Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you have been injured, suffered loss or damage as a result of an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Regardless of the type of accident or injury, strict time limits apply to recover compensation. Do not delay. Contact us right away for a case assessment if you wish to pursue a compensation claim.
Why choose us to help you with your Personal Injury Compensation Claim?
With our North Queensland personal injury lawyers behind you, your case will be effectively negotiated to get you the entitlements you deserve.
We can advise you in detail about your right to claim and provide you with a realistic opinion about your chances of winning the claim in a no obligation, initial consultation. If you decide to engage our services after this consultation, you will receive a credit for the cost of this initial consultation.
To put your mind at ease, we have a No Win, No Fee policy to alleviate any added financial stress during this difficult time.
We can help and support you in the following areas of injury compensation
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person in either a public or private place, you may have a claim for compensation. The amount of compensation that can be claimed depends on the nature and extent of your injuries.
You can claim compensation for:
- past and future out of pocket expenses
- past and future loss of income
- loss of superannuation
Subject to satisfying and/or exceeding the thresholds contained in the relevant legislation, you can also make a claim for:
- pain and suffering
- past and future domestic assistance
Court proceedings to claim compensation for your injuries need to be filed within very strict timeframes, or you will lose all rights to receive compensation. There are a number of important procedural steps that must be taken before you can file Court proceedings. Our North Queensland personal injury lawyers can guide you through the whole process.
To make a Public Liability Claim in Queensland, please contact us on 1300 FNQ LAW.
Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation
If you or a friend or family member has been injured in a road accident, from a whiplash type injury through to the most serious of injuries in a road accident, motor cycle accident, truck accident, bus accident, bicycle accident or as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to claim accident compensation for your injuries.
The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries, which is why it is vital to speak to a legal professional before taking any action to ensure the best possible result.
You can claim compensation for:
- pain and suffering
- past and future out of pocket medical and rehabilitation expenses
- past and future loss of wages, earnings or business profits (including loss of superannuation)
- help around your home (paid or unpaid) required as a result of the accident.
Very strict timeframes apply to file Court proceedings to claim compensation for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. If they are not filed within those timeframes, you will lose all your rights to recover compensation for your injuries.
It’s very important that you seek professional legal advice from our North Queensland personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after the accident occurs, to ensure that all the correct claims procedures are followed, applications are completed, particulars are supplied and offers of settlement are made.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, please contact us on 07 4061 5200 for more information.
Workplace injury claims
If you have been injured in a work-related incident, you may be eligible to receive lump sum compensation benefits by making a workers’ compensation claim. Whether you work full-time, part-time or casual, are self-employed or sub-contracting – you may be entitled to make a claim.
An employer is not legally allowed to discriminate against you for making a claim in relation to a workplace injury.
Workers’ compensation claims are paid for by an employer’s insurance company, covering injury or death sustained in performing a job.
Applications for workers’ compensation must be lodged within six (6) months from the date of the injury or the appearance of symptoms.
Injuries that you may claim for include:
- injuries suffered in the workplace, resulting from work, or during work activities
- diseases caused in the workplace
- injuries suffered while receiving medical treatment for a separate work injury
- diseases or pre-existing conditions exacerbated by the workplace (e.g., mental conditions)
- injuries suffered while travelling to and from the workplace.
Very strict time frames apply to comply with pre-Court requirements and file Court proceedings to claim compensation for injuries. If those time frames are not met, then you may lose all your rights to recover compensation for your injuries.
It’s very important that you seek advice from our North Queensland personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after the incident occurs, to ensure all the correct claims procedures are followed, and you get the entitlements you deserve.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, please contact us on 1300 FNQ LAW for more information.
If you have experienced medical negligence, contact Kahler Lawyers to discuss your situation, as you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Claims can be brought against any type of healthcare practitioner or medical institution including:
The amount you can claim depends entirely on your individual situation. Medical negligence claims generally take into account:
- non-economic loss/damages for pain and suffering
- medical expenses for past, present and future treatment
- past, present and future loss of wages, superannuation or profits from business
- damages for the care and assistance an injured person may require as a result of their incapacity
- miscellaneous expenses (e.g. wheelchair, home modification)
Medical negligence is a highly complex area of law with a number of pre-Court requirements that need to be met before commencing a Court claim for compensation. Strict time frames apply. Contact us today to better understand your personal situation and to determine what steps you might need to take to begin your compensation claim.
Loss of dependency and death claims
If a close family member dies as a result of an accident or injury, in Queensland or elsewhere, and you were supported by them in some way (financially or otherwise), you may be entitled to compensation.
Typically, death dependency claims include:
- reasonable funeral costs
- financial loss arising from the death of an income provider, impacting areas such as mortgage repayments, general living expenses, shared debt, etc. This could be claims from the surviving spouse (including de facto partner), dependent children and other dependent persons
- losses arising from the non-financial contributions made by a deceased person to a household
As with all personal injury matters, very strict time frames apply to comply with pre-Court requirements and file Court proceedings to claim compensation. If those time frames are not met, then you may lose all your rights to recover compensation.
We will advise you in detail about your right to claim and your prospects of success in a no obligation, initial consultation. We will carefully assess your matter and provide you with a realistic opinion about your chances of winning the claim. If you decide to engage our services after this consultation, you will receive a credit for the cost of this initial consultation.
Should we agree to proceed with your case, we have a No Win, No Fee policy to alleviate any added financial stress during this difficult time.
Contact us for a case assessment today.
When is our No Win, No Fee agreement available?
Kahler Lawyers offers a no win, no fee payment agreement for all areas of personal injury compensation law.
The circumstances of each client and compensation case are unique and our no win no fee lawyers will assess your claim and discuss any issues that arise before you agree to sign on as a client.
North Queensland Personal Injury Compensation Claims
We work with clients throughout North Queensland, including Cairns, Innisfail, the Cassowary Coast and Atherton Tablelands regions.
If you are based in North Queensland and need the help of a personal injury lawyer, contact us today. Please note, we also use Skype video conferencing to make connecting easy and where appropriate we can come to you.