Is there a time limit for claiming after my injury? Yes. Working out the exact time limit depends on the type of injury claim you are making. It is important that you seek legal advice as early as possible, to make sure you don’t miss any important time limits.
Do I have to see the Insurer’s doctors? Yes, if the appointments are not unduly repetitious. However, different obligations arise depending on your type of claim.
How/when are my legal cost paid? Usually at the successful conclusion of your matter. See our No Win No Fee section for further detail. Recent changes to the Workers Compensation have affected what is and isn’t payable by the insurer in relation to medical reports and legal fees.
Does the Insurer pay my medical fees, travel and out of pocket expenses? For Workers Compensation and Green Slip claims, these will be paid once the insurer admits liability for the accident. For other claims, the expenses are paid once the claim is finalised.
How much is my claim worth? It will depend upon what type of claim it is. Assessment of claims require all relevant information and reports to be gathered and a full consideration given to those documents and your particular circumstances.
If you arrange for me to see a specialist as part of my case, who pays for the report and is the cost covered in my claim? Generally this cost is covered by Coastal Compensation Law Specialists.
After I am injured, will my weekly wages be paid? Only if you are injured whilst working. Otherwise your wages form part of your claim and will be taken into account in the final settlement or result.
Am I entitled to a lump sum claim? Most claims have an entitlement to a lump sum payment.
What if my employer was negligent? You may have an action against your employer if they were negligent. There are hurdles to overcome.
Do I have to go to court? You will need to be prepared to go to court, however, the majority of cases do settle prior to a formal hearing.