Claiming Compensation After Suffering a No-Fault Accident in NT. Millner and Knight some of the best personal injury lawyers Darwin has to offer. We handle all types of accident compensation on a No Win No Worries basis.
Making a claim in Darwin
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 assessment online, without having to speak to a lawyer using our compensation calculator.
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 Darwin has to offer and specialise in all areas of accident compensation. To find out whether or not you can claim with us call our Darwin lawyers on 1800 106 107. All calls are free, and you won’t be pressured into starting your claim with us.
Do Darwin claimants have to use a local law firm?
You don’t need to choose a lawyer in Darwin 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. Millner and Knight is a national claims management company with personal injury lawyers and medical centres in Darwin.
What type of claims do we handle?
We have invested heavily in our Northern Territory operations and can handle any types of accident compensation claims in Darwin with ease. Our team is made up with 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.
Our injury lawyers in Darwin can help you recover compensation for a range of injuries.
Medical negligence in Darwin
Clinical negligence or medical negligence is when a medical professional fails in their duty of care towards a patient. Millner and Knight’s lawyers acting in Darwin have helped countless victims make successful medical negligence claims on a No Win No Drama basis.
Slip and trip injuries
Employee slips and trips are some of the most common causes of workplace accidents that lead to injury in Darwin. Slips, trips and falls are often a result of poor housekeeping or lack of safety regulations in the workplace. Slips trips and falls also occur frequently in public places such as supermarkets and high streets. Our personal injury lawyers in Darwin are equipped and ready to help you with any type of Public liability claims.
Road traffic accidents in Darwin
Our experienced Darwin lawyers have a reputation for obtaining maximum compensation for Claimants who have become injured in a car accident in Darwin.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles or any other type of vehicle are relatively common in Darwin. With the population of NT growing year on year, so does the number of vehicles on the road. Statistics show the amount of serious injuries and fatalities as a result of road accidents in Darwin are also increasing. If you need help in regard to road accident compensation you can call our personal injury lawyers in Darwin free on 1800 106 107. All calls are free, and you will never be pressured into claiming with us.
Darwin lawyers for serious injury compensation
Millner and Knight understand the long-term effects that a serious injury has on victims and their loved ones. When negotiating compensation for a serious injury, our lawyers will fight hard for maximum compensation. For serious and catastrophic injuries, some of the damages we aim to recover include, past and future loss of earnings, cost of treatment and care and pain and suffering. For information on what you can claim for, contact our Darwin lawyers on 1800 106 107. If for whatever reason you can’t get to one of our personal injury lawyers Darwin offices, we can always arrange to visit you.
Accidents at work
Our Darwin lawyers have secured millions of dollars in compensation for Australians who have been injured in the workplace. Millner and Knight have workers accident lawyers in Darwin ready to assist you with work accident claims. If you’ve been injured in the workplace, even if you were partly to blame for your accident, we might still be able to help you make a successful work accident claim. Our lawyers in Darwin handle all work-related claims on a No Win No Fuss basis, including workers compensation claims.
No Win, No Fuss lawyers in Darwin
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.
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 Darwin 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
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Closed Public Holidays
Millner and Knight have locations throughout Australia including central Darwin.
How we can help
We specialise in all areas of personal injury law and ensure that cases are handled by lawyers with experience handling claims like yours.