Have you or a loved one had an accident and sustained a spinal injury? A spinal injury can be traumatising, and depending on the severity of your injury, it can impact every area of your life – and the lives of those closest to you.
After a spinal injury, it’s important to understand your options – if another party or person was at fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury and the impact it has, and will continue to have, on your life.
To better understand your options, you should speak with one of our expert spinal injury lawyers as soon as is reasonably possible.
In the event of an accident, your finances can be one of your biggest concerns – especially if you are unable to work. That’s why it’s comforting to know that all our claims (yours included) are run under our No Win, No Fee, No Problems Guarantee.
Spinal Injury Compensation Claim Process Brisbane, QLD
After any accident, your first priority is your health – you should ensure that you seek treatment for your injuries. Depending on the severity of your accident and injuries, this may be your GP or a hospital.
Once you have seen to your medical needs, you should contact one of our expert spinal injury lawyers as soon is as reasonably possible. Your lawyer will be able to advise you on your potential claim, as well as the next steps you should take.
The process your lawyer will undertake with you will depend on the circumstances of your accident – different types of accidents, such as motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, public place accidents or medical negligence claims, have different claims processes and time limitations.
In the event that that no one is at fault for your spinal injury, but you (or your loved one) are now rendered unable to work, you or your loved one could be eligible to make a Superannuation Claim. If your accident happened at work, you may be on Workers’ Compensation benefits. It’s important to note that these benefits will eventually cease and you may be made a one-off lump sum offer.
It’s vitally important that before you accept any offer from the Workers’ Compensation insurer, you discuss your claim with an expert lawyer. Once you accept a lump-sum offer from the Workers’ Compensation insurer, you may never be able to make a common-law compensation claim for the same accident or injury.
Your lawyer will discuss all spinal injury compensation options with you in plain English and ensure that you understand the process and steps to be taken.
Calculating Spinal Injuries Compensation in Brisbane, QLD
Once your injuries have settled, you will have a number of appointments with specialists to establish the ongoing impact that your spinal injury will have upon your life. The extent of this impact will directly affect the amount of compensation you will be able to claim.
We understand that your spinal injury is likely impacting every area of your life, including work, home life, relationships and social life. It can be overwhelming and challenging – especially where your injury is quite severe and you must look to your family or a carer for additional support.
Typically, your final compensation will account for a range of things, including; pain and suffering, loss of past and future income and superannuation, expenses relating to aids, home and vehicle modifications, expenses relating to past and future medical care, pharmaceuticals as well as costs for past and future care and rehabilitation.
Your spinal injury lawyer will take all of this into consideration when assessing your claim and establishing the compensation amount you may be entitled to. Your lawyer will critically examine every impact that your injury has upon your life, to ensure that you get the result you need.
Mobile Spinal Injuries Lawyers: We Come to You!
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We understand that you are likely in ongoing pain and struggling with the daily challenges of life post-accident. To ensure the entire legal process is as stress-free as possible, our lawyers will always happily come to you – either at the hospital, your home or a local café – wherever is easiest for you.
If you prefer to meet in one of our offices, you are always welcome at our head office in Brisbane’s CBD or you and your lawyer can arrange an appointment at one of our many visited offices.