What is the average payout for a personal injury claim in Queensland?

Payouts for personal injury claims are generally kept confidential and are usually only public knowledge if a judge determines the appropriate amount. In Queensland, the largest personal injury claim is considered to be around $20 million dollars for heartbreaking and serious brain injury where the claimant required constant care and assistance for the remainder of his life.

So personal injury claim payouts (or judgement awards, if the matter goes to trial) in Queensland can range anywhere from $0 – $20 million. ...

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Our Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Unfortunately, around 25,000 Queenslanders get seriously injured at work each year. When you’re injured at work (or on the way to or from work), you are thrust into a different world beyond your control. To recover and return to a normal life, you have few options other than to rely on the advice from your doctor and be patient and persistent with your rehabilitation. During your recovery, you will probably receive different and conflicting information from your doctor, workplace insurer, ...

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Reducing Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs After Work Accidents

The difficulty of getting back on your feet after an injury is something that many people are unfortunately familiar with.

While we can’t do anything about accidents that happen or injuries incurred during them, there is something you can do once they have happened to minimise the impact on your life: get medical treatment as soon as possible.

However, the cost of medical treatment is naturally going to be a concern especially after you ...

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A 4-Step Guide on What to Do After a Slip and Fall

Everyone knows that an accident can happen at any time. Some of these accidents may be minor, but other times they can cause a life changing injury. How often do you stop to think about how you would cope if it happened to you?

The more you hear about the dangers of accidents and injuries, the more cautious you feel. Yet no matter how careful we are in public places where safety should be guaranteed, there is ...

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Knowing Your Rights as a Beneficiary in a Will or an Estate

Have you been named as a beneficiary in someone’s will? Or were you expecting to be named in the will but found out that you were intentionally (or accidentally) left out? Either way, do you know what your rights and entitlements are? They might actually be different to what the will sets out – if you’re even able to get a copy.

When information is withheld from you, you’re more likely to be mistrustful, especially if you’ve ...

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Lawyers, Solicitors, Barristers… What’s the difference?

Having trouble finding the right legal representative to help you in Queensland? You’re not alone. Do you need a lawyer, a barrister, a solicitor? What’s the difference? All this legal terminology can be confusing and even understanding the different types of legal roles can be tough.

There are many differences between the different types of legal roles, and here we explain to help you understand how and why various particular types of legal professionals may be involved in your personal injury ...

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Common Questions about Will Disputes and Estate Litigation: Part 2

It’s never easy to think about a loved one passing away. But when they do, and their estate matters need dealing with, it can be even more difficult. Children and other loved ones sometimes end up embroiled in a lawsuit, with respective agendas over the terms of the will. Unfortunately, contentions over money and inheritance can be fierce and difficult to navigate, thereby necessitating the need for expert legal representation.

The legal process can be confusing for ...

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Personal Injury Claim Forms (QLD) – Download

In Queensland, depending on the type of personal injury claim you are making, you are required to commence the matter by using the prescribed claim form (usually called a claim notice). 

Warning: You should never attempt to complete an initial claim notice yourself. We strongly recommend that you engage a solicitor to ensure that the claim notice is completed correctly, and in a way that will help set up your claim to achieve the maximum possible compensation entitlement. Each claim form ...

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Can I change lawyers for my compensation claim?

The main reasons clients might seek to change lawyers for their personal injury claim are:

  • the client is unhappy with the communication from their current lawyer and doesn’t know the current status of their matter
  • the client is unhappy with the fees charged / accruing by the current lawyer
  • the client becomes aware of a more suitable or affordable lawyer
  • the client feels like their solicitor is not progressing the matter in a timely manner

If your lawyer becomes aware that you are unhappy ...

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Common Questions about Will Disputes and Estate Litigation: Part 1

Will disputes and estate litigation are often complex matters that require clear and professional understanding. Will disputes can happen due to various reasons. There are some matters that you may need to consider when planning to contest a will. 

Listed below are the common questions about estate litigation and will disputes:

What should I do if I feel I am unfairly left out of a will?

It’s always an emotional and challenging decision to contest the ...

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