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A more personal approach to your public transport injury claim.
We’ve helped many people get compensation for being injured on buses, trains and ferries, and pedestrians hit by buses. But we understand your situation is unique, and you’re different from every one of them. Getting you more compensation starts with building a personal relationship with you, to truly understand your situation.
Depending on the circumstances, your claim may involve:
- A CTP claim if you were on a bus.
- A workers compensation claim if you were traveling in the course of employment.
- A public liability claim.
- A TPD claim if you’re unable to work.
There’s no cost to speak to a public transport injury lawyer, tell your side of the story, and find out how much compensation you can claim.
What can I claim if I’m injured on public transport?
The amount you can claim depends on the circumstances and may involve multiple claims.
A CTP claim – is a claim against the CTP insurer of the at-fault vehicle if you’ve been in a road accident on a bus. Depending on the extent of your injuries you may be entitled to a range of personal injuries benefits and lumps sums.
A workers compensation claim – if you were travelling in the course of your employment, you may be able to claim workers compensation. And if the accident was the result of negligence by another party, your claim may involve a damages lump sum claim.
A public liability claim – is a claim against the public liability insurer of the relevant transport authority. For example, if you were injured at a train station due to faulty facilities or a slip hazard.
A TPD claim – is a claim for lump sum, generally made through your super fund. If you’re unable to work after your accident, a TPD lump sum could be your lifeline, and these lump sums can be substantial.
It’s vital that your injuries and their impact on your life are thoroughly assessed and your claim is prepared thoroughly, and that’s where the right public transport injury lawyer makes a big difference. We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.
How we can help you.
Here’s how our public transport injury lawyers can get more compensation for you:
You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.
Your public transport injury 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.
Lydia WheatleyManaging Solicitor
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.
Minaa MohmandSenior Associate
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.
Tanja MaksimovicManaging Solicitor
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.
Roger FirthGeneral 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.
Gillian PottsSpecial 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.
Bill CorteseManaging 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.
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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Law Partners are the best. Throughout, Tanja Maksimovic, and team Jessica Terre, and Sarah Starnovsky, were clear they knew how to get the best outcome for me, and I was confident in them without hesitation. This was about compensation for injuries in an MVA. My heartfelt thanks. I recommend them 100%.
What can I say? Absolutely amazing support and results from Lydia and her team at Law Partners. Dealing with an accident claim since 2019 and have had nothing but the best service.
I’d like to thank Lydia and the team for going above and beyond through the whole process of the claim. This will definitely help with the process of getting back on track with life after a traumatic accident.
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I would like to thank Law Partners for all their help and support through out my claim. Every member of Law Partners from start to finish were so helpful, and went above and beyond keeping me updated and well informed of any changes.
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I really appreciate what Tanja and her team have done in taking my case, in supporting me in my difficult times and in encouraging me when I was down emotionally. I wouldn’t be able to go through the claim process without the help of Law Partners.
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Minaa is an incredible Lawyer with patience and compassion and always has a sense of urgency in responding to queries. Communication was always clear and professional and I have always felt looked after.
Initially I was hesitant to go down a legal matter but my experience with Law Partners has made me feel very supported. Minaa and Vicky have worked hard to ensure a best possible outcome on my behalf to settle my case. I am very grateful for all the efforts made from the team and a special thank you to Minaa and Vicky.
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I would highly recommend Law Partners to assist anyone with their compensation claim, I was represented by Ben Cortese and one of the paralegals, Allisa.
I was beyond happy with Ben and Allisa’s amazing professionalism and dedication in achieving the best possible outcome for my case, as I was involved in a serious car accident which left me with a broken nose and emotional trauma, they were there to guide me at every step of the way and supported me throughout the whole process, an absolutely amazing team.
I would like to thank you for the outstanding professionalism at Law Partners. From the receptionists to secretaries and of course the lawyers were all very helpful and overall I am very pleased with the outcome of my case so I highly recommend Law Partners.
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Thank you and all your staff for the help you have provided in these trying times. I was feeling pretty negative about my future but after my first meeting with my lawyer I knew I had someone on my side who really wanted to help me. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to anyone who needs your services.
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Frequently asked questions.
A no win no fee lawyer offers to run your case for you and only get paid when you win. If you choose the right lawyer, it’s an excellent option that allows you to pursue your claim without any risk, but it’s important to check the lawyer’s costs agreement to fully understand what’s covered. With some no win no fee lawyers you can still end up having to pay thousands of dollars in disbursements if your case is unsuccessful. This is because their no win no fee agreements cover their professional fees but not the costs they incur. At Law Partners, our no win no fee, no disbursements guarantee covers all our costs and disbursements as well as our professional fees, so you can pursue your claim with peace of mind.
Most people who make a personal injury claim use a specialist personal injury lawyer to make sure their case is thoroughly prepared and give themselves the best chance of success. It’s important to understand that when you make a personal injury claim it’s likely your compensation will be paid by an insurer, and the insurer will be looking for ways to minimise your payment. So having the best personal injury lawyers on your side puts you on a much more level playing field and is very likely to result in a much higher injury claim payout to you.
Once you’ve chosen a personal injury lawyer, there are essentially four parts to the claim process:
- Your personal injury lawyer will assess your situation and determine whether you have a valid injury claim, then provide you with advice on how to proceed. Part of this process is to identify the insurer or insurers.
- The next step is preparing to submit your claim to the insurer. This includes gathering the evidence to back up your injury claim, including medical reports to show evidence of your injuries.
- Once your personal injury claim has been submitted to the insurer, if the insurer accepts your claim it will generally offer to settle. This means it will offer to make a settlement payment to you. Your personal injury lawyer will advise you on what is a reasonable settlement and how much you should accept.
- If the insurer denies your injury claim or you can’t come to a settlement agreement, you have the option to take the matter to court – this is known as litigation.
Many personal injury claims settle within 9 to 18 months; however, some can take longer.
The amount of time it takes to settle your claim is determined by:
- How long it takes for your injuries to stabilise so that they can be assessed by medical experts.
- Whether the insurer accepts liability for your injuries.
- Whether you reach an agreed settlement with the insurer quickly.
- If you don’t reach a settlement with the insurer and need to litigate the matter, it can take considerably longer than 18 months.
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