Our personal injury lawyers acting in Ballarat have the local knowledge and experience needed to get you the best result.

Claims in Ballarat

Claims, in general, should be made in within three years of having your accident, however, there are some exceptions. The best way to be sure whether or not you are entitled to compensation for your injury is to speak with one of our specialists.

To make a successful claim your lawyer will need to prove that the other party is the one responsible for your injuries.

Strict time limits apply to personal injury matters so call us today to avoid losing out.

How long does the claims process take?

In most cases, claims for compensation can take more than 12 months to finalise. Minor injuries can sometimes be finalised within 12 months. As a rule of thumb, the more serious your injury is, the longer proceedings will take, it’s not unusual that they take three years plus to settle.

How much can I get?

There is no one size fits all solution we can use when it comes to calculating what you could be owed.

The amount that is owed to plaintiffs depends on the severity of their injuries and the State in which they suffered them.

Some of the main things a solicitor will consider when negotiating will include.

  • Any time off work and lost earnings
  • Any 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
  • 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 all lawyers must be fully qualified to practice, the level of skill and experience varies drastically. Lawyers specialise in many different areas of the law. For example, some specialise in criminal law, while others might specialise in property law. Choosing someone who specialises in compensation will ensure you get the maximum amount you deserve. We work with some of the most experienced lawyers Ballarat has to offer and specialise in all areas of no-fault compensation. To find out whether or not you can claim with us call our Ballarat lawyers on 1800 106 107. All calls are free, and you won’t be pressured into starting proceedings.

Do Ballarat claimants have to use a local law firm?

You don’t need to choose a lawyer in Ballarat to handle your case. With many lawyers now operating nationwide, it is no longer necessary to go to a local law firm. However, if you do choose the services of a national firm, it’s important to find out if they are partnered with local medical centres. This is because you will be required to attend a medical to have your injuries assessed.

Millner and Knight are a national claims management company with personal injury lawyers and medical centres in Ballarat.

What type of cases do we handle?

We have invested heavily in our nationwide operations and can handle any types of accident compensation claims in Ballarat with ease. No matter what type of case you need help with, our specialists will ensure you get every penny you deserve.

Our legal team in Ballarat can help you recover monetary damages for a range of things.

Vehicle collisions are recorded higher on main roads such as Midland Highway and Creswick Road.

We can also provide you with a no fault no charge hire car if your vehicle was damaged in the incident.

No risk claims in Ballarat

When you make a claim with us, if for any reason your case is not successful you will not be asked to pay any legal costs. If your case is successful, the legal fees that you will have already agreed upon with your lawyer will be deducted from your compensation. It’s worth noting that the losing side will normally pay a large part of your legal costs.

Find out if your eligible to make a no win no pay compensation claim.

What to do next

You can use our website to find out more information specific to your accident and injuries.

There are two ways in which you can get the ball rolling with your case, either call our Ballarat branch on 1800 106 107 or start online.

Remember, all calls are confidential, and we will never pressure you into working with us.


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