Millners and Knight have a panel of expert personal injury & compensation lawyers acting in the Gold Coast ready to make things right for you. We can assist you with a variety of claims and may even be able to help if you were partly at fault.
Personal injury claims in the Gold Coast
When making a personal injury claim in Queensland you generally must act within three years of having your accident. This is because the Civil Liability Act 2003 which governs the state applies strict deadlines to when you can bring a claim for negligence. However, please don’t worry if you have done your own research or been told you have missed the window as not all timeframes are set in stone.
The best way to be sure whether or not you are entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim is to speak to a lawyer who is familiar with the law in Queensland.
To make a successful claim, regardless of what type off accident you have been involved in or harm you have suffered a compensation lawyer will need to prove that another other party were the ones responsible. In most cases, personal injury claims in the Gold Coast and greater Queensland take more than 12 months to finalise. However, minor legal matters can sometimes be concluded within 12 months.
Generally speaking, if you have suffered a serious injury or your case is complex it will take longer so finalise things.
Our claims process
We can make things right in 7 simple steps.
- Call our Gold Coast Branch on 1800 106 107
- tell us about your injury
- talk to one of our compensation lawyers
- sign a costs agreement
- your lawyer lodges your personal injury claim
- negotiation begins with the other party
- your compensation claim is settled
In most instances, your solicitor will aim to settle your matter out of court unless you receive an offer from the negligent party which is too low or if litigation is necessary.
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 without having to speak to someone using our compensation calculator.
How to find the best compensation 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 law in QLD. For example, some specialise in family law, while others might specialise in immigration. Choosing someone who has experience winning cases like yours will ensure you get a maximum payout.
We work with some of the most experienced personal injury lawyers Gold Coast has to offer and specialise in all areas of personal injury law. To find out whether or not you can claim with us call us today on 1800 106 107. All calls are free, and you won’t be pressured into starting your claim with us.
Do Gold Coast plaintiffs have to use a local law firm?
You don’t need to hire a Gold Coast firm to handle your claim for you however, someone with local knowledge and experience may get you a better outcome than someone who represents clients in all states. If you decide to instruct a national firm to act on your behalf, 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 by an expert.
Millner and Knight is a national claim management company with personal injury lawyers and medical centres throughout QLD.
What type of claims do we handle?
Our seasoned legal team can help you recover compensation for a range of injuries and have decades of experience in securing maximum compensation for people injured in the Gold Coast and throughout Queensland.
Some of the most common types of claims our panel of injury law firms handle include:
- 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
Please don’t worry if we haven’t touched on your matter as we will more than likely still be able to help you.
What to do next
Call us today for a free and easy chat regarding your accident and injuries or start your claim online. Our telephone staff will never pressure you into starting your claim with us.
We understand how vulnerable people can feel after suffering an injury in an accident that wasn’t their fault. It’s, for this reason, we have developed a range of helpful online tools to help you decide whether claiming feels right for you or not.
You can use our website to learn more about specific accident and injuries, calculate your claim or eligibility online without having to speak to a solicitor.
Call 1800 106 107
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Closed Public Holidays
Millner and Knight have locations throughout Australia including central Gold Coast.