Wrongful Death Claim Lawyers

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING LODGING A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM, LAWYERS AT GOULDSON LEGAL ARE HERE TO HELP.

The death of a loved one is devastating, no matter the circumstances. If you would prefer to speak to someone directly, our team can be reached by phone.

If a loved one has lost their life as the result of another party, you may be eligible to claim for compensation.

While you take the time to grieve, our team will help you to navigate the wrongful death compensation claims process. Our wrongful death claim lawyers will do everything they can to ensure you receive fair and just compensation for your loss.

We understand this is a difficult and sensitive time. If you need to speak with someone about a wrongful death compensation claim, the Gouldson Legal team is here to help.

The death of a loved one is devastating, no matter the circumstances. If you would prefer to speak to someone directly, our team can be reached by phone.

If a loved one has lost their life as the result of another party, you may be eligible to claim for compensation.

While you take the time to grieve, our team will help you to navigate the wrongful death compensation claims process. Our wrongful death claim lawyers will do everything they can to ensure you receive fair and just compensation for your loss.

We understand this is a difficult and sensitive time. If you need to speak with someone about a wrongful death compensation claim, the Gouldson Legal team is here to help.

We’re here to help.

Contact us today to meet with the wrongful death compensation lawyers Queensland clients count on.

No Win. No Fee. No Problems.

When it comes to wrongful death compensation claims, we believe everyone has the right to legal representation, regardless of their financial circumstances. That’s why every single case we take on is covered by our No Win. No Fee. No Problems Guarantee. If you don’t win, we don’t charge.

Free case review.

If you’re unsure of your entitlements, contact us today for a free case review. One of our wrongful death claim lawyers will review your situation and advise your best path forward. No fee. No obligation. No stress.

Lower fee cap.

Are you looking to lodge a wrongful death compensation claim? Lawyers Queensland-wide often operate on a 50% fee cap—meaning they can walk away with up to half of your settlement amount. At Gouldson Legal, we think this is unfair. We charge at competitive hourly rates with a 30% fee cap to ensure the bulk of the settlement goes to you.

Mobile wrongful death compensation lawyers (Brisbane and surrounds).

We understand that this is a difficult time. At Gouldson Legal, our lawyers will meet you wherever is easiest for you – whether at your home, a local café, or one of our  office locations.

Who can lodge wrongful death compensation claims?

Motor vehicle accident
Motor vehicle accident

If you were financially dependent on a person whose death resulted from a motor vehicle accident, and was due to the negligence of another driver, you may be able to lodge a wrongful death compensation claim against the CTP insurer of the negligent driver.

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Airline accident
Airline accident

If you were financially dependent on a person whose death resulted from an airline collision, you may be able to lodge a wrongful death compensation claim against the airline’s insurer.

Workplace accident
Workplace accident

If you were financially dependent on a person whose death resulted from a workplace accident, you may be entitled to a number of claims, including compensation through WorkCover Queensland.

Public or private property accident
Public or private property accident

If you were financially dependent on a person whose death occurred due to the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to lodge a wrongful death compensation claim.

Medical procedure
Medical procedure

If a loved one’s death occurred as the result of a medical procedure, you may be entitled to lodge a wrongful death compensation claim.

Product liability
Product liability

If a loved one’s death occurred due to a product liability related cause, you may be entitled to lodge a wrongful death compensation claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

You are only able to claim compensation for death dependency if you were financially dependent on the deceased person. This is typically the deceased person’s spouse and dependent children.

If you are unsure whether you qualify for compensation, our team of wrongful death claim lawyers can assist you. Contact us today for a free, confidential review.

Before approaching any wrongful death claim lawyers, we recommend that you take some time with your loved ones, touch base with any support groups, and look after your emotional health as best you can.

In order to prepare for a wrongful death claim, Queensland residents should collate the following documentation:

  • Proof of dependency. This may include a marriage certificate or documents to demonstrate de facto status.
  • Proof of death. This will generally be the death certificate.
  • Proof of any funeral expenses.
  • Relevant tax documents. This includes tax returns for both yourself and the deceased for the three years prior to the accident.

Once you have the necessary documents prepared, contact us to speak with one of our wrongful death compensation lawyers. Brisbane, Gold Coast and Toowoomba visiting locations are also available.

Lawyers at Gouldson Legal should be contacted to discuss time restrictions in full. In Queensland, strict time limits apply to all personal injury claims, including death dependency claims.

Generally, pre-court proceedings for wrongful death claims (Queensland) must begin within 9 months of the accident. Court proceedings must commence within 3 years from the date of the accident, or your right to claim may be lost.

Because of this, it’s best to speak to one of our wrongful death compensation lawyers (Brisbane and surrounds) when practicable to ensure that your claim is not held up by complications.

When it comes to wrongful death claims, Queensland claims for compensation are dependent on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death.

The amount of compensation varies in every case, and is based on a range of financial factors, including:

  • The length of your relationship with the deceased and the level of financial dependency.
  • The deceased’s contribution to the shared everyday living expenses.
  • The loss of income.
  • Any future expenses.

For a death dependency claim, you are entitled to claim for the loss of any future financial contributions and domestic services by the deceased. You may also be entitled to claim the funeral costs.

To fully understand what compensation you may be entitled to, contact one of our wrongful death claim lawyers for a free, confidential chat.

Brisbane clients count on Gouldson Legal to resolve claims as efficiently as possible. However, it’s important to remember that every claim is as individual as the person making it.

Numerous variables can shorten or prolong the time it takes for wrongful death compensation claims to be finalised. When you are ready to make a claim, our team will endeavour to ensure that your claim is not held up by complications.

In terms of fair wrongful death compensation, Queensland lawyers don’t come more dedicated than Gouldson Legal. All wrongful death compensation claims are reviewed by a team of fully qualified lawyers – including the company Director – to ensure they are considered from all angles.

At Gouldson Legal, three simple principles guide everything we do:

We don’t represent cases. We represent people.
We keep in contact. You’ll never be left in the dark.
We work harder and smarter to get the best result for you. Not us. You.