PERSONAL INJURY & COMPENSATION
THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN PERSONAL INJURY AND COMPENSATION LAW
Salerno Law’s personal injury and compensation law team are experienced and understand the impact these matters can have on people’s lives. We treat every case with the individual attention it deserves. We are dedicated to delivering the best results for all of our clients.
CONSTRUCTIVE, EFFICIENT, AND EFFECTIVE PERSONAL INJURY AND COMPENSATION LAW PRACTICE
Our experienced personal injury and compensation law experts deliver the best results for our clients, both in Australia and internationally. We provide cost and time effective solutions for personal injury and compensation cases. Salerno Law operates throughout Australia and has brought and delivered personal injury claims in every Australian jurisdiction.
WE HAVE EXPERTS IN EVERY FIELD
Salerno Law’s experienced personal injury and compensation law team are comprised of the best in the field. Our reputation for excellence attracts the brightest minds in this area of law. We have specialists who can help you with every kind of compensation claim including:
HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM?
Your compensation claim will usually allow damages for pain & suffering, treatment costs, lost income and voluntary care (subject to qualifying rules). Legal costs can also be claimed if your claim meets regulatory limits set by law.
The value of these items of damages will depend on numerous factors, such as:
The severity of your injuries
The extent of any permanent impairment
Any wages or earnings history affected and ability to return to work
Any care received exceeding a qualifying amount
Your claim can be assessed once your injuries are stable and treatment is completed. All relevant information is gathered by this time, such as cost of treatment and expert opinion about your injuries. It is strongly recommended that you do not try to settle your own claim, and especially not without first obtaining legal advice.
DO I NEED A LAWYER?
Yes - but of course we would say that! The reason that you need a lawyer is proven by the data. Claimants who pursue their own claims and settle themselves recover significantly lower amounts than when a legal practitioner is engaged. It pays to get legal advice, even just for peace of mind. It is too late once you sign a discharge or release which nearly always include a clause saying that you cannot change your mind later and pursue the claim. it is especially important not to settle your claim too early. Medical experts commonly advise injured people that you will not know if you fully recover until at least 9 months has passed since your accident.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
There is usually a mandatory pre-court process which includes (using a motor vehicle accident example):
Give a report of the accident to the police
Obtain a medical certificate using the claim form
Give notice of your claim to the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault
Obtain treatment that can be funded by the CTP insurer
Exchange information with the CTP insurer
Attend medical examinations
Attend a settlement conference