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Injured in a motor vehicle accident? Start here.

If you’ve been injured motor vehicle accident in NSW and had any time off work or treatment expenses, it’s likely you can claim compensation. If you’re not sure, you can call 13 15 15 and speak with one of our motor vehicle accident lawyers. It’s a free service

Yes, we can help. Many of our clients come to us because they’ve had a claim rejected, or they disagree with a CTP insurer’s decision on their claim. Our motor vehicle accident lawyers may be able to raise a dispute with the insurer on your behalf, and we win over 99% of our cases.

We don’t just process claims. We’ll match you with a specialist motor vehicle lawyer, build a personal relationship with you and your family, and look beyond your obvious injuries to claim absolutely everything you’re entitled to, including any lump sums you may not have been told about. This makes a big difference to the amount of compensation you receive.

Yes, you can call us and get free advice over the phone. And if you need help with a dispute, in many cases we can recover our fees from the CTP insurer so there’s nothing for you to pay.


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Car accidents.

Compensation is available to drivers and passengers injured in car accidents, and for more serious injuries you might be eligible to make multiple claims.

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Pedestrian accidents.

Pedestrians injured in motor vehicle accidents are entitled to claim against the CTP policy for the vehicle involved in the accident, even if the pedestrian was at fault.

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Motorcycle accidents.

Motorcycle riders and pillion passengers are entitled to claim motor accident compensation for injuries suffered in road accidents.

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Truck accidents.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you might be entitled to compensation under the NSW CTP scheme. And if you were working when the accident occurred you might also be entitled to workers compensation.

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Public transport accidents.

If you’ve been injured as a passenger on a train, bus or ferry, you might be entitled to claim compensation.

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Cycling accidents.

Cyclists are entitled to claim compensation under the at-fault vehicle’s CTP policy for injuries suffered in accidents with motor vehicles. Talk to our vehicle accident lawyers to find out how much you can claim.

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What motor vehicle accident compensation can I claim?

If you weren’t at fault, your benefits could extend to 24 months and beyond, and you might be entitled to significant lump sums.

Category Entitlements
1. Threshold injuries
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses for up to 12 months.*
2. Above threshold injuries
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses that can extend beyond 24 months if there is a claim for damages.
  • A lump sum for past and future lost income.
3. Above threshold over 10% permanent impairment
  • An additional lump sum for pain and suffering.

It’s vital that your injuries and their impact on your life are thoroughly assessed, and that’s where our motor vehicle accident lawyers can make a big difference to your claim. Call 13 15 15 for free advice on how to make sure you get your full entitlements.

*Note: if you were at fault and your accident happened prior to 1 April 2023, your income support, medical, and home care expenses will be limited to six months.


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We’ll explain how we can claim all your motor vehicle accident compensation and give you our ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.


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You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your motor vehicle accident lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. Your team will work hard for you, check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case. You’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

Tanja Maksimovic is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. Her practice areas are Personal Injury and Motor Accident Injury law.

Tanja Maksimovic

Practice Group Leader

My professional approach is to establish open and honest communication with every client in order to build trust. I want every client to have confidence in me that I’ll do whatever it takes to ensure they receive maximum compensation.

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Lydia Wheatley is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. Her practice area is Motor Accident Injury and Personal Injury.

Lydia Wheatley

Practice Group Leader

The best thing about being a personal injury solicitor is also the thing that drives and motivates me to be the best I can be and that’s the opportunity and ability to positively change the life of someone in need.

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Minaa Mohmand is a Senior Associate at Law Partners. Her speciality practice area is motor accident injury.

Minaa Mohmand

General Counsel

A great personal injury Solicitor will exhaust every avenue possible to maximise a client’s compensation entitlements. This is the Solicitor I strive to be for every one of my clients.

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Roger Firth is a General Counsel at Law Partners. His practice areas are Medical Negligence, Motor Accident, Public Liability and Workers Compensation.

Roger Firth

General Counsel

Injured Australians seeking compensation deserve a thorough solicitor. And a thorough solicitor is someone who never cuts corners and will properly map out the road to collecting the right evidence to give their client the best chance of achieving an ultimate outcome.

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Gillian Potts is a special counsel at Law Partners. She specialises in medical negligence, motor accident injury, public liability and workers compensation.

Gillian Potts

Special Counsel

Being a calm-natured and patient person, I find that the best way to help my clients with their claims is to first focus on listening to them and understanding their needs, and then set about fulfilling those needs and exceeding their expectations.

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Bill Cortese is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. He specialises in motor accident injury, public liability and TPD.

Bill Cortese

Managing Solicitor

As Managing Solicitor, I pride myself on being an expert communicator and a resourceful negotiator. These are the attributes necessary to turn a good outcome into an optimal outcome.

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Sarah Starnovsky is a Solictor at Law Partners. Her practice area is motor accident injury.

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Associate

I always look to establish a strong rapport with the client from the opening meeting to ensure they feel comfortable expressing any concerns or questions going forward. It’s so important that my clients know from the outset that there’s no such thing as a silly question.

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Frequently asked questions.

You can lodge your own claim without using a lawyer. However, it’s important to understand that if you leave out important details in your application, or if your certificate of fitness isn’t completed correctly, it’s likely you’ll miss out on benefits you’re entitled to. Our vehicle accident lawyers can help you claim everything you’re entitled to, and we’ll provide free advice over the phone.

Here are three ways our lawyers can help you with your motor accident injury claim:

  1. Give you free advice before you submit your claim. It’s critical that your application is filled out correctly, and that your injuries are properly assessed by your GP on your certificate of fitness. Many GPs aren’t aware that a simple omission can result in your injuries being incorrectly classified as threshold injuries, which means your benefits will be significantly lower than they should be.
  1. Help you if you disagree with the assessment on your liability notice. If the insurer has classified your injuries as threshold injuries, but you disagree with the decision, we can review it for you and provide free legal advice on your options.
  1. Help you claim a lump sum settlement. If your injuries are above threshold and you weren’t at fault in the accident, it’s very likely you can claim a lump sum settlement, and these lump sums can be substantial. Our motor vehicle accident lawyers are highly skilled at winning lump sum settlements, and we win over 99% of our cases.

We work on a no win no fee, no disbursements basis, so you’ll only need to pay us if we win, and you receive your motor accident compensation. There are also some situations where we can get your legal fees paid by the CTP insurer.

If you’re applying for a lump sum, there’s a schedule of fixed fees a lawyer can be paid to assist you for claims up to $75,000.

  • These fees are paid by the insurer.
  • If your settlement amount is greater than $75,000, we’ll provide you with a schedule of fees, set out in an agreement.
  • This agreement is known as a “costs agreement”, and only applies to the amount we charge for your claim over the $75,000 threshold.
  • The fixed fees still apply to the work we do for the first $75,000 of your claim and are still paid by the insurer.

You must make your motor accident compensation claim within 28 days to be eligible for income loss from the date of the accident. The final claim lodgement date is three months from the accident, although this can be extended in certain circumstances.

Once you submit your claim for motor accident compensation it will be reviewed by the CTP insurer of the at-fault vehicle, which must send you a letter within one month to tell you if it’s accepting or denying the claim. If it accepts the claim, the insurer will then start making fortnightly payments to you.

The CTP insurer will send you a second liability decision within three months of your claim being lodged. This liability decision indicates whether your injuries have been classified as threshold or above threshold and who’s at fault for the accident.

If your motor accident injury claim is successful:

  • You should receive 95% of your pre-accident earnings for the first 14 weeks.
  • Your payments will drop to 80-85% of your earnings after week 14.
  • Income benefits will generally stop at 52 weeks if you were the driver mostly at fault or your injuries are below threshold.
  • However, if your accident happened prior to April 1 2023 and you were at fault, income benefits will stop after 26 weeks.
  • Income support stops at 24 months – to receive support beyond that, you’ll need to submit a separate application for a lump sum (an Application for Damages under Common Law).

According to SIRA (the State Insurance Regulatory Authority), in the 12 months to June 2023, there were 11,666 motor accident injury claims reported in NSW and $1.14 billion was paid out in benefits and lump sums. That’s $97,760 paid out for every new claim reported.*

The amount of motor accident compensation that you can claim depends on the extent of your injuries, which will be classified as ‘threshold’ or ‘above threshold’. The following table outlines the difference:

Physical Injury Classification Examples
Threshold (soft tissue injuries)
  • Muscle strain without tears
  • Sore back
  • Whiplash
Above threshold (fractures, organ damage)
  • Broken arm
  • Head or brain injury
  • Injuries that require surgery

It’s important to remember that compensation after a car accident also depends on the extent of your losses (such as lost income). Here’s a summary of car accident compensation entitlements:

Category Entitlements
Threshold injury
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses for up to 12 months.**
Above threshold injury
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses that can extend beyond 24 months if there is a claim for damages.
  • A lump sum for past and future lost income.
Above threshold injury over 10% permanent impairment
  • An additional lump sum for pain and suffering.

To get an estimate of your car accident compensation NSW entitlements you can use this compensation calculator.

*Based on SIRA Open Data, July 2023.

**Note: if you were at fault and your accident happened prior to 1 April 2023, your income support, medical, and home care expenses will be limited to six months.

In NSW, lump sum motor accident injury claim payouts (common law damages) are available to people with above threshold injuries who are not at fault.

  • Lump sum payouts for above threshold physical injuries are for more serious injuries like fractures. They also include nerve injuries, injuries that require surgery, brain injuries and scarring.
  • Lump sum payouts for above threshold psychological or psychiatric injuries cover diagnosed psychological or psychiatric illnesses such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as a range of others.

If your motor vehicle accident compensation benefits are being cut off by the CTP insurer, there could be a few reasons why:

  • The insurer has determined that you’re no longer entitled to receive benefits as you’re capable of returning to work or your injuries have resolved.
  • Your injuries were assessed as threshold injuries, and you’ve reached the twelve-month limit for personal injury benefits.
  • Your injuries were assessed as above threshold, and you’ve reached the maximum weekly payment period.

There are two steps you can take to dispute an insurer’s decision to cut off your benefits:

  1. Request an Insurer Internal Review (IIR)

If you request an IIR, it means you disagree with the insurer’s decision to reduce or cut off your benefits and you’re asking them to review your case file again. The letter you receive from the insurer will outline their reasons for cutting you off. You need to address each one of these reasons in your request for an IIR.

  1. Escalate the dispute to the Personal Injury Commission (PIC)

In most circumstances you need to request an IIR before you can take your matter to the PIC. The PIC will assist in one of two ways:

  • Facilitate the understanding of issues between insurer and injured persons to mutually resolve these disputes.
  • Arrange an independent and binding decision by an expert assessor.

Why should I choose a Law Partners motor vehicle accident lawyer?

Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners.

We’ll match you with a lawyer who specialises motor vehicle accident compensation claims like yours.

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