Serious injury legal process in Queensland and WA
The below image is a good representation of how the serious injury claims process in Queensland and WA works and how you may be able to access compensation following your injuries.
How injury compensation is calculated in Queensland and WA
Depending on the nature of your serious injury claim in Queensland or WA, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury, and your actual life path since.
This page is written specifically for a Queensland or Western Australian audience. Restrictions in these states prohibited us from showing certain information regarding our legal services, so if you are located outside these states please click here for information on serious injury claims law.
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Common questions about Serious Injury Claims in Queensland & WA
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
- Dental Injury
- A person or business was negligent
- You have suffered as a result of this negligence
- You have suffered an injury and will continue to suffer in the future
- our legal team will be able to explain what your rights are and provide you with advice.
Depending on how serious your injuries are, your claim may include compensation for the following under Queensland and WA law:
- 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 can provide you with advice about what you may be entitled to.
After an accident, it’s important that your injuries are allowed to stabilise before the impact they will have on your life, now and in the future is assessed.
It’s still very important that you seek independent legal advice as soon as possible after you’re injured as time limits do apply.
This is because the law sets time limits in which you can bring a claim.
These limits can vary between Australian states and territories and what area of personal injury law the claim falls under so we recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Your legal costs will be determined by the amount of work required to resolve your claim.
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
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Meet the team
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in Queensland:
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Lisa Kinder, Toowoomba
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Peter Matus, Bundall
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane