Gouldson Legal specialises in personal injury compensation in Queensland.
Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in all facets of Queensland Personal Injury Law. We can assist you to make a claim for accident compensation anywhere in Queensland having offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Toowoomba. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident you may be entitled to make an injury compensation claim.
Every single case we take on is covered by our No Win No Fee Guarantee.
Many firms will only apply their No Win No Fee if they believe you qualify for it, meaning your financial position is assessed and judged. At Gouldson Legal, we don’t think this is fair. We know that even if you are doing okay today, tomorrow may be a different story. We want you to be okay today, tomorrow and every day after.
We have a 30% Cap. This is 20% lower than other major firms and makes a major difference to your final settlement amount.
A fee cap is the highest percentage of your settlement that any law firm can claim for the work they have conducted for you; their professional fees. The majority of firm’s cap this at 50% in accordance with the Legal Profession Act, meaning they can walk away with up to half of your settlement amount. We think this is unfair. We believe you should get more, not us. That is why we charge at competitive hourly rates, not as a strict percentage of your settlement amount. Our 30% cap is an extra measure, to ensure that we will never charge more that 30% of the settlement amount plus outlays. This ensures that we are always taking the smallest amount, not the largest.
Personal Injury Compensation Process in Queensland
Unfortunately, there are many different ways in which you can sustain a personal injury. Whether you sustained your injury at work, in a car accident, as a pedestrian or cyclist, in a public place or through the negligence of a medical professional, there are options available to you.
In Queensland, no matter how you have sustained an injury, strict limitation periods require you to start a pre-court proceeding by giving notice of your claim within 9 months (certain other specific dates and time frames are also in play) of your injury, and ultimately you must commence personal injury proceedings in a Court within 3 years from the date of your injury, or your right to claim may be lost. This time limitation is different for children under the age of 18 so it is important to contact a lawyer for advice as soon as possible.
How Personal Injury Compensation Gets Calculated in QLD
Our personal injury lawyers will look at how your injury has, and may continue to impact on your life, and we will assist you by getting compensation for your injury.
To determine your compensation amount, our lawyer will among other things consider:
- Your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life;
- Your past loss of income and future ability to earn income;
- Your out of pocket expenses for treatment, rehabilitation and pharmaceuticals; and
- Any past and future care that you may need.
If you have suffered a personal injury then our personal injury lawyers can guide you through your options. Call us or fill out a free case review form for a no obligation conversation about your situation.
Mobile Personal Injury Lawyers
Need a Free Case Review? We come to you, no matter where you are in Queensland.
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 CBD, or you and your lawyer can arrange an appointment at one of our many visited offices.
Give us a call now to set up your free case review.
In Queensland if you sustain personal injury in a motor vehicle accident, at work, by reason of a doctors treatment, or otherwise can prove that someone was responsible for causing your injury through an act of negligence, you have a right via one of several compensation schemes to commence a damages claim to recover compensation from the negligent person via their insurance. CTP insurance indemnifies vehicle owners and drivers who are deemed to be the driver at fault in an accident and caused personal injury to another party. CTP insurance will cover you for personal injury caused by, through or in connection with the use of the insure vehicle in incidents to which the Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Act 1884 applies. The workers compensation scheme regulated by the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act, provides for a compulsory scheme of insurance for all workers in Queensland, and the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act provides the framework for regulation of claims for compensation for injuries caused by negligence of others either in terms of medical treatment, access to or from premises, or in public places.
A personal injury claim is a claim for a compensation after an individual has suffered injury (either physical, emotional, or mental) where the injury was sustained because of another person’s negligence.
Personal injury coverage on a homeowner’s policy is an extension on your home insurance policy that covers for any injury someone may suffer while attending on your property, called public liability coverage. Every homeowners insurance policy provides a level of public liability insurance
A personal injury is an injury suffered by an individual to their body, emotions or mind and is due to another party’s negligence or carelessness. A personal injury can also include wrongful death and situations where injuries prove fatal, and incorporates a loss of dependency sustained by the individual as a consequence of the fatality.
If you receive a lump sum compensation for personal injury, you may not be eligible for social security payment for a period of time. This is known as a lump sum preclusion period. Family assistance payments, such as family tax benefit, may also be affected by receiving lump sum compensation.
In Queensland if you sustain personal injury in a motor vehicle accident, at work, by reason of a doctors treatment, or otherwise can prove that someone was responsible for causing your injury through an act of negligence, you have a right via one of several compensation schemes to commence a damages claim to recover compensation from the negligent person via their insurance.
If you receive a sum of money by way of compensation for a personal injury it is not taxable. You are not required to disclose the monies you received in your tax return when lodging it with the ATO.
A personal injury lawyer at Gouldson Legal will listen to you as the client, we will take the time to understand your situation, and then we will provide legal services to those who have been injured physically, mentally or emotionally as a result of another party’s negligence, with a view to obtaining the best possible outcome available.
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