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Mental health TPD Claims.

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If a mental illness has forced you to stop working, you may be eligible to make a TPD claim.

There’s no cost to speak to a mental health TPD claim 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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Can I make a TPD claim for mental illness?

If you’re unable to work due to a mental health condition or mental illness, then you may be eligible to make a TPD claim for mental illness. Most Australians have TPD (total and permanent disability) insurance through their superannuation funds, although many people are unaware that they’re covered.

Here are three questions that will help you determine if you’re eligible for a lump sum payout:

  1. Were you working in the 12 months prior to your condition or mental illness being diagnosed?
  1. Have you been unable to return to work since developing your condition or mental illness?
  1. Do you have superannuation?

If you answered yes to these questions, then it’s likely you can make a TPD claim for mental illness.

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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.


If you’re eligible, we’ll get your claim approved ASAP.

Mental illnesses that stop you from working can lead to significant financial stress for you and your loved ones, but a lump sum TPD payment through your super fund can make a big difference.

A successful TPD claim for mental illness needs to be backed by proof that you meet the criteria in your policy. Our specialist TPD 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 mental illness compensation for you in the shortest possible timeframe.


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What mental illnesses can I claim for?

Any mental health condition or mental illness that prevents you from returning to work may qualify for a TPD claim for mental illness if you developed the illness after your superannuation/ TPD policy commenced. Here are some examples of mental health conditions that could prevent you from working:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Persistent anxiety
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Panic attacks

There’s no defined “list” of conditions that can be used to support a TPD claim for mental illness – the key is that you’ve developed a mental health condition that has stopped you from returning to work.


Getting started.

Tell us about your claim.

Speak to one of our friendly solicitors today and find out if you can claim.

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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.

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.

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 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 TPD claim 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 lawyer who specialises TPD claims just like yours. So you’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

Shane Butcher

Principal

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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Mark Saunders

Senior Solicitor

My philosophy as a personal injury solicitor is simple – leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of evidence and no matter what, always act in the best interest of your client. This has been the key to my sustained success.

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Quanita Isaacs

Law Clerk

It’s almost impossible to achieve an optimal outcome if the client/legal team relationship is not a collaborative one. That’s why I prioritise client care to ensure all my clients are always comfortable to approach me with any questions or concerns.

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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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David Kelly

Solicitor

The solicitor/client relationship is by no means a one-way street. Establishing clear and open communication pathways is vital to achieving an optimal outcome, which is why I do all I can to always answer my clients’ questions and actively get to know them.

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Bill Cortese

Managing 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.

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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 cant 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

No, it doesn’t matter. Whether your mental health condition or mental illness has been caused by a traumatic event, developed over time or come on suddenly and out of the blue. If it developed after you took out your superannuation / TPD policy, and it has forced you to stop working, then you can lodge a TPD claim for mental illness.

You can make your own claim without using a TPD claim lawyer. However, it’s common for people to have their TPD claims rejected by insurers because they fail to submit a thorough application, including all the documents and medical records needed to substantiate their claims. In other words, many people simply complete the application forms and assume their claim will be approved. But if you do that and fail to supply all the evidence needed to support your claim, it’s likely the insurer will either reject your claim or keep asking you for more information, and the process can really drag on. This is why so many people who handle their own claims end up failing to get the TPD compensation they’re entitled to – they simply give up out of frustration.

A specialist TPD claim lawyer can compile all the evidence and submit your claim on your behalf, so the insurance assessor has all the information they need and you’re more likely to get your TPD claim approved.


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.

We’ll match you with a mental illness TPD claim lawyer who specialises in 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 mental illness.

Your TPD lawyer will check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case.

We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in getting the maximum possible TPD lump sum payouts for our clients.

Do I have a case?

Our senior lawyers will assess your case for free.


Find out more about TPD compensation.


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.

Meet some of the people whose stories inspire us