Have you suffered a Psychological Injury due to an accident? Trust the Best team with your claim

After an accident you can be left with psychological injuries that prevent you from fully recovering. The Best team are expert psychological injury lawyers and can help you through the process of a claim.

What do you need to know about Psychological Injury Claims?

At Best we understand that accidents can result in both physical and psychological injuries, both of which can affect your ability to live and work.

These accidents could occur at work, on our roads, in a public place or elsewhere – what matters is how the accident has impacted your mental health and wellbeing. Typically we find that clients suffer both physically and mentally after an accident, and can be left with psychological challenges that affect their ability to return to work, drive on our roads or generally return to how they were before their accident.

We have a team of expert psychological injury lawyers standing by, ready to review your case for free and advise you on the next steps. They’ll explain everything you need to know, including time limits, what you can expect in terms of timelines, what types of compensation you can claim and what our team will do to get your Best possible 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 other questions do you have about making a psychological injury claim?

Generally, workers’ compensation does cover psychological injuries, provided that the injury is related to or arises out of the individual’s employment. If the injury arose out of reasonable management action by your employer, that can be a defence to the claim. Consult with the team at Best to discuss your rights.

Proving psychological injury typically involves presenting comprehensive medical evidence, such as diagnoses and expert opinions, that clearly link the psychological injury to the incident or workplace conditions. Detailed records of medical appointments, treatments, and how the injury has impacted your day-to-day life and work can also be crucial.

If a psychological injury is sustained from a road accident, you may be able to claim compensation from the party at fault or through insurance entities. The claim process involves reporting the incident, obtaining relevant medical evidence, and often, working with a legal professional to navigate through the claim procedures.

Psychological injuries resulting from work incidents can typically be claimed through workers’ compensation. Detailed incident reports, comprehensive medical records, and, in some cases, proof of employer negligence or unsafe work conditions might be essential to validate the claim.

For psychological injuries stemming from incidents outside work or road accidents, such as in public places or private properties, you may claim compensation through public liability insurance of the responsible entity or individual. Proving negligence and providing thorough medical documentation will be key in successfully pursuing such claims.

Yes, there are time limits on filing psychological injury claims, and these can vary depending on your jurisdiction. It’s essential to act promptly to ensure compliance with statutory timelines, which might involve immediate reporting, documentation, and formal claim submissions within specified periods following the incident or recognition of the injury.

To ensure you receive all entitled compensations in a psychological injury claim, adhere to procedural timelines, maintain detailed documentation of all relevant information (such as medical reports and incident specifics), and work with a professional experienced in psychological injury claims. This ensures that your claim is adequately substantiated, navigates through legal and insurance processes effectively, and that all entitlement aspects are comprehensively explored and claimed.

The compensation amounts for psychological injuries can vary widely, influenced by factors such as the severity of the injury, the impact on work and daily life, and related medical expenses. Compensation might cover aspects like medical costs, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering, with exact amounts being determined by legal guidelines and individual circumstances.

The duration of a psychological injury claim can be influenced by several factors, including the complexity of the case, the nature of the negotiations with insurers or responsible entities, and if necessary, the legal processes involved. Some claims may resolve within a few months, while complex cases, especially those requiring legal proceedings, may extend over several years. Engaging with a professional can sometimes expedite the process and provide clarity on expected timelines based on the specifics of 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 Psychological Injury Claim 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 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 can Best help you get started?

1

We review your
case for free

You can talk directly with our team today to understand if you have a claim. We’ll give you honest, free advice about the Best path forward.

2

Our Principal
reviews your case.

Ryan will sit with your team, review your case and ensure they have the Best plan, focused on your Best result.

3

We cover your
out of pocket costs.

We ensure all the out of pocket costs required to run your claim are covered, so you can focus on your recovery while we focus on your case

4

We bring our Best
while you rest.

Our team goes to work on your case, exploring every avenue for compensation.

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