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If you have suffered an injury or illness due to the actions or negligence of others, a specialist lawyer may be able to help you. A personal injury lawyer makes sure that those injured or suffering from illnesses, get their full entitlement.  Depending on the situation, these lawyers can help make  a compensation claim for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical expenses and other costs.

Personal injury lawyer can help with claims

What Is the Process With a Personal Injury Lawyer?

These lawyers often operate with a ‘No Win, No Fee’ approach, which means that you do not have to pay fees to your lawyer, unless the case is successful. You should discuss the approach to payment upfront with your lawyer to make sure you are on the same page.

The first step, if you think you might have a compensation claim, is to schedule an initial consultation with your lawyer. They will assess your case to help you work out whether you are entitled to compensation.  At Main Lawyers this consultation is free and you will receive your assessment of the case within 24 hours.

If you are entitled to compensation, your lawyer can begin legal proceedings against those responsible. This does not always mean going to Court – it is common for lawyers to try and negotiate a settlement with those responsible, on your behalf.

In addition to compensation claims, lawyers can also help you engage with the insurers or a government agency, if you have not been paid what you are entitled to under the law.

Personal Injury lawyers Qld are carefully regulated by Queensland law to ensure that you receive excellent advice.

Personal Injury Lawyers Deal with Various Compensation Claims

Lawyers can help you deal with:

  • Workplace injuries and accidents. If you have been injured at work due to negligence, a personal injury lawyer can check what you are entitled to.  You might also be entitled to compensation if you have experienced an injury travelling to and from work. In many cases, ‘Statutory compensation’, can cover your time off work. Where there has been negligence,  a ‘Damages claim’ might be available. A Damages claim could  cover pain and suffering, lost income, medical costs and other expenses.
  • Car accidents: Where you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Public Liability. Public liability covers a broad range of situations, but includes any case where you are injured in a public place, due to someone’s negligence. This might occur, for example, on a footpath, in a park or on a beach. Public liability may apply where those who own or occupy a public place have not taken sufficient care to ensure your health and safety.
  • Medical negligence. Sometimes treatment for your injuries or illnesses does not go as well as it should. If your medical treatment was negligent, you may be entitled to support.
  • General Insurance Claims. Insurers may refuse to pay out on insurance, or may pay out less than you think you are entitled to. In these situations, a lawyer may be able to help you get a better outcome.

Superannuation and Life Insurance. In special circumstances, you may be entitled to early access to your superannuation or a life insurance policy to help you with your situation.

If you want to know what compensation you are entitled to it is important that you book a consultation with a lawyer: Keep in mind that, in some cases, there might be time limit to making a compensation claim.

You can see what you may be entitled to under a claim using our Insurance Calculator here.