive fair compensation.

How to find our Gold Coast office?

Our Gold Coast office is located on Level 9, Wyndham Building/1 Corporate Ct, Bundall QLD 4217. This is within a modern commercial office park a short distance from HOTA (Home of the Arts). 

We have 2 hours free visitor parking on-site which is directly next to the office. Once in reception, simply take the lift to level 9 and then let reception know you have arrived from your appointment with Murphy's Law Accident Lawyers.

If you are using public transport then there are bus stops nearby. Please use the Translink Journey Planner or public transport option in Google Maps to plan your trip.

As our team may have other commitments, meetings are by prior appointment only. Please call or enquire to have a free initial consultation. We can then arrange a meeting if it sounds like we can assist.

Approximate distance and travel times are shown below. Please check your Maps app for current traffic and best route.

Personal Injury Lawyers Sunshine Coast

Murphy's Law Accident Lawyers is an award winning personal injury and accident compensation law firm helping clients in the Sunshine Coast and across Queensland. Arrange an appointment in our Sippy Downs office or we can visit you anywhere on the coast including Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Nambour or Noosa.

Our Sunshine Coast based accident lawyers can guide you through the compensation claim legal process, ensure your rights are protected and seek fair compensation with no upfront costs.

We offer our services on a no win, no fee basis which means nothing to pay us unless we successfully secure compensation for you. This can provide peace of mind during a difficult time.

Car and Road Accident Injury Claims

These include:

Work Injury Compensation including WorkCover claim help

Public Place Injuries

Medical Negligence

TPD (Total and Permanent Disability Claims

If you are no longer able to work again due to injury or illness then you may be entitled to an insurance claim pay-out via your Superannuation insurance or additional private policies.

What type of injuries are covered by personal injury claims?

Personal injury claims cover a wide range of injuries that are the result of someone else's negligence or wrongful act. These can include physical, emotional, and psychological injuries.

Common injury compensation claims on the Sunshine Coast include:

Personal Injury Claims Process

The personal injury claims process can be difficult to understand and daunting. Our team of professionals at Murphy's Law Accident Lawyers will walk you through each stage to get the best outcome. Here are the key steps to the typical claims process.

  1. Free Initial Consultation via phone: Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. One of our accident claim experts will run through your situation over the phone. We will assess the merits of your claim and provide advice on the legal options open to you.
  2. No obligation meeting: We can then arrange a meeting to discuss everything in more detail and kick off the claims process if you wish to go ahead. This can be at our Sunshine Coast office in Sippy Downs, at your home, a local café, hospital or via Zoom if needed.
  3. Gather Evidence: Our expert legal team will collect all necessary documentation such as medical records, accident reports, and witness statements to support your claim.
  4. Calculate Damages: To calculate a fair compensation figure, we'll carefully assess your losses, taking into account things like medical costs, missed wages, and pain and suffering.
  5. Negotiation: We will engage in negotiations with the responsible parties insurance company (such as WorkCover for work injuries or CTP insurer of at-fault driver for a road accident) to reach a settlement that adequately compensates you for your injuries.
  6. Settlement: The vast majority of claims are settled before going to court in what's known as a "compulsory conference". In this we meet with the legal representatives for the at-fault parties insurers to negotiate a fair settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, there is then the option to l proceed to court. Our experienced accident lawyers will present a strong case on your behalf, seeking maximum compensation.

Throughout the claims process, our team of Sunshine Coast personal injury lawyers and our team at our Brisbane HQ will provide regular updates and support, ensuring you are informed and can focus on your recovery.

Time limits

Strict time limits apply: To file a personal injury claim in Queensland you typically have three years from the date of the injury. However, there are some circumstances where this deadline is shorter and a few where it may be extended when children are involved or when the injured party has a mental incapacity. In order to prevent missing the deadline and to ensure reliable evidence can be gathered to support your case, it is crucial to get legal advice as soon as possible. All our initial consultations are free and no obligation.

 How are personal injury claims calculated?

Personal injury claims are calculated based on several factors, including:

Each case is unique, and our lawyers will work diligently to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Finding our Sunshine Coast office

We are located within Wotso at Building 1/30 Chancellor Village Blvd in Sippy Downs close to the UniSC campus (University of the Sunshine Coast) and just off the M1 and Sunshine Coast motorways. Free parking is available outside the Wotso office.

Typical travel times from key areas of the Sunshine Coast:

If you would like to make an appointment with our Sunshine Coast injury lawyers, please enquiry online or give us a call.