I’ve just been injured in a forklift accident. What should I do?
If the accident happened at your workplace then you should get a copy of your employer’s workers compensation file relating to your accident. With forklift accidents we find that many employers are unaware of the correct claim process – for example, how to go about getting a police event number, which is needed for the claim. So we usually manage this process on behalf of our clients. If you’re having any difficulty progressing your claim or getting the information you need you can call Law Partners and one of our specialist solicitors will give you free advice over the phone.
What do I do next?
Since forklift accidents generally happen in the workplace, they often involve two compensation claims – a CTP claim and a workers compensation claim. Some of your entitlements will be paid under the workers compensation scheme, and some under the CTP scheme. At Law Partners, we have a lot of experience handling claims like this, so we can make sure you’re claiming your full entitlements under both schemes. If you’re unsure about what to do you can call us for free advice – we’ll put you straight through to one of our specialist forklift accident lawyers.
What's the claim process?
We make the claim process easy for you.
We get to know you
We'll get to know you personally, listen to your side of the story and give you free advice on your options.
We ask more questions
We'll look beyond the obvious and see if your injuries have led to other complications, to claim everything you're entitled to.
We build the evidence
Led by your lawyer, your dedicated team including hand-picked medical specialists will build strong evidence to maximise your claim.
We pursue your claim
We win over 99% of our cases and we'll fight until you receive the compensation you're entitled to and deserve.
You receive your compensation
Your compensation will be paid into your bank account.
What will it cost me?
There are no upfront costs. We’ll provide free claim advice, we’ll cover all the costs to prepare and run your case and we only get paid when you receive your compensation. Also, just like a mobile phone bill, we put a cap on our fees so there are no nasty surprises at the end of your claim. You should feel comfortable that you can speak to your lawyer any time, without worrying about the cost getting out of control.
Where can I find a forklift accident injury expert in my area?
Law Partners is Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm, and we have 25 local offices.
We have solicitors and legal teams that specialise in forklift accident injury claims.
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If you don't live close to one of our offices we can provide free advice over the phone, and we can represent you without you having to leave your home. Call 13 15 15 speak to a specialist.
What if I need rehabilitation? Who can help me?
The Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurer has a duty to make sure you’re getting the correct rehabilitation for your injuries, and will provide a rehabilitation advisor. Your advisor will organise your rehabilitation plan together with your doctors, and arrange trained professionals to treat you, such as physiotherapists or counsellors.
I’ve been referred to a physiotherapist/ other treatment provider. What should I do?
If you’re referred to a treatment provider like a physiotherapist or specialist by your doctor, you should give them your claim number. They’ll usually seek approval for your treatment from the insurer directly, and you won’t need to be involved in that process. Once the treatment is approved you’ll be notified by the treatment provider. The insurer is only required to pay a particular rate to treatment providers, based on Australian Medical Association approved rates.