What To Expect During A Personal Injury Claim

Are you considering making a personal injury claim but not sure what to expect? It can be an overwhelming process if you are unsure of what steps to take, and it can be baffling trying to wrap your head around insurance and lawyer jargon.

WorkCover Helpline gives you all the information you need, in words you understand, to help make your personal injury claim process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

Get an Assessment

To begin your claim, simply get in touch with the professionals at Car Accident Helpline for an assessment of your situation. We will need as much

detail about your accident as possible in order to perform an accurate assessment.

We will be able to provide you with an immediate assessment over the phone, confirming whether or not you have a case and giving you an expected outcome if you were to claim compensation. If you wish to proceed with your personal injury claim, we will organise an in-person meeting.

Proceed with Your Claim

Once you have made the decision to proceed with your claim and meet in person, we will discuss your options in further detail. We will get all of the

necessary information from you and complete the required claim documentation.

If you decide to have your claim undertaken by our partner legal team, we will discuss the terms of our No Win No Fee agreement. In some cases, particularly motor vehicle accident claims, we can assist you in having your insurer pay for your costs upfront. Individuals who have been injured at work generally have their expenses covered by WorkCover.

Once the finer details and terms have been agreed upon, a suitably qualified personal injury lawyer will proceed with your personal injury claim, sending

a letter of claim to the person/people or company you believe to be responsible for your accident or injuries.

Get a Medical Expert’s Opinion

We will involve our medical experts approximately one year after your accident in order to receive a likely long-term prognosis of your injuries. This

ensures your injuries are thoroughly assessed by professionals and any permanent partial disability is observed. This allows us to obtain a complete

set of medical records for your case.

Accept Settlement or Take Legal Action

From here, we are able to provide you with an estimation of the financial value of your personal injury claim. By this stage, the insurance company

of the person/people or company you are holding responsible for your injuries will have also made an assessment of your claim.

The most cost-effective approach to resolving your claim is to negotiate a settlement with the insurer and settle out of court. If we are able to agree

upon a reasonable compensation sum with the insurer, we will recommend settlement.

At this point, most cases will settle out of court, as our clients are satisfied with the result and wish to avoid the further expenses of pursuing

a lawsuit. The decision to settle or take legal action, however, is placed in your hands alone, and we will fight for the best results whatever

path you wish to take during your personal injury claim.

If you need help with a personal injury claim, call the specialists at WorkCover Helpline today and get the experts on your side. Call now: 1800 435 754.

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