Claiming After Suffering a No-Fault Accident in NSW. We have specialist layers that can help you make a successful claim for you no fault accident.
Making a claim in Newcastle
Generally, cases should be made within three years of having your accident.
This time frame isn’t concrete as there are exceptions depending on your circumstances. The best way to find out whether you can claim an entitlement is to speak with one of our specialist lawyers.
To make a successful claim your solicitor must prove that someone else is responsible.
How long does a claim take?
Usually, cases can take about 36 months to settle. Minor vehicle mishap cases such as whiplash and soft tissue injuries can be finalised within 12 months. As a rule of thumb, the more serious the wounds are, the longer the claims process will be. For some serious circumstances, it’s common that they can take more than three years to settle.
How much can I get?
There is no one size fits all solution we can use when it comes to calculating your final settlement.
The amount 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 entitlements 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 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 online estimator.
How to find the best lawyer to act for you
Although a solicitor must be fully qualified to practice law, the level of skill and knowledge varies drastically. Lawyers specialise in lots of different areas of law. For example, someone could specialise in criminal law, while others someone else might specialise in tort law.
Choosing a lawyer with experience in cases like yours will ensure optimisation of your entitlements. We only work with the most experienced lawyers Newcastle has to offer and specialise in all areas of accident and injury compensation. To find out whether you can claim with our successful Newcastle lawyers call 1800 106 107. All calls are free, and they won’t pressure you into starting your case.
Do Newcastle claimants have to use a local law firm?
You don’t need to hire a lawyer in Newcastle to handle your claim. With many lawyers now servicing the whole country, it is no longer necessary to choose a local law firm. However, if you do hire a national firm, find out first whether they are partnered with medical centres in Newcastle before you begin. This is because you will be required to have a medical to get your injuries assessed.
Millner and Knight are a national accident claims company with lawyers and medical centres in Newcastle.
What type of claims do we handle?
We have invested heavily in our nationwide operations and can handle any types of accident compensation claims in Newcastle with ease. No matter what type of case you need help with, our specialists will ensure you get every penny you deserve.
Our legal team in Newcastle can help you recover monetary damages for a range of things.
- 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
Perhaps you’ve had an incident with a vehicle on Darby Street or Parkway Avenue on the way back from the beach? No matter what type of accident you have been involved in, if it happened, we can help.
No Win, No Fuss lawyers in Newcastle
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 expenditure. If your case is successful, the legal fees that you will have already agreed upon with your lawyer will be deducted from your final settlement. It’s worth noting that the losing side will normally pay a large part of your legal expenses.
What to do next
You can use our accident and injury pages to find out more information specific to your circumstances or if you’re ready to claim now.
There are two ways to start your journey to compensation either call our lawyers Newcastle branch on 1800 106 107 or use our online claims form and a lawyer will call you back.
Remember all calls are confidential and we will never pressure you into proceeding with us.
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