If you have been involved in an accident where you have suffered an amputation, brain injury, spinal fracture, spinal cord injury, or loss of vision, this injury will have a devastating impact on you.
We call these catastrophic injuries.
Such injuries can occur as a result of:
If you or a relative have sustained an injury of this nature, a senior lawyer from our compensation claim team will take care of your claim.
If your injury prevents you or a relative from travelling to see us, we’ll travel to see you.
Contact our personal injury lawyers on 1800 632 930 or submit an enquiry online if you have suffered a serious injury.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a claim take?
Serious injury usually affects you for the rest of your life. This type of injury has an impact on you both socially and usually prevents a return to work in your previous occupation.
Serious injuries often mean we require you to be examined by numerous medical specialists to obtain a report on the long-term affect your injuries will have on you. These reports are only able to be obtained once your injuries have stabilised. This is usually two years after the accident.
We find that serious injury usually take 3 years before we are in a position to talk to the insurer about resolving your claim.
How much can I claim?
You can claim for the impact your injuries have had on your lifestyle and your ability to work.
The claim for the impact your injuries have had on your lifestyle is called a claim for General Damages or pain and suffering.
The claim for the impact your injuries have had on your ability to work is called a claim for Past and Future Economic Loss.
You can also claim for out of pocket expenses and in some circumstances care.
How much does it cost?
We work on a no win no fee basis, which means you only pay if your claim is successful.*
Do I have to go to court?
We advise very few matters go to Court.
In our experience approximately 95% of matters are settled by negotiation. We keep you informed at all times when we are negotiating your claim with an insurer.