Personal Injury Law Townsville2018-11-29T06:07:46+00:00

Compensation Law

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence then there is a chance you will be entitled to compensation.

Under the Queensland Civil Liability Act 2003 people who have suffered harm in circumstances where they were owed a duty of care, are able to claim damages.

In matters like this we act on a No Win, No Fee basis, so it is worth phoning our team of Townsville personal injury lawyers for a free case appraisal to see if you have a claim.

Call 13 14 LAW, or fill out a webform, to speak to one of our Townsville personal injury lawyers now.

The law sets out a number of reasons you can be awarded damages including if: you’ve lost income and superannuation as a result of not being able to work and if your injury will mean you can’t earn as much in the future.

For a person to be able to make a claim for damages, or compensation, they need to show they were owed a duty of care by someone when they were hurt.

The law establishes this in two main ways, firstly if it can be shown the risk that a person would be hurt was foreseeable and the person charged with preventing that harm should have taken precautions – then it is likely the courts will find a duty of care was owed.

The second way a duty of care can be established is by looking at the categories of cases where it has been held someone was able to claim compensation.

We have set out a number of these categories below, however, the best next step if you think you have a case is to call 13 14 LAW for a free case appraisal from one of our Townsville Personal Injury Lawyers.

Because we act on a No Win, No Fee basis it won’t cost you a cent to establish whether or not you are due compensation.

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

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.

This is because road-users are owed a duty of care by other drivers and cyclists.

We are also able to help you claim money to repair or replace your vehicle if it has been damaged.

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.

Medical Negligence

Sadly, it is not uncommon for people to receive negligent medical care which can lead to serious consequences.

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.

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.

Worker’s Compensation Claims

If you have been injured at work, or suffered an injury because of work, you are able to seek damages.

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.

Abuse Law

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

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 personal injury lawyers now.

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