If you have been involved in a car accident in Queensland or Western Australia (WA) and suffered a whiplash injury, back injuries, neck injuries, spinal injury or any other type of injury as a result, it’s important to realise that you may have a claim for compensation under QLD or WA compensation law.
Whether you were the driver or the passenger, driving for work purposes or otherwise, you may be entitled to make a car accident compensation claim.
Shine Lawyers have car accident lawyers that can provide legal advice following an accident or injury. All of our car accident lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee guarantee, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
Common Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Nobody plans for or expects to have a car accident. Yet accidents can happen any time and any place and sometimes the outcome can be deadly. So what are the most common kinds of injuries you’re likely to sustain in a motor vehicle accident? And how do you make a claim for compensation?
What can I claim car accident compensation for?
If you make a claim for compensation under Queensland or WA law following a car accident, the amount of compensation you can receive depends on a number of things such as:
- How severe your injuries are
- How much you have lost and will lose in wages
- How much care you need
- How much you have paid out of your own pocket.
Any damage to your own car or the contents in your car can usually be claimed through your own car insurance provider. Sometimes, the insurer will agree to pay for some or all of the costs for your ongoing treatment, so that you’re not out of pocket while you’re waiting for the claim to be finalised.