If you have a spinal injury or back injury that happened as a result of work, by carrying something heavy or otherwise, or have suffered the injury on the roads or out in public, it’s possible you may have a spinal injuries claim.
Shine lawyers are spinal cord injury lawyers in Queensland and Western Australia (WA) that can advise you on your rights when it comes to getting compensation. As part of our service offering, our spinal injury lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you don't pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end. If you have suffered a spinal injury it can be hard to get into our office, which is why as part of our service we offer home or hospital visits at your convenience.
Spinal injury claims legal process in Queensland and WA
Every spinal injury claim is unique and we tailor our legal service for each particular case. The below video provides a simple, general guide to the process for bringing a compensation claim with Shine Lawyers so you know what to expect with your case:
How spinal injury compensation gets calculated in Queensland and WA
Depending on the nature of your spinal injury, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the spinal injury, and your actual life path since the spinal injury.
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 spinal injury claims law.
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Common questions about Spinal Injury Compensation Claims in Queensland & WA
If you have suffered a spinal injury due to someone else’s actions, its possible you may have a claim for compensation. Types of spinal injury claims which can come before the courts include bulging discs in the spine, repetitive strain injuries, whiplash spinal injuries, and other spinal cord injuries.
It doesn’t matter if the spinal injury resulted from your actions at work, on the roads, or out in a public place – depending on the facts of your situation, you may have rights to pursue a spinal injuries claim.
Shine Lawyers are expert spinal injury lawyers that can help you find out if you have a compensation claim, and bring it forward on your behalf should you wish. Our spinal injury lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means it won’t cost you anything to bring forward a spinal injury claim, unless we win your case at the end.
Usually compensation is paid from the insurance company of the person, business, or entity at fault rather than the specific person responsible.
The direct person or persons responsible for your injury typically don’t pay out of their own pocket.
How much compensation you can get following a successful claim really depends on the facts relating to your case. Serious spinal injuries can resolve successfully for large sums of money, however it really is hard to give an indication without knowing the facts of your case.
A lawyer should be able to give you a good idea of how much you are likely to receive once they know more about your case.
If you bring about a spinal injury claim, what you can claim for really depends on the facts of your particular case.
Usually, compensation can be obtained for:
- Home modifications
- Psychological and psychiatric support
- The cost of special equipment (insurance and maintenance costs included)
- Paid nursing, respite or support worker care
- Costs for maintaining your rehabilitation e.g. hoists, gym equipment
- Medical supplies and pharmaceutical expenses
- Special vehicle or modification costs to your vehicle
- Costs associated with managing your compensation
Spinal injury claims can be quite complex in nature and take many months to resolve. It depends on the facts of your particular situation as to how long a claim may take.
Once a lawyer knows more about your situation and the facts of your case they should be able to give you a rough indication of how long the case should take to resolve.
Shine Lawyers provide all legal services on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end. The fees themselves depend on the work required to successful resolve your claim. If we don’t win, you won’t have to pay our legal fees.
There are time limits or restrictions that apply to spinal injury claims. These can vary from state to state so we recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible so as to ensure that your rights are not compromised due to a missed time limit.
It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. Doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.
Most people making spinal injury compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
Shine Lawyers have offices in the following locations in Queensland and WA. As part of our service offering, home or hospital appointments can be arranged at your convenience.
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Strathpine Centre
- Sunshine Coast
Shine Lawyers have expert No Win No Fee lawyers that can help you determine your rights and bring forward a spinal injury claim on your behalf if you should wish. The below links contain further information regarding your legal options in Queensland and WA.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in Queensland: