If you were injured in an accident on a Queensland road, you may be eligible to access compensation through a CTP claim. Our CTP lawyers will provide you with free, expert advice regarding your injury claim options, if you have sustained injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident on our roads.
Whether your accident involved a car, motorbike, bicycle, truck, bus or any other motor vehicle, our CTP claim experts will provide you with advice about your rights to recover compensation for loss caused by your injuries.
Often passengers in the at-fault vehicle don’t realise they have a right to claim for injuries caused by their driver getting into an accident. Regardless of your relationship with the at-fault driver, we will provide you with advice about your rights to pursue a claim against the vehicle’s CTP insurer.
While this may feel like an awkward situation, you can be comforted by the fact that your claim will be lodged directly with the CTP insurer, to whom the vehicle’s owner has paid an insurance premium to cover the driver for the eventuality of an accident causing injury – so your friend or family member will not be liable to cover the cost of your compensation.
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.
CTP Claim Process in QLD
QLD CTP claims can be quite complicated and may be particularly overwhelming for those struggling to cope with a recent change in their lifestyle caused by a motor vehicle injury. Our CTP lawyers will walk you through the claim process and take away the stress involved with making a claim.
After gathering relevant information regarding the parties involved and the circumstances of the accident, your QLD CTP claims lawyer will act quickly to lodge your claim with the at-fault vehicle’s CTP insurer.
QLD CTP claims are governed by strict time periods and it is always best to get the process underway quickly.
Calculating CTP Compensation in QLD
Whether you’ve suffered a whiplash injury involving the neck or back, or any other injury caused by a motor vehicle accident, you may have a right to recover compensation through a QLD CTP claim, for your loss resulting from the accident.
Our CTP lawyers act quickly to ensure an appropriate rehabilitation plan is funded by the CTP insurer shortly after lodgement of your claim. We may also be able to recover any out-of-pocket expense you have incurred for treatment to date.
Our highest priority is ensuring we recover all compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact one of our CTP lawyers today to discuss compensation recoverable for your pain and suffering, past and future loss of income and all other expenses you’ve incurred for injuries resulting from the accident.
Mobile CTP Lawyers
Need a Free Case Review? We come to you, no matter where you are in Queensland.
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 CBD or you and your lawyer can arrange an appointment at one of our many visited offices.
Common Questions About CTP Claims:
Queensland has a Compulsory System of Third Party (CTP) Insurance for all motor vehicles, on all Queensland roads. This insurance is paid for by every bus, or other vehicle, owner at the time you pay your registration renewals.
In Queensland, the CTP insurance is offered by a number of approved CTP insurers. If you suffer an injury as a result of a bus accident as a driver, a passenger, a pedestrian, or as a cyclist, caused by someone else, you have the right to claim compensation for the injury sustained and the loss resulting from the injuries; by making a CTP claim.
CTP insurance covers accidents on public roads. Most vehicles are covered under the CTP insurance scheme for compensation of personal injuries sustained by making a CTP claim. Road accident compensation claims include light vehicles involved car accidents, motorbike accidents or bicycle accidents.
Passengers, pedestrians and pillion passengers may also have injury claims even though they were not driving the vehicle at the time. Heavy motor vehicles are also covered under CTP insurance claims including commercial vehicles, utes, vans trucks and busses.
Injuries include a wide variety of conditions with a varying degree of loss or injury.
These may include injury to various parts of the body including arms, legs, hand and feet, neck, back and spinal injuries. Some other injuries include sight and hearing loss or injury, and brain injuries. Soft tissue and burns as well as psychiatric and psychological conditions are also included.
Serious injuries are also covered including paraplegia and quadriplegia.
Compensation is allowed for direct expenses relating to the CTP claim or incident including; medical expenses, physiotherapy and or rehabilitation costs and associated treatment. Future medical expenses and treatment as well as care and assistance may also be included to continue the recovery process.
In addition, loss of wages, future loss of wages or impact on your ability to work may form a large part of the compensation claim.
Gouldson Injury Law operates on a No win No fee basis. For no charge, a qualified personal injury lawyer will meet with you and answer all your questions. They will also discuss the merits of your claim and your legal rights to make an injury claim. If you proceed you will only be charged if you successfully receive compensation. Our professional fees are charged at a competitive rate, not a percentage of your damages.
Those fees are capped at 30% of your final compensation payout, to ensure you won’t be left wanting.
Every CTP claim is as individual as the person making it. There are many factors that may shorten, or prolong, the time it takes for a decision to be made. We will discuss these factors with you to keep you informed of your rights along the way.
To speed up the process, ensure you lodge a claim as soon as possible and have accurate and detailed medical records at hand. Should we require further medical records we will inform you of the detail and also assist you to obtain all the required information.
Some of this process is dependent on the stability of your injuries and the stage of recovery.Give us a call if you would like more information on this process.
This is a question every client asks! Unfortunately it is impossible for any injury compensation lawyer to answer accurately, at such an early stage. The extent of an injury compensation claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and the consequences on your circumstances.
Many factors contribute to the assessment of your damages including treatment, past and future loss of income and your ability to work. Ongoing care and rehabilitation and pain and suffering will also impact on the settlement amount.
This is an important issue to discuss, so contact us and an expert motor vehicle accident injury lawyer will discuss your claim and explain this process.
Strict time limits apply under the legislation for you to make a claim.
Strict time limits apply to car accident injury compensation claims and CTP claims. Generally you will need to lodge a Notice of Accident claim form with the relevant compulsory third party insurer within 9 months of the accident.
Where you don’t have the registration details or don’t know the motor vehicle at fault, you must serve the Notice on the Nominal Defendant with 3 months but up to 9 months with a reasonable excuse for delay. Outside 9 months a claim against the Nominal Defendant is out of time. Other than in Nominal Defendant cases you have 3 years from the date of the injury to commence a claim in court.
Contact Gouldson Legal as soon as possible to ensure your claim is not held up should complications arise.
Gouldson Legal specialises as motor vehicle accident and CTP injury compensation lawyers in Brisbane on a “No win no fee” basis.
Where Do I Begin?
Obtain the name and address of the driver(s) at fault and also the registration plate number, make and mode of the car at fault.
It may be beneficial for you to take photographs and sketch a plan of the accident scene to assist you in the future. Also take all witness details.
Should Queensland Police not attend the scene of the accident, you must report the accident to the Police within 28 days.
If you fail to do so, you will need to complete further paperwork (Gouldson Legal will provide this to you) and it will need to be delivered to the closest police station to the accident.
Contact Gouldson Legal and speak to one of our seasoned car accident injury lawyers.
They will start the claims process within 48 hours as strict time limits apply.
Ensure you receive the very best ongoing medical treatment and advice. You will need to obtain medical evidence to show that your injury is a direct consequence of the car accident.
Don’t forget to also look after your emotional health during this difficult time. Visit our Support Groups page for more information.
Expect to receive regular phone calls and correspondence from your Gouldson Injury lawyer, keeping you up to date with how your claim is progressing.
In between phone calls, concentrate on getting better.