Claiming Compensation After Suffering a No-Fault Accident in ACT. Millner and Knight have some of the best personal injury lawyers Canberra has to offer. We handle all types of accident compensation on a No Win No Payment basis.
Making a claim in Canberra
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 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.
How long does a personal injury claim take?
In most cases, personal injury claims 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 injury is, the longer the claim will take. For some serious injury claims, it’s not unusual that they take three years plus to settle.
How much compensation can I get?
There is no one size fits all solution we can use when it comes to calculating your compensation.
The amount of compensation 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 compensation 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 motor 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 calculation on our website, without having to pick up the phone.
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 areas of personal injury. For example, some specialise in car accident compensation, while others might specialise in medical negligence claims. Choosing someone who specialises in claims like yours will ensure you get maximum compensation. We work with some of the most experienced personal injury lawyers Canberra has to offer and specialise in all areas of accident compensation. To find out whether or not you can claim with us call our Canberra lawyers on 1800 106 107. All calls are free, and you won’t be pressured into starting your claim with us.
Do Canberra claimants have to use a local law firm?
You don’t need to choose a lawyer in Canberra to handle your claim. With many injury lawyers now operating nationwide, it is no longer necessary go with 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. Milner and Knight is a national claims management company with personal injury lawyers and medical centres in Canberra.
What type of claims do we handle?
We have invested heavily in our Australian Capital Territory operations and can handle any types of accident compensation claims in Canberra with ease. Our team is made up of some of the best injury lawyers in the country. No matter what type of compensation claim you need to make, our specialists will ensure you get every penny you deserve.
We can help you recover compensation for a range of injuries including:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Cases of medical Negligence
- Workplace deafness
- Back injuries
- Serious injury and TPD
- Bad dental work
- Workers compensation
- Asbestosis claims
- Public liability
- And many more
No Win, No Risk lawyers in Canberra
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 compensation. It’s worth noting that the losing side will normally pay a large part of your legal costs.
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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 compensation either call our personal injury lawyers Canberra branch on 1800 106 107 or start your claim online.
Remember all calls are confidential and we will never pressure you into starting a claim with us.
Call 1800 106 107
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Closed Public Holidays
Millner and Knight have locations throughout Australia including Canberra.