If you suffer injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, work accident or an injury which you believe has been caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. In most cases, strict time limits apply.
Motor vehicle accidents –
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, either as a driver or passenger, in a car, truck, motor or bicycle or as a pedestrian, it is important that you seek legal advice from the outset. In Queensland we have a CTP insurance scheme that will assist anyone injured by a motor vehicle. You will usually be entitled to rehabilitation and medical treatment that can be funded by the insurer.
You must however, lodge a notice of accident claim form within 9 months from the date of accident or within 1 month from consulting a lawyer (whichever is earlier). If the accident involves an unidentified motor vehicle the time period is much shorter. In all cases, a claim for compensation must be made within 3 years from the date of accident.
In most cases involving motor vehicle accidents we will act on a “no win no fee basis”. Please contact us to arrange for a free initial consultation.
Public liability accidents –
If you sustain an injury whilst doing everyday things, like shopping, then you may be entitled to seek compensation for the injuries suffered by you. These types of claim involve the giving of a notice of accident claim form to the entity at fault within 9 months from the date of incident or within 1 month from consulting a lawyer. In all cases a claim must be commenced within 3 years from the date of accident.
It is important that you seek the right advice from the outset as these claims can be quite complex. We will usually act on a “no win no fee” basis, depending on the prospects of the claim. Contact us now for a free initial consultation.
Workcover claims –
If you sustain an injury whilst in the course of your employment, there a number of things that you need to know. You must lodge an application for Workcover benefits within 6 months from date of injury. If you do not lodge an application for compensation within this time, Workcover has the discretion to accept a claim if circumstances justify it. In all instances, a claim for common law damages must be brought within 3 years from the date of injury.
For Workcover’s compensation matters, we will offer a “no win no fee” service. For further information, contact us now for a free initial consultation.
Commercial litigation –
Commercial litigation generally involves a dispute between parties which may require either a Tribunal or a Court to determine the rights of those parties. Examples of these types of dispute include:
- an action to recover damages as a result of a breach of contract;
- an action to recover an interest in property;
- a claim for misrepresentation or misleading and deceptive conduct;
- an action to recovery monies owed;
- an action for the recovery of property being wrongfully retained against the interest of the rightful owner.
A commercial litigation dispute may need to pursue either through the Courts or a Tribunal, depending on the nature of the dispute and where the claim includes an amount for payment of money or damages, the Court with the appropriate monetary jurisdiction to hear that claim. For further information contact us today to discuss your available options.