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Suffered a Spinal injury? Everything you need to know about claiming compensation

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Compensation Claims for Spinal Injuries

If you’ve injured your spine in an accident, you may be able to claim compensation. Common symptoms of spinal damage include chronic pain and paralysis, requiring long rehabilitation periods and ongoing care. Receiving damages can help relieve the financial pressure associated with these side effects. The Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive experience in spinal injury cases, so you can trust us to help you secure a fair amount of damages.

No win no fee Spinal Injury compensation lawyers

Everyone has the right to access legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. The Personal Injury Lawyers know that paying for a lawyer upfront can be difficult, especially if you can’t work due to your injury. To help you access legal representation, we offer a No Win No Fee service. Covering all expenses and outlays, this service works by eliminating out-of-pocket expenses, thereby minimising the risks associated with taking legal action. If your claim isn’t successful, you won’t need to pay us any fees at all. 

Am I eligible for a Spinal Injury compensation claim? 

Your eligibility to claim damages will depend on how you injured your spine. Even if you were partly responsible for the injury, you may still be eligible for compensation. As every case is unique, your entitlement to claim will be assessed on an individual basis. Some of the circumstances in which claimants typically qualify for compensation include car accidents, workplace accidents and cases involving negligence. If you’re unsure whether you meet the requirements, The Personal Injury Lawyers can review your case and clarify your eligibility. 

What are the types of compensation available for my Spinal Injury? 

Making a personal injury claim can help you regain control of your life. Given the complexity and long-term ramifications associated with spinal injuries, these cases often involve several different types of damages, such as: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and ongoing care costs
  • Loss of income and superannuation
  • Pain and suffering. 

By looking at how your injury has altered your standard of living, we can determine which type of compensation is relevant to your case.  

Is there a time limit for lodging my Spinal Injury compensation claim?

Yes. Strict time limits apply to all personal injury claims. In most cases, legal action must commence within a few months of the injury occurring. However, timeframes can vary depending on your situation. To avoid missing any deadlines, seek legal advice at the first opportunity. 

How do I make a compensation claim for my injury? 

To begin the claims process, make an official record of your spinal injuries by visiting a medical practitioner. Spinal injury compensation claims can involve complex legal procedures. To ensure you meet all the requirements, always have your case reviewed by a lawyer before taking any kind of legal action. When you attend a free consultation with The Personal Injury Lawyers, we can tell you exactly how to lodge your claim and inform you of your legal rights. 

How much does it cost to make a Spinal Injury compensation claim in QLD?

egal costs differ depending on the circumstances of your case. Fees are typically charged at a fixed rate, with the amount of work your claim requires influencing its total cost. If you’re worried that your legal fees may cancel out any compensation you’re awarded, there are laws in place to prevent this from happening. In Queensland, No Win No Fee arrangements are designed to benefit the client. No matter how much your case costs to run, by law, you must receive the majority of damages. 

Will I need to go to court for my Spinal Injury compensation claim? 

There’s a chance you’ll need to go to court if doing so is deemed vital to your case’s outcome. In court proceedings where your attendance isn’t required, your lawyer may attend on your behalf. Our clients often avoid the court system entirely by reaching a settlement through litigation. 

Who will pay my personal injury compensation claim?

If you claim is successful, the insurer of the individual or business responsible for your injury will pay for your compensation. 

Do I need to seek legal advice to make a Spinal Injury compensation claim?

Seeking legal advice isn’t mandatory, though it’s highly recommended. Before you think of representing yourself in court, keep in mind that working with a lawyer offers the following benefits: 

  • Legal expertise – Trying to make sense of the legal system can be tricky. Lawyers deal with complex legislation on a daily basis, giving them the requisite knowledge to handle your case effectively.
  • Helpful resources – Personal injury lawyers can help you access resources associated with spinal injury claims, giving your case an advantage.
  • Improved odds – Representing yourself might seem like the cheaper option, but to give your claim the best possible chance of success, working with a lawyer is essential. 
    Other common questions about spinal injury compensation claims

Other common questions about Spinal Injury compensation claims

Q. How can I prove that my Spinal Injury was caused or contributed to by another party?
A. You’ll need to provide evidence of the other party’s liability. To build a strong case, this evidence should include items like photographs, medical records, police reports and eyewitness statements.

Q. How long will my spinal injury claim take to settle?
A. This can depend on the complexity of your spinal injury and the willingness of the other party to accept responsibility. The majority of personal injury cases take at least a few months to settle.

Q. How much will I get for my spinal injury compensation claim? 
A. Compensation amounts are influenced by several factors, including the total cost of out-of-pocket expenses and any pain and suffering you’ve had to endure as a direct result of your injury. After considering these factors, The Personal Injury Lawyers can help you identify an appropriate figure. 

Q. Will the legal cost come out of my compensation? 
A. Yes, but under Queensland law, the legal cost can never exceed the majority of your compensation. This means that if your case is successful, you’ll receive most of the damages, with a smaller percentage being used to cover the cost of legal fees. 

Q. What happens if you lose my claim?
A. You may have to pay for some of the other party’s legal fees if you lose your claim, though you won’t have to pay for any of your own legal fees. 

Where can I get in touch with a Spinal Injury compensation lawyer in QLD?

The Personal Injury Lawyers will happily discuss your Spinal 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.