Neck injuries can often be the result of an accident – be it a motor vehicle accident, workplace accident or an accident in a public place or private residence. Depending on how you sustained your injury, you may be able to claim compensation – you can talk to an expert neck injury lawyer today to determine your right to claim.
One of the most common types of neck injury is Whiplash – if you are looking for further information about Whiplash Claims, you can find it here.
The type of claim you will need to make will depend on how your accident occurred – don’t worry, your expert neck injury lawyer can discuss what happened to you and determine your next steps.
In the event of an accident, your finances can be one of your biggest concerns – especially if you are unable to work. That’s why it’s comforting to know that all our claims (yours included) are run under our No Win, No Fee, No Problems Guarantee.
Neck Injury Compensation Claim Process Brisbane, QLD
After sustaining a neck injury, the important first step is to see your GP and make sure that you are taking steps towards pain management and recovery by receiving the appropriate treatment. Once you have seen to your injuries, you can start to take some initial steps towards your possible claim.
If the accident occurred at work, it’s important to ensure that you report the accident and your injuries to your supervisor and file any relevant incident forms.
Typically, you will be able to access benefits through WorkCover Queensland or your employer’s self-insurer, to cover your wages, travel and medical/rehabilitation expenses. It’s important to note that Workers’ compensation benefits will eventually end and you may be offered a lump-sum compensation offer. It is very important to consult an expert lawyer before you accept an offer from WorkCover or a self-insurer– once this offer has been accepted, you cannot make a common law claim for further compensation.
If you had a motor vehicle accident, and the police did not attend the scene, you will need to report your accident to the police as soon as is reasonably possible.
If your accident happened in a public place, such as a shopping centre, building or council property, you should report the incident to any relevant body or management. In some cases, you may find it difficult to identify the relevant body or management; however for most buildings there will be management or body corporate with whom you can file an incident report.
Once you have seen to your injuries and reported the accident, you should contact our expert team for further advice about your next steps forward and your options for compensation. If you have yet to lodge an incident report, you can still contact our friendly team for advice about your possible claim.
Calculating Neck Injuries Compensation in Brisbane, QLD
Once you have received all necessary treatment and rehabilitation, your expert neck injury lawyer will obtain all the relevant reports and medical evidence and calculate what level of compensation you may be able to obtain.
We understand that injuries can affect every facet of your life and it is likely affecting you, your family, your lifestyle and your ability to earn an income. Your lawyer will ensure that all of this is taken into account when pushing for your best possible result.
Typically, you will be able to claim for any losses relating to; past and future income (including superannuation payments), past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses, past and future pharmaceutical expenses, past and future care and support expenses, as well as any expenses relating to home or vehicle modifications or aids.
To fully understand what compensation you may be entitled to its best to call one of our expert neck injury lawyers and have a free, confidential chat about what happened.
Mobile Neck Injury Lawyers: We Come To You
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We understand that you are likely in ongoing pain and struggling with the daily challenges of life post-accident. To ensure the entire legal process is as stress-free as possible, our lawyers will always happily come to you – either at the hospital, your home or a local café – wherever is easiest for you.
If you prefer to meet in one of our offices, you are always welcome at our head office in Brisbane’s CBD or you and your lawyer can arrange an appointment at one of our many visited offices.