Have you sustained injuries in a boating accident? With vast experience in cases involving boating incidents, The Personal Injury Lawyers work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
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We fight for all Australians, no matter their financial situation. If you’re entitled to compensation for your damages but you can’t afford the upfront fees of a lawyer, our no win no fee guarantee allows you to access the legal representation you need. The no win no fee scheme means if you don’t win your compensation case, you don’t pay for the legal fees you incur. With The Personal Injury Lawyers, you have nothing to lose and the compensation you deserve to gain. Learn more about our no win no fee service by contacting us today.
Am I eligible for a boating accident compensation claim?
The circumstances of your accident will affect your entitlement to a claim and the type of claim you are able to make. In most cases in Queensland, if you were not the only party at fault for the accident, you will be eligible to make a claim to compensate at least some of the costs related to your injuries. Both recreational and work-related boating accidents generally fall under public liability. Recreational boat incidents that can cause injuries might include:
- A collision with another vehicle
- A fire aboard the boat
- Flooding of the vessel
An example of a work-related boat incident that may lead to injury could include:
- Injuries caused by a fall
- Injuries caused by exposure to harmful chemicals
- Injuries caused by work equipment.
What are the types of compensation are available for my boating injury?
The victim of injuries caused by a boating accident may be entitled to compensation for damages including:
- Hospital and medical bills
- Rehabilitation and home care bills
- Lost wages from missed work
- Pain and suffering damages.
Do I have a set amount of time to claim for my boating accident injury?
Yes. It’s important to be aware of the strict time limits that apply to making a claim. You should seek professional legal advice as soon as possible following your accident.
How do I make a claim for my boating accident?
If you want to make a claim for injuries sustained in a boating accident, you will be required to prove the accident was the fault of or contributed to by another party. If you are able to show this, you will be able to make a claim against the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurer of the vehicle at fault.
In most cases in Queensland, you will need to report the incident to the police before you lodge your claim. Due to the time limits that apply to making a claim, it is important to discuss your case with a compensation lawyer as soon as possible.
How much does it cost to make a claim for boating accident compensation in QLD?
The costs of making a claim change from case to case depending on the circumstances. Possible costs might include lodging forms and obtaining medical records. If your claim is successful and you get compensation, you will need to pay fees to your legal professional.
You can rest assured that all your compensation isn’t handed straight to your lawyer, though. Find out more about the legislation that is put in place in Queensland to ensure you receive your fair amount of damages.
Will I need to go to court for my boat injury accident claim?
While most claims are settled without needing to attend court, you may be required to go to court during your claim process if the CTP insurance provider of the driver of the vehicle you believe is responsible for the incident is denying liability.
Who will pay my boating accident compensation?
Generally, the CTP insurer of the party or parties at fault will pay out the compensation.
Am I able to represent myself for my boating accident claim?
It is possible to represent yourself in court, but it is not recommended unless you have a legal background. It is best to have an experienced legal professional on your team in order to get the best possible outcome.
Where can I get in contact with a boating accident compensation lawyer in QLD?
You can get in touch with the experienced team at The Personal Injury Lawyers on a free call 1300 782 202. Alternatively, fill out our instant claim assessment form online for a free evaluation. With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Queensland, no matter where you live, our boating accident compensation experts are always ready to help you out.