How to Find the Right Compensation Lawyer

So you have had an accident or have been injured and need to find an experienced Compensation Lawyer.  You may not even know where to start or how to “shop” around for the right Compensation Lawyer besides hunting down multiple Google searches.  It seems that there is no end to advertising of Compensation Law firms – you might see them on the back of buses and the side of taxis.  This does not always mean that the lawyer or the firm advertising is the right Compensation Lawyer for you.

There are so many “big” Compensation Law firms out there nowadays and they can inundate you with their marketing presence.

Whilst Google might be the best place to start to narrow down a list of options, nothing beats a good word of mouth referral or even a conversation with the person who is going to be handling your Compensation claim.

Why pick us as your Compensation Law Experts?

Well, supporting small business means you will get a better and more personalised customer service and you will get to speak with an experienced Compensation Lawyer about your claim!

Here are our top tips for finding the right Compensation Law:


  1. When you called the Compensation Law firm – did you speak with an experienced Compensation Lawyer? Over the years, the most common complaint we have found from client’s changing law firms is “I never even spoke to a lawyer at the start!”.

Whilst Compensation Lawyers work as a team of administration assistants and paralegals to assist in the running of a file and may be a first point of contact, it can often be the case that when you first contact a compensation law firm, that you were not given the opportunity to speak with an experienced Compensation Lawyer about your enquiry?

If you weren’t given that opportunity – it should be a red flag.  Assistants and paralegals can’t give legal advice – you need to speak with a lawyer!


  1. Did the Compensation Lawyer explain things to you so that you could understand what you are about to get involved in? This is a good start. Having an experienced Compensation Lawyer who can clearly explain the gist of the case and the (often complex) law in the area is a good sign!


  1. Check out Google reviews of that compensation law firm. This will give an indication of the type of people that work for this firm and experiences of other clients.  If they are overwhelmingly positive – you could be in the right place!


  1. Ask questions of the Compensation Lawyer! Did you get answers to those questions? An experienced Compensation Lawyer should be readily available to provide an explanation (that you can understand). It is important for the compensation lawyer and client relationship that there is a clear understanding of what’s involved in the process. There’s no such thing as a silly question!


You should contact an experienced Compensation Lawyer for advice about what happened as soon as possible following an accident and to find out if there is any avenue to obtaining compensation.  Commencing a claim for compensation sooner rather than later also enables you and your Compensation Lawyer to work together to gather and collect evidence when it is fresh.

There are strict time limits to make a claim in Queensland depending on the relevant law that applies to your claim.

Contact our experienced Compensation Lawyers to obtain advice and assist you in the claims process in our service areas – 07 3870 8244 (Toowong) or 07 3264 7692 (Albany Creek).

Written by

Courtney Lockett is a solicitor admitted in the Law Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia with years of law practice in Brisbane and Townsville. She has experience in various specialised areas of law such as property law, business and commercial law, family law, criminal law, succession law, and litigation. Click here to learn more about Courtney or follow her on Linkedin

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