Need help with a Personal Injury Claim? Trust the Best

If you have been in an accident and suffered a personal injury as a result, the Best Injury Lawyers team can help you get the compensation you deserve.

What do you need to know about Personal Injury Claims?

When you have been injured in an accident it can be tough to know what your options are or how you can claim. That’s where Best comes in!

The Best Injury Lawyers team are experts in all types of Personal Injury Claims, no matter where the accident occurred.

Our team of the best personal injury lawyers in Brisbane can help with a range of different claims, where the accident happened on our roads, at work, in a public place or out on the water.

The Best team is standing by to review your case for free and advise you on what type of personal injury claim you may be eligible for. 

What other personal injury claims can Best help with?

The Best team are experts in all types of other personal injury claims and are standing by to review your case for free. Find out more about the types of other personal injury claims we can help you with:

What other questions do you have about making a Personal Injury Claim?

There are four main categories of personal injury claims, being Road Accidents, Work Accidents, Public Place Accidents and Superannuation Claims. However, each category of claim has many sub-categories and there are literally hundreds of different types of personal injury claims.

Given the broad nature and different types of personal injury claims, it’s important you engage expert personal injury lawyers in Queensland. That’s where Best comes in.

There are different time limits that apply to different types of personal injury claims.

For example, if you have a workplace injury, it is best to submit your claim to WorkCover within 20 business days of your injury, to ensure you receive back pay and maximise your benefits.

It’s also critical that if you’re involved in a car accident against an uninsured vehicle or a car you are unable to identify, that you commence your claim within 9 months of the accident.

There are countless other examples of specific time frames required for different types of claims which is why it is important you speak to us about time limits that apply to personal injury claims in Queensland.

Generally speaking, there is an overall 3 year limitation period that applies to personal injury claims. But you should make your enquiries as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss out on anything you are entitled to.

The exact amount of compensation for your personal injury claim in Queensland depends on factors such as the severity of injuries, medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, negligence, and insurance coverage.

It also depends on the type of claim you have. Different thresholds and limits apply to different types of claims.

The duration of a personal injury claim can vary greatly depending on the circumstances of the injury, the complexity of the case, and whether the claim is disputed. It can take anywhere from a few months to several years to fully resolve a claim. Simple claims where liability is clear might be resolved relatively quickly, while more complex cases, especially those involving serious injuries or disputes about liability, can take longer.

Yes, technically you can file a personal injury claim without a lawyer. However, the process can be complex and it can be challenging to negotiate with insurance companies or defendants without professional legal guidance. A personal injury lawyer has the knowledge and experience to effectively navigate the legal system, negotiate on your behalf, and maximise your potential compensation.

As per Australian law, generally, personal injury settlements are not taxable. This includes compensation for physical injuries, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. However, there can be exceptions. It is advisable to consult with a tax professional for advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

In a broad legal sense, defamation falls under the category of personal injury as it involves harm to one’s reputation rather than physical harm. However, defamation claims typically involve a different set of laws and standards than physical injury claims. It’s best to consult with a lawyer who specialises in defamation cases for guidance.

Many home insurance policies do include liability coverage, which could potentially cover personal injury claims if someone is injured on your property. However, the specifics of what is covered can vary greatly depending on the policy. It’s important to carefully review your insurance policy or consult with an insurance professional to understand what is covered.

In some cases, you may still be able to make a claim even if you were partly at fault for the accident. This is called contributory negligence. However, your compensation may be reduced proportionately to reflect your share of the blame. The specifics can depend on the laws in your state and the details of your case.

The majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court. It’s generally understood that most parties prefer to settle as it can be quicker, less costly, and less stressful than going to trial. But, the exact proportion can vary depending on the nature of the injuries, the parties involved, and other factors.

Special damages refer to the monetary losses resulting from an injury, which can be calculated and proven by receipts or invoices. These typically include medical expenses, loss of earnings, travel costs related to the injury, and other out-of-pocket expenses.

A contingency fee is a set percentage a lawyer will take if they win your case. In Queensland, lawyers are not allowed to charge for personal injury services on a contingency basis. Personal Injury Lawyers in Queensland can still charge for personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis, with fees usually charged on an hourly basis, and they will apply a cap to the amount that is charged. In Queensland the legal limit of the cap on personal injury claims is 50%. However at Best Injury Lawyers, we cap our fee at 30% plus GST so you get more in your pocket.

Yes, you have the right to change your lawyer if you’re not satisfied with their service or if you have other reasons. However, it’s important to review your agreement with your current lawyer as you may be liable for any work already done on your case.

The types of damages you can recover, include:

  • General damages – for pain and suffering;
  • Past and future loss of wages;
  • Loss of superannuation;
  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Other past and future out of pocket expenses;
  • The cost of past and future care; and
  • Legal costs.

For more information about what you can claim, click here.

We know it can be overwhelming to know which firm to trust with your road accident claim, there’s a lot of us out there! We also know it can sound a little biased when we tell you to choose Best.

There are a few reasons we think you should choose Best as your road accident lawyers:

  1. We hire the Best people: our team aren’t only some of the sharpest legal minds in Queensland (no really, we win awards for it) but they’re also genuinely good people, who care about their clients. When we say we hire the Best, we mean we hire people who care about every case and every client, people you’d want fighting for you that you’d also happily catch up over a cuppa with.
  2. We will never leave you out of pocket: how so?
    • No Win, No Fee. Forever. You will only be charged if we win your case, so you can rest easy that we will be doing everything we can to put you in a better place than when you started your CTP claim with us.
    • 30% fee cap. Some firms take around 50% of your compensation claim, we cap at 30% +GST to cover our fees (so even if our fees are more than that, we won’t charge you for it).
    • We cover out-of-pocket expenses. There are necessary expenses that must be incurred to successfully run your claim, because we want you to focus on your recovery and not the cost of your case. We will cover the cost for outlays needed to run your case, and you will only be expected to pay for these if your case is successful (these will be added as a part of your compensation claim, for the insurer to pay for).
  3. We take on cases other firms won’t, and we win them: we have a history of taking on claims other firms won’t, because we’re not afraid of hard work and because we know the difference a successful claim will make to you and your life.

Would you like to learn more about why you should choose Best? You can read more about our firm and our promises to you here.

How easy is it to get your personal injury claim underway with Best?

We want to ensure it’s as easy as possible for you to get your personal injury claim started, so that you can focus on treatment and recovery. So what can you expect from us, should you start the process today?

1

We review your case for free

Just submit any form on our site, or give us a call, and the Best team can review your case for free, today.

2

Meet our Team

The Best team will meet you, wherever works best for you – home, hospital, a cafe or our offices.

3

We get to work

We start work on your case, including covering out of pocket expenses to run your claim, so that you can feel better while we fight for your Best result.

How do you get our Best?

These are our promises to you, every case, every client.

Free Case Review,
by our Principal

We put our Best on your case from day one, and we take on cases others won’t – because we really are the Best.

No Win, No Fee.
Forever.

If we can’t win your case, you owe us nothing. We never let you walk away in a worse position.

30% +GST
Fee Cap

Because your Best outcome only matters if it’s in your pocket and goes towards your Best life.

Your Case,
Our Best

We hire the Best industry professionals and place senior lawyers on all cases, so you get your Best result.

What do clients say about
working with Best?

Ryan Stehlik from Best Injury Lawyers and his team are without a doubt the best law firm I have dealt with. He was very clear of the process every step of the way. Not only did Ryan achieve a great result, but his service was always very professional, was always focused on the matter and was always available to discuss any questions.
Alan M.
Brisbane
A big thank you to the team at Best Injury Lawyers. Outstanding services across all elements, from communication, the efficiency in their work and dedication they show throughout. My entire experience was stress free, Ryan in particular is an amazing lawyer who provides constructive legal advice, reassurance, and exceptional client service. Nothing but pure professionalism from Best Injury Lawyers. Number one law firm
Julia K
Brisbane
Quality plaintiff lawyers who have their client’s best interests at heart are hard to come by, but Ryan is definitely one of them. Professional and personable, he is certainly the only plaintiff lawyer I would recommend to friends/family.
Elanor F.
I would highly recommend Ryan and his team to represent you should you require his services. Ryan and his team are professional, will tell you what you need to know and keep you informed every step of the way. They are a pleasure to deal with and take all the stress out of your claim for you.
Arch D.

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