When the worst happens, and you find yourself injured through no fault of your own — either on Queensland roads or at work — you have the right to seek financial compensation through a personal injury claim.
While money can never truly repair everything, it can certainly help during times of financial uncertainty; to cover the cost of medical bills, treatment and ongoing rehabilitation.
Do I need a lawyer to make a personal injury claim in Queensland?
No, you do not need a lawyer to lodge a personal injury claim under Queensland law. You are well within your rights to lodge a claim on your own, without the help of a professional lawyer.
However, employing the services of a lawyer can often be in your best interests for several reasons.
Here’s why you should hire a lawyer to make a personal injury claim in Queensland
In a nutshell, a qualified personal injury lawyer will take care of all the paperwork and legal rigamarole during an often difficult and trying period for both you and your family. While you are injured, often the last thing you would want to be doing is dealing with mountains of paperwork and legal jargon.
Secondly, lawyers understand Queensland injury law – inside and out. This means they can approach your case from all angles and put you in the best position to get the maximum compensation settlement amount possible.
Why you should choose Gouldson to be your personal injury lawyer
While all personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim, we have several points of difference and reasons as to why you should consider choosing Gouldson.
Let’s run through just a few.
Lower fee cap
Lawyers do not operate for free. In Queensland, most lawyers will operate on a 50% fee cap. This means their fees are capped at 50% of your total settlement amount. Gouldson, on the other hand, caps its fees at 30%.
This ultimately means more of your money in your pocket!
Plus, all Gouldson cases are backed by our no win, no fee guarantee. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not have to pay a cent.
We are Queenslanders, just like you
While many of the larger personal injury firms operate all over Australia, Gouldson only works in Queensland.
Not only are we Queensland injury law experts, but we understand Queenslanders – because we are Queenslanders.
We see you as a person, not a case
Many larger firms receive countless personal injury claims each week and see them as just that – a new case, a new number.
At Gouldson, however, we see each case as it truly is — a person who has been wronged, looking for the compensation they deserve.
We’ll take the time to understand you as a person, gathering all the details of your case. This allows us to approach it from all angles, and help you seek the maximum compensation amount.
Your case is handled by the same people from start to finish
Every single case is managed by one lawyer and one legal assistant from start to finish. This means you only speak to the same two people from start to finish.
After all, we feel the people who should manage your case should be the ones who best know all the details of your situation.
Get started today with Gouldson
If the worst has happened to you, get started with a free case review today. One of our qualified lawyers will review the details of your case for free, and let you know if proceeding with a personal injury claim is in your best interest.
It’s completely free, zero-obligation way to know exactly where you stand.