How will your truck accident lawyers get me more compensation?
If you’ve suffered an injury in a truck accident in NSW, you can claim truck accident compensation through the CTP insurance scheme. However, if you were working at the time of the crash, our truck accident lawyers might be able to make multiple compensation claims for you. For example, you might be eligible for workers compensation as well as a CTP claim. There’s also the possibility of claiming from a third party, and if your injury prevents you from returning to work as a truck driver, you might be eligible for a lump sum TPD claim. Our truck accident lawyers will take time to get to know you personally, identify all your issues and make sure we claim absolutely everything you’re entitled to.
Am I entitled to a lump sum payment for my truck accident injuries?
There are a number of ways you might be entitled to a lump sum payout for your truck accident injuries:
- A lump sum for past and future lost wages under the CTP scheme
- A lump sum for pain and suffering under the CTP scheme
- A lump sum for a permanent impairment under the workers compensation scheme
- A lump sum for damages if your employer caused your accident through negligence
- A lump sum for damages if a third party caused your accident through negligence
- A lump sum for TPD if you’re unable to return to work because of your injuries
Your truck accident compensation under the NSW CTP scheme is largely determined by your level of WPI (whole person impairment). However, if this hasn’t been assessed correctly or your injuries have worsened over time, there’s a risk you’ll miss out on lump sum payments you’re entitled to. So it’s important to get advice from a truck accident lawyer on what you can claim.
Our truck accident lawyers are extremely thorough and will make sure you’re correctly assessed and that you receive any lump sums you’re entitled to, in addition to your statutory benefits (weekly payments).
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 a truck accident lawyer cost me?
For NSW CTP claims, in many cases your truck accident lawyer’s fees are paid by the CTP insurer. Here’s an overview of charges:
Lodging your claim
There’s no cost for advice to lodge your claim – we’ll provide you with free advice over the phone.
If you’re disputing the insurer’s decision over your CTP claim benefits, there are two types of disputes – paid disputes and unpaid disputes.
- You won’t have to pay anything if one of our truck accident lawyers assists you with a paid dispute – these fees are paid to us by the insurer.
- If we help you with an unpaid CTP claim dispute, we’ll do it free of charge.
- If we need medical reports to provide supporting evidence, we’ll arrange the reports and cover these expenses for you, then seek reimbursement from the CTP insurer.
Lump sum claims
If we’re applying for a lump sum for you, there’s a schedule of fixed fees we can be paid for CTP insurance claims up to $75,000.
- These fees are paid by the CTP insurer.
- If your settlement amount is greater than $75,000, then we’ll provide you with a “costs agreement”, which shows you the amount we charge for your claim over the $75,000 threshold. This is a no win no fee agreement, so you only pay us if we win.
- The fixed fees still apply to the work we do for the first $75,000 of your claim and are still paid by the CTP insurer.
Where can I find a truck accident injury lawyer near me?
Law Partners is Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm, and we have 16 local offices.
Our team includes some of the best truck accident lawyers in Sydney and NSW, as well as specialists across all claim types.
To find Law Partners offices near you enter your suburb:
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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.
Commonly asked questions.
How much compensation will I get for my truck injury claim?
According to SIRA (the State Insurance Regulatory Authority) Open Data, in the 12 months to February 2021, the average motor accident injury payout was $43,174*.
The amount of truck accident compensation that you can claim depends on the circumstances of your accident and the extent of your injuries. The factors that will influence the final figure you receive include:
- Your age
- Whether you were responsible (fully or partly) for the accident
- The extent of your injuries
- Your level of “whole person impairment” (a scale used to assess your injuries)
- Any financial losses (medical bills, wages, etc.) that you have suffered
- Any care or help you have needed at home
*https://www.sira.nsw.gov.au/CTP-open-data – in the 12 months to February 2021, a total of 10,615 CTP claims were submitted in NSW and $458,289,282 was paid out.
You can use this calculator to get an estimate of your truck accident compensation.
It’s important to remember that if you were working at the time of the accident, you might be entitled to multiple compensation claims. And regardless of whether you were working or not, you might be entitled to a TPD lump sum if your injuries prevent you from returning to work. You can call us on 13 15 15 to speak to a truck accident lawyer and get free advice on your entitlements.
How soon can I get my truck accident injury compensation?
Once you submit your truck accident claim it will be reviewed by the CTP insurer of the at-fault vehicle, then they’ll send you a letter within four weeks to tell you if they’re accepting or denying the claim. The CTP insurer will start making compensation payments to you within 14 days if they accept the claim. It’s important to get your truck accident compensation claim lodged as quickly as possible, as there are restrictions on claiming lost wages if claims are not submitted on time in NSW.
Whenever your accident happened, our specialist truck accident lawyers can help you claim all your compensation entitlements, including lost income, a range of other benefits and lump sum payments in some circumstances.