If you are injured in Queensland through the fault of another person you may have a claim for compensation. Your personal injuries could be caused in a motor vehicle accident, at work, in a public place or through a medical incident.
If you do suffer injuries, you should seek legal advice from a specialist lawyer regarding any possible claims. The quicker you seek legal advice the easier your claim will be and the sooner you will receive your compensation.
In your claim for compensation you can look to recover money for your pain and suffering, out of pocket expenses, lost wages, future expenses, care and future loss of income. Your lawyer will advise you of the amounts you can claim and will gather the required evidence to prove your claims to the insurance company.
To win your claim you will need to prove, through your lawyer, that another person or entity, such as your employer, caused your injuries through negligence. Even if you aren’t certain whether you have a claim you should seek legal advice.
In Queensland your claim will begin by your lawyer completing forms for you to sign and these forms are served on the insurance company or WorkCover. Your claim will then proceed through certain steps leading to a settlement conference which you attend with your lawyer and hopefully negotiate a settlement in your favour.
Most claims for personal injuries settle at the conference and you will receive your money within six to eight weeks of the settlement.
You would expect you claim to take approximately twelve to eighteen months to resolve and your lawyer will advise you of the steps in your claim and the current status of your claim as the claim progresses.
Most Queensland lawyers specialising in personal injuries claims will act for you on a “no win no fee basis”. This means that you do not pay any money up front to your lawyer and you only pay your lawyer when your claim is successful. Your lawyer will advise you on the legal fees and outlays.
If you think you may have a claim for personal injuries in Queensland you should contact Your Claim Lawyers as soon as possible. We are on your side and will act for you on a no win no fee basis and will always look to settle your claim for the maximum money you are entitled to and as quickly as possible. Call Your Claim Lawyers today on 1800 968 725 or 0400 839 314 and speak to one of our specialist lawyers.