Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Side-impact accidents, rear-end collisions, head-on crashes and other road accidents can cause devastating injuries leaving you requiring costly medical care. Did you know that you’re entitled to file a claim against the driver who was at-fault and hold them responsible for your expenses? This is because road-users are owed a duty of care by other drivers and cyclists.
If you have been injured in a car crash there is a chance we can help you claim damages for things such as medical expenses, loss of income and superannuation, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and any care you needed while you were recovering.
We are also able to help you claim money to repair or replace your vehicle if it has been damaged.
A car accident can be both physically and financially devastating. When you’re already worrying about loss of wages and medical expenses, the last thing you need is to be worrying about the cost of a compensation lawyer. You’ll be pleased to know, therefore, that we operate a ‘No Win, No Fee’ system so you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win your case.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident call 13 14 LAW now and let one of our Townsville personal injury lawyers assess if your case.
Sadly, it is not uncommon for people to receive negligent medical care which can lead to serious consequences.
Medical professionals including doctors, nurses, and technicians are obliged to provide standard of care when they’re treating you. If you received the wrong treatment, your condition was misdiagnosed, or you were otherwise harmed by the actions of a medical profession, you have a legal right to file a claim for medical negligence against them.
For example, if your illness has not been properly diagnosed and as a result you have been left with an injury then the doctor – or in most cases their insurer – is liable to pay you damages.
Such damages can be substantial for example in a 2015 case from the Supreme Court of Queensland a woman whose illness was not properly diagnosed was awarded $6.7 million in compensation.
Claims for medical negligence can also be made in circumstances where you have lost a loved one as a result of a doctor failing to fulfil their duty of care to their patients.
You do need be aware, however, medical negligence isn’t always the cause of a poor medical outcome. Sometimes surgeries which were expertly carried out still have bad results.
If you have been injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence, or lost a loved-one, call 13 14 LAW now or fill out a webform to book an appointment. Our compensation lawyers will need to listen to your version of events to ascertain if there is a valid claim against a medical professional.
Worker’s Compensation Claims
It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that your place of work is safe. If this isn’t the case, and you are injured at work, or suffered an injury because of work, you are able to seek damages.
Work injuries can be devastating, and some can even take you right out of the work force. The Workers Compensation system is designed to help ease you back into work following an accident. It should also support you while you’re recovering from your injuries and provide you with the medical care you need. This entire system was designed with you, the worker in mind, and as such making sure you get fair compensation is a top priority.
In matters like this strict timelines apply so if you think you may need to make a claim it is worthwhile getting in touch as soon as possible – or risk missing a deadline which may negatively impact your case.
Often these claims will be dealt with by Work Cover Queensland.
However, we would always advise people to make contact with lawyers early in the process in order to ensure they get the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to.
To get the ball rolling call 13 14 LAW and speak to one of our Townsville personal injury lawyers now.Top of Form
The Queensland government is presently considering legislation which will state institutions with children in their care must ensure no child suffers abuse.
However, this will only strengthen the existing rights people have to claim compensation if they have been the victim of abuse – be it at work, at school, or even in a public place.
Teachers have a duty of care to their students and companies have a duty of care to their workers and everyone has a legal right to live and work in an environment free of abuse which leads to physical, or psychological harm.
To get the ball rolling call 13 14 LAW and speak to one of our Townsville personal injury lawyers now.
Negligent Professional Advice
When we visit a professional for advice be it be legal, financial, medical or some other, we naturally trust that the information they provide will be correct and that when they administer their services, it will be with an acceptable level of skill and care.
Professionals are typically sought out because of the reason that they are a professional in an area where the client has limited knowledge or skills.
What is professional negligence?
Professionals working in several areas have a duty to act with reasonable care and skill. If they fail to do so, then this can be classed as professional negligence and the client is entitled to make a claim for compensation for any loss they may have suffered as a result. One example is of an accountant making an error when providing tax services which ends up costing his client a large amount of money. Other examples are incorrect property evaluations and engineering mistakes.
Some of the professionals who are bound by this duty of care include, but aren’t limited to:
Financial advisors, accountants, medical practitioners, architects, builders, bankers, solicitors, computer consultants, veterinarians, real estate agents and advertising agents.
If you have lost money as a result of poor professional advice you may be able to make a claim against the person who steered you in the wrong direction.
For example, in 2015 a Queensland man was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of damages after the courts found his bank had given him negligent professional advice in the lead up to the global financial crisis.
It is not just financial advisers who are liable. Under the law if someone is found not to have acted in a way which aligns with the professional opinion of their peers and this has caused you to lose out, they may be liable for damages.
To get the ball rolling call 13 14 LAW and speak to one of our Townsville compensation lawyers now. They can assess if there was a duty of care owed by the professional, if they breached that duty of care, and if the client suffered loss or damage as a result of the breach of duty.
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