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Personal Injuries in Queensland

If you are suffering from an injury or illness you are entitled to know about your rights to compensation. Understanding how to make a claim in Queensland is challenging, which is why we are here to help.

It is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer who can assess your case and assist you in your time of need. There are laws which restrict the information we are able to provide to people from Queensland about the services we offer. This information relates specifically to people in Queensland. To find out more about personal injury law in the other states and territories of Australia, please go to our dedicated page, Personal Injuries in Australia.

Go To Court Lawyers offer a no win, no fee arrangement for our personal injury clients. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay our fees.  Find out for certain what your rights are, now. We offer a free, no-obligation legal assessment by a Go To Court personal injury Lawyer. If you do have a claim, we can take care of everything for you from start to finish.

Types of claims that our team of lawyers practice in are as follows.

Car and motor vehicle accidents

An injury resulting from a car or motor vehicle accident can be life changing. You do not have to be a victim as there are avenues for claiming compensation to cover, loss of income, medical costs and other out-of-pocket expenses. Motor vehicles include cars, trucks, motorbikes (including quadbikes), and buses. There is hope with a Go To Court Lawyer on your side.

Whether you were a passenger, driver, cyclist or pedestrian, it is important to find out what your rights are after an accident. This is regardless of the severity of the injury or if you have made a full recovery.

Queensland’s advertising restrictions prevent us from providing further detailed information about our success and experience in personal injury law, unless you make a genuine inquiry or are a current client. If you would like more information, please call our Legal Hotline where you can speak with a lawyer directly 7am to midnight, seven days per week on 1300 636 846.

Work injuries

In Queensland, if you have sustained an injury while at work, you have entitlements to statutory compensation and, in some cases, damages.

Statutory compensation compensates you for time off work and medical expenses.

Damages claims are made in circumstances where there has been negligence on behalf of your employer, whether that be an act or a failure to act, resulting in your injury. These claims compensate an injured worker for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical costs and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Claims can also be made for injuries suffered on the way to work, on your lunch break or when receiving treatment for a different work injury. Every circumstance is different which is why you should speak with a Go To Court Lawyer who can assess your case to help get you back on your feet.

Public liability claims

Public liability claims cover many different circumstances which include injury and death caused by negligence. A lawyer can provide you with helpful advice and assistance, particularly if you have suffered an injury in a public place through someone else’s fault. Public places include parks, beaches, footpaths and shopping centres.

Speak with a Go To Court Lawyer about your options.

Serious injuries

If you are suffering from a serious injury and it was caused by someone else, you should speak with a lawyer about lodging a claim for compensation. Some examples of claimable injuries include:

  • Amputation;
  • Spinal cord injury;
  • Mistakes or errors made during cosmetic surgery;
  • Serious concussion;
  • Disc bulge in the spine;
  • Damaged or loss of vision;
  • Brain or head injury;
  • Dental injury;
  • Disfigurement, scarring and burns;
  • Nerve injury;
  • Severe psychiatric disorder.

Remember these are only some examples of serious injuries. You should contact us on 1300 636 846 if you are unsure about whether your injury is serious and whether a claim can be made for compensation.

Superannuation claims

Injury or illness can be frustrating and financially challenging, especially when unable to work. Superannuation claims can be made, depending on your particular policy. Some benefits include total and permanent disability (TPD) entitlements, terminal illness benefits, death entitlements and income protection.  To know your rights for compensation through your super, speak with a Go To Court Lawyer now.

Comcare

Under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) Australian public service employees and employees of Comcare licensed organisations are entitled compensation if injured at work. Organisations such as Optus, Telstra, Linfox, Australia Post, K & S Freighters, TNT Australia, Boarder Express, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Chubb and John Holland are Comcare licensed under the Act.

Queensland’s laws prevent us from providing further information about our experience in making these types of claims. If you want to know your rights and options regarding a Comcare claim, call us today on 1300 636 846.

Asbestos and dust diseases

Mesothelioma is a cancer which develops in the lungs from chrystotile fibres of asbestos accumulating there. Like asbestosis, it is a chronic lung disease which often leads to long-term breathing issues.

If you are suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis or any other asbestos disease then you should speak with a Go To Court Lawyer about claiming compensation. Go To Court Lawyers also provide advice and representation with respect to other dust-related diseases such as pneumoconiosis (black lung).

Medical negligence

You place trust in your medical professionals to provide you with medical services diligently and without negligence. Doctors do not always get it right and unfortunately when they do get it wrong your life or livelihood could be at risk. We at Go To Court Lawyers have a team of legal professionals to assist with medical negligence claims.

Product liability

You may have entitlements to compensation if you have been injured by a faulty product. Australia’s consumer protection laws are strict and require manufactures to only sell safe products. This duty of care means that if a product is faulty, fails and causes you harm, it is possible to claim compensation for the damages caused. A Go To Court Lawyer can help determine if a claim for compensation can be made in your specific circumstances. Call us on 1300 636 846 and you will speak directly with a lawyer with no obligation.

Abuse claims

After the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s recommendations, the Australian government announced a redress scheme for victims of institutional sexual abuse. What the scheme does is allow victims of institutionalised abuse to claim up to $150,000 in compensation for the harm and trauma committed against them.

A civil claim against the institution or the perpetrator can also be made to compensate for pain and suffering, medical expenses or loss of income.

Queensland now has removed the time limits on making such claims, so it is important to seek legal advice from a Go To Court Lawyer if institutionalised abuse has occurred in your life.

Skin cancer and industrial deafness claims

Working in an unsafe and noisy environment can sometimes lead to melanomas (skin cancer) and hearing loss. The financial burden of these long-term health effects does not have to go uncompensated. The following types of skin cancer commonly leads to claims for compensation:

  • Melanoma;
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma; and
  • Basel Cell Carcinoma (BCC);

Regardless of whether you are retired or no longer working, you could still have a claim. It is important to speak with a Go To Court Lawyer today to know your options.

Sports injuries

Compensation could be claimed from a club’s insurance scheme in the event that you were injured while playing a club sport. Under the Civil Liability Act 2003, clubs do not have an obligation to warn players of the obvious risks the sport entails. There are exceptions to the legislation which include deliberate or reckless conduct, negligence, aggression or violence which is unexpected, inadequate supervision or equipment or facilities which are obviously unsafe.

Because of the complex nature of the law, it is important to contact us today for a no-obligation assessment of your matter. If you do have a claim, we will be there for you every step of the way.

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