Our personal injury lawyers acting in Hobart and surrounding areas have the local knowledge and winning mentality necessary to get you the best possible outcome.
Personal injury claims in Hobart
In Tasmania, the Civil Liability Act 2002 (Tas) is the statute that governs personal injury law.
Anyone looking to make a personal injury claim in Hobart should be aware of the states strict time limits in which victims can bring a claim. Generally where a person has suffered injury or damage in a no-fault accident has 3 years to act. If you think you have a claim but are worried that you’ve missed the deadline please call us immediately as we may be able to grant you an extension in the courts.
To make a successful claim your lawyer will need to prove that the other party is the one responsible for your injuries. We handle all matters via our No-Risk Fee Agreement. so you won’t be left out pocket if you’re not successful.
How long does a claim take to settle?
We understand that nobody want’s to hear this but your journey to compensation is probably going to be a long one. Unless your matter is low value and lacks complexity which in some instances may not be worth following through with, it’s more than likely going to take more than a year to settle. Most claims on average take between 2 and 3 years.
Please rest assured that the personal injury lawyers at Millner and Knight will do everything in their power finalise your case as fast as possible.
Our claims process
We can make it right in 7 simple steps.
- Call our Hobart 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 legal representative will aim to settle your matter out of court unless you receive an insufficient offer from the negligent party or 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.
What type of claims do we handle?
We have invested heavily in our Tasmania operations and can handle any types of accident compensation claims in Hobart 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.
Our injury lawyers in Hobart can help you recover compensation for a range of injuries.
Medical negligence in Hobart
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 Hobart have helped countless victims make successful medical negligence claims on a No Win No Payment basis.
Slip and trip injuries
Employee slips and trips are some of the most common causes of workplace accidents that lead to injury in Hobart. 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 Hobart are equipped and ready to help you with any type of public liability claims.
Road traffic accidents in Hobart
Our experienced Hobart lawyers have a reputation for obtaining maximum compensation for Claimants who have become injured in a car accident in Hobart.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles or any other type of vehicle are relatively common in Hobart. With the population of Tasmania growing year on year, so does the number of vehicles on the road. Statistics show the number of serious injuries and fatalities as a result of road accidents in Hobart are also increasing. If you need help in regard to road accident compensation you can call our personal injury lawyers in Hobart free om 1800 106 107. All calls are free, and you will never be pressured into claiming with us.
Hobart 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 Hobart lawyers on 1800 106 107. If for whatever reason you can’t get to one of our personal injury lawyers Hobart offices, we can always arrange to visit you.
Accidents at work
Our Hobart 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 Hobart 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 Hobart handle all work-related claims on a No Win No Worries basis, including workers compensation claims.
What to do next
If you’re ready to get the ball rolling we recommend calling our Hobart office for a free and easy chat regarding your situation. You can call us in confidence because our advice you is free and impartial and telephone staff will never pressure you into starting a claim with us.
If you’re not ready yet please feel free to use our website to learn more about specific accident and injuries, check your eligibility or calculate your claim online without having to speak to a solicitor.
Telephone: 1800 106 107
Location: Central Hobart
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Closed Public Holidays