Have you suffered an injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault? We help more people make no win no charge personal injury claims than any other helpline.
What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim is the process of an injured person (plaintiff) suing another person (defendant), business or a company responsible for the accident that caused your injuries.
You can generally make a claim if you have you suffered unnecessarily because of someone else’s actions.
To determine this, we use the three following factors:
- Your accident happened within the last three years
- Caused you to suffer a loss financially, physically or mentally
- The accident wasn’t your fault
Please note that not all claims have a three-year limitation period.
Claims for industrial injuries such as asbestos-related diseases and workplace deafness don’t have a time limit.
There are also ways that lawyers can grant extensions for people who have missed the deadline so even if you think you have left it too late, we might still be able to help.
The best way to find out is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation or try our online eligibility checker.
Common types of personal injury claims
Accidents come in all shapes and sizes and unless you are doing something extreme such as skydiving, they are pretty much unpredictable.
No matter where, why or how people suffer their injuries, if someone else’s actions were to blame, we can usually help.
Some of the most common cases our lawyers deal with include:
- Road accidents in NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD and WA
- Workplace injuries
- Clinical and medical negligence
- Public liability
If you have suffered from any of the above, we can help you start your journey to compensation.
Can I make a no win no risk claim?
At Millner and Knight, we handle all cases that pass our initial screening process on a strictly no win no pay basis.
If you would like to find out whether or not you qualify for our guarantee you can call us free or contact us online to find out.
You will be under no obligations when you call us, and we can usually let you know in around 5 minutes whether you are eligible.
We will never ask or pressure anyone into making their personal injury claim. We are simply here to educate you about the process and make you aware of your rights.
However, if you decide that you would like us to get the ball rolling, we can provide you with immediate legal representation anywhere in Australia.
How much compensation can I get?
The amount of compensation or damages owed to you will depend on the severity of your injuries.
There are also some other components that can affect how much you might receive such as the state your accident took place and how much legal costs get deducted from your settlement.
When processing your claim your lawyer will look at the following things when negotiating your settlement.
- Lost earnings
- Future lost earnings
- Loss of social
- Medical expenses
- Future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Care costs
To get an accurate figure you can call our lawyers free to discuss your matter in a friendly and confidential environment.
Although at this stage it’s too early to give you an accurate estimation regarding your final settlement you can try our online compensation calculator as a guide.
How to find the best lawyer
Finding a lawyer to represent you is actually the easy bit as there are over 60,000 practising lawyers throughout Australia. What’s hard is deciding which lawyer is the right person to represent you.
Entering into a contract with a law firm is not something that should be entered into lightly.
Although solicitors must be fully qualified in order to practice law, the level of skill varies a lot from person to person.
Another thing you must consider is, whether any prospective candidates are experienced in cases like yours.
For example, if you were to have a wall built at home in your garden, you wouldn’t pay a boilermaker to come and make it for you.
The same goes for personal injury lawyers, if you have been involved in a car accident you wouldn’t want a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence to represent you
Millner and Knight have lawyers in all jurisdictions that specialise in all types of accident compensation.
We have branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and throughout each state.
How to start a claim?
The best way to get the ball rolling with your compensation is to give our customer service consultants a call for a free, no-obligation consultation.
When you call them, they will never ask or pressure you into starting legal proceedings.
You will receive straightforward legal advice from a lawyer who specialises in personal injury claims like yours.
If you have a genuine case, we will then assess you for our no win no pay guarantee and if you qualify you will be offered a free face to face consultation at one of our offices near you.
Please remember even at this point you will still be under no obligation whatsoever.
No rush, no pressure it’s your decision and we respect that.
To learn more and find out exactly how we can help call us today and tomorrow you could be one day closer to your compensation.
FAQ’s about personal injury claims
How do you calculate pain and suffering?
To determine how much you should be compensated for your pain and suffering a lawyer will take the following factors into consideration:
- The severity of injury or damages
- How your injury has impacted your lifestyle
- Past and ongoing treatment
- Inability to do various tasks and functions
- Need for assistance
Your lawyer will also have to foresee how your injuries might affect you later on in life
What is considered a personal injury case?
Personal injury is defined as general physical and/or psychological damages to an individual that are the fault/s of another responsible party, be it a driver of another car, an individual, employer or the owner or manager of a public space.
It is important to remember that claims can be psychological in nature or related to defamation of character or reputation because of wrongdoing or negligence.
Is there a time limit for personal injury claims?
Yes, strict timeframes are associated with claiming and leaving it too late could mean that you lose your right to compensation. Every day we speak to countless victims of no-fault accidents who have lost out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for not acting promptly.
How long do you have to make a claim for personal injury?
Generally, claims should be made within three years for the date you noticed you became injured. However, due to the many different jurisdictions in Australia, there is no straight answer. The only way to know for sure is to get confirmation from a personal injury lawyer in your State or territory.
Plaintiffs should act as soon as possible if they believe that they are entitled to financial recompense