Boat Accident, Jet Ski & Marine Injury Compensation Lawyers Servicing Brisbane, The Gold Coast & All Of QLD
Had a boating accident, or suffered a boat injury? Perhaps you've been injured on a jet ski, whilst sailing, or on a speedboat and are seeking marine insurance. We have over 34 years experience in cases involving boating injuries, and as The Personal Injury Lawyers in Queensland, we work hard to get you the compensation you want.
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We fight for all persons injured in Queensland, no matter their financial situation. If you’re entitled to compensation 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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Boat/Jet Ski & Marine Injury Compensation Claims
Does no win no fee mean if you don’t win my case, I don’t pay for the legal fees?
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Rest assured it’s a genuine service we provide, and with The Personal Injury Lawyers, you can confidently pursue a legal claim without being left out of pocket.
By pursuing damages via our No Win No Fee service, you can feel confident about your expenses, and you're backed by the 50/50 rule.
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Am I Eligible For A Boating Accident Compensation Claim?
The specific circumstances of your boating accident will affect your entitlement to claim, and also the type of boating accident claim you are able to make.
In most cases in Queensland, if you were not the party at fault for the boating accident, you will be eligible to make a claim to compensate at least some of the costs related to your injuries.
Recreational boating accidents generally fall under public liability, whilst work-related boating accidents can often fall under both workers' compensation and 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 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 boating accident 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 insurer of the boat or vessel at fault.
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 Queensland?
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.
How Much Compensation Did Other People Get Awarded For Their Injuries?
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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 insurer of the driver of the boat you believe is responsible for the incident is denying liability.
How Much Are The Legal Fees In A Compensation Claim For Boating Accidents In Queensland?
This is not an easy question to answer as we need to know more information about your injury, your employment etc. If your boating accident claim is successful and you get compensation, then you do of course need to pay fees for the legal work undertaken.
That being said, you can be rest assured that all your compensation isn’t handed straight to your lawyer, as legislation is in place to ensure you get the maximum from your claim.
Find out more about the legislation that ensures you receive your fair amount of damages.
Who Will Pay My Boating Accident Compensation?
Generally, the insurer of the party or parties at fault will pay out the compensation from your boating accident claim.
Am I Able To Represent Myself For My Boating Accident Claim?
It is possible to represent yourself in court, but it is not recommended, even if 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 Queensland?
You can get in touch with the experienced team at The Personal Injury Lawyers on a free call, chat or email.
Alternatively, fill out our instant claim assessment form online for a free evaluation.
With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and servicing all of Queensland, no matter where you live, our boating accident compensation experts are always ready to help you out.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much compensation will I receive for my injuries?
- How is past and future economic loss compensation calculated?
- What injury compensation or damages am I entitled to claim for?
- If I go back to work after my injury will this hurt my claim?
- When does my workers' compensation claim come to an end and what happens then?
- How can I find out quickly if I can make a compensation claim?
- What are emotional distress damages in personal injury cases?
- Are there time limits for bringing a claim for injury compensation in Queensland?
- How will my common law claim run and how long will it take?
- Is my compensation or damages payment taxable?
- What care and assistance can be claimed for in a personal injury claim in Queensland?
- Did you know that if you engage a domestic worker in your home, you could be liable to pay compensation if they are injured?
- What if I don't receive a 6% DPI in my Notice of Assessment but I want to sue my employer for my work injuries?
- What's the difference between workers' compensation claim & a common law claim for damages?
- What is a common law claim for damages for work injury in Queensland?
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