Personal Injury

10 Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Queensland

A car accident should always be taken seriously, no matter the severity. The compensation claim process can be complex, and strict time limits apply to making claims. If you have been involved in an accident and wish to discuss your options urgently, contact ROCHE Legal today. In the meantime, here are the 10 steps to take after a car accident.

Step 1: Get to Safety

Getting off the road is important, not only for you and the other passengers, but for the general ...

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Receiving Workcover Benefits? Don’t let them close your claim without getting a ‘Notice of Assessment’ first

For some people, receiving a weekly payment from Workcover following an workplace injury is enough to tide them over until they have fully recovered and returned to work. In this case, Workcover will stop paying a weekly benefit and close the claim – balance is restored – everybody is happy.

But what if despite returning to work, you haven’t “fully” recovered?

Or what if you had to find a new job that is different and less physical than your old one?

If either ...

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Attending an Independent Medical Examination (IME)

So you have been injured and decided to make a claim for personal injuries. It is important to realise that at some point you will be required to undertake what is known as an IME or ‘Independent Medical Examination’ by the insurers of the responsible party.

5 Tips for victims attending an Independent Medical Examination (IME)

1. Be Honest. Do not exaggerate your condition. If something doesn’t hurt, don’t claim that it does. You can rest assured ...

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