I've been in a truck accident. What should I do?
If you’ve been in recent truck accident, it’s important to get your compensation claim lodged as quickly as possible. Legislation that applies to truck crashes after December 1, 2017 puts restrictions on claiming lost wages if claims are not submitted on time. These restrictions don’t apply to accidents before that date, however some other time restrictions do apply. Whenever your accident happened, our specialist truck accident compensation solicitors can help you claim all your compensation entitlements, including lost income, a range of other benefits and lump sum payments in some circumstances.
I was working when the truck accident happened - how does that affect my claim?
If you were working at the time of the crash, you may be able to make multiple compensation claims. For example, you may be eligible for workers compensation as well as compensation under the CTP insurance scheme. Also, if your injury prevents you from returning to work as a truck driver, you may be eligible for a lump sum TPD claim. A specialist injury compensation lawyer will be able to explain over the phone what you’re entitled to claim, so it’s important that you get legal advice as soon as possible.
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. There are also many situations where you can get your solicitor’s fees paid by the insurer, so there’s never any cost to you.
Where can I find a truck 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 who specialise in truck 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.
Commonly asked questions.
Can I claim for future lost earnings?
If your truck accident injury means you’re going to be off work in the future, or you can only return to work part time, you may be able to claim a lump sum for future lost earnings, right up until retirement age. To qualify for this lump sum, your injuries need to be assessed as being non-minor. Both physical and psychological injuries are taken into account in this assessment. Also, if your injuries are assessed as being more that 10% WPI (whole person impairment), you may be eligible for an additional lump sum for pain and suffering. For more information on claiming lump sums you can call our free advice line, or read this article.
How can I make sure my claim is successful?
Before you lodge and application for personal injury benefits, take a few minutes to understand what you might be entitled to and how your application will be assessed.
SIRA is the government agency that regulates the CTP insurance scheme. But what most people don’t understand is that even though you lodge your claim through the SIRA website, SIRA doesn’t have anything to do with making your payments – in fact, SIRA doesn’t even look at your claim. If you simply follow the steps on the SIRA website, you might miss out on benefits you’re entitled to, including lump sum payments. To find out more about how to maximise your benefit payments, you can call our free advice line or visit www.ctpclaimadvice.com.au.