Personal injury law covers situations in which a person suffers a physical and/or psychological injury as a result of the actions or inactions of someone else. Injuries can sometimes seem fairly innocuous but have a massive overall impact on your life without you realising that you’re eligible for compensation. Time limits apply to compensation claims, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible following the accident.
The most common types of personal injuries are suffered as a result of motor vehicle accidents, work accidents, slip and fall, medical negligence, or faulty products. Our role as your lawyers is to guide you through the claims process and attain the highest amount of compensation for your injuries.
Motor vehicle accidents
If you are injured as the result of a motor vehicle accident, even if it is not immediately clear who is at fault, you may be eligible to claim for compensation damages. This means that you may have a claim, whether you are a driver, passenger, motorcycle rider, pedestrian, cyclist, or public transport passenger. The amount of compensation you can claim depends on the nature of the accident and the extent of your injuries.
Most motor vehicle accident matters are settled out of court, however, we have the experience, resources and negotiation skills to take the matter all the way to trial if necessary.
Yet more new legislation has been introduced adding unnecessary complication and difficulty in navigating a simple path to meaningful compensation. The most important thing for you to do is to contact our team as soon as you are in a position to do so. We will take it from there.
If you have suffered an injury either at work or due to your employment, you may be eligible to make a claim for workers compensation. The worker’s compensation scheme applies to those injured at work or that have pre-existing injuries or illnesses that have been aggravated or worsened the nature of conditions of your work.
If you suffer an injury at work because of employer negligence, you may have further entitlements.
Work-related injuries can be particularly complicated because of the relationship you have with those you work with and your employer. Once insurers and medical experts become involved, you may inadvertently be waiving your rights to further benefits.
It is important that you seek legal assistance if you are the subject of a workplace injury because there are legislative time limits which may prevent you from making a claim in the future.
Public and occupiers liability (slip and fall claims)
Businesses, organisations, Government, road authorities and individuals all have a duty of care to take responsible steps for your safety in certain circumstances. Civil liability law allows you to make a claim for compensation if you suffer an injury because that duty of care is not met. The law extends to privately held property as well as public property and includes parks, footpaths, playgrounds, sporting fields, schools, roadways and commercial spaces.
If you or somebody you know has been injured and you are not sure whether you are eligible to make a claim, we can assist you in understanding the complexities of the law and determine the best course for securing the compensation you deserve.
Medical practitioners in Australia, including doctors, nurses,radiologists, dentists, lab assistants, pharmacists, and paramedical service providers must act according to certain professional or peer standards. If these standards are not met you may be able to claim compensation for any harm caused as a direct or indirect result of their breach of the duty of care.
Medical negligence can include failure to properly diagnose; failure to treat; failure to warn patients of risks; failure to perform surgery; failure to obtain informed consent or provide medical services in a proper or adequate manner.
The duty for professional service providers in this area of law is particularly complex and should be referred to experienced legal practitioners.
If you believe you have suffered personal injury, damage or loss in the course of medical treatment, contact our team so we can help you moving forwards.
Following the findings of the Royal Commission into the historical sexual abuse of so many, time limits to bring court action against these is maintainable no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.
We understand that coming forward may be difficult so our lawyers have the experience and sensitivity not only to walk with you on the road to recognition acknowledgement and recovery, but to carefully select your redress options because sometimes it is just not about the amount of compensation.
At AC Lawyers, we specialise in personal injury matters. We know that victims of accidents can feel particularly delicate after an injury, and we approach all matters with care and sympathy. After all, the last thing you want to think about is a legal case. We take on that burden for you so you can concentrate your efforts on what is important – being well and moving on with your life in a positive and meaningful way.
Personal injury law covers a very wide range of circumstances and people are often unsure whether they are entitled to personal injury compensation.
AC Lawyers always advises that you contact a law firm in order to determine whether or not you should make a compensation claim. That’s why our first consultation is free. Access to justice is a right for all, not a privilege. Personal injury matters can involve a great deal of complexity, and other less specialised law firms might mistakenly advise you that a matter is not worth pursuing. We believe each case should be judged on its own merits and we make sure to examine all avenues so that you have the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve.