Do any time limits apply to claims?

Absolutely – in fact there are quite a few. Which is why it is so important to get legal advice at an early stage. A procedural time limit you should be made aware of is the obligation to serve a notice of claim form on the person a t fault within 9 months of the [...]

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If I engage a lawyer, what do I have to do?

Once you engage a lawyer your role becomes a relatively simple one.  All you need to do is provide information and some documentation from time to time as well as attend medical appointments. Engaging a lawyer should then take the stress out of the claim. Your lawyer will manage all the day-to-day administrative matters involved in processing your claim. [...]

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What amount of compensation could I be entitled to?

The level of compensation available is different for every person. Two people may suffer from the same injury but receive completely different awards for their compensation. That is because injuries impact and affect each person differently (for example, one person may be forced to stop work as a result of their injury, while another could [...]

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How long will the claim take?

It’s difficult to say how long a claim will last – that really depends on the severity of your injuries and the attitude of the insurer. If you recover quickly and have no ongoing symptoms, then your claim will be able to be settled fairly quickly (normally within a couple of months). But, if your [...]

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Is it likely my matter will go to court?

It’s high unlikely your claim would end up in court. The vast majority of claims settle: only about 2% of matters actually reach a trial.  And those cases are often highly contentious or have some obvious technical issue involved.  These types of cases can usually be identified at any early stage in the life of a claim: [...]

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Who pays the compensation?

Technically, the claim will proceed against the person at fault and they will be named as the Defendant in any legal proceedings. However, there are regularly insurers involved who stand in the place of the party who committed the wrong-doing.  They step in and take over the conduct of the claim.  All the procedurals aspects of [...]

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What can I claim?

You are able to recover compensation for various expenses through personal injury claims, including: Compensation for pain and suffering. Out-of-pocket expenses – to cover things such as hospital and medical bills, physio expenses, medication and any other expense you accrue through injury. Loss of earnings – sometimes it is very clear that you have lost [...]

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