How Much Compensation Can I Claim For
How Much Money You Will Receive for a Personal Injury Strongly Depends Upon Many Factors…
We often get asked ‘what the compensation amounts for injuries may be’, or often specifics such as ‘what is the whiplash compensation average payout in Australia’. Well, it depends upon many factors, but the compensation payout received is relative to the impact an injury has on you specifically.
There is no one chart or payment fits all injuries, and firms that state that are not giving you the truth. The specific factors that are considered are:
Your own personal circumstances such as your age, your injuries, and your employment
The circumstances in which your accident took place in Queensland
Most importantly, your lawyer's knowledge and experience, and many more aspects
We’ve answered more of your questions below, but you’re welcome to contact us for free at anytime to discuss. It costs nothing to assess your claim and it’s wise to know your legal options so get in touch or read more below.
Frequently Asked Questions On How Much Compensation You May Receive
What Factors Influence Compensation Payments?
Each accident compensation claim payout looks at many factors such as:
- The extent of injury sustained
- The age of the person
- Their occupation
- The health of the injured person at the time of the injury
- The person's pre-injury lifestyle
- The unique instances in your particular accident/injury
There is no single dollar amount for everyone, as your claim is as unique as you are. However that said, in 30 seconds or less we can at least identify if you can claim and we'll give you a free assessment. We'll lay out all your options and you can take it from there. No hassle or pressure, but at least you'll know if you have a claim and what it may be worth.
What Personal Injury Compensation Payments Are Being Made In Queensland?
To give you an idea of what personal injury compensation payments are being made in Queensland, we can provide you with;
- statistical data gathered by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission*
- We also have data from the Workers' Compensation Regulator (formerly QComp*)
- You can also see real case studies of what other people actually were awarded for their Compensation Claims to help give you a better idea
- Talk to us, chat or email and we'll be glad to share what we can if it helps you
- Or work out your own compensation in our compensation calculator
*(The Motor Accident Insurance Commission and the Workers' Compensation Regulator are the regulatory bodies overseeing motor accident and work injury claims in Queensland in recent years.)
What Are The Average Compensation Payments For Motor Accident Claims in QLD?
The 'average' refers to the mean average, which is worked out by adding all of the payment amounts together, then dividing the amount by the number of settlements.
Each car accident compensation claim, like all of us, is unique. As an example, let's look at the 7,623 motor vehicle accident claims in Queensland that were finalised in the 2017 financial year:
- The average compensation payment for minor injuries was $65,957
- The average compensation payment for moderate injuries was $151,771
- The average compensation payment for serious injuries was $352,396
- The average compensation payment for severe injuries was $747,188
- The average compensation payment for critical injuries was $1,952,602
You can find many more real Gold Coast & Brisbane compensation claim payout examples in our case studies. In relation to the duration of car injury compensation claims, in the 2015 financial year, the average claim duration was around 18 months.
Does My Age Play A Part In How Much Compensation I May Receive?
Whether a motor vehicle accident claim or a compensation for an injury at work claim, in most cases, yes, a younger person is likely to receive greater compensation than an older person for the same injury.
This is because the younger person has longer to endure the injury and it will impact upon their lifestyle and employment for a longer period of time, hence the greater compensation payouts for their injuries.
Talk to us about the details of your accident and your injury, and we'll be happy to be more specific about the personal injury compensation payout you may be entitled to. It's totally free and there’s no obligation.
Is Every Injury Compensation Claim Unique?
Yes indeed, every accident compensation claim is different, because injuries affect everyone in different ways. This is the case across all injury claims, from compensation payouts for car accidents to compensation for injury at work claims.
A professional pianist, for instance, is likely to suffer a greater loss of income from losing his/her little finger than say, an accountant, because a professional pianist likely cannot continue in his or her occupation without their little finger.
The professional pianist would therefore likely receive a greater compensation payout.
Does It Matter What Lawyer I Use?
Wouldn't you want the best surgeon if you were unwell? The personal injury lawyer who’ll help you get the compensation payout for your injuries is just as important. Getting the most experienced and specialised Lawyer can help you get the right amount of compensation you will need.
We will do the paperwork that you will likely be daunted by, take all the right steps to maximise your claim, and work hard to get you what you need for your injuries and any future care.
Take a look at our reviews, we've been in the business a long time, and not all Lawyers are the same. Choose wisely.
Do I even have a claim, how can I check quickly?
Do You Have Any More Useful Links About Injuries And Compensation Claims?
- Car Accident Lawyers
- Workplace Accident Compensation Claims
- Whiplash - What Treatment Is Best?
- What Is A No Win No Fee Guarantee?
- How Much Did Other People Get For Injuries?
- How Is Past & Future Economic Loss Compensation Calculated?
- 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?
More Tools To Help You Assess How Much Compensation You May Get
How much compensation Will I get for my Personal injury Claim?
✔ Our Compensation Calculator gives a basic indication how much compensation you may be due
How Much Compensation Did Other People Get Awarded For Their Injuries?
✔ See similar injuries to your own to compare and contrast real life helpful Compensation Claim example case studies.
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✔ You've nothing to lose with our no win no fee guarantee, if we don't win your personal injury claim, you don't pay our fees and our guarantee quickly pays for all outlays and associated claim expenses.
✔ There is only a small window in which you can make compensation claims in Queensland
✔ Even if you may have contributed to your injury, you may still have a claim well-worth pursuing
✔ There is no cost or obligation to assess your claim