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Terminal & critical illness lawyers.

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If your critical or terminal illness has forced you to stop working, it’s likely that you’re eligible to make a TPD claim.

There’s no cost to speak to a TPD lawyer from Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm to find out how much you can claim. We ask more questions and get to know you personally. It’s how we spot the things others don’t, so you get more compensation.

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A more personal approach to your critical illness TPD claim.

If a terminal or critical illness has stopped you from working, a TPD (total and permanent disability) lump sum can provide much needed financial relief.

We’ve helped many people with critical illnesses make successful TPD claims, but we understand your situation is unique, and you’re different from every one of them. Getting you all of your entitlements starts with building a personal relationship with you, to truly understand your situation.

There’s no cost to speak to a TPD claim lawyer, tell your side of the story, and find out how much you can claim.

TPD claim stories

Making a TPD claim changed my life.

Shannelle, Trevor and Regina, like so many injured Australians, were completely unaware that they were eligible to make a TPD claim before they contacted Law Partners. Watch the video to find out how a TPD payout changed their lives.

Our TPD lawyers will get your claim approved ASAP.

We understand that when you’re faced with a critical or terminal illness, financial stress is the last thing you want to deal with. And we’re here to help.

A successful TPD claim needs to be backed by watertight proof that your illness meets the criteria in your policy. Our disability lawyers have made thousands of successful claims on behalf of our clients, and we have a network of hand-picked medico-legal specialists who work with us to build successful cases.

We’ll prepare your claim thoroughly and get your lump sum for you in the shortest possible timeframe.

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What illnesses can I claim for?

Any illness that prevents you from returning to work could qualify for a TPD claim. Here are some examples of illnesses that could prevent you from working:

  • Cancer
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

There’s no defined “list” of terminal illnesses and critical illnesses that are covered by TPD policies — but if you’ve developed an illness that has stopped you from returning to work, then it’s likely you’re covered under most TPD policy definitions.

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We’ll get to know you.

Our solicitor will ask more questions and get to know you personally to work out everything you’re entitled to.

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We’ll offer to start your claim.

We’ll explain how we can claim all your 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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Get FREE claim advice today.

A specialist lawyer will review your circumstances and tell you how much you can claim.

How we can help you.

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New critical and terminal illness claims – if you haven’t lodged your claim yet, we’ll take care of the whole process for you, and you won’t have to pay us until you receive your lump sum.

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Claims rejected by insurers – if you’re having difficulty getting your critical or terminal illness compensation approved by an insurer, we can help. Our TPD claim lawyers can assess your situation over the phone and provide advice on getting your claim approved.

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Not sure if you’re eligible to claim – if you’re not sure whether you’re eligible to make a TPD claim, our TPD lawyers can look at your policy and let you know. It’s a free service.

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Need help understanding entitlements – if you’re just having trouble understanding your TPD entitlements, our TPD lawyers can review your policy and explain it to you in simple terms. It’s a free service.

You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

With Law Partners, you don’t just get a personal injury specialist – you get a specialist in TPD claims just like yours. Your legal 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 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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Jennifer Kyneur is a Senior Law Clerk at Law Partners. Her practice area is TPD.

Jennifer Kyneur

Senior Law Clerk

I work hard to achieve the best outcome possible in every claim while also providing an empathetic service to ensure that my clients don’t ever feel like they’re just a claim number throughout the process.

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Katelyn Vanderkolk

Law Clerk

I try to simplify the legal process for my clients as much as possible and keep them updated throughout their claim. It’s very important to me that my clients have peace of mind knowing their legal team is with them every step of the way.

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Shane Butcher is a Principal at Law Partners. He specialises in medical negligence, public liability and TPD.

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With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury law on my side, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of injured people and their families claim all the compensation they’re entitled to.

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Anita Pellizzon

Team Leader – Senior Paralegal

The more you can familiarise yourself with the client’s circumstances and the challenges they face on an everyday basis as a result of their injury, the better chance you have of delivering a result that will help get the client’s life back on track.

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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.

Very professional team that kept my best interest and what would be best for me at all times in mind. Cannot thank them enough; would highly recommend them in an instant.

Made me feel like part of their family. Thanks for everything again guys.

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Law Partners Sydney is the most professional law firm I have ever dealt with. They are extremely diligent and have their clients best interest in all that they do. I could not recommend them enough.

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Gillian and her team were fantastic to deal with from day 1. They stay in constant contact with me and kept me informed of the steps and progress.

Got the outcome I was hoping for. I highly recommend Law Partners.

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I truly can’t thank the team at Law Partners enough. The amazing work that Jennifer and her team and Elyse and her team are doing for me is appreciated beyond what I can convey here in a short review.

The friendly, thorough and professional manner in which they’ve all approached my case has helped me tremendously during this difficult period in my life.

Adam gave Law Partners a
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One of the best lawyers in every aspect. only a phone call away whenever you need. Special thanks to Bill Cortese and his team.

Highly recommended.

Taran Sandhu gave Law Partners a
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When my husbands old TPD lawyer said she couldn’t help us anymore and closed our claim, Shane Butcher and Mark Saunders took on his claim and got my husband the money he was entitled to. Law Partners helped us through one of the most difficult times in our lives and we are very grateful.

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I came to Law Partners to pursue a compensation claim and I found their delivery of service excellent and efficient. They constantly kept me up to date with the progress of my claim. I couldn’t imagine finding a better solicitor to handle my claim.

Janette C gave Law Partners a
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After an injury that totally removed me from the workforce my future was bleak. I approached several Law companies receiving very little guidance, then I found Law Partners. With my settlement I keep my home and possessions and family intact. I also have good friends for life in the team at Law Partners.

Derek H gave Law Partners a
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I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to my solicitor and the other Law Partners’ staff who assisted my children and myself since our car accident in 2012. I am certain that any positive and useful result would not have been achieved without your efforts, assistance and dedication to our cases.

Kylie J gave Law Partners a
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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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I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Law Partners for their services. The outcome was excellent and right from the first meeting to the last, Law Partners made the whole process feel seamless and effortless! I was pretty uncertain at first choosing a lawyer but so glad I chose Law Partners.

Shani D gave Law Partners a
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I just wanted to say thank you for everything Law Partners have done for my family and I over the last 18 or so months. Thank you so much for handling our case with the utmost professionalism and thank you for always being just a phone call or email away to answer our questions and give us a great result.

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Frequently asked questions.

Generally speaking, it takes 6-12 months for a TPD claim to be finalised.

Insurance companies generally assess TPD claims within six months. However, some critical illness claims can be finalised sooner. It’s only with more complicated claims that insurance companies tend to take longer than six months to make a decision.

Once the insurance company has made their decision on a TPD claim, the trustee of the superannuation fund must make their own separate assessment of the claim. This process usually takes between one and two months.

You can rest assured our critical and terminal illness lawyers will get your claim approved in the shortest possible time frame.

Some common reasons for insurers rejecting TPD insurance claims include:

  • Lodging your claim too late
  • Your policy becoming inactive – this may be because you closed your account, or the account has been inactive for some time
  • Not meeting the definition of disability in your policy
  • Applying before the minimum waiting period
  • Not meeting work history requirements
  • A dispute over the evidence you have provided
  • Not meeting age restrictions

If your TPD claim has been rejected, we can try to get the insurer’s decision reversed. For example, if your TPD claim was rejected because it was lodged too late, there might be circumstances beyond your control that caused the delay. Speak to one of our critical/ terminal illness lawyers to find out your options and whether we can get the insurer to reverse its decision.

If you’re not sure whether you have TPD insurance cover, you can call Law Partners on 13 15 15. With your permission, we’ll contact your super fund (or funds) on your behalf and find out what cover you have – there’s no cost for this service.

Why should I choose Law Partners?

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

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We’ll match you with a TPD lawyer who specialises claims like yours.

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We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact of your illness.

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Choose Empathy

As a personal injury law firm, we see first-hand every day the psychological damage that a lack of empathy can cause. So we’re committed to promoting more empathy in the world, and sharing stories of the positive impact it can have.

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