Posts Tagged 'injury'

At-fault driver say “sorry”? They still cannot be sued

In Queensland, the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 (Qld) (‘the Act’) determines the process of how a CTP claim must be made by an injured person, and how the at-fault driver and their CTP insurer must respond to the claim. An at-fault driver (or rider) is insured by a CTP insurer so long as the vehicle that caused the accident and injury was validly registered at the time of the accident.

Whenever legal action is brought in a court for damages ...

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How To Win A TPD Claim

If you’ve found this article, chances are you already know that many superannuation funds contain an insurance policy for total and permanent disability (TPD). These policies, often worth $100,000’s, can be claimed on if you experience a personal injury or disability which prevents you from being able to return to work. Understanding the TPD claim process and requirements is fundamental to winning your TPD Claim.

When it comes to TPD insurance, each superannuation fund’s insurer has their own policy requirements – ...

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Common Law Pay Outs – Actual Results, Queensland

If you have been injured at work and made a workers compensation claim, you will eventually learn that your weekly benefits are not going to be paid forever. Eventually, the workers compensation insurer (usually Workcover Queensland) will close out your claim by sending you to an independent medical examination (or for psychiatric injuries – to the Medical Assessment Tribunal) for the purpose of a permanent impairment assessment. After the examination, you will be issued a notice of assessment. ...

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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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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 safety ...

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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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