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Queensland road injury compensation experts
No risk - you will never be left out of pocket
Free and no-obligation initial advice from our senior road injury compensation lawyers
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We can come to you to explain the whole process - or via phone and online.
Request a free call-back from one of our senior lawyers to discuss your rights to road injury compensation
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Our road injury compensation offer to you
100% Risk-Free Promise
Most 'no win, no fee' offers come with the risk of paying the other sides legal costs if you lose in court. Our '‘No Win. No Risk. No Catch’ promise means no upfront costs or risks of being left out of pocket.
Free Expert Advice
Free initial advice direct from a senior lawyer with expertise in road injury compensation, Available 7 days a week including evenings. Call on 1800 266 801, start a live chat or request a call back to get started.
We offer no obligation home visits to explain the claims process or we can do everything via phone/online to answer all your questions.
Our compensation services are available Queensland wide.
No need to go anywhere
UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS
The steps to road injury compensation
Understand your legal rights. Get free advice for your road injury during your initial chat with our compensation experts.
Get free expert advice
In a no-obligation home visit, we come to you to answer any questions. You can also choose to meet at our offices or do everything over the phone and email.
No-obligation home visit (or office/phone)
You’ll speak with the compensation lawyer taking on your case who will gather more detailed information and get started on building your claim.
Meet your team
We will build your case and seek to negotiate a tax-free lump sum settlement from the at-fault parties insurer as compensation for your road injury.
Settle your case
In the unlikely event that your case is not successful, we’ll cover the costs – so you won’t pay anything to us or anyone else.
Check your rights to road injury compensation
GET IN TOUCH
Know where you stand and get expert advice specific to your situation. As strict time limits apply it is recommended to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our team is available 7 days a week to give you free initial advice and options on your next steps.
Common questions regarding road injury compensation
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, strict time limits apply. Typically the limit is three years from the date of injury. However, some exceptions apply which may shorten the time limit. Securing reliable evidence to build a successful case can also be harder when it’s been a long time since the date of incident.
Are there time limits?
The injury compensation will be paid for by the insurer of the negligent party. For work injuries then this will be WorkCover Queensland or the compulsory workers compensation insurer for your employer. Road accidents are covered by the CTP insurance of the at-fault driver. Public place accidents are covered by public liability insurance of the at-fault party/venue.
Who pays for road injury compensation?
There is no fixed figure for road injury compensation. It will depend on many factors, the largest of which will be the loss of past and future income. For example, the claim of a young worker whose whole career will be impacted is likely to have a larger claim than someone who is about to retire (assuming the injury is similar). The claim can also include compensation for factors such as pain & suffering, medical costs and lost superannuation. Settlements are tax-free lump sum payments.
What can I claim for?
No. There is no risk of being left out of pocket in the unlikely event your claim is not successful. Most ‘no win, no fee’ law firms include a clause in their terms and conditions to state you may have to pay the other side's costs if you lose your case in court. However, our ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’ promise means all claims with Smith’s are 100% risk-free.
Are there any risks?
There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay us (or anyone else) a cent unless we are successful. We don’t charge a fixed percentage, we only charge for the actual work we do to win your claim. There are limits in Queensland to ensure fees can never exceed 50% of the compensation amount. Typically our fees equate to a much lower percentage.
How much does it cost?
Get advice now on your road injury compensation rights
Know where you stand and get expert advice specific to your situation.
As strict time limits apply it is recommended to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our team is available 7 days a week to give you free initial advice and options on your next steps.