If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury after a car or motor vehicle accident, we’re ready and raring to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to. With this in mind, it’s time to talk to Unlucky about starting a claim for compensation. If you’re unsure about the circumstances surrounding your accident, contact us for clarification. You may initially feel that you’re at fault for the accident but legally that might not be the case.
Millner and knights Brisbane office is located within walking distance from the city bus and train stations. If you’re driving here there’s plenty of on-street parking and a number of multistorey car parks in the immediate vicinity.
Level 19/10 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000– Get Directions
To book an appointment please call 07 2000 4214
We also operate from numerous office locations throughout greater Queensland. Contact us to find your nearest location.
Our Qld motor injury specialists offer free impartial advice and will not pressure you into taking things further.
Do I have whiplash?
If you have been involved in a road accident there is a good chance that you suffered whiplash or soft tissue injury. Common types of MVA’s leading to soft tissue injuries include but are not limited to.
- Cyclists, skaters and riders of other types of non-motorised transport struck by motorists
- Driver and passengers or cars, utes and trucks
- Occupants of busses and coaches
- Motorcyclists and their pillions
- Patrons of Taxi’s, OLA and UBER
- Pedestrians hit by other road users
You may be suffering from whiplash without even knowing it. This is because the symptoms can sometimes take weeks or even months to appear.
So how do I know whether I have it or not?
Rather than waiting for the ugly and painful effects of whiplash to appear, we can help you take proactive steps to diagnose your whiplash and treat it in advance. If you suffered a car accident or sustained a sudden jolt to the neck, you’re probably suffering from whiplash.
Symptoms of a whiplash injury differ from person to person however, most people generally experience:
- Headaches, blurred vision or fatigue
- Aching or difficulty moving and turning the neck
- Swelling or inflammation – surrounding the area
- Pain in shoulders, arms or the upper and lower back, causing pain and discomfort when walking
- Dizziness or nausea
- Memory loss, problems concentrating, ringing or buzzing in the ears and depression.
We recommend a visit to your GP if you have been in an accident and suffering from whiplash, especially if you’re considering making a whiplash claim.
What to do if you have it or think you may have it?
The first thing you should do after any type of accident is to seek medical treatment. It is extremely important to do this so if necessary, your medical records from the visit can be used as evidence when you bring a claim. Don’t feel bothered about visiting your GP because you think it’s a waste of time or because of the stigma attached to claiming. In some cases, plaintiffs have shrugged off seeking medical treatment only to find out later that that have suffered something more sinister such as a neck fracture.
All it takes is a simple examination, scan or X-ray to determine whether or not you may be affected.
What’s the process for claiming in Brisbane and Queensland?
You probably won’t know how to make a whiplash claim unless you’re a lawyer or you’ve been unlucky enough to of had to make one before. If you haven’t made one before, you need to call the experts. Here at Unlucky, we have a dedicated team of specialists in Perth ready and raring to help you make a successful claim.
Step 1: Gather information, conduct enquiries and make an injury assessment
In the first instance, we’ll assess whether or not your whiplash claim has legal merit. If it does you will likely be eligible to pursue your matter on a no win no fee basis. This means that if for any reason whatsoever your case fails, the associated legal costs will be waived. It usually takes less than an hour to establish whether or not we can help.
If you have not already had your injuries confirmed by a medical professional we can refer you to a specialist for an independent examination.
Step 2: Rehabilitation care and support
Besides providing you with first-class legal services, through our wider team of experts, We will also ensure you receive first-class physiotherapy, rehabilitation support and care.
Step 3: Assessment of lodgement of your whiplash claim
Your lawyer will notify the at-fault party of your intention to claim before putting your case under a microscope, to identify every bit of compensation available to you. The amount you’re entitled to will ultimately depend will depend on a number of factors, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Medical bills
- Travel costs
- Care and support. Even if it was provided by a friend or family member for free.
Step 4: Conclusion
There are two ways in which a whiplash claim can conclude. Either in a successful or unsuccessful outcome. If your case is successful you’ll be awarded the amount of compensation negotiated by your lawyer or ordered by a judge minus any legal fees. Your lawyer’s legal fees are almost mostly paid by the at-fault/losing party.
In the unlikely event of an unsuccessful outcome, you will receive no compensation. However, because of our no win no fee arrangement you will not be required to pay your lawyers fees.
Ready to get the ball rolling?
Beginning your claim for whiplash with us is easy.
If you have read this far and feel that making a whiplash injury claim is right for you there’s a number of ways to get in touch with us. By far the easiest way is to call us and discuss your matter with an advisor. We’ll listen to your account carefully and provide you with free and impartial advice. If we establish you have a case, we will provide you with an expert legal representative anywhere in Western Australia.
If you were with anyone else when the accident happened, and they also suffered injuries, we can help them too.
If you are not ready to talk to someone just yet, why not send us a message. We promise to only call you if you ask us to.