Personal Injury

When you have suffered an injury due to the wrongdoing or negligence of another person, company or another entity, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. These injuries can be physical or psychological. A personal injury lawyer’s job is to provide you legal representation to support you through the claims process and get you the compensation you deserve.

Personal injury law covers a wide range of areas in which Kerin Lawyers can assist. These include;

Motor Vehicle Injuries – If you’ve been involved in a traffic collision as a driver, cyclist, passenger or pedestrian.

Workplace Injuries – If you’ve been injured at work or on your way to work regardless of what caused the injury.

Public Liability – If you’ve suffered an injury in a public or private place as a result of negligence.

Medical Negligence – If a doctor, medical practitioner or a medical facility have breached their duty of care and left you injured.

Following an accident, the last thing you want to do is deal with insurance companies, spend time understanding legal jargon, filling out legal forms and gathering supporting evidence for your claim. Kerin Lawyers will do all of that for you, while you focus on recovering your health.

At your first free initial consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, we can advise you on your rights for claiming compensation. Speak to us today by filling out our quick online form or calling 1300 529 937.

FAQ

Do I have a claim?

If you have been injured in any way in a motor accident, even as a  car passenger (even in an at fault vehicle) or pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation.  Have you been injured at work? You may be able to claim money as well as gain rights to a statutory compensation scheme. Has a medical practitioner failed to examine you correctly or performed a procedure without reasonable care? You may have a medical negligence claim. Even if you have been struck with illness or an injury, you may have able to file a Total and Permanent Disability Claim or Income Protection Claim. Whatever has happened, get in touch with us and let us examine your situation to see what compensation you’re entitled to.

How Do I Get Started With The Claim Process

As soon as the injury has occurred, you should get in touch with us. You’ll then be invited to a free consultation at either our offices in Brisbane or Logan. Alternatively, we are more than happy to meet you at a location that suits you best.

What happens after the initial meeting?

Kerin Lawyers will take on your case if it’s appropriate and it will be assigned to the lawyer with the most experience in your type of case. All of Kerin Lawyers solicitors have a minimum of 5 years’ experience and our senior practitioners have decades of experience.  We will then be with you, guiding, assisting and supporting you throughout the claim process. We’ll issue with a client agreement with what’s expected from you, in which it will outline what we will be doing for you. At this stage, we will begin to draft and lodge the initial documents, then build the case while gathering evidence.

How Long Does The Claim Process Take?

Your injury and situation often determine the timeline of events, yet negotiating with various representatives and reaching a settlement can take time. These things aren’t often quickly resolved but the longer that your case goes on, you may be entitled to claim more. Besides, with our No Win No Fee agreement, you only pay us when the job is done.

Can Expenses Be Claimed Under Compensation?

Any expenses that you have been forced to pay for throughout the process, as well as ones that will occur in the future, may be able to be claimed. These can include private care expenses, home modifications, surgery and financial assistance with managing your settlement money. We may also be able to claim economic loss depending on  how your injury affects your employability.

Do All Cases Go To Court?

No! In fact, only a small percentage of cases head to court. If your case does proceed to trial  often it is because  there is a dispute over who caused the injury. In the instance that your claim does go to court, one of the very best injury barristers in Queensland will work on a no win, no fee basis for you.

I Can’t Work! Do I Have A Superannuation Claim?

If you possess a Superannuation Policy or Disability Insurance and you have fallen ill or become unable to work, you may be able to make Total and Permanent Disability Claim or Income Protection Claim.   Call Kerin Lawyers and we can check your superannuation entitlements at no cost to you.

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