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When you think about making a legal claim for damages, you might wonder, is it worth the effort? How much am I going to get anyway? After all, making a personal injury claim can sometimes be stressful and challenging. However, in the end, you will be rewarded when you get the outcome you need to move on with your life.
Splatt Lawyers are here to make this process easy! We have been helping Queenslanders who have experienced a loss for many years. Based on our knowledge of legal cases like yours, we can estimate the outcome you could expect and explain any factors that might impact your result.
Splatt Lawyers make it easy to get an estimate of your entitlements by using our online tool. It’s Free and Fast – Find out now what your claim is worth.
You can also get a free, accurate evaluation by phone – Call 1800 700 125.
The value of a claim payout relies on various factors. First, you must understand that all injury claim settlements are unique, and the circumstances of your case will, in part, determine the lump sum payment you will achieve. These factors include the type of injury or illness, such as:
Other influences on the value of your claim include:
√ Your age at the time of your injury/illness
√ Your medical history
√ The severity of your injuries
√ Your income at the time of injury
√ Your length of time off work
√ Future Medical Expenses
Ask our skilled legal experts now what you might expect from your case. Use our online calculator, or for a more accurate assessment, Call Us at 1800 700 125. Our friendly lawyers love to help!
I have heard of No Win, No Pay, but what is 100% No Win, No Fee?
Splatt Lawyers will fund your legal claim on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis, which means you only pay our fees and costs when you win and zero if you lose – including the cost of any medical or expert reports needed to create a compelling case to achieve your desired outcome!
Rest easy knowing we charge an hourly rate based on the time our team works on your behalf (and we cap these fees). There are no immediate costs to begin your claim; you pay nothing until you win.
Our No Win, No Fee, No Risk guarantee means that:
√ It costs nothing to start your case.
√ There are no legal costs or fees during your claim.
√ You pay legal fees when you win.
√ You pay nothing if you lose.
√ We fund your medical reports and assessments.
√ We support your rehabilitation costs.
The value of a compensation payout is determined using ‘heads of damages” which assesses the evidence against each claimable component. These can be divided into two categories: general damages (or economic damages) and non-economic damages. Let’s examine these in more depth.
Economic damages are material losses that have a financial value. This type of compensation is calculated using the injured person’s actual expenses like medical treatment costs, lost income, travel expenses and property damage.
Medical costs – includes all expenses associated with receiving medical care, like hospital fees, ambulance costs, medication, surgical costs, rehabilitation costs, and future medical needs.
Lost income – relates to wages lost due to the injury. In some circumstances, the claimant may be eligible for a lump sum permanent impairment payout when the damage leads to a long-term disability that stops them working.
Home care costs – compensation for damages can include legitimate home care costs and other out-of-pocket expenses, including care provided by your family and others.
Travel expenses – travel costs related to medical treatment are included in a successful compensation payout.
Property damage – relates to personal property, like a damages motor vehicle. When determining economic damages, the expense of repairing or replacing the damaged property is considered.
Non-economic damages are perceived losses that are challenging to value financially. These include mental anguish, lost enjoyment of life, laine and suffering and lost companionship. Calculating the value of non-economic damages is more subjective compared to economic losses.
Pain and Suffering – relates to the claimant’s immediate and long-term emotional suffering as a result of the accident. Pain and suffering compensation aims to ease the injured person’s distress and reduce its impact on their life.
Lost enjoyment of life – refers to losing the capacity to participate in pastimes and interests enjoyed before the accident. When the claimant has reduced capacity for these activities, compensation may improve their quality of life.
Emotional Trauma – includes the emotional impacts of the accident, like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological ailments related to the injury. Compensation for emotional distress recognises the effect of the accident on mental health.
Loss of consortium – is compensation granted to the claimant’s domestic partner. It makes up for what the injury or illness has removed in terms of love and companionship and the capacity to maintain a typical relationship.
Most people only have one personal injury claim in their lifetime and will often choose a No Win, No Fee law firm to manage their case. It is natural to consider how you will be charged and who checks my bill for accuracy. Most Queensland compensation law firms use timed billing, which means your legal team will charge you by the hour for work on your matter; they should not be charging a percentage of your payout.
At the same time, some lawyers might use questionable billing procedures; an external legal costing firm reviews all Splatt Lawyer’s legal files. They’re responsible for examining how we bill every legal matter so our fees are open and honest. We’re committed to fair treatment for all our Queensland clients.