If you are thinking of making an injury claim in Melbourne, you probably have many questions that you’d like to ask about the process. We have compiled a list of the most important aspects of claiming compensation, and provided some guidance and advice below to help you make the right decision about claiming.
Are you eligible to claim compensation for your injury?
There are three main criteria that need to be taken into consideration before starting a claim:
- The accident must have happened during the last three years
- You must not have been at fault for causing it
- Your injuries need to have been assessed and treated around the time of the incident
How long will your injury claim in Melbourne take to complete?
It is very difficult to say with any certainty how long a claim will take, as each one has its own complexities. What we can tell you, however, is that our team of solicitors all work proactively and efficiently to obtain the best award possible in the shortest time, and will keep you updated on progress throughout.
How much does it cost to claim with Accident Advice Helpline?
We use the no win, no fee* funding method for all our claims. This helps to minimise your financial risks, and lets you start a case without having to pay any upfront monies to your solicitor.
How much compensation you could receive
Accident Advice Helpline can offer you an estimate of the potential compensation, based on other similar cases that we have previously processed. This helps many people to make a decision about claiming, whether or not they go ahead. Although only an estimate, it offers an insight into whether it is worthwhile going to the effort of taking legal action.
The types of claim that we deal with
We regularly process claims for road traffic accidents, including those that take place on public transport. Incidents at work are also common with some resulting in life-changing injury, particularly those in the construction industry. Our solicitors also negotiate compensation following slips, trips or falls in a public place, such as a supermarket or cinema.
How to start a claim
You can start an injury claim in Melbourne simply by phoning our helpline advisors. If you are certain that this is what you want to do, we’ll confirm your eligibility before putting you in touch with one of our specialist legal team
For those unsure about claiming and who want to find out more information, our advisors will guide you through the process and provide you with your estimate. Call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to take the first step, and let our professional advice team give you all the information you need.
Date Published: 23rd August 2013
Author: David Brown