Gouldson Legal specialises in personal injury compensation in Queensland.
Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in all facets of Queensland Personal Injury Law. We can assist you to make a claim for accident compensation anywhere in Queensland having offices in Brisbane, Browns Plains, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident you may be entitled to make an injury compensation claim.
Every single case we take on is covered by our No Win No Fee Guarantee.
Many firms will only apply their No Win No Fee if they believe you qualify for it, meaning your financial position is assessed and judged. At Gouldson Legal, we don’t think this is fair. We know that even if you are doing okay today, tomorrow may be a different story. We want you to be okay today, tomorrow and every day after.
We have a 30% Cap. This is 20% lower than other major firms and makes a major difference to your final settlement amount.
A fee cap is the highest percentage of your settlement that any law firm can claim for the work they have conducted for you; their professional fees. The majority of firm’s cap this at 50% in accordance with the Legal Profession Act, meaning they can walk away with up to half of your settlement amount. We think this is unfair. We believe you should get more, not us. That is why we charge at competitive hourly rates, not as a strict percentage of your settlement amount. Our 30% cap is an extra measure, to ensure that we will never charge more that 30% of the settlement amount plus outlays. This ensures that we are always taking the smallest amount, not the largest.
Personal Injury Compensation Process in Queensland
Unfortunately, there are many different ways in which you can sustain a personal injury. Whether you sustained your injury at work, in a car accident, as a pedestrian or cyclist, in a public place or through the negligence of a medical professional, there are options available to you.
In Queensland, no matter how you have sustained an injury, strict limitation periods require you to start a pre-court proceeding by giving notice of your claim within 9 months (certain other specific dates and time frames are also in play) of your injury, and ultimately you must commence personal injury proceedings in a Court within 3 years from the date of your injury, or your right to claim may be lost. This time limitation is different for children under the age of 18 so it is important to contact a lawyer for advice as soon as possible.
How Personal Injury Compensation Gets Calculated in QLD
Our personal injury lawyers will look at how your injury has, and may continue to impact on your life, and we will assist you by getting compensation for your injury.
To determine your compensation amount, our lawyer will among other things consider:
- Your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life;
- Your past loss of income and future ability to earn income;
- Your out of pocket expenses for treatment, rehabilitation and pharmaceuticals; and
- Any past and future care that you may need.
If you have suffered a personal injury then our personal injury lawyers can guide you through your options. Call us or fill out a free case review form for a no obligation conversation about your situation.
Mobile Personal Injury 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.
Give us a call now to set up your free case review.
Below are our areas of expertise, where you can read more about the specific claim types we can assist you with:
Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to make a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) compensation claim.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you have been injured at work, due to the negligence of an employee or your employer, you may be entitled to claim through WorkCover.
If you have been injured at work, on your way to or from work, while travelling for your work, or otherwise because of your work, you may will be entitled to make a workers compensation claim.
Public Liability Claims
If you have sustained an injury in a public place, as a result of the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to make a claim.
If you are unable to work, for any reason, you may be entitled to benefits and support through your super fund.
Respiratory Compensation Claims
If you have been diagnosed with a respiratory illness, and you believe your exposure was the fault of another, you may be able to claim respiratory compensation.
Serious Injury Claims
If you have suffered a serious, irreversible injury, due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to Compensation.
Medical Negligence Injury
If you have suffered an injury or complications as a result of medical treatment or lack thereof, you may be entitled to Compensation.
Wrongful Death Claims
If you were dependent upon a loved one, who recently perished due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to Compensation.