Burn Injury compensation claims
If you’ve suffered a burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation. As serious burns tend to heal slowly, your capacity to work could be limited for a significant period of time. In addition to paying for medical treatment, taking legal action can help sustain your standard of living while you recover. To get the compensation you deserve, The Personal Injury Lawyers can work with you throughout the claims process.
No win no fee Burn Injury compensation lawyers
The Personal Injury Lawyers are proud to provide expert legal assistance at fair and affordable prices. If you don’t have the financial resources to hire a lawyer, we offer a offer a No Win No Fee service. Under this arrangement, you won’t be charged any legal fees if your claim isn’t awarded compensation. Essentially, it means you have nothing to lose by claiming damages. Learn more about how our No Win No Fee service works.
Am I eligible for a Burn Injury compensation claim?
Your entitlement to compensation will depend on how you sustained the burn injuries. If they were caused by the actions of a third party, either through carelessness or negligence, you may be able to make a claim. The Personal Injury Lawyers can undertake an assessment of your case to determine your eligibility.
What are the types of compensation available for a Burn related Injury?
In order to determine the types of compensation you qualify for, The Personal Injury Lawyers will consider how your burn injury has impacted your life. Depending on your circumstances, you may be compensated for the following:
- Medical expenses
- The cost of ongoing care
- Lost income
- Lost superannuation benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
Is there a time limit for lodging my Burn Injury compensation claim?
Yes. Strict time limits apply to all personal injury claims. Missing a deadline can complicate matters, so it’s vital to begin the claims process as quickly as possible.
How do I make a compensation claim for my Burn Injury?
After receiving medical treatment and making an official record of your injuries, the easiest way to begin the claims process is to speak with a lawyer. Even if you aren’t sure whether you want to seek compensation, it costs nothing to have us review your case. We can arrange for you to attend a free consultation with one of our expert personal injury lawyers to help you identify the best course of legal action.
How much does it cost to make a claim for Burn Injury compensation in Queensland?
The cost of making a compensation claim varies from case to case. It’s impossible to provide an accurate estimation of the expenses involved until we’ve assessed your situation. However, regardless of your circumstances, you can rely on The Personal Injury Lawyers to recommend the most cost-effective form of legal action.
Will I need to go to court for my Burn Injury compensation claim?
There’s a chance you’ll need to go to court when making a burn injury compensation claim. If you can’t reach a settlement through litigation, your lawyer may be able to attend court on your behalf. However, your attendance could be critical to the outcome of your claim. In this scenario, your lawyer can support you throughout the legal proceedings.
Who will pay my Burn Injury compensation?
This is usually decided by how your injuries were sustained. For example, if you were burned at work due to a lack of safe equipment, your employer’s insurer will pay for any damages (this is known as worker’s compensation or WorkCover). Similarly, if you were injured in a road accident, the CTP insurer of whoever caused the crash will usually cover the damages. In most cases, whoever is deemed to have caused your injuries will be liable for compensation.
Do I need to seek legal advice to make a Burn Injury compensation claim?
You should always seek legal advice when making a compensation claim. If you’re tempted to represent yourself, keep in mind there are several advantages to engaging with a lawyer. These include:
- Minimal stress – Having a lawyer on hand to interpret complex legislation can make the claims process much less stressful.
- Faster resolutions – Rather than allowing your case to languish in the legal system, a lawyer can ensure your claim is resolved in a timely manner.
- Negotiation skills – Reaching a fair settlement is a vital part of the legal process. If you’re not sure what constitutes a fair offer, seeking legal advice is essential.
Other common questions about Burn Injury compensation claims
Q. How can I prove that my burn injury was caused or contributed to by another party?
A. You’ll need to provide evidence to confirm the other party was at fault, such as medical records and police statements. The strength of your evidence can influence your claim’s outcome.
Q. How long will my burn injury claim take to settle?
A. The duration of your claim will depend on its complexity. Your matter may be resolved sooner if you settle, but no matter what you choose to do, The Personal Injury Lawyers will strive to provide you with access to compensation quickly.
Q. How much will I get for my burn injury compensation?
A. This depends on the extent of your burn injuries and their impact on your quality of life. Each case is different, and compensation amounts vary from case to case.
Q. Will the legal cost come out of my compensation?
A. Yes, your legal bill will be deducted from any compensation you receive. However, in accordance with Queensland law, you will be awarded the majority of the damages. If your fees exceed the amount we’re legally allowed to charge, we’ll lower them so that they comply with the statutory amount.
Q. What happens if I lose my claim?
A. As part of our No Win No Fee service, you won’t be required to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. In some cases, you may be responsible for covering the other party’s legal fees. We can make sure you are properly informed of this risk before making a claim.
Where can I get in touch with a Burn Injury compensation lawyer in QLD?
Right here. The Personal Injury Lawyers can discuss your burn injury compensation claim and we've helped clients for over 34 years, so you are in good hands. To speak with one of our Lawyers, you can contact us in person at our Brisbane or Gold coast offices, online or over the phone for free on 1800 958 498. Or feel free to chat online with us, email, or let us assess your claim, just press the button below. There is no cost, and no obligation.