Whether at work, while driving, or when you’re in a public place, being injured in an accident can be a stressful experience. There’s not only the immediate injury to deal with, but its after-effects and the possible loss of income from forced time off work.
When the injury may have been caused by the negligence of another party, you may have a claim for compensation to cover loss of wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering resulting from the harm.
Compensation can be lengthy and complicated, which puts many people off making a claim, but Injury Lawyers Perth counts on 30 years’ experience filing compensation claims for its clients to make the process as worry-free as possible.
Working closely with each person who comes to us, we give them a prompt and realistic assessment of how much compensation they can expect and how long it will take to settle.
Our work begins with an obligation-free consultation where we can get the details on how you sustained your injury, what treatment you’ve had, and what evidence exists of the accident.
We will also discuss our No Win, No Fee policy. Injury Lawyers Perth will not ask you to pay legal fees unless your claim reaches a successful resolution. This allows you not only to undertake the legal action for compensation but focus on your rehabilitation and recovery.
Our mission is always to achieve the highest compensation settlement possible but it’s worth noting that because every case is very different, it is not possible to be exact during initial discussions.
A public liability claim can cover a number of possible accidents, from slipping and falling due to a loose tile on a public footpath to falling off equipment at the local park, and even accident that might occur in a friend’s backyard, such as one of their trees collapsing on you.
Provided you can show that another person who was in control of the location where the injury occurred was negligent, then your public liability claim can progress to be considered by – in most cases – an insurance company.
It’s always important to remember that seeking medical assistance as soon as possible after the incident is crucial to your claim. A record of your injury, as well as any after-effects such as whiplash or concussion, is needed to support your application for compensation.
Likewise, evidence from the scene such as photos of the location and your injury, as well as witness statements and accident reports by the venue, will need to be collated to be included with your claim. Injury Lawyers Perth are specialists in helping you compile this information.
We will also ‘take on’ the insurance company if it disputes how your injury occurred or the extent of the harm. This can involve a lengthy period of negotiation to reach a settlement both parties are happy.
In the case your claim is outright rejected, we can best represent your interest through the dispute resolution process.
Finally, Injury Lawyers Perth will ensure your claim is filed on time as deadlines in compensation matters are all important.
Motor vehicle accident claims
It’s one of the most common compensation claims we deal with but that does not mean motor vehicle accidents are always straightforward.
Injury Lawyers Perth will guide you through what can be a complicated claims process to make sure you receive what you’re entitled to in an accident that was not your fault.
As with most compensation claims, a medical assessment of your injury is required as soon as possible after the accident. Medical records from the time of the accident through to the filing of your claim will be vitally important to the success of your claim.
Many injuries arising from car accidents are delayed – whiplash, concussion and spinal problems can sometimes only be discovered sometime after the accident, meaning medical records must be accurate and current.
Additionally, police reports of the accident and other detailed evidence such as photos or videos of the scene, information on the traffic and weather at the time, as well as witness accounts of the accident, will be necessary to establish your claim.
A motor vehicle accident claim can seek compensation for lost earnings since the accident and if you can’t work into the future, including past and future superannuation contributions you may have earned.
Costs of your medical treatment, rehab and domestic care required by the injury can also be included in a compensation amount.
Finally, you may be awarded ‘general damages’ to compensate for the ‘pain and suffering’ experienced as a result of the accident, as well as other non-economic losses.
Many superannuation funds include insurance policies that provide a lump sum if you experience an injury that prevents you from working again. These payments are regarded as a form of compensation, which is why the assistance of Injury Lawyers Perth can be invaluable.
Common insurance policies held within super funds are Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance, income protection, trauma insurance, terminal illness claims and insurance litigation claims.
Claiming under these policies can be difficult. Buried in the small print is detailed eligibility criteria and other conditions which are time-consuming and confusing to read.
As specialists in making claims such as TPD held in super, we can translate the legalese for you to help you understand whether you meet the eligibility requirements or need to observe a waiting period before being able to apply.
Supporting information including medical assessments and other evidence is an important component of these claims.
Unlike many law firms who offer services in many different areas, personal injury compensation is our only speciality.
That means you can trust us to put your claim together using our 30 years of experience and expertise in compensation matters.
We work hand-in-hand with clients, seeking their advice and opinion at each step of the process, to try and achieve the highest possible compensation pay-out in your case.
Big insurance companies don’t automatically payout on compensation claims so experienced legal representation is a wise course of action – we won’t take a backward step in seeing your case through to settlement.
Injury Lawyers Perth works on a No Win, No Fee basis. We assume all legal risk if your matter is unsuccessful. You pay no fees until a settlement you’re happy with is reached. Our initial Costs Agreement will detail what you need to pay in the event you win your case so call us today.
Our comprehensive understanding of compensation law across Australia, means that we’re able to complete your compensation matter regardless which state you reside in.
We’re a technology-driven law firm. We’re environmentally friendly – with the exception of original signed documents, we are completely paperless.
Regardless of where you reside in Australia, we can help you claim more compensation, more quickly.
At Gajic, we’re a technology-driven law firm. Our technology ensures that your compensation matter is processed in the most effective and efficient manner. We learned a long time ago that relying solely on lawyers to progress legal matters simply does not meet the expectation of clients.
Lawyers cost money, so the less you see them is a good thing. At Gajic, we’ve literally handled thousands of compensation claims, from the most simple to the most complex. We’ve got proven processes and technology to fast-track your compensation without burning money with legal appointments just for the sake of them. That’s not to say you won’t be kept up to speed, you will and if you like, we’re always available.
At Gajic Lawyers, we minimise the risk of you losing your compensation claim by only taking on those claims that we think will be successful. We do this on a No Win No Fee basis.
We also offer a free, no-obligation case assessment.