Claiming After Suffering a No-Fault Accident in QLD. We have specialist lawyers that can help you make a successful claim for your no-fault accident.
Making a claim in Cairns
Claims, in general, must be made in within three years of having your accident.
This timeframe isn’t set in stone as there are some exceptions. The best way to be sure whether or not you are entitled to an entitlement 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.
How long does a claim take?
Generally, cases take more than 12 months to finalise. Minor car accident claims and whiplash claims can sometimes be finalised in 12 months. As a rule of thumb, the more serious your wounds are, the longer the claim will take. For some serious circumstances, 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 your reimbursement.
The amount 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 your entitlements 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 call us by using our online estimator.
How to find the best lawyer to act for you
Although all solicitors must be fully qualified to practice, the level of skill and experience varies drastically. Lawyers specialise in many different fields of law. For example, some specialise in criminal law, whilst others might specialise in family law.
Choosing someone who particularises in cases like yours will ensure you optimise reimbursement. We work with some of the most experienced lawyers Cairns has to offer and specialise in all areas of accident entitlements. To find out whether or not you can claim with us call our Cairns lawyers on 1800 106 107. All calls are free, and you won’t be pressured into proceeding with us.
Do Cairns claimants have to use a local law firm?
You don’t need to choose a lawyer in Cairns to handle your claim. With many injury lawyers now operating nationwide, it is no longer necessary 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 wounds assessed.
Millner and Knight are a national claim management company with lawyers and medical centres in Cairns.
What type of claims do we handle?
We have invested heavily in our nationwide operations and can handle any types of accident compensation claims in Cairns 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 Cairns 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
If you have recently hurt yourself from a slip whilst shopping on McLeod or Aplin Street call our dedicated team today! Our lawyers in Cairns are equipped and ready to help you with any type of public liability claims.
Claiming with no upfront fees in Cairns
When you make a claim with us, if for some reason your case is not successful you will not be required 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 final payout. It’s worth noting that the losing side will normally pay a large part of your legal expense.
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 situation.
Remember all calls are confidential and we will never pressure you into starting a claim with us.
Call 1800 106 107
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Closed Public Holidays
We have locations throughout Australia including Cairns.