Experienced Injury Lawyer Gold Coast
Have you been googling for “personal injury lawyer Gold Coast”? You’ve arrived at the right page!
If you have suffered an injury as a result of someone else action or inactions you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation.
Injuries can happen at work, when driving a car, as a pedestrian, bicycle rider, motorbike rider, or on private property (like a rental property, shopping centre or supermarket) or public place (like a park, playground, jetty).
We all have a right to go to work, go to the shops, and be in the car and come home the same way we left, but the reality is accidents happen everyday and we are usually unprepared for such events.
To succeed in personal injury law claim you must have evidence that: –
(a) The person owed you a duty of care;
(b) That the person breached their duty to you;
(c) As a result of the breach, it caused you to suffer an injury;
(d) You have suffered loss and damage.
In Australia, the States have specific legislation which governs personal injury claims. As the legislation varies varies from State to State it is important to speak to a law firm based in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast who can guide you every step of the way about your compensation matter.
The bills will quickly add up if you are off work and need to seek medical treatment due to an injury. If you have an injury and cannot work, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible about potential compensation law claims from experienced Gold Coast injury lawyers .
Our Gold Coast personal injury lawyers who have a wealth of experience in personal injury, compensation and superannuation cases can help you to access the best possible outcome in your case.
Speak to our lawyers today for a free no obligation consultation about your rights to seek lump sum compensation.
Some Common Personal Injuries
Some types of injuries that you may suffer from could be: –
- Whiplash injury;
- Broken bones;
- Spinal injuries (low back, mid-back or neck);
- Shoulder and upper limb injury;
- Knee and lower limb injury;
- Head and brain injury;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Birth Trauma;
- Burn injuries.
Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in all types of injury claims including spinal cord and catastrophic injury.
The amount of compensation you might have a right to seek is dependent on a number of matters: –
- The extent of your injury and any long term consequences;
- 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;
- 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 nurse to help you because of your injury).
You will need to prove your entitlements to compensation through evidence that will need to be gathered during the course of your matter. Some examples of the types of evidence that might assist in developing your case are: –
- Photographs of the accident scene, damage to property or vehicles and your injury;
- Contact details of all witnesses;
- Financial evidence such as details of your income (or loss of income) such as payslips, tax records;
- Medical evidence including attending a medical examination arranged by the law firms.
Our team of experienced injury lawyers like ours at Lockett McCullough Lawyers can help you investigate and formulate your compensation law case strategy and gather all the evidence you need to prove your case.
If your matter needs to go to Court, our personal injury lawyers have extensive litigation experience as well as extensive experience in negotiation and mediation.
Lockett McCullough Lawyers have a team of personal injury lawyers servicing Gold Coast, Queensland. We are available to assist you in a Gold Coast compensation claim. We offer a “no win no fee” basis for approved claims for Gold Coast residents.
Strict time limits apply in a personal injury or compensation claim.
You must commence your injury and compensation claim within 3 years of the date of your injury or accident. If you wait too long, you may not be able to pursue your personal injury compensation claim.
Also, you must send a claim form within one (1) month of speaking with a lawyer or within nine (9) months of the date of your accident in a motor vehicle accident or public liability claim (unless you have a “reasonable excuse for delay”).
If you were injured at work you may be entitled to make a claim to WorkCover Queensland or other self-insurer and you need to make this claim for within six (6) months of the date of your injury or the date your first consulted a doctor.
If you are entitled to compensation then seek advice about your injury or illness from an injury lawyer as soon as possible, we can assist you in protecting these time limits. Contact us for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your injury claims.
Our team of professional Gold Coast personal injury lawyers and compensation lawyers offer services in any location in Gold Coast for:
- Superannuation and total and permanent disability insurance claims;
- Medical negligence;
- Car accident or other motor vehicle accident claims;
- Road-related incidents;
- Workers compensation claims;
- Dependency actions;
- Other personal injury compensation claims (such as slip and fall, product liability);
We are a small business in Queensland 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.
Our Gold Coast personal injury lawyers have proven success in pursuing all types of personal injury and compensation law claims and are available to assist you every step of the way, whether your claim settles out of court or if your claim needs to go to Court.
No Win No Fee
Lockett McCullough Lawyers Gold Coast offers “no win no fee” payment arrangements for any approved personal injury matters. This means that you pay nothing upfront for your legal fees or expenses in pursuing your legal claim.
In these approved cases, this will include your professional legal costs and expenses required to conduct your case (ie costs for medical evidence)
You can contact us and sit down with our personal injury lawyers and let us discuss your case on a no obligation basis and find out how we can help you and the prospects of success and it won’t cost you anything. If you proceed with us we can help you get
“No win no fee” means that you don’t need to pay upfront and you do not need to pay us until you receive lump sum compensation.
How to Get Started
1. Contact us for a free consultation today
Contact our injury 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 personal injury 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 go 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.
3. Get your evidence together
Once you agree to go ahead with your 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 access any lump sum compensation.
4. Start your case.
We will start your claim against the person or company we say is responsible for causing your incident and injury and assist you with every step of the claims process. There is normally an insurer who is responsible for payment of any compensation.
Depending on the type of your personal injury law claim you will need to send one of these forms: –
- A Notice of Accident Claim form for a car accident or other motor vehicle related incident;
- A Part 1 Notice of Claim for a public liability incident or healthcare matter;
- A Notice of Claim for Damages for a workers compensation matter.
Our team of professional Gold Coast personal injury lawyers at Lockett McCullough Lawyers Gold Coast can offer a no obligation free consultation to discuss your case and how we might be able to help.
Our personal injury lawyer can sit down with you and offer our expertise and provide legal advice about your compensation claim.
Lockett McCullough Lawyers Office Locations
We provide legal services across Gold Coast and all of greater Queensland.
If you can’t come to us, we can come to you. We offer home and hospital visits . We can even meet you for coffee at your local area.
Our law firm is located at: