Injury claims under the NSW Scheme
Injured on the road?
Any person in New South Wales who has been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident will be covered for their personal injury. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in NSW, you may be able to immediately claim up to $5,000 for your treatment and loss of earnings without having to lodge a formal claim. These benefits are available regardless of who was at fault and is available to anyone who is injured in a motor vehicle accident like drivers and passengers, riders and pillion passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists.
If you have suffered a minor injury, you may obtain benefits such as weekly income support benefits, medical and treatment; and domestic and personal care services to support your recovery for up to 26 weeks after the crash.
Feel free to contact us for a free advice about the benefits you can claim.
New South Wales legislation creates different claim processes for people who suffer from minor and serious injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Sinnamon Lawyer’s can provide advice for persons involved in vehicle accidents who have suffered more serious injuries that are not minor as defined by the NSW legislation. Due to the legal complexities, our lawyers are prepared to assist in making a claim for common law damages (also called “lump sum compensation”) for seriously injured persons.
You can contact us for an obligation free advice as to whether your serious injuries qualify you for a lump sum compensation, and if you do qualify, we will assist you in pursuing your common law claim on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.
Are my injuries minor or serious?
What is considered a minor injury depends on your medical diagnosis. Usually, minor injuries are defined as injuries to the tissue supporting or surrounding other structures or organs of the body or a minor psychological injury. Accordingly, soft tissue injuries will not entitle an injured person to make a common law claim.
Non-minor physical injuries
Examples of non-minor physical injuries may include:
- nerve injuries;
- complete or partial rupture of a tendon, cartilage, meniscus, or ligament; or
- damage to the spinal nerve root.
Non-minor psychological or psychiatric injuries
Examples of non-minor psychological or psychiatric injuries may include:
- depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); or
- any other psychological or psychiatric illness defined in the latest edition of the ‘Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders‘, (except for adjustment disorder and acute stress disorder)
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured in a car accident with serious injuries and not at fault for causing the motor vehicle accident, we can assist you with your claim for statutory benefits (also known as personal injury benefits) so we can get your wage, treatment and care expenses paid by the insurer.
Additionally, you may also be entitled to make a claim for damages under common law within three years from the date of the motor vehicle accident. Our lawyers can give you advice on your entitlements based on the outcome of your permanent impairment assessment. An insurer will also be required to pay the claimant’s legal costs of the representation in a common law claim.
No win no fee
We believe everyone is entitled to legal representation, and If you are thinking of making a compensation claim, our No Win No Fee lawyers can provide you with legal advice. For an obligation free discussion to determine whether you are entitled to a common law claim under the NSW CTP Scheme, please contact Sinnamon Lawyers for a free assessment of your claim.
Compensation for Close Relatives or Dependents
“If you are a close relative of someone who has recently passed due to a motor vehicle accident in Queensland or New South Wales, you may be entitled to compensation if their death was caused by the negligence of another party.”
Our team can provide advice for close relatives or dependents who wish to make a claim for compensation due to the death of a family who was not at fault in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland or New South Wales.
You can contact us for an obligation free advice on your eligibility to make a claim for compensation, and the likely compensation you should be entitled to on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.
Am I eligible?
Queensland and New South Wales legislation allows eligible close relatives or dependents to be compensated if they can satisfy any of the following criteria:
- A partner (spouse) of the deceased person;
- A child of the deceased person; or
- you were dependent on the deceased person financially or for some service at the time of their death.
I am eligible, what can I claim?
Eligible close relatives or dependants can make a claim for loss of financial support; loss of care; and expenses related to medical and funeral costs; economic losses, including lost wages, earnings, and superannuation.
It is difficult to predict with any degree of certainty how a court may decide on the various pieces of evidence that make up a dependency claim.
No Win No Fee
Sinnamon Lawyers are NO WIN NO FEE lawyers for many types of compensation claims. To find out more if your circumstances are applicable or if you need to speak to a personal injury lawyer about a compensation to relatives claim, please call us for a free appraisal.
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