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Sinnamon Lawyers is a Brisbane personal injury law firm. If you’re thinking of seeking compensation lawyers in Queensland, you can speak with us and we can provide you with access to legal representation. We pride ourselves on being no win no fee personal injury lawyers, ensuring you have access to justice without the financial burden.
No matter what kind of injury you’ve sustained, our QLD & Brisbane personal injury lawyers can assist in managing your claim. To help as many clients as possible, we offer the following range of legal services for compensation claims.
If you have recently been involved in a car accident, speak with our team of motor vehicle accident lawyers. In addition to dealing with your injuries, you may also be left with significant out-of-pocket expenses. Whether you have suffered whiplash, broken bones or another type of injury, you deserve to be compensated for any pain and suffering you have had to endure.
Car accident compensation can also be used to cover a range of financial losses, including medical bills and lost income. If you’re struggling to get back on your feet, taking legal action with the help of our QLD & Brisbane car accident injury lawyers, can help you recover your financial security.
In Queensland, strict time limits apply to car accident claims, and it is imperative that you act quickly to receive the compensation you deserve.
Workplace accidents are common in Australia. Regardless of your profession, no industry is 100% safe. If you’ve been injured on the job, making a workers’ compensation claim with our workcover lawyers in Brisbane & QLD can protect you from financial hardship.
If you have experienced a work injury in Queensland, you should file a workers compensation claim to receive medical and rehabilitation treatment that you require.
Workers compensation laws often vary between states. To ensure you receive relevant legal advice, speak with one of our Brisbane injury lawyers today.
From falls to food poisoning, incidents covered by QLD & Brisbane public liability claims can result in various physical injuries and emotional suffering. These cases can be complex, so it’s essential to seek legal advice to help you understand the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act.
For your public liability claim to be considered legitimate, you will need to prove that the person or organisation you plan to take legal action against failed in their duty of care. As compensation lawyers, Sinnamon Lawyers can help you build a strong public liability case.
If you’ve sustained a serious injury, Total and Permanent Disability compensation can help you regain control of your life. TPD compensation is typically only awarded to people whose capacity to work has been limited for a significant period of time. Navigating these claims can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone; our Queensland injury lawyers are here to support you.
Given these kinds of payments often involve large sums of money, negotiating with insurance companies over TPD compensation is often difficult. To ensure you receive a sufficient amount of claim compensation, Sinnamon Lawyers can be on your side throughout negotiations.
To speak with a personal injury lawyer, get in touch with our Queensland head office today.
If you believe that you have suffered medical malpractice, you will need professional legal advice from our medical lawyers in Brisbane & QLD. Medical negligence includes the harmful acts and oversights committed by a healthcare professional. To help you recover your health and wellbeing, our Queensland compensation lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve for damages incurred.
To qualify for a medical negligence claim you will have to prove that your healthcare professional has not met the acceptable standard of care that you are entitled to. Compensation law is complex, and legal advice is usually required to ensure you receive a fair outcome. As Brisbane personal injury lawyers, we can assist you in this process.
There are strict time limits for making personal injury compensation claims. You must bring a claim for compensation within 3 years of your accident, or within 3 years of discovering your injuries were linked to the accident. That is why it is important to seek advice from a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
In some situations, the time limit will apply from the date you first became aware of your injury or illness. Importantly, dust diseases such as asbestos and silica, are not subject to any time limits for common law damages. This is because symptoms may only become apparent decades after the exposure has occurred.
There are also some exceptions to the three-year time limit. If you are making a compensation claim for a child, or they decide to make a claim for injuries sustained when they were a child, the time limit for their claim is their 21st birthday.
You are able to receive compensation for emotional distress in Queensland. A situation may arise where an individual is suffering from emotional trauma, but there are no apparent physical injuries.
Bullying in the workplace is a common example of this type of injury. This is usually due to a failure of management to act the situation in a reasonable manner.
When making a compensation claim for emotional distress, you will need to prove that a duty of care was owed to you, that the duty was breached, and that breach caused your psychological injury. You will also need to prove that you have suffered loss and damage (i.e. past and future expenses, loss of wags, future economic loss). If you seek medical treatment for your injury, you may be able to establish the existence of your distress and the cost of your injury also. The amount of compensation that you may receive for your emotional distress will depend on the severity of the injury and how long it has lasted for.
The court will look at your actual income before your accident, to what you are currently earning or not earning. Overtime, potential pay increases and when you are likely to retire will also be taken into account.
Past economic loss is a simple method to work out. It is based on the loss of income you have incurred, from the date of your injury.
Future economic loss is more complicated, and the court will take various factors into consideration. In most cases, the calculation is the difference between what the claimant would have likely earned in the future, less what they are now likely to earn in the future with their injury. Please note that this calculation is a general guide, and you should seek legal advice from one of our Brisbane lawyers if you wish to make a personal injury claim.
Evidence of all payslips and tax returns of what you were earning prior to the injury, and of what you are earning since the injury, is needed to prove future loss of earnings. Testimony from the claimant’s employer, doctor and other witnesses may also be useful in proving loss of earnings.
There are strict limitation periods that apply to these claims, so for further information, please complete the online enquiry or give us an obligation free call.
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