Personal Injury Lawyers Gold Coast - Evolve Legal

Personal Injury

Personal Injuries  / Compensation Law

Based on the Gold Coast, our compensation lawyers at Evolve Legal can assist you with your personal injury claim for compensation or your insurance claims.

Injuries can turn your life upside down. If someone has caused your accident, or was at fault, or negligent, then you may be entitled to injury compensation.    

Personal injury law is complicated. It is a road you can take on your own. But without comprehensive legal knowledge, it can be difficult to navigate your way through the personal injury system.  You could get lost along the way, you may end up at a dead end, there could be road blocks or you might even be pointed in the wrong direction.    

If you need to embark on a personal injury claim, our compensation lawyers can be your pit crew for your journey.  We can navigate you through the personal injury claims process. We can provide you with the technical legal support so you can focus on getting better and back on your feet. We can guide you so you reach the end of the journey in as best shape as possible.    

No WIN No Fee Cost Agreement

Many people, particularly when they are entitled to compensation, cannot afford to pay for a lawyer or for experts to provide medical reports and other evidence.   To improve access to justice, we offer No Win No Fee arrangements.   

This means that if we do get you a compensation pay out for your personal injury claim, then you don’t need to pay our legal fees.  Therefore, you can obtain legal advice without the worry of trying to pay for it while you are recovering from your accident, injury or illness.    

Have a no obligation consultation with our no win no fee lawyers to find out if you have a valid claim for compensation.

Legal entitlements and rights

You may be entitled to compensation if:

  • You had an injury at work;
  • You had an injury on your way to work or on your way home;
  • You had an injury on your work break;
  • You had an injury as a result of a car accident or a motor vehicle accident;
  • you were injured in a public place;
  • you were injured because of a defective product;
  • you were injured while travelling on a plane.

Legal entitlements and rights

You may also be entitled to lodge an insurance claim against:

  • a life insurance policy,
  • Total Permanent Disability (TPD) policy
  • Income Protection policy
  • Trauma policy

Work Injuries

Everyone hopes to make it through the work day safely and arrive home in one piece.   However, sometimes an injury can disrupt worker’s lives and send them on a compensation journey.

A Queensland workers compensation claim assists workers who are injured at work, travelling between home and work, or on a break at work.   

The workers compensation Statutory Claims scheme is designed to help workers get back to work by providing rehabilitation and weekly benefits.   

If an employer is negligent or has breached their duty of care to a worker, then the worker may also be able to lodge a Notice of Claim for Damages form.    

A Damages claim is designed to provide a sum of money to the worker to place them back in the position they should have been had the incident not occurred.   This can include sums for pain and suffering, loss of income or earning capacity, medical treatments and rehabilitation needs. 

A court will assess a claim based on the evidence, expert reports and legal submissions. 

There are strict time limits to apply for a Statutory Claim and for Common Law damages.   If you miss the dead line then you may lose your entitlement to make a claim.  It is important to get prompt advice to protect your entitlements.

Motor vehicle accidents

We all hope that everyone on the road will drive carefully and avoid collisions.   However, when a car accident happens your life can be turned upside down. 

In Queensland, the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurer of the driver at fault has an obligation to fund reasonable rehabilitation.   They are also obliged to pay damages.      

A damages claim is designed to provide a sum of money to the injured road user to place them back in the position they should have been in, if the incident had not occurred.   This can include sums for pain and suffering, loss of income or earning capacity, medical treatments and rehabilitation needs. 

A court will assess a claim based on the evidence, expert reports and legal submissions. 

There are strict time limits to notify the police of the accident, lodge a Notice of Accident Claim form and commence proceedings in court.   If you miss the dead line then you may lose your entitlement to make a claim.  It is important to get prompt advice to protect your entitlements.

Public liability claims

In Queensland, if a person or a company (other than your employer) is negligent or has breached their duty of care, then the injured person may seek damages by lodge a Notice of Claim form under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act.    

A damages claim is designed to provide a sum of money to an injured person to place them back in the position they should have been in, if the incident had not occurred.   This can include sums for pain and suffering, loss of income or earning capacity, medical treatments and rehabilitation needs. 

A court will determine if there was negligence and the amount of damages after considering the evidence, expert reports and legal submissions. 

There are strict time limits lodge a Notice of Claim form and commence proceedings in court.   If you miss the dead line then you may lose your entitlement to make a claim.  It is important to get prompt advice to protect your entitlements.

Public liability claims

If a company has provided you goods or services which are defective or not fit for purpose, then they may be liable to pay damages for injuries caused. 

A damages claim is designed to provide a sum of money to the injured person to place them back in the position they should have been in, if the incident had not occurred.   This can include sums for pain and suffering, loss of income or earning capacity, medical treatments and rehabilitation needs. 

A court will assess a claim based on the evidence, expert reports and legal submissions. 

There are strict time limits to notify the police of the accident, lodge a Notice of Accident Claim form and commence proceedings in court.   If you miss the dead line then you may lose your entitlement to make a claim.  It is important to get prompt advice to protect your entitlements.

Aviation injuries

If you were a passenger on a commercial flight, and you were injured on the plane or getting on or off the plane, then you may be entitled to damages from the airline.    You do not need to prove that the airline was negligent, only that the incident was unexpected, untoward and external to you. 

A damages claim is designed to provide a sum of money to the injured person to place them back in the position they should have been in, if the incident had not occurred.   This can include sums for pain and suffering, loss of income or earning capacity, medical treatments and rehabilitation needs. 

A court will assess a claim based on the evidence, expert reports and legal submissions. 

There is a strict time limits commence proceedings in court.   If you miss the dead line then you may lose your entitlement to make a claim.  It is important to get prompt advice to protect your entitlements.

Life, TPD and Income Protection claims

If you are sick or injured you may also be entitled to receive an insurance payout from Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance or income protection insurance.   Many people have these insurances without realising it.   For example, these insurances may be included in your superannuation policies.   You do not even need to provide that your illness or injury was caused by someone else to bring a claim under these insurances.  Our injury lawyers can assist you to investigate whether you have an insurance policy and help lodge your claim. 

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