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You may be entitled to claim compensation if you have suffered an injury as a result of somebody else’s negligence. This could happen at work, on the road or in a private or public place or a healthcare matter.
Owners of both public and private property owe a duty of care to ensure the reasonable safety of people coming onto their property. Any person, business or organisation may be found to be responsible for causing an injury through their actions or inactions.
These claims might arise due to defective design, inadequate maintenance, inadequate system of cleaning or inspection (for example to remove spills, liquid or contaminants off the shopping centre floor), defective equipment, inadequate management of a particular activity, poor design or construction.
Businesses and organisations should carry public liability insurance so generally, a compensation claim will proceed against the responsible insurer.
If you are injured in a work accident or during the course of your employment, you can claim for compensation from WorkCover Queensland or your employers workers compensation insurer.
You can also make a claim for compensation to WorkCover Queensland if you have an injury on your way to or from work or on a recess.
If you are injured in a car or motor vehicle accident either as a driver, rider, passenger or pedestrian, you may make compensation claims against the relevant CTP insurer.
If you have suffered an injury and are off work as a consequence of an incident which has happened due to any one of these matters, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.
Some examples of accidents on private property might be:
- A slip and fall on a wet surface at a supermarket or shopping centre
- A balcony collapse in a residential property (either owned or tenanted)
- Accident at a theme park
- Accident at a hotel or motel
- Slip, trip or fall on stairs in a residential property (either owned or tenanted)
Some examples of accidents on public property might be:
- Falling off a jetty
- Accident happening at a school or sporting field
- Accident happening in a park or playground
- A slip or trip on a footpath
Other types of accidents or incidents might be:
- Accident from a dog bite
- Accident from defective products or machinery
- Electric shock injuries
- Assaults including physical assaults and sexual assault or abuse.
Doctors and healthcare providers owe a duty of care to their patients to treat their patients with reasonable care, skill and attention in the provision of healthcare services. Of course, medical and healthcare treatment will always come with some level of risk so these legal claims are ordinarily very complex.
Given the complex nature of these types of cases, injury lawyers are required to obtain expert medical evidence from an independent and suitably qualified medical practitioner about the treatment you received and they need to explain what happened, what went wrong and why.
Lockett McCullough Lawyers compensation lawyers Gold Coast team can help you work through every step of your compensation law claim and give you advice on your claims and will help you access the best possible outcome in your legal claim.
Amount of Compensation
The amount of compensation you may be entitled to seek is dependent on a number of matters: –
- How bad your wound is;
- Your age;
- Your job and employment history;
- How much time you have had off work and how much time you might be off work in the future;
- Whether or not you can return to your pre-injury work or career or if you have a total and permanent disability;
- The extent of your medical and rehabilitative treatment in the past and in the future;
- Whether or not you require personal care assistance or help with your activities of daily living (by either family or friends or by a commercial service provider ie if you pay for a cleaner or a nurse to help you because of your injuries).
Do you need a lawyer?
It is strongly advised to obtain legal representation from experienced Gold Coast compensation lawyers. Lockett McCullough Lawyers Gold Coast team of compensation lawyers are experienced lawyers with a proven track record of successfully pursuing compensation claims.
Compensation law is complex and navigating the various legal options is overwhelming. Insurers can and often do take advantage of unrepresented claimants.
Compensation lawyers usually have specialised knowledge about the legal issues that arise in a particular law claim. Experienced compensation lawyers also understand what compensation you may receive based on the nature and extent of your injury(s) and our people can help to formulate your claim.
Our team at Lockett McCullough Lawyers Gold Coast compensation lawyers can assist you in determining whether you are entitled to compensation. We will guide you every step of the way during the claims process.
Contact our office now for a free no obligation consultation. We offer “no win no fee” so it will not cost you a cent upfront to speak with our compensation lawyer.
Gold Coast Legal Services
Our team of experienced Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast compensation lawyers offer services for:
- Superannuation and total and permanent disability insurance claims;
- Medical negligence;
- Road and/or motor vehicle accident claims;
- Workers compensation claims;
- Dependency actions;
- Other claims (such as slip and fall, product liability);
Lockett McCullough Lawyers are a local law firm with three offices and servicing Gold Coast and greater Qld. We are small business and supporting small business means you will get a better and more personalised customer service and you will get to speak with a lawyer about your claim. We will help guide you every step of the way in the claims process.
What to do if you are injured in a public liability incident?
If you have suffered an injury and you believe it was caused by the negligence of another person or company and you want to access injury compensation, you should: –
- Take photos of the location of the incident, the hazard or spill or other substance that has caused your injuries;
- Take photos of your injuries;
- Make an incident report (especially if in a shopping centre, supermarket or other type of business);
- Seek medical treatment and tell your doctor what happened;
- Keep records and receipts of your lost income and expenses.
Then contact our team of experienced compensation lawyers at Lockett McCullough Lawyers Gold Coast for legal advice on your injury or illness and how we can help you access the compensation you are entitled to.
There are strict time limits in injury law matters to commence a compensation claim Gold Coast and it is important to contact experienced compensation lawyers early. This can give you some piece of mind about the prospects of success of your potential compensation claim. It can also help to preserve any necessary evidence needed during the course of your claim.
For a motor accident or a public liability compensation claim , the law requires you to send a Notice of Accident Claim form or a Part 1 Notice of Claim: –
(a) Within one (1) month of consulting a lawyer (this includes the day you speak to a lawyer on the phone about your potential claim); or
(b) Within nine (9) months of the date of your injury.
whichever is earlier.
In a workers compensation matter, you must lodge a workers compensation claim to WorkCover or another workers compensation insurer within 6 months of the date of your work injuries or the date you first consulted a doctor about your work injuries.
You must commence a court claim within 3 years of the date of your injuries, a failure to do so may prevent you from proceeding with a claim.
How to Get Started
1. Contact us for a free consultation today;
Contact our Gold Coast compensation lawyers who can make a quick assessment of your case on the phone, by email, in person or by video conferencing.
2. Talk to our experienced compensation lawyers;
Every case is different so whilst we cannot make any guarantees, based on what you tell us, if we think that there is a good prospects of success, we will help you through the claims process with you in detail and give you an estimate of your legal fees and TS & Cs of “no win no fee” costs arrangement to pursue your compensation claim.
3. Get your evidence together;
Once you agree to go ahead with your compensation claim you will sign a contract with us to authorise us to be your legal representatives. We will then start gathering all the evidence necessary to prove your entitlements to compensation.
4. Start your case.
We will start your claim against the person or company we say is responsible for causing your accident and injury. There is normally an insurer who is responsible for payment of any compensation.
Our experienced Gold Coast compensation lawyers at Lockett McCullough Lawyers in Gold Coast can offer a no obligation free consultation to discuss your case and how we might be able to help. We can sit down with you and offer our expertise and provide legal advice about your case.
No Win No Fee
Lockett McCullough Lawyers Gold Coast offers “no win no fee” payment arrangements for any approved compensation law matters. In these approved cases, this will include your professional legal costs and expenses required to conduct your case (ie costs for medical evidence).
Our team of experienced Gold Coast compensation lawyers can help you understand the ins and outs of a no win no fee payment arrangement.
You can contact us and sit down with our lawyer and discuss your case on a no obligation basis and find out how we can help you and the prospects of success and it will not cost you anything.
“No win no fee” means that you don’t need to pay upfront for your lawyer and you do not need to pay us until you receive lump sum compensation.
Lockett McCullough Lawyers Office Locations
Our law firm offers visited services to Gold Coast and all of greater Qld.
Our office locations are:
If you can’t come to our office, we can come to you! We offer home consultations or hospital consultations. We can even meet you for coffee at your local in Gold Coast area.
Lockett McCullough Lawyers offers “no win no fee” payment arrangements for any approved compensation law matters. In these approved cases, this will include your professional legal costs and expenses required to conduct your case (ie costs for medical evidence).
Call us or fill out the form at the top of this page to have a no obligation consultation.