Queensland Law Society

Accidents and compensation

Injuries can significantly interfere with your ability to live your life to the fullest, but a lawyer can help you get your life back on track.


What kind of lawyer?

For most legal issues that arise when you are injured, you will need a lawyer who works in personal injuries law—a personal injuries lawyer.

Top tip: If you have a complex matter, you may need a personal injuries accredited specialist. Just look for the symbol next to their name.

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When you should get personal injuries law advice

Injuries can take up to a year to stabilise. This means that if you wait until you know the true damage, it may be too late to put the legal framework into place to seek compensation.

If an injury has sent you to the doctor, it should probably also send you to your lawyer.

Here are some of the obvious—and not so obvious—times to seek personal injuries legal advice.

Motor vehicle accidents

Accidents happen.

If you get into any kind of motor vehicle accident as a pedestrian or motorist, speak to your personal injuries lawyer immediately. Your lawyer will ensure you know your rights and entitlements, and will help you get on the road to recovery.

Injuries at work

Workplace health and safety should be every employer’s priority—whether that workplace is in an office, on the road, on a worksite, in a factory, or a fledgling business in someone’s garage.

If you experience an injury at work or on your way to or from work, speak to a personal injuries lawyer about getting back to being you and back to work.

Injuries in a public place

Maybe there’s an uneven crack on the footpath, a freshly washed floor with no warning sign, or a pile of boxes where a pile of boxes really shouldn’t be.

It’s easy to injure yourself when simply going about your day, but that doesn’t mean you should be left holding the medical bills. Speak to a personal injuries lawyer today to see if you can be compensated.

Mental injury

Did you know that mental harm is another type of personal injury?

In particular, the aftermath of sexual, mental or physical abuse on a victim can be profound and life-altering. And the effects can leave the victim as incapacitated as any physical injury.

Personal injuries lawyers have been working tirelessly across the state to assist victims of institutional abuse in class actions and individual claims. If you or someone you know is a victim, speak to a personal injuries lawyer today and discover how compensation can help you heal.


How to get started

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