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This page does not apply to Queensland Personal Injury matters. There are laws which restrict the information we are able to provide to people from Queensland and Western Australia about the services we offer. To find out more about personal injury law in Queensland, please go to our dedicated page, Personal Injuries in Queensland. For personal injury law as it applies in Western Australia, visit our Western Australian personal injuries page.
If you have suffered a personal injury it is important to know your rights for compensation. Understanding how the law works in your state or territory is one of the hurdles, which can often be complicated if you are unable to work. This is why it is important to contact us today for a no-obligation assessment of your circumstances. If you do have a claim, Go To Court Lawyers will be with you, every step of the way.
Speaking with a personal injury lawyer who can assess your case and assist you with your claim is important. With their experienced understanding of the law, a Go To Court Lawyer can provide service and understanding that is without comparison.
This information is specifically in relation to personal injuries in the other states and territories of Australia.
Go To Court personal injury lawyers operate on a no win, no fee basis. What this means is that if your claim is not successful, you do not have to pay our fee. Call us now for a no-obligation consultation with a personal injury lawyer. They will assess your matter and guide you through your options, letting you relax in the knowledge that a Go To Court Lawyer is fighting for your rights.
Types of claims our team of lawyers can help you with:
Car and motor vehicle accidents
Vehicles include cars, buses, trucks, motorbikes (including quadbikes), and bicycles. Injuries sustained from a vehicle, no matter what kind, can be debilitating. It may feel like all hope is lost but it is not with a Go To Court Lawyer on your side.
Injuries which may lead to a claim for compensation include spinal and back injuries, whiplash, head and neck injuries, and other serious injuries such as brain trauma. Whether you are a passenger, driver, or pedestrian, a compensation claim could be lodged even if you have made a full recovery.
Compensation claims and entitlements vary depending on the state and territory the vehicle was registered in and where the accident occurred. This is why it is important to seek legal advice quickly, to ensure the best possible chances of a successful outcome. Call us now on 1300 636 846 for your no-obligation assessment.
Work injury claims are not just restricted to injuries sustained while you are at work. A claim can be lodged for injuries suffered while travelling to work or while receiving medical treatment for a separate work injury. To find out if you have a right to compensation in your particular circumstances, call us today. A Go To Court Lawyer is there for you and will assess your matter, giving you clarity and information on what you can do next.
Public liability claims
Public liability claims cover a range of circumstances, including injury and death due to negligence. If you have suffered injury in a public place, such as a beach, park, shopping centre or footpath through the fault of someone else, a Go To Court Lawyer can assess your situation, and guide you through the process of obtaining compensation.
Did you know that some people’s home and contents cover includes public liability? That public liability cover can extend to that person’s actions outside of the home as well. Meaning that if that person caused you injury due to negligence, a claim could be made against that person’s public liability cover. Speak with a Go To Court Lawyer about your options.
You might have a serious injury claim if you have suffered a serious injury such as the following, and it was caused by someone else:
- Spinal cord injury;
- Damaged or loss of vision;
- Disc bulge in the spine;
- Brain or head injury;
- Serious concussion;
- Dental injury;
- Disfigurement, scarring and burns;
- Nerve injury;
- Mistakes or errors made during cosmetic surgery;
- Severe psychiatric disorder.
These are just a few examples of serious injuries. We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different which is why we offer a no-obligation assessment. If you have a claim, we provide our services on a no win, no fee basis. Call us today.
Being unable to work due to injury or illness can be financially challenging and frustrating. At Go To Court Lawyers we understand our clients’ needs and fight harder for their rights.
A superannuation claim can be made depending on your superannuation policy, whether it includes benefits for total and permanent disability (TPD), terminal illness, income protection or death. Speak with an experienced lawyer today.
Employees of the Australian public service and a number of Comcare licensed organisations can have access to compensation under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) if injured at work.
Licensed organisations under the Comcare program include Optus, Telstra, Linfox, Australia Post, K & S Freighters, TNT Australia, Border Express, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Chubb and John Holland.
Find out how you can access Comcare. Call us on 1300 636 846 for an obligation-free consultation and assessment with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Asbestos and dust diseases
If you are suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis or any other asbestos disease, you have rights to compensation. Call us today on 1300 636 846 for a no-obligation assessment. Go To Court Lawyers also assist clients with other dust-related diseases such as black lung (pneumoconiosis). Our understanding and compassionate team are passionate about obtaining a just result.
Despite years of study and practice, medical professionals do not always get it right. In the event they do get it wrong, though, your life and livelihood can be at risk. We at Go To Court Lawyers understand the frustrations of medical malpractice which is why we have a dedicated team of legal professionals to assist with medical negligence claims.
Injured because of a faulty product? You may have compensation entitlements.
Australian laws protect consumers by imposing a duty of care on manufacturers to produce safe products. The following are examples of where a claim under product liability could be made:
- Defective cars, machinery or components;
- Unsafe pharmaceuticals or chemical products;
- Faulty household goods and appliances;
- Medical prostheses, implants or devices which do not do as designed and cause injury; or
- Faulty electronics.
If this sounds like you, our professional and experienced personal injury team can help guide you to a fair outcome.
The Australian government announced a compensation scheme for victims of institutional sexual abuse after recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. What the scheme does is allow victims of institutionalised abuse claims of up to $150,000 to redress the harm and trauma committed against them.
Recourse for a civil claim against the institution or the perpetrator for pain and suffering, loss of income or medical expenses is also available to many victims. To find our your rights, call us today on 1300 636 846.
At Go To Court Lawyers, we understand the sensitive nature of abuse claims, but also the need to fight for the rights of survivors. Time limits vary between the states and territories, so it is important to discuss your options with a Go To Court Lawyer today.
Skin cancer and industrial deafness claims
Loss of hearing or dealing with the consequences of skin cancer are frustrating and debilitating. However, there is recourse and the extra costs suffered as a consequence of working in these environments can be compensated for with a well prepared and represented claim.
The most common types of skin cancer that can lead to a claim for compensation include the following:
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma; and
- Basel Cell Carcinoma (BCC).
For most claims, it will not matter if you are retired or no longer working. Speak with us today to find out how.
If you have been playing a sport for a club and are injured, we can assess your eligibility for a claim against the club’s insurance scheme for compensation. The laws around these schemes vary from state to state so it is important to get legal advice quickly as time limits apply.