Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Lawyers Perth
Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers Perth
If you were not wholly at fault and your injuries are not a soft tissue injury, also known as a minor injury, you are also entitled to claim compensation for future loss of income, future medical expenses and also pain and suffering compensation. You may be eligible to make a claim for common law if your injuries are assessed at being greater than 10% whole person impairment.
How do I claim motor vehicle accident compensation (after 1 December 2017)
- Report the accident to police within 28 days and obtain an ‘Event number’
- 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.
- Contact our Perth 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