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Claiming Compensation After Suffering a No-Fault Accident in VIC. Get your claim underway with some of the most experienced and successful personal injury lawyers Melbourne has to offer.
Making a claim in Melbourne
In Melbourne and Victoria, there are strict time limits are associated with claiming compensation.
The Limitations of Actions Act of 1958 states that claims for personal injuries should be made within three years of discovering your injury or within 12 years from the date of the accident which caused your injury took place.
We offer any plaintiffs seeking compensation for their injuries free and impartial advice so if you’re unsure about anything regarding a potential case, feel free to call us.
Millner and Knight have a network of solicitors have who can offer you immediate legal representation anywhere in Melbourne.
To win your injury claim, we must show that the other party owed you a duty of care. If they failed in their duty of care towards you, then you may be entitled to accident compensation.
Your Lawyer will aim to prove that the other side was responsible in the shortest timeframe possible.
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 picking up the phone
How to find the best lawyer to act for you
Choosing the right lawyer to represent you is the key to securing maximum compensation for your injuries.
With thousands of practising lawyers in Melbourne, how do you choose the best legal practice for your needs? One good way can be to search a reviews website for personal injury lawyers Melbourne. Note that reviews websites aren’t always accurate, but you can always ask the lawyer in question to verify any reviews.
Will I have to choose a lawyer with offices near me?
Plaintiffs now have much more choice when it comes claiming compensation as some of the biggest and most successful firms operate nationally. This gives victims of no-fault accidents access to a vast number of lawyers.
However, if you do decide to instruct a solicitor from one of the national firms, just make sure that they work with medico-legal doctors in Melbourne.
The reason being is you will be required to have your injuries assessed by your legal representatives preferred specialist.
Millner and Knight have an experienced and successful legal team here in Melbourne who partners with hundreds of medical centres throughout the State of Victoria.
We ensure that medical examinations are always conducted locally for convenience.
The fees charged by law firms vary quite a lot.
As an example, on the one hand, a firm might charge their client $30,000 in legal costs and on other, they might only charge $20,000.
When you call us, we will explain our legal fees in detail before you sign any paperwork, so you can compare our costs with any other prospective firms.
Melbourne personal injury lawyer reviews
The levels of service offered by lawyers can range from poor to excellent. Just because someone is fully qualified and has years of experience doesn’t mean they are good at their job.
When you make a claim with us there’s no need to worry about checking reviews, asking about as we have already done that for you.
All the solicitor that work on behalf of Millner and Knight are chosen based on their success. This means that you can rest assured that whoever we appoint to your case will have experience winning cases just like yours.
What type of claims do we handle?
We can win compensation for any type of injuries suffered in Melbourne and throughout Victoria. Our lawyers specialise in the following:
- MVA and TAC claims
- Cases of medical Negligence
- Workplace deafness
- Back injuries
- Serious injury and TPD
- Workers compensation
- Asbestosis claims
- Public liability
- And many more
If you have been injured whilst driving we have a dedicated team of TAC experts ready to help. Our specialists have experience dealing with state insurance companies such as the transport accident commission and will ensure you get maximum compensation as a driver-passenger or pedestrian.
Claim without the risk
If you lose your case, our No Win, No Cost guarantee means you won’t need to pay any legal costs. If your injury claim is a success, your legal costs will be deducted from your compensation. The losing side normally pays a large chunk of your legal costs.
Are there extra costs?
There is no risk whatsoever when you make a compensation claim with us because if we don’t win, you don’t pay. It’s really that simple and did you know that our lawyers have some of the highest success rates in the country?
It’s very rare that we lose a case, and on the unusual occasion that we do, our clients aren’t left out of pocket.
What to do next
Our legally trained advisors will never rush you into making a claim with us.
We acknowledge how vulnerable people can be after suffering a no-fault accident.
It’s, for this reason, we have equipped our website with tools to help you make your own mind up.
You can use our site to find out more information specific to your circumstances, calculate your compensation or check your eligibility online without having to speak to us.
Level 7/71 Queens Road,
Melbourne VIC 3004,
Call 1800 106 107
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Closed Public Holidays
Millner and Knight’s Melbourne office is located at Level 7/71 Queens Road, Melbourne VIC 3004.
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.