Personal Injury Claim Lawyers

If you are not happy with a decision made by a compensation scheme or want to seek damages under common law, you will need legal advice.

We can help you with personal injury claims relating to WorkCover, TAC, Asbestos ClaimsComcare, Injuries Caused By Negligence, Public Liability, Including Slip & Fall and Victims Of Crime claims.

WorkCover

WorkCover is a no fault scheme that provides benefits for people suffering injuries or illness caused by their work.

You make an initial claim by filling in a claim form (available from your employer, from us or from a post office) and lodging it with your employer. While we are happy to help you lodge a claim, you generally do not need legal advice at this stage.

The WorkCover scheme requires you to make reasonable attempts to return to work while you are claiming benefits.

If you are unhappy with a decision made by a WorkCover insurer, your case can be referred to conciliation. You don’t need a lawyer to go to conciliation, but you may find it helpful. This is especially so if the decision has a significant effect on you. You may wish to contact us to see if a lawyer can help.

If it becomes clear that your injury is serious and permanent you will need legal advice if:

  • You want to claim a permanent impairment benefit, or
  • You want to seek common law damages when you can show that your employer’s or some other person’s negligence caused your injury.

For more information go to, WorkCover Explained. If you have any questions about your entitlements or the scheme, please contact us.

Remember your first interview is free.

Transport Accident Commission (TAC)

The TAC scheme is a no fault scheme that provides benefits for people injured in transport accidents. A transport accident includes one involving a car, motorbike, bus, tram or train. It also includes collisions between a bicycle and an open car door, and between a bike and car when the cyclist is travelling to or from work.

You make a claim by first reporting the accident to the police. Then complete a claim form available from the TAC on 1300 654 329 and submit it to the TAC.

If you are permanently injured you will receive an impairment benefit. However, you must wait 18 months before you can claim it and the TAC will not necessarily assess you for this benefit. You should seek legal advice if you want to claim an impairment benefit.

If you are unhappy with a decision made by the TAC, you should seek legal advice immediately as you only have 12 months to challenge the decision.

Where you can show that another driver’s or person’s fault or negligence caused you serious injury you may be able to claim damages under common law. You should seek legal advice if you want to claim common law damages. Initially we will negotiate with the TAC on your behalf for an appropriate payment. If that fails we will go to court for you.

Our guide to the Victorian Transport Accident Scheme explains the scheme in much greater detail. If you have any questions about your entitlements or the scheme, please contact us.

Remember your first interview is free.

Asbestos Claims

Arnold Dallas McPherson offers an experienced Accredited Personal Injury Specialist in the area of Asbestos related injuries. Our firm has an impeccable record of assisting clients through the entire process of these types of claims.

You will have the one Lawyer offering you personalised service at your side all the way through to your proper compensation. The first interview is free and without obligation. And with our NO WIN, NO FEE philosophy, you won’t have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.

Comcare

Comcare provides benefits for Commonwealth employees suffering injury or illness caused by their work. People who work for Telstra, Australia Post, Commonwealth government departments and the Australian Defence Force are covered by this scheme.

You make an initial claim by filling in a claim form (available from your employer or Comcare’s web site and lodging it with your employer or direct with Comcare if this is not possible.

While we are happy to help you lodge a claim, you generally do not need legal advice at this stage. However, the law relating to Comcare is complicated. You will need legal advice if:

  • Comcare or your employer rejects your claim for compensation or decides to stop payment of some of or all your Comcare benefits.
  • You have suffered a permanent injury, in which case you may be able to pursue a lump sum compensation claim or to sue for compensation.

If you have any questions about your entitlements or the scheme, please contact us.

Remember your first interview is free.

Injuries Caused By Negligence

Some injuries are covered by compensation schemes such as TAC and WorkCover. Others may be classed as public liability, product liability, medical negligence and so on.

In all cases, you can make a claim where your injury is caused by the fault or negligence of another person. All these claims have special rules surrounding them. It is important you seek expert advice from us as soon as possible.

Remember your first interview is free.

Public Liability, Including Slip & Fall

If you have suffered a slip injury, trip injury, or fall injury, and these injuries happened as a result of someone else, it’s important to realise that you may have a right to claim compensation for what has happened. Public Liability law is the area of law that covers these types of claims, which typically arise in public places such as supermarkets or anywhere on council property. Back injuries, neck injuries and hip injuries are among the most common types of claims, however public liability law covers a variety of different types of injuries.

If you are unsure of your rights, it’s important you seek the right legal help for your situation. Arnold Dallas McPherson’s Accredited Personal Injury Lawyers have a team of public liability lawyers who can inform you of your options and will be with you all the way to your proper compensation.  They can even come to you if you that is more convenient for you. The first interview is free and without obligation. And with our NO WIN NO FEE philosophy, you won’t have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.

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