Claiming Compensation For Personal Injuries

Southern Gold Coast Lawyers specialise in compensation claims arising in the State of Queensland from injuries sustained not more than 3 years ago.

Southern Gold Coast Lawyers assess each matter on a case by case basis.

Generally speaking, an injured person will have the rights to pursue a personal injuries compensation claim in the following circumstances:-

  1. The person suffered an injury in the relevant accident;

  2. The accident resulted from the negligence or partial negligence of another party; and

  3. Due to that negligence, the injured person has suffered financial loss and/or future financial loss.

For more information, please see links to information regarding motor vehicle accident claims and worker’s compensation claims.

As the circumstances and particulars of your accident will affect the prospects of success of a personal injury claim, we strongly recommend you telephone our office to obtain legal advice specific to your circumstances. Please click here to submit an obligation free enquiry or call 1300 369 597 to arrange a free of charge consultation.

Time Limits

Legislation in Queensland imposes strict time limits on pursuing compensation claims allowing, generally, three (3) years from the date of the accident to issue proceedings against the negligent party.

It is important to seek immediate legal advice as, should the time constraint elapse, your ability to pursue a compensation claim may be lost, absolutely.

While injuries may seem unserious from the outset, it is possible these injuries could develop into serious problems long term, if ignored or left untreated.

In the event of a major relapse or recurrence in the future, it may not be possible for you to pursue a compensation claim, despite the need to do so.

Given the strict time limits associated with pursuing a compensation claim, we strongly recommend you telephone our office to obtain legal advice specific to your circumstances. Please click here to submit an obligation free enquiry or call 1300 369 597 to arrange a free of charge consultation.

Establishing Negligence

Duty of care is based on taking precautions to prevent injury from occurring in a reasonable situation. If it is considered that a reasonable person, with the same knowledge and in the same situation as the person at fault, could anticipate that injury may possibly occur as a result of an action (or inaction), they would be deemed negligent.

Therefore, if that action could have been reasonably avoided, there is negligence. This does not imply the injury was intentional, merely that a reasonable person should have taken precautions to avert it happening.

If you are injured and believe that your injury was sustained as a result of negligence of an employer, other person or governing body, you may be entitled to damages.

The most important thing to assess is whether the injury was caused by someone else's actions or neglect.

As the circumstances and particulars of your accident will affect the prospects of success of a personal injury claim, we strongly recommend you telephone our office to obtain legal advice specific to your circumstances. Please click here to submit an obligation free enquiry or call 1300 369 597 to arrange a free of charge consultation.

Damages

Persons suffering from personal injuries not only suffer physically and emotionally, but also experience the financial hardship associated with accruing medical bills and lost time from work. An injured party may recover monies under the following types of damages:

  • Past and future loss of income;

  • Past and future loss of superannuation entitlements;

  • Loss of earning capacity;

  • Pain and suffering;

  • Paid and gratuitous care costs;

  • Out of pocket expenses;

  • Past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses; and

  • Reasonable funeral expenses in the event of a fatal injury.



For information regarding recoverable damages applicable to your circumstances, we strongly recommend you telephone our office to obtain legal advice specific to your circumstances. Please click here to submit an obligation free enquiry or call 1300 369 597 to arrange a free of charge consultation.