If you have suffered an injury as a result of a truck accident – whether you were the driver or passenger, driving for work reasons or another vehicle involved – you may be eligible for a compensation claim.
The road can be a dangerous place, with accidents and fatalities all too common. Tragically for truck drivers, truck driving is one of Australia’s least safe professions, with an average rate of 20 deaths per 100,000 workers. Given the size and weight of semi-trailer trucks and road trains, truck crashes are dangerous for anyone involved.
All road users have a duty of care to behave in a reasonable way while using the road - sadly, not everybody does, and accidents can happen. If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, Shine Lawyers have experienced compensation lawyers who can help you start the process of claiming for compensation during this difficult time.
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What is the truck accident claims process?
Every truck accident claim for compensation is different, however the below image gives a good indication of how the claims process works with Shine Lawyers and how you can access compensation following your injuries.
Truck crash compensation
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your injuries. As part of your claim, lawyers will also factor in loss of earnings, medical expenses and other pain and suffering that has occurred.
What can I claim for following a truck injury?
When you make a compensation claim following a truck injury or truck crash, you can generally claim for things like:
- medical and hospital expenses
- loss of earnings
- pain and suffering
- help you have needed at home
A truck injury lawyer can tell you what you might be able to claim once they know a bit more about your situation.
In most cases a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before the injury and your life path since the injury.
Our motor vehicle claim and personal injury lawyers all operate on a “no win no fee” basis, which means that you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.