Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Lawyers
Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers Sydney
What can I claim?
You are entitled to claim: Compensation to take into account future loss of income and loss of opportunity by way of a lump sum. Amongst other factors, the claim for future loss of income is based on your doctors’ opinions and the doctors’ that our compensation lawyers and the insurer will send you too.
2. Pain and suffering compensation by way of a payout (if injuries are assessed at being greater than 10% whole person impairment).
How do I claim motor vehicle accident compensation (after 1 December 2017)
1. Report the accident to police within 28 days and obtain an ‘Event number’
2. Complete an Application for Personal Injury Benefits (click for the form) along with the Medical Certificate which is to be completed by your GP and lodge with the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurer of the vehicle at fault ideally within 28 days however the time limit is 3 months. However, if you lodge the form after 28 days you may not be able to receive back pay for time off work since the date of the accident to the date you lodge the form. If your injury is a soft tissue injury then there is no further process to follow.
3. Contact our Sydney compensation lawyers to determine if you are eligible to make a common law claim which entitles you to a lump sum payment to include for wages and medical expenses beyond 6 months in addition to compensation for pain and suffering. You have 3 years to make a common law claim