Does My Case Have to Go to Court?

Are you wondering, does my case have to go to court? Going to court can be a costly and stressful procedure, particularly when you’re dealing with a minor claim. However, there are alternative services available that can remove the need for a formal hearing. In this way, you can often reach a settlement faster, save money, preserve relationships and have your say in a less formal setting. Here are a few of the alternative resolution services we offer at Brisbane Injury Lawyers:

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Common Reasons Why Plaintiffs Make Claims

Legal claims often result in financial compensation being awarded but this is not always the first priority of the plaintiff. Court cases are pursued for a variety of reasons, all of which demonstrate valid motivation to put in the work required to successfully win a legal battle. A few common reasons our clients make legal claims are listed below.

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Australia’s Biggest Compensation Payouts

While not all workplace compensation cases are front page news, certain shocking injuries have seen compensation payouts soaring into the millions.

While they may seem excessive, these payments are often awarded to compensate for horrific injuries which will last the rest of one’s natural life.

Here are some of Australia’s biggest compensation payouts.

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Beware of Wombat: Pet Bite Injuries – Can You Get Compensated?

 

Stories of someone’s pet suddenly biting or attacking someone are surprising but common.

While some people like to keep exotic pets such as snakes and spiders, bites from man’s best friends are by far the most common and the wounds caused by a bite can cause permanent personal injury, damage and scarring.

In some Australian states, the law regarding pet and dog attacks has become part of legislation, but this has not yet happened in Queensland. Instead, a common law claim applies in relation to personal injury law, following a bite injury.

If you are bitten by an animal, you should immediately seek medical attention. In addition to being potentially serious injuries, animal bites (even from ‘clean’, domesticated pets) can be susceptible to infection.

 

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Your Rights as a Passenger after an Accident

 

In Queensland, any person injured in a motor vehicle accident that was due to the fault of a driver is eligible to claim compensation.

Queensland operates on a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme. The scheme provides owners, drivers, and passengers with unlimited liability coverage for personal injury caused by traffic accidents.

This grants passengers a right to seek monetary compensation from the person ‘at fault’ for the personal injury and other related losses. This is true regardless of whether it’s a friend, family, commercial drivers such as a taxi or Uber driver, or any other driver.

 

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Workers’ Compensation When Injured Abroad

In an increasingly global professional environment, working abroad is becoming more and more common. Many companies have a presence is multiple countries and most large businesses deal with international clients and partners.

When travelling abroad for work, whether to another state or another country, you can still be eligible for Australian workers’ compensation.

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Will Work Cover My Medical Bills if I Injure Myself And It’s My Fault?

Normally, workers’ compensation claims are made because of accidents or hazards in the workplace that have happened despite the employee’s best care. But what happens when your injury is actually your fault?

In Queensland, you may be able to claim compensation even if you caused the accident that led to your injury. Today we’re going to explain “no fault” compensation and further explore this topic.

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