- August 18, 2021
If you or someone you care about has suffered an injury due to negligence by another party, you may be entitled to compensation.
Personal injury claims we assist with
- Motor vehicle and road accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Medical negligence
- Public Liability claims
- Product liability claims
How is negligence established?
To put it simply, negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care and skill. For negligence to become a legal matter, the negligent conduct must cause harm to a person to whom the negligent party owed a duty of care.
Under the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic), the following must be proven to establish negligence:
- Duty of care
The negligent party must owe you a duty of care
- Breach of Duty of care
That duty of care was breached by the negligent party
The breach of that duty of care must have caused the harm you suffered.
What Compensation are you entitled to in a Personal Injury claim?
The compensation you are entitled to is determined on a case-by-case basis.
However, you are generally entitled to:
- Any past and future medical expenses
- Past and future loss of income
- Pain and suffering/ loss of enjoyment of life
- Any care provided to you by others due to your injury
- Modifications that were made to your home due to the injury such as wheel-chair ramps
No Win No Fee Guarantee
We believe anyone with a claim deserves access to legal representation, no matter their financial situation. Our No Win No Fee Guarantee is available for all personal injury claims.
Time Limits for Personal Injury Claims
The Limitation of Actions Act 1958 (Vic) requires that a personal injury claim must be brought:
- Within 3 years of the discovery of the injury; or
- Within 12 years from the date of the act (or omission) which caused the injury, whichever expires first.