Personal Injury Lawyers Australia.

Personal injury lawyers are an attorney-at-law that represents those making a claim for damages including, physical, psychological, & reputation defamation which have occurred as a result of wrongdoing or negligence. Compensation claims can be made against other persons, government agencies (including local government) companies and other entities.  The litigation process starts as soon as the claim has been lodged, but in many cases the claim may be resolved prior to any court appearance as a result of the compulsory mediation process. The acting law firm will designate a representative to mediate on the client’s behalf.

Advertising Compliance for the Personal Injury Proceedings Act 2002 (QLD) and the Legal Practice Act 2003 (WA)
According to the Personal Injury Proceedings Act 2002 (QLD) and the Legal Practice Act 2003 (WA) it is illegal to make some specific claims as to what services a personal compensation lawyer can provide. In compliance with these acts there are two state specific pages that are compliant with the aforementioned acts on this site. If you are making a claim in Western Australia or Queensland please follow the specific links to the information held on these state specific pages.

WHAT DOES A TORT LAWYER DO?

If you have been injured in the workplace or have suffered in a motor vehicle accident you will in all likelihood be making a civil claim for compensation under Tort Law.

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The word "Tort" originates from the latin word "Tortum" meaning injustice or wrong. If an individual has done wrong by you through accident or by negligence, you are eligable to seek financial restitution by taking the person(s) liable to court. The word Tortum is derived from the Latin "tortus"  meaning twisted, dubious or crooked.

Tort law or 'The Law of Torts' is a body of laws that is applied by civil court proceedings to recompense persons who have suffered harm due to the wrongful act of another. In Australia one does not need to have the intent to trespass or cause damages to another to be prosecuted under the Law of Torts. This type of Tort is called negligence and many civil cases in Australian law are brought about to resolve civil disputes of negligence.

Any case of injury compensation will have two main parties in dispute; The Plaintiff – which is the person who has suffered some tortious actions by another and the Defendant or Tortfeasor, who by wilful action, inaction or negligence has caused, or allowed to be caused, some form of damage to another. That damage may be physical, financial, psychological or even in the case of libel actions, damage to one's reputation or standing in the community.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT SOLICITORS

Civil cases involving motor vehicle accidents are the most common form of injury compensation claims in Australia. Damage claims must be lodged in a timely fashion.

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Recovery from a motor vehicle accident both physically and financially can be arduous. To ensure that you receive all the necessary support from an insurance company, an accredited personal injury compensation solicitor will be able to negotiate on your behalf with the relevant insurer.
It is vitally important that you lodge a claim for injury compensation soon after the motor vehicle accident has occurred. Whilst this time limit does vary from state to state in Australia, generally a lodgement for compensation must be made within 28 days of the car accident.

Most motor vehicle accident compensation claims are resolved within 12 to 18 months of lodgement and are often settled without having to go to court, through a process of mediation. In complex and/or severe cases the time frame can be longer and will require submission to the relevant court.
Without adequate representation you may not receive the necessary compensation for your injury, impairing your capacity to fully recover and return to your pre-injury lifestyle.

WORKPLACE INJURY COMPENSATION

Workplace injury law is one of the most complex of Australian law. The stress of workplace injury is often increased by the complexity of workplace compensation law.

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Workplace safety regulations may prevent many injuries on the job. However many workplaces are by their very nature dangerous and fair compensation schemes exist to ensure the rehabilitation of injured workers. This support is essential to maintain the integrity of the modern workforce.

Injury in the workplace can have a devastating impact on the worker and their family. Many workers who are injured may not understand the extent of support and compensation that they are entitled to. An expert workplace injury compensation lawyer will be able to ensure that you are duly recompensed for any injury suffered whilst at work.

Each state has its own set of industrial safety guidelines and acts of parliament that guide courts in handing down fair decisions when it comes to determining compensation for workplace injury. These are:

New South Wales — WorkCover New South Wales

Victoria — Worksafe Victoria

Queensland — Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and WorkCover Queensland

Western Australia — WorkCover Western Australia and WorkSafe Division

South Australia —SafeWork SA

Whilst this is not an exhaustive list of relevant agencies that deal with workplace injury it does provide a starting point to research your rights and responsibilities as an injured worker in Australia.

If you have been injured in the workplace please ensure that you lodge the necessary documentation with the relevant agency as soon as possible to ensure that your recovery is swift and supported.

NATIONAL NETWORK OF LOCAL PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRMS.

With offices in every state of Australia, our network of Personal Injury and Compensation Lawyers can assist you in making the best case for any type of eligible compensation claim or payout.

Our expert Australian compensation lawyers can assist with the following areas of personal injury law:

 

  • Online defamation cases.
  • Car and motor vehicle accidents.
  • Medical malpractice.
  • Slip and fall accidents.
  • Product liability and damages.
  • Professional negligence.
  • Work place injury compensation claims.
  • Asbestosis related to workplace.
  • Abuse claims compensation.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PERSONAL INJURY LAW IN AUSTRALIA.

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AUSTRALIA WIDE COMPENSATION CLAIMS REPRESENTATION.

Litigation and Malicious Intent

It is erroneous to believe that one must possess malicious intent to be accused of malfeasance. Negligent action is one of the most common sources of litigation. A law suit may be brought against another for a range to damages that live separate to intent. One may not intend to harm another, however if harm was caused to another then that party may have the right to sue for compensation. Mens Rea or guilty mind does not need to be proven for a successful case to be awarded to the plaintiff.

Criminal Vs Civil Law

If you transgress the laws of the land you will be prosecuted as a criminal. This does not mean that you are immune to civil prosecution. You may be subject to both criminal and civil action over the same incident. You may have caused harm to another through drunken driving for example. You will be prosecuted under state law for driving over the alcohol limit and be subject to a damages suit for the harm caused to people and/or property that was caused by your actions.

OUR LOCATIONS

Adelaide

Find Personal Lawyers for compensation claims in Adelaide. “No Win No Fee”

Brisbane

Locate a personal injury solicitor for compensation claims in Brisbane.

Melbourne

Find compensation lawyers in Melbourne that specialise in personal injury.

Perth

Find solicitors in Perth that are experts in injury compensation claims.

Sydney

Locate lawyers in Sydney that specialise in injury compensation claims.

As a national network of Personal Injury Lawyers our commitment is to ensure that every person who needs compensation receives the best legal representation possible.
Personal Injury & Compensation Law Firm Australia.

AUSTRALIA WIDE

We are a network of Australia’s finest personal Injury Lawyers. As a country wide network we have the resources to undertake any compensation case no matter the size.

CLIENT FOCUS

We are committed to gaining the best possible result for our client. With No Win-No Fee options available we can ensure that you get the representation you deserve.

OUTCOME DRIVEN

Our network of expert injury lawyers are determined to ensure that you gain the best possible service for your case regardless of how difficult or complex.

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