Our personal injury lawyers acting in Ballarat have the local knowledge and experience needed to get you the best compensation result.
Personal injury claims in Ballarat
Claims for compensation in Ballarat and Victoria fall under the wrongs act. If you’ve had an accident that wasn’t your fault then you generally have up to three years to do something about it however, there may be exceptions if you’ve left it too late. In order for a personal injury lawsuit to be a success, your lawyer must prove that the other party (defendant) is the one responsible for your misfortune.
When you speak to a personal injury lawyer he or she will discuss the ins and outs of the law with you and great detail and also let you know if you are eligible to take advantage of a conditional fee arrangement. If you are and you decide to take action, if for some reason your case is not successful, you won’t be left out of pocket.
To get the ball rolling you can call us on 03 8804 5769. All calls are strictly confidential and you won’t be pressured into starting proceedings.
How long does the claims process take?
Unfortunately, if you’ve had a major accident or suffered a serious injury it’s more than likely going to take quite a while to settle your case. We usually say that minor matters can be finalised in twelve months while anything more complex can take up to three years and in some extreme circumstances even five. But rest assured, our panel of injury lawyers acting in Ballarat will push to get you maximum compensation in minimum time.
How much can I get?
There is no one size fits all solution we can use when it comes to calculating a plaintiffs entitlements. The amount that is owed to victims depends on the severity of their injuries and the state in which they suffered them.
Some of the main things your solicitor will consider when negotiating will include.
- Any time off work and lost earnings
- future lost earnings
- any changes in your ability to work
- care or support, even if given to you for free by family or friends
- any adaptations you might need to your home or vehicle
- and travel and accommodation expenses
At this stage it is impossible to give you an accurate estimation of what you could receive however, you can make your own assessment online, without having to speak to a member of our team using our online tool.
How to find the best lawyer to act for you
Although solicitors must be fully qualified to practice, the level of skill and experience varies drastically. Legal practitioners specialise in many different areas of the law so it’s important to find someone with experience handling matters like yours. Millner and Knights panel of industry-leading personal injury lawyers specialise in all areas of compensation law so you’ve come to the right place.
Do Ballarat plaintiffs have to use a local law firm?
The short answer is that you don’t need to choose a lawyer in Ballarat to handle your case. However, there’s no point working with a local firm if when it comes time for your compulsory medical assessment, they tell you it’s 60 kilometres away from your home.
What type of cases do we handle?
Our legal team in Ballarat can help you recover monetary damages for a range of things.
- auto injury claims
- clinical negligence
- super claims
- deafness and hearing loss
- back injuries
- insurance disputes
- work incidents
- asbestosis claims
- public liability
- soft tissue injuries
- And many more
What to do next
You can use our website to find out more information specific to your accident and injuries or get in touch. Remember, all calls are confidential and we will never pressure you into working with us.
Location: Central Ballarat
Telephone: 03 8804 5769
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Closed Public Holidays
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