If you have been badly injured and you just want to get some control back over your life, sometimes bringing a claim for compensation is the only way.
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If you’ve suffered a spinal injury, back injury, head injury, brain injury, neck injury or other types of serious injury at the hands of someone else, taking action can help you regain control. Making a claim for compensation can bring a wrongdoer to account and can help you recover the losses you’ve suffered. Our legal team will do everything we can to get you the outcome you deserve.
Watch our simple, step-by-step guide for more information on how Shine Lawyers will handle your claim for compensation:
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Common questions about Serious Injury Compensation Claims
Serious injuries could include:
- A bulging disc in your spine
- Torn tendons in your shoulder
- Cartilage or tendon damage in your knee
- Scarring, burns or disfigurement
- Fractured bones or vertebrae
- A head injury
- A brain injury
- A spinal cord injury
- A serious concussion
- A severe psychiatric disorder
- Loss of or altered vision
- Errors during cosmetic surgery
- Birth injury
- Nerve injury - e.g. Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Dental Injury
- A person or business was careless
- You have suffered as a result of this carelessness
- You will continue to suffer in the future
Your legal team will be able to explain what your rights are and make sure you understand exactly what you could be compensated for.
Our legal team can help you understand the legal process so you can make an informed decision when considering a claim.
Depending on how serious your injuries are, your claim may include compensation for the following:
- Home and yard modifications
- The cost of special equipment including insurance and maintenance costs
- Special vehicle or vehicle modification costs
- Technical equipment which may assist with memory
- Equipment to help with visual or hearing difficulties
- Paid nursing, respite or support worker care
- Costs for maintaining your rehabilitation e.g. hoists, gym equipment
- Treatment for sexual dysfunction
- Medical supplies and pharmaceutical expenses
- Psychological and psychiatric support
- Costs associated with managing your compensation
Compensation amounts are based on your individual needs and the recommendations made by medical professionals.
Your legal team will work with you to help you understand what you may be entitled to.
In most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before the injury, and your life path since the injury.
After an accident, it’s important that your injuries are allowed to stabilise before your legal team can accurately assess the impact they will have on your life, now and in the future.
It’s still very important that you seek independent legal advice as soon as possible after you’re injured as time limits do apply.
Our team can help get the claims process rolling, so you can be compensated and get on with your life.
This is because the law sets time limits in which you can bring a claim.
These limits can vary between Australian states and territories so we recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
Your legal costs will be determined by the amount of work required to resolve your claim.
It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Why you should choose Shine Lawyers to handle your serious injury claim
Hear from some of our clients
History of Shine Lawyers
The Shine Lawyers team
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne
Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
At Shine Lawyers you will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat at any time and who understand that explaining things in plain English to you is very important. We provide all of our serious injury legal services on a No Win No Fee Guarantee, which means you won't have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim.
Hear from some of our clients below who have been through the legal process with us.
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