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
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.
The direct person or persons responsible for your injury typically don't pay out of their own pocket.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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