Compensation Law FAQs
Whether you’ve spoken to our compensation lawyers or you’re looking to make a claim, we understand how important extra information can be. At Dwyer Law Group, we strive to address your most pressing concerns during your interview. However, we are happy to provide follow-up information and general advice about bringing a claim. We trust that this document will help in that regard.
- Does the Person Who Caused the Accident Have to Pay You?
The Plaintiff is the person making the claim (you), and the Defendant, as the term suggests, defends the claim. Many people think that the person who caused the accident actually defends the action and pays the compensation. This is not so. If they are insured, their insurance company will cover the cost of appointing solicitors to defend your action. If you are successful, it is the insurance company who pays the compensation – not the defendant personally.
The only circumstance when they will have to pay anything out of their own pockets is if there is no insurance. If this occurs, we will advise you, as it may complicate your action. The only effect that your claim will have, in most circumstances, is that the person who was responsible may have to pay a higher insurance premium.
- Does Dwyer Law Offer ‘No Win No Fee’ Services?
Our insurance lawyers believe that legal advice should be affordable and accessible. We offer ‘no win no fee’ services for compensation claims on a case-by-case basis. We pride ourselves on fairly assessing your claim and offering ‘no win no fee’ services in the majority of cases. Contact us today for an assessment of your claim.
- How Long Will My Compensation Claim Take?
The amount of time your case takes will depend on a range of factors that are specific to your claim. This includes the severity of your injuries and how long you take to recover. In Queensland, your condition must be stable before your claim can be concluded. Other factors such as children’s cases and disputes of liability can affect the overall timeline.
- How Much Is My Case Worth?
The amount of compensation you receive for a successful claim will depend on a range of factors, including the nature and extent of your injuries and how this affects your work and home life.
Among other things, you may receive compensation for:
- pain and suffering
- permanent impairment
- loss of earnings
- medical expenses
- rehabilitation costs
- Will My Case Go to Court?
We understand that the prospect of court proceedings can be confronting for many people. However, in most situations, cases will settle outside of court. In some cases, court proceedings are issued and the claim is still settled before reaching court. If your claim cannot be settled, Dwyer Law Group is ready to offer professional representation to support your claim.
- Can My Medical and Rehabilitation Costs Be Paid for by the Other Party?
You may be eligible for compensation to cover several kinds of economic and non-economic suffering. This may include medical and rehabilitation costs related to your accident. To be eligible for medical and rehabilitative compensation, a doctor must certify that the treatment is necessary in relation to your claim.
- How Long Do I Have to Make My Claim?
Strict time limits may apply to accident compensation claims, with individuals having as little as 9 months from the day of the accident to make a claim. Whether you’re in need of car accident compensation, workers’ compensation or medical negligence claims, it’s essential to seek advice quickly. If you would like to enquire about making a claim in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, talk to the compensation lawyers at Dwyer Law Group.
If you have any further questions, get in touch with our lawyers . Call Dwyer Law Group on (07) 5610 5234.